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Bus & Concert Package Palestinian Poet - Rafeef Ziadah
Sun 9 April 2017, 18:00 – 20:00 NZST
Hamilton-Bus to Rafeef Ziadah Concert Package
An Evening with Rafeef Ziadah
Leave Hamilton on a coach bus (3:30pm Sun 9Apr) to arrive Auckland City to join the critically acclaimed Palestinian spoken-word artist Rafeef Ziadah. Her tour of New Zealand marks the release of her new album We Teach Life. The evening will feature a powerful selection of Rafeef’s poetry in her signature performance style, with original music compositions from Phil Monsour. Your bus will return to Hamilton by 10pm.
Concert starts at 6pm at the Dorothy Winstone Centre (Girls Grammar) and concludes about 8pm. Your ticket includes transport and entry into the concert. See below for details including where the Hamilton bus departs.
NOTE: If you intend to use your own transport, please buy a ‘Just-the-concert-only’ Ticket ($20/$30) from the NZ Palestine Solidarity Network Eventbrite site
MORE ABOUT Rafeef Ziadah
Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian performance poet and human rights activist based in London. Her performance of her poems, “We Teach Life Sir’ and “Shade of Anger” went viral online within days of their release.
Says Ken Loach “Rafeef’s poetry demands to be heard. She is powerful, emotional and political.”
The evening will also feature a selection of several poems by Auckland’s emerging voice, poet Mohamed Hassan, as well as a captivating performance of Dabke (Palestinian dance). The event is hosted by NZ Palestine Solidarity Network.
IMPORTANT BUS Info
It is strongly recommended that you pack some food to take with you on the bus as there may not be time to buy food from the local shops as the concert starts at 6pm. Eating on the bus is allowed, but we ask that you bring only bottled water to drink (spillage stains could prevent the refund of our bond).
Your bus will depart 3:30pm sharp from St. Columba church parking lot 50 Rifle Range Road, Frankton, Hamilton. Boarding starts at 3:15pm and you must present your PRINTED ticket (and concession ID for unwaged tickets).
The bus will return to 50 Rifle Range Road by 10pm.
PHRCW is grateful to Kia Ora Gaza for the generous bus subsidy. A koha collection will be taken up at the end of the concert to enable Kia Ora Gaza and NZ Palestine Solidary Network to continue their important work.
QUERIES? Email PHRCwaikato@gmail.com. The PHRCW (Palestine Human Rights Campaign Waikato) administrator will be in touch with you. For faster contact, include your phone number.
I understand Rafeef Ziadah’s new CD’s “We Teach Life” will be available for sale—will there be EFPTOS or do I need to bring cash?
Organisers are attempting to make provision for Eftpos but be safe and bring cash.
What will my seating at the venue be like?
The Dorothy Winstone Centre is a premium venue. Seats are upholstered and are ‘on the rise’ so the view of the stage is unobstructed. A centre front section will be roped off, reserved for Waikato people holding a ‘Bus-Concert Package’ ticket.
Who qualifies for an 'un-waged' ticket?
Holders of Student ID, Community card or Gold card. You will be asked to present this 'concession ID' along with your printed ticket at bus boarding time.
I have friends and family who do not live near Auckland. Will Rafeef Ziadah be performing anywhere else in NZ?
April 7th, Christchurch
more to be added
I have friends and family living in/near Auckland. If they drive to the concert, is parking provided?
Yes. Free parking is available at Girls Grammar campus.
How can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Email PHRCwaikato@gmail.com or leave us a message on our Facebook page:
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?
We have no problem with you buying a ticket for somene else.