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Creative Queenstown and Queenstown Writers Festival present with Arts on the Tour: Mad Doggerel Cabaret - Two poets and a musician combine to present a comic and lyric portrait of Aotearoa New Zealand and its place in the South Pacific today. Their Mad Doggerel poetry cabaret is full of cascading words, wild musicality and lightning humour.

David Eggleton, the current Poet Laureate of Aotearoa 2019 - 2022, has been described by reviewers as a jazz-bop-beatnik poet 'whose poems never cease to amaze and astound in their creativity ... in performance, he is no longer just a poet but a ranter, a raver, a conjurer ... his poetry spirals into today& world from a Polynesian heritage' David Eggleton, an acclaimed writer, has received just about every literary award for poetry it is possible to receive in New Zealand, from the Prime Minister's Award for Excellence in Poetry in 2016 to PEN NZ Best First Book of Poems in 1987. Overseas, amongst other events, he has taken part in the Poetry Olympics and the Ranters' Cup Final, winning Street Entertainer of the Year for Poetry at the London Convent Garden Festival.

Daren Kamali was a co-founder of the South Auckland Poet's; Collective in 2008, an organisation aimed at encouraging young Pacific poets to tell their stories. An accomplished performance poet, as well as a musician, Daren Kamali has travelled the world presenting poems based on Polynesian and Pasifika legends and his own life story. Daren has a Master of Creative Writing with First Class Honours from the University of Auckland (2017). He has released two albums of his poetry set to music using a mix of traditional and rock music instruments.

Richard Wallis is a Dunedin-based classical guitarist. As a soundscape musician, he has worked extensively with David Eggleton in producing music and video recordings.

Event Date

14 August 2022

19:30:00

Venue

Te Atamira

Physical Address

Dart House Building

11/12 Hawthorne Drive

Frankton

Queenstown, 9300

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  • Price Info: $15 + booking fee
  • Months of Operation:
    August

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