Cambridge Autumn Festival 2010 – Nairobi Trio

The Nairobi Trio perform before an enthusiastic audience at St Andrews Parish Hall, Cambridge, New Zealand this evening, Thursday, the 29th of April 2010. Masterful and thoroughly entertaining. Very deliberately shot from a static POV (Canon G10) to soak up the atmosphere and the music of course. BTW the odd flashes of light in the windows left and right is traffic passing by on SH1, Hamilton Road – just beyond the hall. Very lo-fi but you get the picture. [06:38]

Cambridge Autumn Festival 2010 – St Andrews Anglican Church

Andrew McCathie lights paper lanterns on the turning circle in front of St Andrews Parish Centre, Hamilton Road, Cambridge, New Zealand this evening, Wednesday, the 28th of April 2010. The lanterns have become something of a tradition for cultural events held at the church.

Cambridge Autumn Festival 2010 – Cambridge Museum

Cambridge Museum has lost it’s marbles – a competition for all ages until Sunday the 2nd of May 2010. There are ten marbles – the entry forms available at the Museum, the Information Centre and Wrights Bookshop. The winning prize – a $40 book voucher.

Cambridge Autumn Festival 2010 – Trifecta

Maungatautari Thespian Ensemble’s – Trifecta – Sarah Bettle, Andy Kaye and Kimmy Muncaster celebrate their improv skills with an hour of comedy skits this evening, Friday, the 23rd of April 2010 at Gaslight Theatre, Cambridge, New Zealand – in an entrée performance for the Cambridge Autumn Festival 2010. I particularly enjoyed this, the reverse interrogation, much silliness and quick thinking drawn from audience suggestions. Trifecta play tomorrow night, Saturday, the 24th at 6pm – and then during the festival proper – next Wednesday the 28th, Thursday the 29th and Friday the 30th of April – also at 6pm. Check out the festival website.

Google stats. – yeah well!!

Idle curiosity, on my part, as michaeljeans.co.nz lurches toward 50,000 page views in 19 months. Here are the page rankings (Google) of selected Cambridge NZ related and / or based websites (a stab in the dark guestimation – there are somewhere between 500 – 1,000 ‘Cambridge NZ’ websites – probably closer to the lower number).Continue reading “Google stats. – yeah well!!”

Chris Thompson & the Big Muffin Serious Band

A moment to savour. Composer Chris Thompson joins the Big Muffin Serious Band on stage for a unique rendition of the Hamilton song the first time composer and band have performed the BMSB standard together – at Community Radio Hamilton’s Incredible String Bands! Open Day 2010 – outside the studios in Collingwood Street, Hamilton – this afternoon.

Incredible String Bands – Community Radio Hamilton

Community Radio Hamilton invites you to its Incredible String Bands! Open Day 2010, outside the studios in the ASB building, 214 Collingwood Street. A family friendly event with fun for children of all ages.

The lineup is as follows: 3.00 Yanzi Xhu and Thom Klepach 3.30 Nate Taiapa and the Blues Society Blues Jam featuring Mr Darcy Perry 4.30 Der Kranks 5.10 Grupo Andino 5.30 Big Muffin Serious Band.

BTW if you can’t make it tune in to the simulcast (106.7 FM Hamilton City or AM 1206 Waikato region) of the gig from 4pm or connect to the live stream.