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Thorndon Open Day: art, literature and music

Combined Open Days at the Randell Cottage, the Lilburn Residency and the Rita Angus Residency – the homes of New Zealand writers, composers, and artists. Join us on Saturday, 2 November for an afternoon celebrating art, music and literature at … Continue reading

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“Chevening” apartment block gifted to Heritage New Zealand

In a remarkable yet typical act of generosity, Susan Price, who with her parents Beverley and the late Hugh Price, gifted the Randell Cottage for use as a writer’s residence has now donated “Chevening”, the Kelburn apartment block she recently … Continue reading

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RCWT Annual Report 2016-2017

The Randell Cottage Writers Trust 2016-2017 Annual Report is now available. The report covers the Trust’s income and expenditure as well as details of its public events and engagement with other arts organisations. You can download it here.     … Continue reading

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Open Day 2016—4 December

Possibly the prettiest writers residency in the country, Randell Cottage will be holding its annual Open Day on Sunday, 4 December, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. Trustees and members of the Friends of the Randell Cottage will be on hand to … Continue reading

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Dame Fiona Kidman: Trustee Emerita

With her literary reputation higher than ever, and growing commitments at home and abroad, founding Trustee, Dame Fiona Kidman, has reluctantly stepped down from the Trust to focus on her busy life and work. Fiona was one of a small … Continue reading

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Randell Cottage Open Day 28 September

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Found in Translation

Trustee Dame Fiona Kidman is enjoying success in Europe: her 1987 novel The Book of Secrets was published in France last month as Le Livre des secrets, translated by Dominique Goy-Blanquet and published by Sabine Wespeiser Editeur. The translation has been receiving excellent reviews: … Continue reading

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Friends of The Randell Cottage Writers Trust AGM

Notice of Annual General Meeting To: Friends of The Randell Cottage Writers Trust You are invited to the Annual General Meeting of Friends of the Randell Cottage to be held on: Wednesday, 4 June 2014, 6.30pm, Room 1 upstairs, Thistle … Continue reading

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Randell Cottage trustee Vincent O’Sullivan is New Zealand’s new poet laureate

Randell Cottage trustee Vincent O’Sullivan is New Zealand’s new poet laureate, announced on National Poetry Day. Randell Cottage Writers Trust congratulates Vincent and wishes him a successful year.

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Four Architectural Awards for Chevening Project & Susan Price

Chevening, built in 1929 at 90 Salamanca Road, Kelburn, has won a swag of architectural awards for its owner, Susan Price whose family donated Randell Cottage as a writers’ residency. In 2011, Susan completed the project which seismically strengthened and … Continue reading

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