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Get lost in the museum Te Papa served as inspiration for a group of Wellington writers in their newest anthology Lost in the Museum. The anthology features the work of The Phoenix Writers, a science fiction society who have been collaborating for 23 years. Writers include Tim Jones, Phillip Mann, Glynne MacLean, Lyn McConchie, and Tracie McBride,

Alicia Ponder, Lorraine Williams, Eileen Mueller, John Homes, Rob Campbell, Jeena Murphy, Jean Stevens, Lillian Hetet, Jenny Hammond and Vic Scott. The Wellington City Council offered to fund the project, so long as the anthology focused on a Wellington icon, and Te Papa was chosen. The stories draw from all different aspects of the museum, from sailing through the air on a blue

whale, paddling in a waka, or diving through exhibits to travel in time. Weta Workshop’s giant baby and the earthquake house even make a debut. The anthology is also written in such a way that all the stories link together and share common focuses and themes. Lost in The Museum is available at all good bookstores or online at Amazon.

A different sort of production By Josh Riddiford Cook Strait News Intern Year 12 and 13 Wellington College boys have begun rehearsing for a play quite different to the typical fare one might expect of a high school production. The production is a collaboration with girls from Wellington East Girls’, Samuel Marsden, Wellington Girls’ and Queen Margaret’s Colleges. The play, Riverside Drive, takes a snapshot of teenage sexuality in the aftermath of the Mazengarb report of 1954 into perceived moral decline of youth, by the late New Zealand script writer Graeme Tetley. Producer Kirsty Hazledine says she felt it was fun to do musicals but worthwhile for kids to grapple with the issues. “Opening up a discussion was a big reason behind [choosing to do] it.” Director Jane Armstrong says it would be patronising not to do something that was adult because that is the world they live in. Riverside Drive addresses serious issues such as rape which

STARRING ROLES: Jack Trevella, George Barton, Caitlin Lynch, Jess Dellabarca and Alexander Mclachlan.

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LOST AT TE PAPA: Authors Robert Campbell, Jeena Murphy, Tim Jones, John Homes and Eileen Mueller all contributed to the anthology, Lost in the Museum.

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