For one night a month Barnett Hall is transformed into a cinema. Robin Kewell will be screening new and recent films with broad appeal. Tickets are $10 and are PRESALE ONLY so get along and be part of this fun community event. Tickets are available at the West Coast Gallery (strictly CASH ONLY).

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When: Saturday 19th May - 7.30pm

Sheila Natusch is a highly regarded and well-known New Zealand naturalist, illustrator, historian and author of "30 or 40" books. This documentary charts Sheila's adventurous life from a childhood on Rakiura (Stewart Island) to the present day. The film title is apt - Sheila is no ordinary woman - she's a national treasure.

No Ordinary Sheila, directed by Sheila's cousin Hugh Macdonald, is cleverly structured around a conversation about her life with another formidable New Zealand woman, Kim Hill. We learn about early life on Rakiura, where Shelia's love of flora and fauna and adventurous spirit was nurtured, the years at Teacher's College and Otago University where she befriended Janet Frame, and the later years in Owhiro Bay, Wellington, where she worked for the National Library and Correspondence School.