Eastern Courier : March 25th 2011
12 EASTERN COURIER, MARCH 25, 2011 NEWS Don't miss this Sunday's... SUBSCRIBE TO THE SUNDAY STAR-TIMES AND SAVE! Ph: 0800 SUNDAY (0800 786 329) SUNDAY MAGAZINE Your glossy Sunday treat. n Gay Hollywood - Why actors are staying in the closet n Lady Glady - Lynda Hallinan on the Gladioli comeback n That's Nuts - Ray McVinnie bakes delectable cakes n Gourmet travelling: dishing it up in Singapore, Melbourne and France n Toatea-curesinacuppa n Fail-safe scone recipes ESCAPE The best of travel, food and wellbeing. March 27, 2011 Why actors are staying in the closet GAY HOLLYWOOD An award-winning filmabo utada rkday in South Auckland Manurewa At home with Deerhunter 's nocturnal genius Bradford Cox Ray McVi nnie bakes delec table c akes That's nu ts WIN a trip to the Sydney Premiere of Arthur and meet Russell Brand thanks to Warner Bros. Pictures and Sunday Star-Times Garden festival has fun for all Beauty spot: The Auckland Botanic Gardens. A free outdoors festival on this weekend promises fun for all the family -- it even has the mayor singing. The Auckland Botanic Gar- dens Festival is back for its third year. On Saturday the festival will feature storytime with Suzy Cato, free face painting and craft activities for the kids and cooking present- ations with Masterchef win- ner Brett McGregor. Entertainment will run all day and will include Japanese drummers, Betty Anne and friends, Love to Sing and more. Saturday night features the family movie Hook. It'll be all go on Sunday with the Market in the Gar- den. Local artisan bakeries, wineries, cheesemakers and artists will have their goods on sale. Later in the day there's the Garden Concert for the Gar- den City, fundraising for Christchurch. Mayor Len Brown will take to the stage with Will Martin, the Phil Edwards Band, Abby Pye and the Pride of Auckland Chorus. Mr Brown says the festival is a fantastic event in south Auckland and this year it's extra special with the Garden Concert being a fundraiser for Christchurch''. The festival is a four-day event but two of the four days are closed to the public. Thursday and Friday are school days hosted by the Manukau Beautification Trust and the Botanic Gar- dens staff. More than 1000 children will take part in edu- cational activities focused around conservation. Tonight more than 500 people will attend the Manu- kau in Bloom awards which showcase the best in south Auckland gardens. Saturday and Sunday's Botanic Garden Festival events will run rain or shine. Go to www.bgf.co.nz for full event details. Festival in the Garden -- March 26, 11am-9pm Storytime with Suzy Cato -- 11.15am, 12.15pm and 1.15pm Free facepainting all day Free crafts -- all day Cooking with Masterchef Brett McGregor -- 1pm and 3.30pm Family movie Hook -- 7.30pm Market in the Garden, March 27, 10am-2pm Food and crafts -- bring cash as most stalls won't have eftpos. Garden concert for the Garden city, March 27, 2pm-6pm. This is a free concert and donation buckets will be passed to raise money for Christchurch. Phil Edwards Band Pride of Auckland Chorus Will Martin Go to www.eastern courier.co.nz to see views of the Botanic Gardens.
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