The tide rises higher: more bicentenary arts events
More reports have come in of artistic expressions planned for the bicentenary, adding to those listed in the recent article, “Rising tide of artistic expression for the bicentenary”.
Christchurch — Grant Hindin Miller has written a short play about Ṭáhirih which will be performed at the Holy Day celebration hosted by the Christchurch Spiritual Assembly at Canterbury University on 29 October. Grant is delighted to have enlisted the services of a professional actress from the Court Theatre to perform the role of Ṭáhirih, along with April Kelland (Spurdle) as narrator and Azeen Tashakkor as the wife of the mayor of Tehran, in whose home Tahirih was kept under house arrest until her martyrdom.
Christchurch — Barzeen Tashakkor, a junior youth, has written a poem about the Báb. The poem is presented in the image below.
Waikato — “Te Waharoa” — an art exhibition to be held at Rebekah Sands’ home on Labour Monday, 28 October.
Waipa —The Waipa Bahá’í community has created a song in memory of the Báb, with words from The Dawnbreakers: Nabil’s Narrative. The community chose these particular words as they feel that they are as pertinent to us as Bahá’ís now as they were to the Letters of the Living, whom they were addressed to. The song can be heard on Youtube.
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