Friday 3 May 2019
Tomorrow is World Press Freedom Day, and we’re using this as an opportunity to raise awareness of what we do. We’re an independent review platform, now in our third year, dedicated to live arts and culture offerings in Hawke’s Bay.
Our online presence is small but persistent, and we want to grow strong, sustainable and fearless. As part of this, we want to get more people following our website (thehook.nz) and Facebook page (@thehook.nz).
A bigger audience for us means a bigger audience for all the galleries, theatres, makers, performers, musicians, artists, venues, organisers, curators and creatives we review… Not to mention a bigger audience for our writers who make THE HOOK what it is.
Over the last year THE HOOK published 193 reviews, covering gigs at close to 50 different venues in Hawke’s Bay, powered on a gift economy of aroha and in-kind exchange.
Here’s a rough idea of where we’ll be, with stuff happening in and around these Hook-Ups (for an up-to-date, in-the-moment itinerary check FB):
The Art Shed (Bay View) – 9am
Tennyson Gallery (Napier) – 10.30am
Wardini Books (Havelock North) – Lunch
Keirunga Creative Hub (Havelock North) – 1.30pm
Muse Gallery (Havelock North) – 3.30pm
Theatre HB (Hastings) – 5pm
Common Room (Hastings) – 6pm
A massive thank you to all our supporters, believers and writers, and for all those doing the good work in the name of press freedom!
Jess & Bridie
Support The Hook
We'll use supporter funds to thank our writers and become more financially sustainable.