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The Magic Little Shed

The Magic Little Shed

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  • Sat 12 May ’18, 10:00am – 4:00pm
  • Sun 13 May ’18, 10:00am – 4:00pm


St Teresa's Catholic Primary School, 63 Bell St, Featherston


All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Free Admission

“It’s long gone 3pm and several flagging schoolkids are meandering their way home along a semi-industrial street in the Wellington suburb of Newtown – a prosaic journey punctuated by a burst of joyful whimsy.

Nestled in a row of five gritty garages is Norac Salad, New Zealand’s only dedicated origami bookshop and studio,” North and South July 2016.

Yup that’s Caron Dallas (Norac Salad is her name backwards). Caron spends her days in that garage making art using “rescue” books by folding the pages, no cutting involved at all. No books are harmed in the process. Caron makes books to order including names, numbers or special shapes as well as exhibiting the works along with fellow artist Meg Prebble.

These two extraordinary artists met at Booktown 2016, had an exhibition at the end of 2016, have another one coming up in a pop-up space in Newtown, and are working on having their biggest one yet in Pataka, Porirura.

Caron will be doing one-on-one sessions throughout the days of Booktown, so if you’d like to learn a little of the “magic” bring an old book or two along and she’ll happily teach you.


Entry: Koha

This is an event involved in the Featherston Booktown Festival on Friday 11th, Saturday 12th & Sunday 13th May celebrating everything to do with books, writers and reading.

The three-day programme includes writing workshops; poetry readings; talks by leading authors and illustrators; and a book fair including stalls with rare and second hand books. There are also events specifically for children while this year’s festival has a special emphasis on poetry and young adult fiction.

Take a look at our website for the full programme of events.

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