‘New Faces, New Lives’ needs your voice

13/02/2017 12:00 a.m.

The Ashburton Museum is inviting the community to be audience members for a once-off event at the Museum on Saturday 18 February, where radio station, Plains FM will host a show discussing newcomers and diversity.

 The Museum's 'New Faces, New Lives' exhibition, showcasing the people who call Ashburton home, will introduce a new event for the exhibition, 'New Voices, New Lives', where Speak Up Kōrerotia host Sally Carlton will hold a discussion panel with community guests. 

 Museum Director Tanya Robinson says the event is a great opportunity for residents be a part of an audience for the show as the panel discusses the Ashburton community.

 "The 'New Faces, New Lives' exhibition has been a great success so far. We've had a lot of visitors to the museum admiring how the exhibit celebrates our community. This once-off event 'New Voices, New Lives' will give the community the chance to participate as an audience as we delve further into the exhibit and our community identity."

 Plains FM host Sally Carlton will speak with Sophie-Claire Violette of Mid Canterbury Newcomers Network, Ashburton District Councillor Thelma Bell, local teacher Cornelius Grobler, ADC staff member Mubashir Mukhtar and Museum Director Tanya Robinson.

 The 'New Faces, New Lives' exhibition will be open throughout the radio show, and the blue Start with a Smile Couch will be onsite for visitors to take a seat on and meet someone new.

 'New Voices, New Lives' will start at 2.00pm on Saturday 18 February at the Ashburton Museum. Bookings as an audience member are essential. To book a seat, call 03 307 7890. 

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