Toia Talks Second Instalment featuring Anonymouz

The second instalment of Tōia Talks will take place on December 8 and will feature Anonymouz (Matthew Faiumu Salapu).

This is the second lecture in the Tōia Talks, the Ōtāhuhu-driven, and focussed, initiative brings stories from Otahuhu told by people from Otahuhu.


The free lecture series is aimed at ‘Convening community leaders, social activators, and change-makers to share stories and offer better solutions for a better world.’


Anonymouz will talk about community mobilising through music.


Creative New Zealand recently named Anonymouz Pacific Emerging Artist of 2016, and he produced ‘My Neighbourhood Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Community EP’ that involved over 100 local artists and students.


"It is a good idea for people in the community to talk about life through a different medium, to reach people of different ages," Anonymouz said about the My Neighbourhood project.


He contacted artists via community centres, schools and social media and he then took them around the neighbourhood to help them understand the history and ways of the area.


The inaugural lecture in September this year featured filmmaker, Paul Janman and historian Dr Scott Hamilton discussing their documentary ‘Fragments of the Great South Road’.


Tōia Talks begins at 630pm with light refreshments and entertainment by Ōtāhuhu local and Library regular, Paul Louis Hetet.


The series is supported and funded by the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board.


When: Thursday 8 December, 6.30pm - 8.00pm


Where: Mullins Room, Ōtāhuhu Pātaka Kōrero Ōtāhuhu Library, 28 Mason Avenue.


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