The PumpHouse: Creative Talks – Mark Wallbank

Date: August 9th, 2020 - August 9th, 2020

Mark Wallbank has been a mad researcher of everything Paranormal, Extraterrestrial and Crypto-zoological, since early childhood.

His research has led him all over New Zealand as well as exploring and investigating internationally clocking up close to 40 odd years of out-in-the-field experience.

He has written three books on the paranormal subject, plus many articles and reviews for numerous print and online magazines through the years.

He is a loyal, decade long member of the somewhat prestigious Ghost Club; founded in 1862 in the UK and recognised as the world’s oldest organisation associated with psychical research, The Society for Psychical Research (SPR), as well as the ASSAP – The Association for the Scientific Study of Anomalous Phenomena; a UK-based education and research charity.

Whilst not a “believer”, more an open minded agnostic who has experienced enough in to realise that there is definitely something to all this, and research is very much worthy and valid, Mark is proud and privileged to lead one of New Zealand’s most recognised and active paranormal research and investigation groups: Haunted Auckland.

About Creative Talks

Stories are at the heart of creativity. The PumpHouse Theatre’s series of Creative Talks is an informal early-evening event where local artists and creatives share their stories and ideas with our community whether they have a lifelong passion or are new to the arts.

This programme of free Creative Talks spotlights a wide range of the arts, giving audiences a behind the scenes insight into the world of the creative process.

From multicultural arts to theatrical performance, by way of actors, authors, poets and playwrights, there is something for everyone with an interest in the arts and what inspires and drives creativity.

Creative Talks are held monthly at The PumpHouse Theatre and entry is free, but seat reservations are suggested.

Encore Theatre Collective is proud to present a dazzling new production of Seussical The Musical, based on the immortal works of Dr Seuss. Seussical brings to life many infamous and well-loved Dr Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude McFuzz, Mayzie La Bird and, of course, the Cat in the Hat. These characters and stories weave together in a whimsical and wacky musical extravaganza, played out against an uplifting score, and highlighting the show’s universal messages of love and acceptance – reminding us all that “a person’s a person, no matter how small.”

Since launching in 2019, Encore Theatre Collective has made an incredible mark on the Auckland theatre scene and redefined the standard of youth theatre in New Zealand. Hot on the heels of their sold-out season of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella, the June season of Seussical features 120 of the country’s finest young talent, ranging in age from 9-23.

With spectacular choreography, unbelievable production design, and slick vocals, Encore Theatre Collective’s Seussical The Musical is the theatrical offering of 2021 that you will not want to miss!

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