Word Weaver Tradition Bearer Educator



Plains FM NZ – Women On the Waves

Women on the Waves is a twice-monthly half hour show on radio station Plains FM in New Zealand.

The second Tuesday of every month sees the programme presented by Rachel Haselden with the purpose of offering thoughtful and challenging discussions that affect women of all ages and backgrounds in ‘Women’s Lives, Women’s Stories’. The programme also celebrates women’s achievements in the arts, science, sports, health and community.

On the fourth Tuesday of the month, the programme is presented by Patience Mapukata who runs ‘Ordinary Woman’ workshops and chats with inspiring local women.

Anne Mortimer of Christchurch City Libraries chats to Shonaleigh Cumbers about the female oral tradition of being a Drut’syla, storytelling as an art form, and the preservation of these cultural stories along with a taster story before her community performance and Q&A session at Tūranga, Thursday 14 March, 6.00-7.30pm.

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On Tuesday 2nd and Thursday 4th April 2019, Shonaleigh tells The Golem of Prague and speaks again of the Drut’syla tradition in a special edition of Women on the Waves.

Recorded live at Tūranga, Christchurch City Libraries, The Golem is the tale that inspired Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein as well as writers such as JRR Tolkien and Terry Pratchett.