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    Trent Dalton: Lola in the Mirror (special fundraising event for WCM)

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    VENUE CHANGE:Β Please note this is event will now take place at Soundings Theatre, Te PapaΒ (all ticket holders will receive a notification).
    We encourage you to join the waitlist in case further tickets become available.

    The brilliant Trent Dalton will be in conversation with Bret McKenzie to discuss his big-hearted, gritty, magical and moving new novel, Lola in the Mirror in this special fundraiser for The Wellington City Mission (WCM).Β There will be books sales and signings afterwards, thanks to our friends at Unity Books.Β Verb will pass on all donations from ticket sales directly to WCM; all you need to do is turn up and enjoy the evening!Β 

    Your $5 WCM donation within this ticket price can help provide a community space to drink coffee and chat by contributing to the pay-what-you-choose CafΓ© build.
    $30.Β Β ALLOCATIONΒ SOLD OUT.Β Your $10 WCM donation within this ticket price can help provide shower and washing facilities by contributing to the Laundry build.Β 
    $50.Β LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE.Β Your $30 WCM donation within this ticket price can help provide free groceries by contributing to the new Social Supermarket build.Β 

    About TheΒ Wellington City Mission
    Empowering, transforming, and creating fullness of life for Wellingtonians who need support, The Wellington City Mission (WCM) provides free holistic assistance for anyone who needs it, regardless of religious belief, age, gender, ethnicity, or social background. The WCM supports a broad range of people, treating Β everyone with dignity, respect, and without judgement.

    The completion of Whakamaru in late 2024 marks a significant milestone for the WCM, launching a transformative 24/7 residential and community hub.Β Whakamaru, will feature a pay-what-you-choose CafΓ©, free laundry facilities, an accessibleΒ Medical Centre, a new Social Supermarket, Financial Mentoring and Social Work services, 35 supported transitional housing apartments, and more.Β 

    Whakamaru, a name gifted by mana whenua, means 'to shelter and to protect', and is set to be a life changing space for our city;Β for both the manuhiri who need access to WCM services, and the volunteer community who collaborate alongside them.Β Β 

    Your donation to Whakamaru through this Verb x WCM collaboration supports the completion of an iconicΒ inclusiveΒ communityΒ hubΒ where every Wellingtonian belongs, and there is β€˜no us and them’.

    At Verb Wellington we’re all about making space for stories, books, writers and readers to come together. We passionately believe that stories, books and ideas can change the world.Β Verb Community members receive discounted tickets and advance notice ofΒ sales. To find out more, please visit:

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