Dates and times

Friday 8 March 2019 at 7:00 p.m.


The Coal Bunker Studio


Free Event

Additional fees

No Fees

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Half a century ago New Zealand welcomed its first Tibetan refugee, Thuten Kesang.

Thuten was born and raised in Tibet, but the Chinese occupation of Tibet left him as an orphan and a refugee in India. He emigrated to New Zealand in 1967.

His association with the Auckland Multicultural Society began in 1989 when he was asked by the then the president of AMS, to join them and represent the small Tibetan community that lives in Auckland. He became president of the society in 1993, a position he has held several times including currently.

The PumpHouse has been proud to host The Auckland Multicultural Society’s annual Festival for the last 22 years bringing together the arts of the diverse cultures who live in the region to perform in the same space.

In 2002 Thuten was awarded The Queen’s Service Medal as recognition of his work not only for Tibet (he is the Chairman of The Friends of Tibet NZ organisation) but also for the contribution he has made in promoting the multicultural society in New Zealand.

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.


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