A+W NZ Wellington Movie Night: No Ordinary Sheila

17 November 2017

A+W NZ Wellington and Dulux are holding a fundraiser movie night, with a wonderful NZ film on natural historian, illustrator and writer Sheila Natusch (1926- 2017).

What:  No Ordinary Sheila (2017)
When:  Monday 27 November 2017, 6pm
Where: Light House Cuba,  29 Wigan Street,  Wellington
Cost: $10 (+ $2.36 Eventbrite margin) Tickets are limited to 30, so be in quick.


Featuring beautiful historic footage of the lower south in the 30s and 40s, this film offers fascinating glimpses into life as one of few female students at Otago University, and covers Sheila’s friendship with Janet Frame and their subsequent and unsuccessful foray into teaching. Moving to Wellington in the 50s saw Sheila and husband Gilbert Natusch take up residence in Owhiro Bay, while she had professional stints at the National Library and Correspondence School.
Viewers will love this radiant, defiant and unconventional life story which ranges from the southern wilds to the rugged Wellington coastline, where Sheila still lived until very recently, without car, TV, lipstick or alcohol, planning to “get the last bit of fun out of life that there is.” — Jo Randerson

Book now via Eventbrite.
Thanks to Dulux for hosting and for pre-movie drinks.