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Yarns in Barns: Here for a Good Time – Chris Parker

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  • Adult: $28.62 each ($25.00 + $3.62 fees)
  • Student: $16.38 each ($15.00 + $1.38 fees)
  • Festival Pass (attend as many events as you like - please RSVP to Hedley's to secure your seat): $69.62 each ($65.00 + $4.62 fees)
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  • Fri 14 Oct 2022, 7:00pm–8:30pm


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Hedley's Books

Join us as we toast the beginning of 10 days of Yarns in Barns and celebrate the release of comedian, Chris Parker’s new book, Here for a Good Time.

Chris Parker is the outspoken, witty and charming personality famous for his charismatic sketches of life in lockdown. Since then, he has been crowned the winner of Celebrity Treasure Island, had his lockdown felting project bought by Auckland Museum, featured on the latest season of Taskmaster and performed sold-out stand-up shows across NZ. His insights on life as a larger than life openly gay, unapologetically camp man in Aotearoa will have you laughing and relating.

His new book allows readers to take Chris home with them for a pick-me-up whenever they need it.

7pm Doors open
7.15pm Official Festival Opening by David Hedley, Hedley’s Books
7.30pm Here for a Good Time with comedian Chris Parker in conversation with Nick Holm senior lecturer in Media Studies at Massey University.

About Chris Parker
Chris Parker is one of New Zealand's most prominent comedians, and an active voice of the LGBTQ community in Aotearoa. Chris has featured as both a writer and actor on numerous television comedy shows. Chris is also a regular face on comedy panel shows like 7 Days and Have You Been Paying Attention. Follow him @chrisparker11

About Nicholas Holm

Nicholas Holm is a Senior Lecturer at Massey University, where he teaches courses on the culture, politics, and economics of entertainment media. His research addresses comedy, satire, and the politics of humour and his writing on New Zealand comedy has appeared on Stuff, RNZ and the Spinoff. He is the author of Humour as Politics (Palgrave, 2017) and recently curated a collection for NZ on Screen on the theme of "NZ Comedy is a bit Shit."

This event is part of Yarns in Barns: Wairarapa Festival of Reading which takes place between 14–23rd October, 2022. This organic, community-led festival hosts an eclectic range of events for all ages in venues from Masterton to Martinborough. View the full festival programme at

Presented by Hedley's Books, Fraser Books, Masterton District Library and the Wairarapa Library Service.

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