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Left Bank Cinema: The Whale Rider

March 27, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 9:40 pm

A young Maori girl looks into the distance

Maori legend talks of Paikea, the founder of the Whangara tribe, who first arrived at the shore riding on the back of a whale. Ever since, the firstborn boy in the Whangara lineage of chiefs is considered a direct descendent and becomes the tribe’s leader. But when Chief Koro’s first grandson arrives stillborn, with a twin sister Pai who survives, both Pai and her community face a challenge.

If you’d like to make an evening of your visit to Left Bank Leeds, why not join us from 6pm for Talking Arts: Here Be Whales? It focuses on themes in our current Porch Gallery exhibition of the same name, as well as themes present in The Whale Rider. Click through to the Talking Arts event page via the link above to purchase a discounted ticket for both events. You can grab a drink and a snack from the bar in between.

All money raised through this event supports Left Bank Leeds Charitable Trust, charity no. 1146734.

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March 27, 2019
8:00 pm - 9:40 pm
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