January 2017 Archives

31 January 2017

Upcoming Talk: The Deep Sea & Our Precarious Nature with Lucy Lawless 18 Feb 2017 in Christchurch NZ

A talk by actor and Greenpeace Climate Ambassador Lucy Lawless and climate-focused campaigners will be the closing highlight of our provocative exhibition, Precarious Nature.

Date: 18 February 2017
Time: 5 pm
Venue: Mair Gallery, 66 Gloucester St, Christchurch, New Zealand

Image636214837891668594Lawless, best known for her title role in “Xena” and more recently for starring in the Starz cable television series “Spartacus”, is also a vocal and active climate campaigner.

In February 2012, Lawless and six other activists climbed a drilling tower on the Arctic-bound vessel Noble Discoverer to protest oil exploration in the Arctic. Lawless considers this action a ‘great victory’ and has continued to represent Greenpeace as a Climate Ambassador.

The evening will feature a line up of speakers who campaign to stop deep sea oil drilling off the coast of New Zealand, including Alex Monteith, Precarious Nature exhibiting artist; Charles Drace, a campaigner and activist for Oil Free Ōtautahi and Kate Simcock, Greenpeace Climate Campaigner.

Precarious Nature is a group exhibition about environmental change and the impact of human activity on nature, with the artists tackling issues such as the decline of the honeybee, deforestation, pollution and consumerism. With the exhibition as the backdrop, the speakers will discuss the the facts that affect nature and the wider implications caused by governments and multinationals.

Tickets are $10 per person or $5 for Friends of CoCA.

Saturday, 18 February, 5 pm

Book Tickets here

https://nz.patronbase.com/_CoCA/Productions/160W/Performances


 

 

31 January 2017

Press Release: Actor And Campaigner Lucy Lawless Heads up Climate Talk

Actor And Campaigner Lucy Lawless Heads up Climate Talk

Tuesday, 31 January 2017, 4:35 pm
Press Release: CoCA

31 January 2017

Image636214836899439820Actor And Campaigner Lucy Lawless Heads up Climate Talk at CoCA

A talk by actor and Greenpeace Climate Ambassador Lucy Lawless and climate-focused campaigners will be the closing highlight of CoCA’s provocative exhibition, Precarious Nature.

Lawless, best known for her title role in “Xena” and more recently for starring in the Starz cable television series “Spartacus”, is also a vocal and active climate campaigner.

In February 2012, Lawless and six other activists climbed a drilling tower on the Arctic-bound vessel Noble Discoverer to protest oil exploration in the Arctic. Lawless considers this action a ‘great victory’ and has continued to represent Greenpeace as a Climate Ambassador.

The Deep Sea & Our Precarious Nature (Saturday 18 February, 5pm) features a line up of speakers who campaign to stop deep sea oil drilling off the coast of New Zealand, including Alex Monteith, Precarious Nature exhibiting artist; Charles Drace, a campaigner and activist for Oil Free Ōtautahi and Kate Simcock, Greenpeace Climate Campaigner.

Precarious Nature is a group exhibition about environmental change and the impact of human activity on nature, with the artists tackling issues such as the decline of the honeybee, deforestation, pollution and consumerism. With the exhibition as the backdrop, the speakers will discuss the facts that affect nature and the wider implications caused by governments and multinationals.

Paula Orrell, CoCA’s Artistic Director, said: “We’re very excited to be welcoming our speakers Lucy, Alex, Charles and Kate to CoCA; it’s an amazing event to bring Precarious Nature to a close with.

“None of the works of art in this exhibition are comforting or easy and I think it’s safe to say visitors have been affected by them - which is exactly what we intended. Through our public talks, film screenings and workshops, we’ve given people somewhere to go with what they’ve experienced and ways to take action.”

The Deep Sea & Our Precarious Nature is at CoCA on Saturday 18 February, 5-7pm

Admission $10 or $5 for Friends of CoCA. To book your ticket to this event, visit http://www.coca.org.nz/events/deep-sea-talk-with-lucy-lawless

Precarious Nature ends on Sunday 19 February.

ENDS


 

 

17 January 2017

Lucy Attends and Speaks At Pen America Anti-Trump Rally in New York City January 15, 2017

Lucy took part in an Anti-Trump protest organized by Pen America at the New York Public Library on January 15, 2017.

 

 

Tweets from Lucy

Images from Pen America:

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17 January 2017

New Lucy Images: Evolution of Character Makeup

From Lucy's facebook page:

 

 

 

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11 January 2017

Magazine Scans: Lucy and Cast of Ash Vs Evil Dead XRated (Cover and German Article)

Lucy and the cast of Ash Vs Evil Dead were on the cover of the German magazine XRated (a horror film/tv show magazine) in the November – January 2017 issue.
Contributed and scanned by Andrea. The article is in German.

For more about Lucy as Ruby Knowby in Ash Vs Evil Dead go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Subsite

 

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For more about Lucy as Ruby Knowby in Ash Vs Evil Dead go to AUSXIP Lucy Lawless Ash Vs Evil Dead Subsite


 

 

8 January 2017

15 TV Shows for When You Need a Strong Dose of Girl Power Including Xena Warrior Princess

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Sometimes, you just need a break from the endless stream of depressing news stories, and what better way to do so than spending an hour or two with some kick-ass on-screen ladies? From Jane the Virgin to Xena: Warrior Princess, here are 15 TV shows for when you need a strong dose of girl power.

9. Xena: Warrior Princess
Years on air: 1995-2001
Watch on: Hulu

“In a time of ancient Gods, Warlords and Kings, a land in turmoil cried out for a hero… She was Xena.”

Xena (Lucy Lawless) was one of ‘90s TV’s greatest bad-asses. With a penchant for leather and sharp objects, the reformed warlord and her bestie, Gabrielle (Renee O’Connor), travelled around Ancient Greece using their formidable fighting skills to help the helpless.
But the fact that it was led by a strong woman wasn’t the only thing that made Xena so special. Xena was also very, very queer, and the fans loved it!
Since it was the ‘90s, Xena and Gabrielle’s relationship was all about subtext. But in the upcoming reboot, in development at NBC, Xena is out and proud. And, according to executive producer Javier Grillo-Marxuach, after more than 20 years, Xena and Gabrielle have finally made it official.

An action-adventure series with two strong, queer women leading the way? Who could say no to that?

See the other shows mentioned