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Anton Oliver

Anton's 'Antarctic' Challenge

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Target £0.00

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My story

[p]Hi, thanks for visiting my page.[/p] [p]I'm in NZ at the moment in rehearsals for my tour with the NZ Symphony Orchestra narrating Prokofiev's 'Peter & the Wolf'.[/p] [p]For those of you who know NZ, we start in Wellington and then fly to Dunedin for a show, and then we go to several small towns in the deep south. Places like Balclutha, Gore, Invercargill and even Te Anau![/p] [p]The NZSO receives a large chunk of its funding from the state so we're taking classical music to those who have paid for it and otherwise wouldn't come to Wellington to see it.[/p] [p]I'm also going to be speaking at school assemblies in all of the towns that we go to.[/p] [p]I want to impress upon the students that an involvement in the arts in one's life is an incredibily enriching and rewarding experience. Specifically for the teenagers I want to impress two things:[/p] [p]1- That emotions are the music of life. They have happiness, sorrow, joy, anger etc. They have changes in tempo, intensity, volume. So to live a life disconnected from your emotions is to live a life removed from the fundamentals of who we are. Kiwi men, particularly from down south, struggle with expressing their emotions - for a number of reasons.[/p] [p]2- That the search for one's authentic self - to become the author of one's own emotional life - is best mediated and traversed through the arts.[/p] [p]I'm an ambassador for the Shackleton foundation [url=http://shackletonfoundation.org/]http://shackletonfoundation.org/[/url] [/p][p]The trust believes that we all have our own personal 'Antarctic' experiences to overcome - me doing this is certainly out of my comfort zone![/p][p]I'm trying to raise money for the Trust to support young men and women who show leadership potential in any aspect of their lives - business, academic, community based etc.[/p] [p]Any assistance in this would be greatly appreciated.[/p] [p]Thanks a lot!![/p] [p]Anton (whatthehellamIdoingonstagewithanorchestra) Oliver[/p] [p][url=http://www.nzso.co.nz/concerts/concert/tall-tales-tangos/]http://www.nzso.co.nz/concerts/concert/tall-tales-tangos/[/url][/p]

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Event

Personal Challenge Date

30 Oct 2013

Supporters

Oct 28, 2013

Anonymous

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Oct 15, 2013

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 15, 2013

Hursty

Well done mate. Good luck.

£200.00

Oct 15, 2013

Anonymous

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid