News Sunday 11 December

Branch News – Sunday 11 December

Week 49, 2022

Events in brief (*details further down)
Location of events: Main Room of the Rudolf Steiner Centre, 401 Whitehead Road. Hastings
unless stated otherwise.

This week to Sunday 18 December:

  • Exhibition “Art of the First Goetheanum” Opening Saturday 17 December
    3:30pm with talks. There will be 4 guided tours at later dates. *

 Over the Next Months:

  • Summer Christmas Festival. 7pm Saturday 24 December.
  • Commemorating the loss of the First Goetheanum:
    A gathering on new Year’s eve, Saturday 31 December
    from 3:30 to 7pm including a shared meal. *
  • Talk by Dr Richard Drexel. 7pm Saturday 14 January *
    “Major and Minor in the Human Being”
  • Friday Group Discussion will meet next 7pm Friday 10 February
    in the Foyer, with a focus on Leading Thought #17 as well as sharing matters and events of interest to those attending. 
    All welcome.

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Opening of an Exhibition of

 “Art Related to the First Goetheanum”

Saturday, 17th December, 2022

3:30 p.m.

Afternoon tea and Welcome

‘The Goetheanum model’ (gifted to New Zealand in 1980s) -- by Robin Bacchus
The Spiritual Journey of the Human Being as Expressed in the Art Forms
of the first Goetheanum’
-- by Hans van Florenstein Mulder

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Guided Tours of the Exhibition are offered on:

Monday        19 December,                       from 5.00 - 6.00 p.m.

Wednesday  21 December, from 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.

Wednesday  28 December, from 2.00 - 3.00 p.m.

Thursday      29 December,                       from 5.00 - 6.00 p.m.

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 A gathering

Commemorating the loss of the first Goetheanum

which was destroyed by fire 100 years ago.

Saturday, 31st December

3.30 p.m.

“The year 1922 and the burning of the first Goetheanum

Talk by Hans van Florenstein Mulder

  • Conversation arising from the talk.
  • Sue Simpson will lead us in eurythmy.
  • At 6.00 p.m. there will be a shared meal.

Please bring a plate of food for this festive occasion.

In the early beginnings a small group of interested people was involved within the Anthroposophical Movement ….

The world only began to really take notice of Anthroposophy when the intention to build the Goetheanum began to be put into effect.

Adapted from Rudolf Steiner’s                                 

The Constitution of the School of Spiritual Science.”

Rudolf Steiner’s main purpose in designing the Goetheanum was to create a synthesis of the visual arts, within an architectural setting, which revealed spiritual realities usually hidden from everyday consciousness.  He incorporated the arts of painting, sculpture and coloured glass engraving.  {The building created a space for the performing arts of speech, drama, music and eurythmy.}  Rudolf Steiner was also interested in exploring how the medium of the visual arts can convey the results of spiritual-scientific research in a manner not possible through the use of words.

Adapted from Christian Thal-Jantzen ‘s Introduction to
“Architecture as a Synthesis of the Arts”

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“Major and Minor in the Human Being”

Talk by Dr Richard Drexel

Saturday 14th January 2023, 7.00pm

Rudolf Steiner Centre

401 Whitehead Road, Hastings

The relationship of music to the human body and human being, has been and continues to be a topic of research and has long been an area of interest and study for Dr Drexel.

Music therapy has evolved and is widely recognised in the wider society for its role in healing.

It is essential in the study and practise of eurythmy where the human body becomes the instrument for music.


We are grateful to have this opportunity to share in Dr Drexel’s knowledge and experience and welcome you to his presentation.



Posted: Sun 11 Dec 2022