Hudson and Halls: tragedy and triumph

Awardwinning and best-selling author Joanne Drayton unpeels the enigma and looks at the enduring charm of these effervescent yet damaged gay men who caught the heart of middle New Zealand.

On stage, in front of a camera, in life and in death, the inseparable Hudson and Halls rewrote our recipes for life and love. Long before homosexuality was decriminalised, they introduced New Zealand television audiences to high-camp cooking, yet they never said a public word about the great issues of the time: HIV and Homosexual Law Reform. Awardwinning and best-selling author Joanne Drayton unpeels the enigma and looks at the enduring charm of these effervescent yet damaged gay men who caught the heart of middle New Zealand.

Chaired by the witty and charming Jeremy Hansen.

Sample the cooking too: Sweet Avocado Pies will be on offer.