Written by Chris on September 12, 2011
We were sad to hear the news that Basil Holmes passed away late last week. Basil was well known on the island for his community activism and strongly held, well articulated views on art and politics. Friends of Basil have asked us to pass on the following message,
"Basil didn’t want a funeral but those who would like to remember him over a cup of tea are welcome at the Surfdale Hall from 2pm onSaturday 17th Sept."
Basil was interviewed twice on Waiheke Radio – an extended interview on Vocal Local in 2009 and as a guest on Island Life in 2010 – both of those interviews are available online here. Also, on Island Life this coming Saturday Shirin Brown will talk to a range of locals who will share their memories of Basil.
Photo credit: Waiheke Gulf News