Tauranga Arts Festival 2015
Thursday 22 October – Sunday 1 November
11 days of writing, dance, music, theatre and visual art.
Gotta be happy with that.
What are you going to?
Pass the Gat (if it hasn’t already sold out)
The Mooncake and Kumara
Also interested in (but I’m producing Pennie Brownlee’s SOLD OUT educaring workshops the same weekend)
Solothello (at Huria Marae)
Hiraeth (Te Puke Litt Park Theatre AND X-Space Baycourt)
The Wine Project
Faces of Tauranga Moana
Zine Craft – $75. 5 hour workshop to learn how to physically structure a zine (hand-made magazine/small book).
The Family shows look ‘o for awesome’ too. And that Exxpolis. Amazeballs. Has any with claustrophobia experienced it – seriously, I’d be interested to hear your experience. I believe i find small or crowded or limited spaces mostly unenjoyable.
So, I didn’t meet my own deadline of mid September to write this:
These are all the events I didn’t get to tell you about. Did you go to them anyway?
Week 1 School Holidays: Teacher in the Paddock Holiday Programme, complete with finger knitting and making green smoothies.
Saturday 3 October: YOGA. Yin Roll and Release with Yoga Collective.
Saturday 3 October: VISUAL/FAMILY Tauranga Hot Air Balloon Night Show
Saturday 3 October: MUSIC Phoenix Foundation play at MauaoPAC
Each day of the school holidays: CRAFT. Craft Collective’s Holiday Classes for Kids. $25. Venue:Craft Collective 85 Twelth Avenue, Tauranga
Thursday 8 October 7.15pm: MUSIC Adam McGrath. Adam McGrath’s band The Eastern was a huge hit on its first tour with Arts On Tour NZ a couple of years ago. Now Adam is doing it solo… folk singin’, hope buildin’, yarn spinnin’ and roof raisin’. Larger than life and with a repertoire ranging from bluegrass to the blues via folk, rock and folk/ rock plus sharing his own hard headed “truth telling” stories, Adam, either on his own or with The Eastern, has opened for Fleetwood Mac, Steve Earle, Old Crow Medicine Show, Jimmy Barnes, and many many others. Expect a high energy performance. $25 l $20. Venue: Tauranga Art Gallery.
Sunday 11 October 2-4pm: FLORAL Workshop with Shaye from On My Hand Props, Styling and Flora. Spring is nature’s most prolific season so what better way to spend your afternoon than playing with flowers! You will learn the basics of flower preparation, gift bouquet wrapping and arranging as well as the Floriography of your chosen flowers (The Language of Flowers) and take home your creation to enjoy. Light refreshments and cake from Spongedrop provided. All materials provided. BYO Vase. $80. Limited plcaes. Venue: 145 The Strand
Sunday 11 October 1-4pm: SINGING/SOUND Sacred Song Workshop with Talia Brand (International Singer and Sound Healer). Group singing and chanting. Sound meditation. Breath awareness. $50. Venue: Banks Hall, May Street Reserve, Mt Maunganui
Sunday 11 October 8-11pm MUSIC King of the Blues – Chris Cain – in concert with Tauranga’s own Rory Macartney – bass, Joel Shadbolt- guitar, Lauren Ellis – drums and featuring Ben Wilcock on keyboards. This is a very bold statement but all who hear Chris Cain sing and play his blues drenched guitar he is the blues. Chris hails from the USA and is the winner of 4 W.C.Handy awards. “The W.C.Handy awards is the blues world equivalent of receiving a Grammy nomination”. $30 Doorsales. $25 before the night. Venue: MauaoPAC.
Friday 16 October 8.30pm MUSIC. B2KDA – Album Release Party. Venue: MauaoPAC
Wednesday 21 October 7pm. FILM: ‘An Evening With Helen Kelly’. The theme for the event is ‘Increasing workers’ pay: good or bad for New Zealand society?’. The evening includes a screening of the 35-minute documentary “The Truth About Temp Labour”, a panel discussion and questions from the floor. This event is being hosted by the Tauranga branch of Closing The Gap. RSVPs to Ron Lopert at email@example.com would be appreciated (it helps us with planning the catering!). Venue: Wesley Methodist Church, 100 Thirteenth Avenue (the Church itself, NOT the hall). Entry is by gold coin, and this includes a light supper.
Thursday 22 October 8pm MUSIC. Strange Vibes. Venue: MauaoPAC
Thursday 22 October – Sunday 1 November: ARTS: Tauranga Arts Festival.
Saturday 24 October 6pm. FILM ‘Morning of the Earth’. Tauranga Arts Festival and Night Owl Cinema presents Morning of the Earth. Proudly supported by Bay of Plenty Polytechnic. Morning of the Earth is a cult 1970s surfing film, featuring sublime music against footage of the search for the perfect wave. A must-see for all mounties, surfies, beach babes, music lovers …
Live entertainment and food trucks from 6pm, movie screens around 8:30pm at dark. Gold coin donation.BRING WARM CLOTHES AND BLANKETS! Venue: Mt Drury, Mt Maunganui
Friday 30 October 7.30pm MUSIC/PARTY Official opening of Totara Street (currently known as MauaoPAC).
Get out in Nature people (with or without the raincoats):
Take the bikes for a spin along Matua’s waterfront. Visit the beach. Be beneath Yatton Park’s giant pines. Walk among the cherry blossoms at the Community Garden’s in Otumoetai or Greerton. Venture up to Mclaren Falls. Take the backpack for the baby and food for bribery for the young ones (there are many steps) and go to Looking Glass Garden (Te Puke) – no eftpos.