'BEYOND THE FRINGE'
We've collaborated with different groups to bring you a few extra events throughout the Festival weekend.
events on ALL WEEKEND (Friday, Saturday + Sunday)
FROM SCRATCH in concert
Performances take place on 9, 10, 11, 23, 24 and 25 March at 8pm.
420 Titirangi Road
Auckland Arts Festival and Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery present a survey exhibition and the HEART’HEART performance series with renowned rhythmic pioneers From Scratch.
Featuring early and new works fuelled with fresh directions and surprises, including collaborations with Michael Hodgson and Paddy Free (Pitch Black), Dan Beban and Nell Thomas (Orchestra of Spheres), the New Pacific Music Ensemble and Chris O’Connor.
Their most memorable performances have been described as “among the greatest in any art form to come out of this country.” Come witness these mesmerizing performances that are part sculpture, part music, part ritual.
“It’s hard to try and pigeon-hole From Scratch – they truly own their unique Pacific-styled sound. It’s mesmerising, hypnotic, tonally melodic, repetitive yet undeniably complex.” – The Pantograph Punch
Tickets are available via the Auckland Arts Festival website here.
FESTIVAL SCHOOL WORKSHOPS
The Nukes, celebrating their tenth year together, will be visiting schools in the area to create a ‘Western Schools Ukestra’; a huge group of young ukulele players. Together with the ‘Ukestra’ the band will perform a selection of some their most loved original tunes for ukulele - both at the schools they visit but also on the main ‘Village’ outdoor stage on Sat 24th. Details included in our Saturday Music Programme.
Members of the APO, Orchestral ensemble Mousike feature instruments violin, viola, cello, percussion, trumpet, bugle, flute, clarinet and saxophone, playing music as diverse as Mancini's Pink Panther to Williams' Star Wars theme and beyond. Their school performances are informative, fun and interactive.
Please note, these workshops are not open to the public.
FRIDAY 23rd march
'CHANGING MINDS' ART FORUm at soul centre
Fri 23 March 2018
12:00 PM – 2:30 PM
WHERE: Soul Centre
18 Huia Road Auckland
For the first time the Titirangi Festival will partner with mental health organisation ‘Changing Minds’ and the Soul centre to host a forum entitled “Finding the balance…healthy perspectives on working in the Arts in NZ”.
A panel of around 6 will look at solutions people have discovered when dealing with the challenges of working in the Arts and discuss what avenues are available to people when they need assistance.
The discussion will be accompanied by performance pieces expressing some ideas around creativity and well-being. Light refreshments will be served during the half time break.
We will be taking questions up till 2 weeks before the event. The event is likely to be recorded to video for use on our website and Social media. We would love people to attend, and perhaps contribute to the discussion.
Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
In collaboration with Changing Minds and The Soul Centre.
Entry by suggested koha- $5.00
RSA JAM NIGHT
FRI 23 MARCH 2018
502 SOUTH TITIRANGI ROAD
Join local musicians as they kick up a storm, as they do the last Friday night of each month. Hosted by Titirangi legend Paul O'Brien.
Saturday 24th march
free Art Trail during village day
In association with Te Uru Contemporary Gallery
Follow the Art Trail as it winds its way around the village up to Te Uru Gallery, Lopdell House and down to the library and festival hub. This interactive treasure hunt is full of exciting, family-friendly activities: make a headdress, an instrument, or get your face painted. Along the way discover all the answers to the art trail clues and you could win a copy of Te Uru’s magical pop-up publication ‘SWELL: The Art of Judy Millar’ and even a new ukulele from KALA. What are you waiting for?
SUNDAY 25th march
Festival Movie series
FLICKS @ LOPDELL THEATRE
Sunday 25th March 2018
and 7:30 PM
Nick Knox and guests play live on stage around 8-30pm following the short and personal 14-minute biopic 'The Characteristics of C Minor' .
Nick's music is thrilling, strange and utterly unique, imagine Rammstein's tour bus, with a troupe of Tibetan throat singers on board, crashing into the middle of a Bach recital, and you can begin to imagine the sound. It is the spontaneous expression of many years' isolation and mental as well as physical ill-health.
A must see for those interested in how the creative spirit can help overcome huge challenges.
For trailers see the 4pm listing above.
Tickets for this extraordinary evening are $20 advance ($25 on door)
Tel: 09 818 2489/ 0210 222 5558
Combined ticket for 4pm film screening and evening performance 7pm just $30 !!
BROUGHT TO YOU BY OUR FRIENDS AT LOPDELL PRECINCT AND MAX BELIAK, HARCOURTS.
Lopdell House Theatre, 418 Titirangi Rd, Titirangi