Whau Pacific Festival

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THE WHAU PACIFIC FESTIVAL 2016 IS A CELEBRATION OF OUR DIVERSE WHAU COMMUNITY.  4 DAYS OF FREE EVENTS HAPPENING AROUND THE WHAU.
FOOD, ART, MUSIC AND CELEBRATIONS BETWEEN YOUNG AND OLD.

THE CREATIVE SOULS PROJECT IS A SMALL COMMUNITY ARTS PROJECTS WHO WORK WITH YOUNG CREATIVES OFFERING OPPORTUNITIES TO USE AND DEVELOP THEIR TALENTS.  ALL EVENTS AT OUR FESTIVAL ARE DESIGNED, MANAGED AND RUN BY OUR YOUNG ARTIST CREW

http://www.whaupacificfestival.co.nz/

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© Photographs by Lea Schlatter

 

OPENING NIGHT

Wednesday 24th 6:30pm @ The Creative Souls Project HQ : Avondale Intermediate School
Opening evening – A FREE LIVE MUSIC EVENT celebrating pacific music. Introducing all Events and Hosts for the events.

PRE SCHOOL PACIFIC SONG SESSIONS

Thursday 25th 10-11am @ Avondale Library
Friday 26th August 10am – 11am @ New Lynn Library
Friday 26th August 10:30-11am @ Blockhouse Bay LibraryPreschool Pacific Song Sessions – at Avondale, Blockhouse Bay and New Lynn public Libraries.
Pacific song and traditional instrument experimentation included in these sessions.

THE BASICS -PACIFIC COOKING CLASS
AND
PACIFIC FUSION TASTING SESSION

Palangi Wives Club class
Thursday 25th 6:30/7-9pm @ Avondale Intermediate
Learn 2 traditional pacific dishes including raw fish and a dish of the chefs choice
There are only 25 seats for this class and
Spots for this event can be booked at http://www.eventbrite.co.nz from 20th of JulyPacific Fusion Tasting Session
Thursday 25th 6:30 @ Ecomatters New Lynn
An opportunity to taste urban dishes inspired by the tastes of the pacific.  Recipes and some ideas to help give your garden a whaunesian flare
There are only 20 spots for this session
Spots can be boked at www.eventbrite.co.nz from from 20th of July

CHORUS ON THE CORNER

Friday 26th August 6:30pm
Outside “All Goods Gallery” Main Street Avondale
Free Pork Buns and the sound of our Chorus group
All Goods Gallery will also be open on this night

PACIFIC CRAFT MAKING SESSION

Friday 26th 10am-12pm @ Glenavon Primary
Pacific Craft Making session with the Aunties –
Morning Teas is on us and traditional crafts are being taught and made.Open session hosted by Glenavon Primary onsite in their school hall

WHAU THE PEOPLE @ ALL GOODS GALLERY
THE WHAUNESIAN FACTORY

Saturday 27th 10am-4pm @ All Goods Gallery
Exhibition open, The Factory is the place where everything is being created, made and taught like a factory in the Whau.

LANGUAGE NEST

Saturday 27th August 12-2pm : Hosted by ATWC @ Avondale Baptist Church
Drop in learn a little of our pacific languages.
Samoan, Tongan, Niuean, Cook Island and Maori speakers available for you to learn the words you would like to learn or practise your language.  This is a great session for preschool/kindy and  teachers to attend.

POLLYWOOD PACIFIC SHORT FILM
& LIVE THEATRE NIGHT

 Friday 26th August 6:30pm @ Blockhouse Bay Community Centre – SOLD OUT
Saturday 27th August 6:30pm @ Blockhouse Bay Community Centre – 60 SPACES AVAILABLE 
Pacific Short Film and Pacific Theatre – Evening event showcasing pacific filmmakers and some live theatre performances by young actors. Pollywood Films and 2 PIPA graduates making it a real celebration of Pacific Theatre in our community
Seats at this event can be booked at http://www.eventbrite.co.nz from 20th July.

UKULELE JAM

Sunday 28th 9-11 @Avondale Sunday Market
Ukulele Jam at the Sunday Market – Ukuleles out for playing at our local Sunday Market.  Come have a jam before or after you get your week veggies.  We have a ukulele to give away on the day so be sure to stop by

PACIFIC BANQUET & CLOSING OF THE FESTIVAL

Sunday 28th August @ Avondale Community Centre
Pacific Banquet  – a sit down pacific inspired feast hosted by Generation Ignite.  Generation Ignite is a Charitable Trust in New Lynn who offer support to our young community including a newly opened food bank run in collaboration with their community garden.  Invitations to this event are being sent out to community groups around the whau for them to gift to the whanau and supporters of their services.  for more information about this event please email us
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