Auckland Festival

posted Feb 20, 2011, 11:01 AM by Barnaby James
        
 

 
  VIETNAMESE WATER PUPPETS    

SCHOOL MATINEES

Vietnamese Water Puppets a fantastic cultural and educational experience for years 1-13 in a magical outdoor setting! Authentic stories of village life featuring fishermen, farmers and dragon, and lively Vietnamese folk Orchestra. Don’t miss the special schools matinees. 

When Thur 3 & Fri 4 Mar 10.30am, 
Fri 11 Mar (SOLD OUT), Wed 16 Mar 12pm
Where Festival Garden, Aotea Square
Cost $15.00 Students and teachers 

 
  COMPETITIONS FOR SCHOOL STUDENTS

NEW ZEALAND POST VIETNAMESE WATER PUPPET DESIGN COMPETITION

Parents and Teachers! Are you looking for an artistic, creative, educational activity for students or children between 5 and 12 years of age? Then read more about the 
Water Puppet Design competition.

Kids! Construct your own unique dragon puppet using  recycled household materials. Our four winning entrants will receive their own authentic water puppet, carved by Vietnamese artists of the Thang Long Water Puppet Troupe.

SCHOOLS REVIEW COMPETITION 

Young critics seeking a bigger audience for their personal observations are invited to put fingers to keyboard this March for the Auckland Arts FestivalSchools Review Competition.

Students! If you are from years 11-13 and attend a Festival show, then let us know what you think and why, in 400 words or less. 

 

 
  FAMILY DAY - SUNDAY 13 MARCH

The free Festival Garden Party celebrates the next generation of Kiwi talent with free music and fun activites for the families, in the heart of our BIG little city. 

 


I'M JUST SAYING
A work by John Reynolds… and you!

In the age of mass communication, and with a young generation increasingly technologically involved, everything is news. Combining this willingness to share information with forms of physical action such as the protest march, I’m Just Saying is like a Facebook status update page taken out of the virtual realm and into the streets. Inviting kids of all ages to share their ideas on placards and banners, I’m Just Saying will be a wonderful absurdist action, a debate with no moot, a protest with too many messages.

 

   
 FAMILY DAY FREE MUSIC - BY YOUNG PEOPLE, FOR EVERYONE

 

 


Young musicians are also a feature on the TV3 Festival Garden Stage, with the Kiwileles, a gathering of ukulele orchestras from Auckland schools brought together by the NZ Ukulele Trust taking over the square for an en-masse performance.

Young artists who have excelled in the Play It Strangesecondary school songwriting competition are also performing on Family Day, followed by the only Band of Strangers for 2011 - aspiring teen performers joined by iconic Kiwi musicians Karl Stevens, Nick Atkinson and rising star Annah Mac.


 

 
  IHIMAERA ALBUM LAUNCHED

 

When Thur 3 Mar 8pm,
Auckland Town Hall
Fri 4 Mar 8pm, Telstra Clear Events Centre, Manukau
Cost $17.50 Students and teachers

Ihimaera, a celebration of the words of Māori literary icon Witi Ihimaera, is a relevant work for Music, Māori and English students and their teachers.  Warren Maxwell, SJD, King Kapisi, Teremoana Rapley and eight other leading Kiwi music acts perform a remarkable concert of original songs, with lyrics written by Witi Ihimaera.  The completed tracks were released as a full length compliation album called Ihimaera on February 14.

 “Ihimaera was my chance to write the songs I carry in my heart about our country, belonging and being us. Have I had fun? You betcha.

And to have New Zealand's top contemporary singers compose and sing them? Wow.”

Witi Ihimaera

 Don't miss this very special concert for students from year 11 to 13 at Auckland Arts Festival 2011.

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