Aloha Te Aroha Mountain of Love Ukulele Festival 20-Oct-201723-Oct-2017 Friday 7.00pm Sat,Sun 10am-10pm Sun 10am Open mic

Aloha Te Aroha Mountain of Love Ukulele Festival

Te Aroha Racecourse, Stanely Road, Te Aroha

Organised by Ukalele local Mapuna Turner this three day Festival includes:

Open Workshops for Starters with Stars using selected Love Songs

Open Workshops for Stars by Stars using Selected Love Songs

Open Mic sessions for starters and stars

Special Song writing Competition and Performance by Starters and Stars

Stars Performances by invited Max, Reti, Tonga, Andy and others

Theme Song: "True Love Ways" by Buddy Holly

Cost $50 per person Morning & afternoon Tea, Lunch: Song book: Stars

Contact: M Turner.  For registration email 

or 02201315791


Glide Time 28-Sep-201730-Sep-2017 TBC

Glide Time

Offbeat Theater, Monkey House, Monk Street, Whitianga

"Glide Time" by Roger Hall takes us back to the 1960's office of a government department in NZ.

With the institutionalised bureaucrates coming together in this humorous real-life situation we all share their laughs and sadness.

Introducing a new director Sharyn Morcom, supported by the experienced Offbeat Theatre group, it is great to have live performance underway again in Whitianga.

Great Governance for Your Arts Group- A free interactive and fun Artillery Workshop in Thames 28-Sep-201728-Sep-2017 9.00-3.00pm

Great Governance for Your Arts Group- A free interactive and fun Artillery Workshop in Thames

Thames Civic Centre, Thames

Creative Waikato is back in Thames in 28 September for the final of the Artillery Creative Development workshops with Great Governance for your Arts Group.

 Who is the workshop for?

Organisations (visual, perf arts, music, literary, theatre etc), arts collectives, Arts Councils, CCS recipients, new and experienced groups, Māori groups and artists.

 What you'll learn in the workshop

Is your organisation a charitable trust or incorporated society? Looking to set one up or join one? This workshop is just for you. Great governance can make all the difference for an organisation. 

Learn and apply the essentials of good governance, work through the easy to use reference manual of all the essentials of good governance practice.

 Additional Creative Communities Scheme monies are linked to Artillery workshop participation

 Thames - 28th September, Thames Civic Centre, 200 Mary St, Thames

Registrations are essential  - go to www.creativewaikato/ to register.


hausmusik nz: Delights of the Soul 24-Sep-201724-Sep-2017 3.00pm

hausmusik nz: Delights of the Soul

Whitianga Town Hall, Tickets $20 (at door)

HAUSMUSIK NZ is a professional chamber music ensemble performing mainly baroque music on original instruments. These 3 accomplished musicians bring this technical and challenging music to life.

Take some time on a a Sunday afternoon to experience this unique and entrancing music.

Enquiries/Bookings: email  

Mercury Bay Community Choir: Two Choir Meet 01-Oct-201701-Oct-2017 2.00pm Tickets $15.00

Mercury Bay Community Choir: Two Choir Meet

Whitianga Town Hall
The Mercury Bay Community Choir will be  blending their voices with the rich sound of Male Voices Waikato on Sunday afternoon, October 1st,  from 2.00 pm at the Whitianga Town hall. 

Formerly the Cantamus Mens Choir, Male Voices Waikato is a traditional male voice choir singing a range of styles including pop, gospel, classical, jazz, musical and contemporary. 

Male Voices Waikato with be joining with the Mercury Bay Community Choir to perform a wide repertoire of music from emotional American spirituals and jazz to inspired classical choral pieces, including more locally composed artistry.  There will even be a bit of David Bowie thrown in for a twist. 

Come along for an afternoon of beautiful music followed by afternoon tea.  Tickets can be purchased at Whitianga Paper Plus  from early September or at the door.
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