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Tauranga Arts Festival 2019

Thursday 24 October to Sunday 03 November

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Thu 24 October
Sun 03 November, 23:59-23:59

WHERE

Baycourt Community & Arts Centre

New Zealand’s beautiful diversity is showcased at this year’s Tauranga Arts Festival (October 24-November 3) in everything from theatre and community dance to speakers and music.

Shows include the charming Still Life with Chickens, hilarious South Afreakins, insightful Cellfish and compelling Wild Dogs under my Skirt, plus the best of local music, including Nadia Reid, Tami Neilson and Milly Tabak.

Speakers include financial journalist Mary Holm, thought leader Marilyn Waring and Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick, Rocky Horror creator Richard O’Brien, parenting author Emily Writes, and climate scientist Dr James Renwick, with workshops from the likes of Kate De Goldi and Tim Balme.

Add to this the international circus-cabaret LIMBO, family theatre from Australia, a travelling portraitist from Germany, and music from Scotland and the US and you’ve got yourself a rollicking 10 days and nights!


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Limbo
October 25

Staged between heaven and hell, LIMBO is dirty and dangerous stuff, whisking audiences into a sinister netherworld of jaw-dropping contortion, gut-churning aerial acrobatics, mind-boggling illusions and fiery flames hot from Dante’s inferno...


Kaput
October 24

A multi-award-winning family show that's melted hearts around the world. Be swept up in the mayhem that is the larger-than-life ‘elegant buffoon’ Tom Flanagan, as one man’s life is flipped upside-down by the lonely, dust-covered world that surrounds him.


Greg Copeland
October 27

For this special acoustic show Greg Copeland pays his dues to the originals and forefathers of the Blues from the deep South of the USA, channelling the spirit into his own material and style.


Nadia Reid
October 31

NZ's Nadia Reid has attained global success from her first two albums. With sell-out shows in Auckland, London and Melbourne, and record three under her belt, Nadia is a rising star not to be missed. Nadia and band will be joined by Motte (Anita Clark).


Wild Dogs Under My Skirt
November 01

Wild Dogs Under My Skirt will challenge your perceptions of culture, life and love. Based on Tusiata Avia's provocative and unapologetic poetry, this is a play that explores power, politics, racism, sex, abuse and life between cultures.


A Synthesized Universe
October 26

A Synthesized Universe is an immersive experience combining live music with custom animation, video manipulations, and a flight through the known universe which makes for a truly multi-sensory experience.


Rants in the Dark
October 30

The hilarious unfiltered truth on parenting, courtesy of Wellington blogger Emily Writes’ best-selling book 'Rants in the Dark'. Honest, authentic and laugh-out-loud funny.


Mr Red Light
October 29

Mr Red Light tries to rob a bank and fails miserably, ending up in a pie shop dealing with three uncooperative hostages and the world’s worst police negotiator. Slapstick, the meaning of life, falling in love –the pie shop is where anything can happen.


Cellfish
October 28

Eight counts of unlawful entry using imagination, five counts of reckless use of Maori mythology, four counts of possession and cultivation of Shakespeare, and one count dangerous operation of a voice class...


Wilson Dixon – What A Country!
November 02

Wilson Dixon is a comic who delivers with careful listening – and rewards his audience with buckets of smiles. Wilson Dixon’s latest show, What a Country! delivers cleverly crafted songs that reward the attentive ear!


An Evening with John Wright and The Sou’Westers
October 30

John Wright launched his debut 10-track album Red Skies at a concert in Motueka in 2017 last year, touring with the Sou’Westers and his collection of insightful songs and stories about travelling as an international cricketer and coach.


Reb Fountain
October 24

A pre-eminent singer and performer, Reb has for years been the musicians’ secret. Adam McGrath (The Eastern) describes her as Lucky Strike-cool and Jameson’s-raw, with a voice born of fire and river run, mountain strong and feather soft.


Shooglenifty
October 25

Formed 1990, Scotland's Shooglenifty bright spark was the idea of fusing traditional and traditional-sounding melodies with the beats and basslines of a mixed bag of more contemporary influences. Sponsored by Holland Beckett Law.


Milly Taback and The Miltones
November 01

Milly Tabak and The Miltones are masters of blending modern blues-rock with the nostalgia of a vIntage record collection. The Auckland five-piece have been turning heads with their powerful stage presence and moody melodies since forming in 2014.


Still Life With Chickens
October 30

When Mama discovers a mischievous chicken invading her flourishing veggie garden her first instinct is to reach for the spade. But what starts out as a skirmish over the silverbeet develops into an unlikely friendship.


Boundary Riding: Writing for Middle Readers
October 26

This workshop explores the range of forms and approaches possible when writing for this multifaceted age group. Kate De Goldi hopes participants leave with a new appreciation of the 9-13 reader and some fresh ways of thinking about how to write for them.


Writing Fiction That Sells
October 27

Want to write fiction, but don’t know about the publishing process? No problem. To make your journey less painful, Catherine Robertson offers to let you in on all the mistakes during her 5-year mission to get a book in print.


The Political Years - Marilyn Waring & Chlöe Swarbrick
November 02

Marilyn Waring talks to MP Chlöe Swarbrick about her 2019 autobiography recounting her years in parliament.


Mess, Magic & Mothering
November 02

Join parenting writers Emily Writes and Dr Renee Liang, paediatrician and co-author of the 2019 book, 'When We Remember to Breathe', as they talk to Tracey Slaughter. Emily and Renee are each mother to two young children.


Headlands
November 02

Traversing anxiety and depression is a daily reality for more people than we ever know. Headlands: New Stories of Anxiety editor Naomi Arnold, fantasy/horror writer Lee Murray, and actor/playwright Victor Rodger share their stories with Dr Renee Liang.


Standing Up
November 02

Tracey Slaughter talks to second-youngest NZ MP to ever be elected Chlöe Swarbrick; Rocky Horror Show creator Richard O’Brien, and award-winning NZ Herald columnist Rachel Stewart about the cost of their courage to be themselves in public life.


Money Talks: Rich Enough?
November 03

Join award-winning journalist Mary Holm as she discusses her 2018 book 'Rich Enough? A Laid-Back Guide For Every Kiwi' which helps readers get their money sorted, while also considering the fascinating relationship between money and happiness.


The Hunters
November 03

Rotorua’s Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre founder Debbie Stewart, MNZM, talks with with fellow falconer and hawker, award-winning columnist & ex-farmer Rachel Stewart to discuss New Zealand’s extraordinary birds of prey and the challenges they face.


Start Listening
November 03

Join Brannavan Gnanalingam, Renee Liang, and Victor Rodger, as they talk to Scott Campbell about the cultural and social impacts of being ‘different’.


Money Talks: Smashed Avocado
November 03

Aimed at 16-35 year olds, this conversation will focus on why getting savvy with your money is important. New Zealand’s leading financial communicator Mary Holm will discuss with Rosie Dawson-Hewes. Questions from the floor essential!


Getting Louder
November 03

Scott Campbell discusses climate change with climate scientist Dr James Renwick, Green MP Chlöe Swarbrick; business journalist Rod Oram; BOP Regional Council’s Namouta Poutasi; and environmental campaigner/ex-farmer Rachel Stewart.


Speakers Programme Day Pass
November 02

A Speakers Programme Day Pass allows you to attend all sessions at the Carrus Crystal Palace on either Saturday 2 November or Sunday 3 November.