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Ben Warren with BePure presents FOOD, MOOD & ANXIETY

 

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Date: Wednesday, 22 May 2019

Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Venue: Event Centre

Tickets: $39 each, or two for $59 - BUY TICKETS HERE

 

 

JOIN BEN WARREN FOR HIS NZ NATIONWIDE TOUR

 

Whether it’s ourselves, or someone we love, the statistics in New Zealand tell us just how much we are all are impacted by mental health concerns today.

Join leading Clinical Nutritionist, Ben Warren, on this inspiring nationwide tour to start understanding the crucial role nutrition can play in supporting our anxiety and mood.

 

One in six New Zealanders have been diagnosed with a common mental disorder such as anxiety, bipolar or depression at some time in their lives. 

Anxiety? Feeling low? Or a sense that something just isn’t quite right?

Through his personal work and passion for the relationship between nutrients, anxiety and mood, and his years of clinical experience, Ben Warren is sharing his insights into the powerful mind-body connection.

 

WHO IS THIS SEMINAR FOR?

This seminar is designed for people of all ages, experiencing or supporting someone experiencing:

  • Anxiety or anxious thoughts
  • A sense of being ‘overrun’ by a busy mind
  • Low mood or mood swings
  • Constant feeling of ‘flatness’
  • Those interested in a holistic, natural approach to mental wellness

 

WHAT WILL YOU LEARN?

In this 2 hour seminar, Ben will share:

  • The mind-body connection and why it is so important
  • Key nutrients that support mental and physical wellness, and why
  • A practical, how-to guide for nourishing your body, and putting you back in the drivers seat of your mind
  • How diet and lifestyle factors can positively support mental wellbeing

 

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Excite Church and Parenting Place present two free parenting seminars

 

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Date: 28-29 May

Time: 7:00pm – 9:00pm both days

Venue: Plaza

Entry: FREE

 

Invest into your family by coming to one or both of our parenting seminars happening this month.

We’ll be covering two major topics over two nights. The first will be about ‘Growing Great Families’ and building strong foundations within the home. The second is based on ‘Tricky Teens’ and how to create stronger relationships with them.
For more information contact INFO@EXCITE.ORG.NZ

DDF End of term showcase

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Date: Friday, 28 June 2019

Time: 6:00pm – doors open, 6:30pm – showcase starts

Venue: Plaza

Tickets: $15 adult, $10 under 16, under 5 on knee is free

Note: Cash only at the door

 

End of 8 week workshop showcase and our last show for the year after 5 years of shows being held at The Turner Centre and 11 years in business. DDFs last term here in Kerikeri – come and enjoy a full night of live entertainment performed by local talented youth from Kerikeri and Paihia (surrounding areas).

Special Guests; Diamond Diva Dance Crew

Lots of awesome music, kids can have a good kanikani while watching the showcase.
Great family event.

Doors open 6:00pm, showcase starts 6:30pm, runs until 8:30pm.

There will be two intervals with food stalls available.

Music choices for the show are, Billie Eillish, Beyonce, J Balvin, Willy William, Khalid, Prince, Pink, Micheal Jackson and much more.

 

Showtime Australia presents The Bee Gees Night Fever

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Date: Wednesday, 13 November

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: John Dalton Auditorium

Tickets: $71 Adults (earlybird $61), $32 Child (12 & under), less $5 ea per ticket for Groups of 6+ Adults

 

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s
disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever!

Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience in a theatre-style production with over 2 hours of LIVE engaging entertainment showcased through vibrant state-of-the-art lighting, digital display screens, impeccable sound and of course a handpicked international cast that will immerse audiences into the disco era with exquisite trio harmonies and the iconic high-pitched falsetto that we all know and love!

With disco tracks like Night Fever, Stayin’Alive, You Should Be Dancin’ and best-loved ballads like How Deep Is Your Love, I Started a Joke and Tragedy, the magical event The Bee Gees Night Fever is not to be missed!

 

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She Can Code @ Kerikeri

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Date: Saturday, 25 May
Time: 2:00pm
Venue: John Dalton Auditorium
Audience: Girls and young women aged 8-18 years old!
Tickets: FREE

 

Bring your own device (BYOD) and join She Can Code for a celebration of coding and tech at the Turner Centre.

At the workshop we will share stories and explore coding, robotics and computer science to inspire, challenge and discover pathways into tech.

A two part event She Can Code will host the live stage show Ada.Ada.Ada by British creative Zoe Philpott following the workshop at the Turner Centre Auditorium.

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She Can Code presents Ada.Ada.Ada

 

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Time: 4:30pm

Venue: John Dalton Auditorium

Audience: Everyone!

Tickets: FREE

 

Brought to you by Microsoft, Far North Regional Digital Hub.

A one-woman stage performance by British creative, Zoe Philpott. The high impact show tells the story of Ada Lovelace who wrote the world’s first complex computer program in 1843 using an LED dress which she operates live on stage with her wearable tech satin glove!

She Can Code are bringing Ada.Ada.Ada to four regions across Aotearoa – We want to give girls an experience to show them the tech sector is a place for them. Each two-part She Can Code event will include a hands-on exploratory tech workshop, and the exciting Ada.Ada.Ada show. Come along and be inspired! Explore exciting technology and visualise pathways into stem-based careers.

A two part event She Can Code will host the workshop at the Turner Centre Auditorium.

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Audience: Girls and young women

Age: Primary and secondary students – ages 8-18 years

 

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Turner Centre Jazz Club presents ‘ViVa Jazz’

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Date: Friday, 31 May

Time: 5:00pm – Doors open, 6:00pm – Live music

Venue: New World Theatre Bar

Entry: $10 at the door

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We welcome the return of ‘ViVa Jazz’.

 

Back by popular demand we present ViVa Jazz with their very cool, smooth and soulful sound led by saxophonist Miles Tremlett, and highly experienced, creative pianist, Darren Smith

 

Matt Hennessy, Drums/Percussion; Matt well known to us all, has gigged and recorded with many New Zealand jazz and blues groups. Originally from USA, Matt has lived in New Zealand for the past 30 years. He is an ex-Northlander now based on Auckland’s North Shore. Some may remember Matt in the early days of the Bay of Islands Jazz Fest playing with Mike Nettmann, Kokomo, Roy Philips (The Peddlers), Red Wilson, Smokestack, ViVa Jazz, and his backing of many other international artists. He has played around Northland with, Lounge Sweet and About Time Jazz Trio, and also performs with The John Leigh Calder Trio. His roots are in St Louis – playing all genres from his most loved modern jazz to his first influences, the three B’s: Bach, Brubeck, and Beatles. He is most at home with jazz, funk, fusion, rock, and blues. This man has rhythm!

Miles Tremlett, Saxophone/Flute: Miles, is a very versatile, soulful and experienced performer, whose musicality has seen him play many genres of music, from classical music, through soul, to jazz. This seasoned musician has played in various bands throughout the Waikato and Bay of Plenty and more recently Auckland in ViVa Jazz Quartet and the Auckland Saxophone Quartet. Other line-ups include, Miles Ahead, Sax Appeal and he was for a time leader of the Tauranga Big Band. Miles is a lifetime member of the Bay of Islands Jazz and Blues Festival, having played at the festival many times.

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Darren Smith, Piano; Darren has a long association with the Jazz scene and with Miles and Dean Tremlett having worked together in bands and been friends for over 30 years. From Musical Director of Tauranga’s Big Band in the 80’s to professional piano and Keyboard demonstrator for international brands Yamaha and Technics. Darren set up one of New Zealand’s largest contemporary keyboard schools in the late 80’s with over 3000 students and is still involved in the music education scene today, running teacher clinics on contemporary music performance.

Dean Tremlett, Bass; This talented, stylish and versatile musician plays 5 string electric and upright basses. Dean’s musical career has included the Bay of Plenty Big Band, the NZ Symphonic Youth Orchestra. Over the years he has played in jazz, rock, blues and originals bands, plus as a chart reading bass player in Pit Orchestras of the Bay of Plenty and Auckland. Dean has also been a key member of Miles Ahead and presently with his father performs in, The ViVa Jazz Quartet.

ViVa Jazz will take listeners of fine music through Classic Jazz standards, Latin beats, Soul grooves and they’ll get a little funky too.

 

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Aroha Music Society presents the Donizetti Trio

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Date: Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Tickets: $30.00 Adults | $25 Friends | 18 & under Free [Buy tickets]
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The individual players are distinctive but they work magnificently as a harmonious team.

Flautist Luca Manghi is originally from Parma in Italy, studied in Paris and with James Galway and was Principal Flute of Orchestra Filarmonica di Parma. Based in New Zealand since 2007, Luca is well known to local audiences, performing regularly as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the country and also appearing with the NZSO, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, Dunedin Symphony and others. He is flute teacher at the Universities of Waikato and Otago.

Ben Hoadley is a graduate of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music and the New England Conservatory of Music. He served as principal bassoon with Hartford Symphony and an extra in the Boston Symphony before returning to New Zealand in 2007, where he has taught at the University of Auckland since then. Ben has worked with many of the leading orchestras in Australia and New Zealand and is principal bassoonist of the Sydney Omega Ensemble.

Pianist David Kelly is the official repetiteur for NZ Opera, and coach and accompanist for the University of Auckland and NZ Opera School. Originally from Christchurch, he was chosen as one of the first PwC Dame Malvina Major Emerging Artists and went on to study and work at the renowned Australian Opera Studio in Perth.

Programme includes clever arrangements of the raucous sensuality of Bizet’s Carmen and Vivaldi’s exciting Concerto Grosso ‘The Night’;

- VIVALDI Concerto “La Notte”
- DONIZETTI Trio in F major
- CHRIS ADAMS Contemporary Tryptich
- RESPIGHI (arr. Hoadley) Adorazione del Magi
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- BEN HOADLEY new work
- JANCOURT Fantasia on Themes from Bellini’s ‘Norma’
- BIZET (arr. Simpson) Carmen Suite

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Excite Church – Mothers Day Service

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Date: Sunday, 12 May
Time: 10:00am
Venue: Plaza
Entry: FREE

 

 

Excite Church would like to invite you to our Mothers Day service to acknowledge all Mothers in all their forms, past, present and future and celebrate all that they’ve done and continue to do for us. We love to honour them by putting on a themed service and light morning tea. If you stick around till the end, you’ll leave with a special gift from us.

Capital E presents Patch Theatre Company’s Mr McGee and the Biting Flea!

 

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Date: Friday, 10 May

Time: 9:30am & 11:00am

Venue: John Dalton Theatre

Tickets – $9 per person. One adult free with every 10 paying students – BOOK HERE

Note: This event is for education groups only, and is not available to the general public. Get your school to come!

 

Prepare to be mesmerised and enchanted as huge packing cases are opened and new worlds emerge, filled with quirky characters and stories.

Capital E’s National Theatre for Children are bringing back this much-loved collection of tales from popular children’s author, Pamela Allen. Using an assortment of props and found objects, the three performers bring the tales to sweet, music-infused life. This wonderful production features adaptations of the stories ‘Mr McGee’, ‘Alexander’s Outing’, ‘Belinda’, ‘Brown Bread and Honey’, ‘Mary Elizabeth’s House’ and ‘Mr McGee and the Biting Flea’.

The books by Pamela Allen are published by Penguin Books Australia and New Zealand and licensed by Tim Curnow, Literary Agent and Consultant, Sydney.

Best suited to tamariki ages 2-8.

 

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Brigham Young University–Hawaii Concert Choir – “Voyages of Light”

 

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Time: 7:00 PM
Venue: John Dalton Auditorium
Tickets: Adults $10, Youth (16 years and under) $5

 

 

“Voyages of Light” features the Brigham Young University–Hawaii Concert Choir, a premier intercultural mixed voice choir, and music that will take you on a journey across the oceans. With a wide range of styles and genres, the BYU–Hawaii Concert Choir features a varied assortment of pieces incorporating classic choral literature, European art songs, religious anthems, American musical theater tunes, as well as various types of international folk music into their exciting and moving presentation. The choir is consistently distinguished for its ability to connect with its audience as performers celebrate messages of harmony, family values, peace, love, and joy. Both in membership and repertoire, the choir reflects the ethnic diversity and excellence of BYU–Hawaii, a four-year, comprehensive university with students from over 70 countries. Brigham Young University–Hawaii is located in Laie, Hawaii and is a part of the Church Education System for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Previous performance locations include the Forbidden City Concert Hall, Carnegie Hall in New York, Brisbane City Hall, Metropolitan Opera City Concert Hall in Tokyo, and the Seoul Arts Center in South Korea.

 

The BYU–Hawaii Concert Choir is excited to be able to feature local Kerikeri groups in the concert at the Turner Center. Special guests include Watea Voices and Be Free Youth Bands, “Bees Are Baby Birds” and Kerikeri High School Seniors. Bees are Baby Birds is a senior group from the Be Free Youth Mentoring through Music Programme.   Felix (Guitar), Hector (Drums) Ishmael (Bass), Khalila (Lead Vocals and Keys), Poppy (Backing Vocals and Keys).   The group take you on a journey from Classical to Rock, interpretations and own composition. The second Be Free Youth Band includes Bella, Giorgia and Leah who are all students inter final year of study at Kerikeri High School, balancing busy academic expectations with their enthusiasm for performance and all things musical.   This performance will also be used as their Level Three Group Performance Assessment.

 

All proceeds from this concert will be donated to Be Free Youth.

 

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The Turner Centre Jazz Club presents Joy Yates and Dave MacRae

 

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Time: 5:00pm – Doors open, 6:00pm – Live music
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Entry: $10 at the door

 

This month’s Turner Centre Jazz Club presents, a truly, internationally experienced line-up of jazz musicians.

 

Joy Yates, Vocals, has performed with international artists such as Elvin Jones, Clark Terry, Chaka Khan, Van Morrison and Ronnie Scott, to name a few. She has appeared on recordings and television shows overseas with Barbara Streisand, Demis Roussos, Cliff Richard, Cat Stevens and many more, including working for Andrew Lloyd Weber. Joy also recorded and toured with the James Last Orchestra.

Dave MacRae, Piano. Music composer, arranger and producer toured the USA, Britain and Europe with the Buddy Rich Band. Has played piano with Chet Baker, Clarke Terry, Clifford Jordan, Jon Hendricks, and was for eight years the musical director for the ‘Goodies’ television show in Britain. He also produced Scott Walker’s (the Walker Brothers) ‘Nite Flights’ album. Joy and Dave formed the Pacific Eardrum, fusion band in the 1970s.

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Alongside Joy and Dave performing for us is the most renowned, world experienced, rhythm section of Frank Gibson and Bruce Lynch.

Frank Gibson, Drums. His CV reads like the “Who’s Who” of jazz playing for many artists such as, John Scofield, Milt Jackson, Frank Foster, Lee Konitz, Sonny Stitt, Joe Henderson and Sam Rivers, Dusty Springfield, Anita O’Day and Diana Krall. He has had a vast career which has taken him many times around the world and he is a musician who has shown his ability to play in any genre. All of this has given Frank a very successful career.

Bruce Lynch, Bass. Bruce has worked with many local and international artists and bands, playing both acoustic and electric basses in NZ and the UK. He has played bass for Rick Wakeman, Cat Stevens, Morrisey, Mullen Band, Space Case, Pacific Eardrum, Nucleus and many others. He is also a noted record producer, recording engineer and composer with many films to his credit.

We believe these musicians to be a part of New Zealand’s Jazz Royalty and a special treat for our Jazz Club.

A delicious selection of dishes will be available on the night, delivered to your table.

 

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Aroha Music Society presents Duo Col Legno

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Date: Thursday, 23 May 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: New World Theatre Bar
Tickets: $30.00 Adults | $25 Friends | 18 & under Free – Buy Now
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Yoshiko Tsuruta (marimba), Heleen du Plessis (cello)

 

Duo Col Legno was formed in 2014 to perform the NZ premiere of Peter Klatzow’s “A Sense of place” at the Adam Concert Room, Te Kōkī: New Zealand School of Music, which Heleen had commissioned for her project “Cello for Africa” which explored the notion of music, people and place and a sense of belonging/place.

The matching warm sonorities of their instruments inspired both players to explore further repertoire, leading to the creation of this programme celebrating a huge variety of musical styles from all over the world (NZ, South Africa, Russia, France, Japan, Estonia, USA (Klezmer) and Australia(Balkan). Both players are popular soloists and chamber musicians and their individual strengths form together a dynamic, charismatic duo.

 

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Dr Heleen du Plessis, with her international experience as soloist, chamber musician, and cellist in orchestras, has established herself as one of the leading cellists and teachers in both South Africa and her adopted home, New Zealand. Heleen has postgraduate qualifications from Conservatory of Geneva in Switzerland; the Peabody Institute of the John Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA; and the University of Otago where she was awarded a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA).
Heleen lectured in cello in Pretoria for 15 years before taking up a position at Otago University in Dunedin which is the base from which she has a busy career.

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Yoshiko Tsuruta began playing the marimba as a primary school student growing up in Japan. After relocating to New Zealand, she graduated from the New Zealand School of Music before studying in Europe. She moved to Austria and completed her Masters Degree at the Anton Bruckner Privatuniversität in Linz. Since returning home to Aotearoa she has won several competitions and performed concertos on marimba with many regional orchestras. Yoshiko plays in the percussion section of orchestras regularly.

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DDF Dance End Of Term Showcase

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Date: Friday, 12 April
Time: 6:00pm – doors open | 6:30pm – show starts
Venue: Plaza
Tickets: $15 Adults, $8 Under 16, $40 family of four, Under 5 on knee is Free
Note: Cash at the door

 

DDF Dance Studio was established in 2008. This is their fifth year running and holding dance showcases at The Turner Centre in Kerikeri, the show is the end performance of their 8-week workshop they hold at their local studio down Sammaree Pl off Mill Lane. They also have students who will be performing from Moerewa and Paihia area. Alannah Curtis has choreographed the whole show, from old school songs like Micheal Jackson Blood on the dance floor, Ciara 1, 2 Step to new school music like Bruno Mars and Chris Brown.

Great live entertainment for the whole family to enjoy – the kids are sure to love the music and normally dance down the front and side isles in the Plaza.

If you enjoy dancing, or would like to become a part of the showcase, or learn to dance, DDF dance is the place to be. This is a good place to check out the end result of an 8-week workshop that is held at DDF dance. From beginners with their first time dancing, to intermediate level through to advanced dancers, who may have danced with DDF for more then a few years.

For more information check us out on www.facebook.com/ddfdance, or call 027 222 5574.

The Stage Door Presents Shrek the Musical

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Dates & Times:
- 7:00pm, Thursday, 16 May
- 7:00pm, Friday, 17 May
- 1:00pm, Saturday, 18 May
- 7:30pm, Saturday, 18 May
- 1:00pm, Sunday, 19 May

Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $30 Adults, $20 Child, $80 Family of four

 

Once upon a time, there was a little ogre named Shrek…”

Thus begins the tale of an unlikely hero who finds himself on a life-changing journey alongside an overexcited Donkey to rescue a spirited princess. Throw in the vertically-challenged Lord Farquaad, a cookie with an attitude, a puppet with a bad habit and over a dozen other fairy tale misfits, and you’ve got the kind of mess that calls for a real hero.

The Stage Door is excited to present Shrek The Musical at the Kerikeri Turner Centre in May 2019.

A Tony Award-winning fairy tale adventure, featuring all-new songs from Jeanine Tesori and the side-splitting book by David Lindsay-Abaire. Shrek brings all the beloved characters you know from the film to life on stage and proves there’s more to the story than meets the ears. Originally produced on Broadway by DreamWorks Theatricals and Neal Street Productions and originally directed by Jason Moore and Rob Ashford.

From the theatre company that brought you Robin Hood and the Babes in the wood, an incredibly talented local Artistic team, over 50 local actors and a live band this amazing show is not to be missed!

Get your tickets for the whole family now!

 

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All performance materials supplied by Hal Leonard Australia.

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Rhythms of Ireland – 10th Anniversary Tour

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Date: Wednesday, 8 May 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: John Dalton Auditorium

Tickets: $69.90 – $84.90

Notes: For wheelchair accessible seats, please contact the Box Office to book on 09 407 0260.

Mild strobe haze and smoke effects are used throughout this show

 

Ireland’s most celebrated show, The Rhythms of Ireland, returns to NZ in 2019,   for the first time since their sell-out tour in 2010.

Celebrating their 10th Anniversary, New Zealand is privileged to welcome back Ireland’s most outstanding and elite company of dancers to perform this awe-inspiring production.

Highly successful and critically acclaimed, The Rhythms of Ireland, seen by over two-million people worldwide, has an unsurpassed reputation for “stunningly executed performances”.

The quality and spectacle of their work perfectly blends the ancient traditions of Irish dance and music with flawlessly innovative choreography and production values of contemporary Irish excellence.

Experience a spectacular evening of traditional Irish dance, music and song enhanced by stunning costumes, lighting and sound.

 

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UPSURGE Bay of Islands Arts Festival

 

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UPSURGE Bay of Islands Arts Festival is a biennial arts festival held in and around the beautiful Bay of Islands region. The festival runs over six action packed days and nights presenting a diverse programme of performance genres from New Zealand and afar.

 

THE MAORI SIDESTEPS

 

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Get ready for a night of hilarity as The Māori Sidesteps turn some of your favourite songs on their head in a mix of satirical skits and crooning goodness.

The newest and hottest Māori showband on the entertainment scene is fresh from a successful web-series, where one of their music videos has amassed over one million views. Festival folk up and down the country have been raving! The Māori Sidesteps relives the glory days of the Howard Morrison Quartet and Prince Tui Teka but deliver a fresh take on some of those old familiar party tunes. They put their own political spin on wellknown songs, and entertain crowds with soulful harmonies and stand-up comedy.

Starring some of New Zealand’s best entertainers, Jamie McCaskill (Shortland Street, Takes a Village), Cohen Holloway (Hunt for the Wilderpeople, Thor Ragnarok, Find Me A Maori Bride), Jerome Leota (Naked Samoans), Regan Taylor (Mahana), and Erroll Anderson (Ghost in the Shell).

“An entertaining, belly laughing, poignant, thought-provoking, serenading, sing-a-longy night.” These “hard-case Māori fullas” will give you and your mates the best night out!

What we have with The Māori Sidesteps is an entertaining show with intelligent commentary delivered stylistically.

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Date: Friday, 5 April

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: The Turner Centre

Tickets: $38-42

 

 

HOMECOMING – Glenn Colquhoun

 

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Glenn Colquhoun is a poet and doctor. He grew up in South Auckland and studied theology and English, then medicine. In 1994 he took a year off and lived in Te Tii, beginning a lifelong relationship with the community and its people. His first collection of poetry, The Art of Walking Upright, was written about the people of Te Tii, and when Glenn graduated in 1996 he returned to work as a doctor in the Bay of Islands. Glenn comes back to Northland for an intimate hour of poetry and reflection.

Come early to enjoy Pizza Night at New Era Cafe. Serving from 5 – 7 pm.

 

Date: Friday, 5 April

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: No 1 Parnell Gallery, Rawene

Tickets: $14-18

 

 

COMING UN STUCK – SARAH TUCK

 

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Coming Un Stuck charts Sarah Tuck’s recovery from an empty nest and the end of her marriage. From the solo comfort of a gruyere and mushroom toastie to the indulgence of bitter chocolate whisky tart, you’ll be heading to the kitchen for sure.

This Stuff columnist, contributor to Dish and Cuisine magazines, food blogger and photographer believes ‘We only get one go at this life and it’s too short to linger in the bad bits’.

Sarah’s conversation with UPSURGE Talks Co-ordinator Jacquetta Bell will definitely be a good bit.

 

Date: Friday, 5 April

Time: 12:30pm

Venue: James Kemp Hall, Kerikeri

Tickets: $14-18

Note: Option to add picnic box for $20

Picnic Boxes by Colin Ashton of Soda Creek Kitchen includes locally made snacks, fruit and a sweet treat.
The festival team will contact you to enquire as to any dietary requirements one week prior to the event.

 

 

SEVEN DEADLY STUNTS

 

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Written and performed by David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache

A Rollicking Entertainment Production

From the creators of 2017 hit Mr and Mrs Alexander: Sideshows and Psychics…

Step right up as Rollicking Entertainment celebrates seven of the most notorious stunts in carnie history, with this nail-biting experience inspired by the life and times of Harry Houdini. Escapology, chainsaw juggling, walking on broken glass and other famous feats are performed along with the stories of how… and why they exist.

This show is literally seven stunts, each an exercise in danger, trust and skill. But it’s also seven stories – from the sideshow, the Freak Show, the Music Hall, Vaudeville and Big Top. It’s one real married couple. It’s a celebration of what is possible. And it’s for you – if you ever fell in love with the world of Houdini, of Carnivale, or The Night Circus.

Exciting, terrifying and genuinely funny, roll up and join the dastardly duo of Rollicking Entertainment’s Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman. Come laugh, gasp and cheer – the carnival is in town!

Alternately amusing and gripping.

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It is silly. It is saucy. It was old-fashioned glorious entertainment dragged from the sideshow tents of history onto stages throughout the country. It is – and it bears repeating because it is simply true – a rollicking good show. THEATREVIEW

 

Date: Saturday, 6 April

Time: 8:00pm

Venue: Waimate North Showgrounds Hall

Tickets: $34-38

 

 

MY BEST DEAD FRIEND

 

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Zanetti Productions

A comedy about death, revolution, unfulfilled love and a possum. December, 1998. Dunedin.

High summer in a town where there isn’t a lot to do. This is a story about my best friends. Ok, no, this is actually mostly a story about me.

My Best Dead Friend is a true story about heart-breaking grief and enduring friendship, written by Anya Tate-Manning (Hudson & Halls Live!) and directed by Isobel MacKinnon (Best Director, 2015 NZ Fringe Festival).

Featuring a soundtrack that ranges from The Verlaines to the Backstreet Boys, and the words of Tuwhare, Baxter and Bishop, My Best Dead Friend is a joyful comedy from a heavy heart.

Hilarious and refreshing…

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Soaked in infectious humour and enigmatic personality… will touch your heart.

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Date: Saturday, 6 April

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: The Turner Centre

Tickets: $34-38

 

 

IN COOKS WAKE – WITH DAME ANNE SALMOND

 

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Dame Anne Salmond

A literary and historical treat – a trip with New Zealand’s foremost historian Dame Anne Salmond on the tall ship, R. Tucker Thompson.

Mark the 250th anniversary of Cook’s arrival in Aotearoa New Zealand with an informative day-trip under creaking sails, travelling in Cook’s wake from Russell to Moturoa Island.

Dame Anne will share insights on Pacific exploration, contemporary Māori life, and what happened when two vastly different cultures met, as examined most recently in her 2017 book Tears of Rangi: Experiments Across Worlds.

Dame Anne is an anthropologist, historian, New Zealander of the Year (2013), TV documentary host, environmentalist, Distinguished Professor at the University of Auckland and an occasional commentator on life in Aotearoa New Zealand today.

In Cook’s Wake day trip includes:

• Freshly baked scones and cream tea from ship’s galley

• Chance to take the helm, hoist the sails or climb the rigging

• Lunchtime swim and island stopover in a sheltered bay

• Delicious BBQ lunch served on board

Please wear safe shoes, bring sunhats, swimming togs and raincoats. If the weather and sea conditions are unsuitable, cancellation or postponement will be advised on our website and facebook page; full refunds will be offered.

 

Date: Saturday, 6 April

Time: 10:00am

Venue: R Tucker Thompson

Tickets: $160

Note: Ticket price does not include transport to Russell

 

 

POLITICS, POETRY & PERSONALITIES

 

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Steve’s weekly Secret Diary is feared by politicians (and others); he has tracked his love for courtroom drama and small-town New Zealand in ten books and edits The Spinoff’s excellent books section. As publisher at Luncheon Sausage Books, his latest masterpiece is The Friday Poem, an anthology of 100 New Zealand poems featuring Sam Hunt, Bill Manhire, Hera Lindsay Bird, and others, including, strangely enough, Colin Craig.

Expect RNZ National’s Guyon Espiner to be in expansive mode as they chat about literature, life, lies and possibly, Colin Craig.

 

Date: Saturday, 6 April

Time: 5:00pm

Venue: James Kemp Hall, Kerikeri

Tickets: $14-18

 

 

3 SPEED CRUNCH BOX

 

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Laugh out loud stupidity and side-splitting slapstick. Nail biting circus tricks and a phenomenal finish.

The world-touring, crazy stunt people from Dislocate’s show 3 Speed Crunch Box are back with their brand-new show, 3 Speed Crunch Box – Rebooted. In this hilarious story of a family of outlandish stunt people, expect impressive aerobatics, spectacular circus tricks and – you won’t believe it – even more stupid characters in this absurd, side-splitting slapstick comedy.

3 Speed Crunch Box – Rebooted was commissioned by Circus Oz for their educational program in 2016.

The kids were absolutely mesmerised with eyes not even blinking. They laughed, clapped and cheered throughout.

MEETOO

 

Date: Sunday, 7 April

Time: 3:00pm

Venue: The Turner Centre Plaza

Tickets: $16-26, $60 family

 

 

WILD DOGS UNDER MY SKIRT

 

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The empowering ensemble production of Tusiata Avia’s fearless poetry collection returns with an all-female cast of six formidable pasifika actors, now more enchanting and vibrant than ever.

Alive with the energy and rhythm of raw and lyrical performance poetry and oral traditions, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt will challenge your perceptions of culture, life and love.

Transforming Tusiata Avia’s poetry and her experience with the sometimes painful intersection of New Zealand and Samoan cultures in her life, this acclaimed play – performed around the world as a one-woman show – is re-energised under the direction of Anapela Polata’ivao and an all-female cast of six formidable Pasifika actresses.

Breathing provocative new life into the play’s examination and celebration of what it is to be a Samoan woman, Polata’ivao’s commanding direction earned her Best Director in the 2016 Auckland Theatre Awards and helped propel the play to a Best Production win in the 2018 Wellington Theatre Awards.

Vivid, passionate and compelling, Wild Dogs Under My Skirt is also flush with humour and pure entertainment.

A contradiction, a surprise, a slap in the face and twinkle of the eye.

THEATREVIEW

One of the best pieces of theatre I’ve seen in many years.

ALBERT WENDT

Make time to catch the fantastic Wild Dogs Under My Skirt.

DOMINION POST

I highly recommend this. An amazing night.

LYNN FREEMAN, RNZ NATIONAL

 

Date: Sunday, 7 April

Time: 7:00pm

Venue: The Turner Centre

Tickets: $38-42

 

 

TEQUILA MOCKING BIRD ORCHESTRA

 

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Kurt Loewen – vocals & guitars, Ian Griffiths – vocals & accordion,

Paul Wolda – percussion & vocals, Keith Rodger – double bass, Mack Shields – fiddle & vocals

The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is a collection of musicians, linked by common sonic journeys and family ties. The band originate from a small town on the Canadian West Coast and have spent years telling their stories with guitars and violins, with accordions and bass, with melodies and music makers gathered from their wanderings. They have performed multiple tours across Canada, the USA and Europe and are currently promoting their latest album, We Make Really Party, a collection of folk songs in English, Spanish and Italian.

Their music weaves in the multicultural Canadian tapestry: Roots, Eastern European Dance Party, Jazz, Bluegrass, Flamenco, African, Latin, Celtic, Métis, Rock, Gospel, Blues, Canadiana.

Adding another layer to the mix are the very different backgrounds of each of these five Canadian musicians – German Mennonite, Chinese, Dutch, Scottish and Métis. These troubadours remind you that this music could not exist without warm bodies in search of harmony.

This will be a very special afternoon of music at the much loved Duke of Marlborough Hotel.

West-Coast bohemians with a taste for acoustic merriment, The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra is a rambling and rootsy ensemble that communes over a melting pot of eras and cultures. Introducing seemingly divergent aspects of flamenco guitar work and African drumming into ol’ timey Western folk music, they have enchanted audiences with their vibrant and appealing projections since 2008.

BEAT ROUTE MAGAZINE, CANADA

 

Date: Sunday, 7 April

Time: 3:00pm

Venue: The Duke of Marlborough Hotel, Russell

Tickets: $36-40

 

 

NADIA REID

 

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Nadia Reid – guitar, Sam Taylor – guitar, Richie Pichard – bass, Chris O’Connor – drums

Auckland-born, Dunedin-raised, Nadia Reid has attained global success off the back of her first two albums: Listen To Formation, Look For The Signs (2015) and Preservation (2017). In 2017 Nadia performed over 100 shows, touring through Australasia, Europe and the United States with high profile appearances at coveted arts and music festivals like Green Man and End Of The Road Festival.

With sell-out shows in London, Paris, Sydney, Melbourne and media appearances on the likes of BBC’s Later… with Jools Holland, Spotify streams reaching 17.38 million plays, #2 in Mojo Magazine for Album of the Year, and in New Zealand as a finalist for both the Silver Scrolls Awards (2017) and the Taite Prize (2016 & 2018).

This year, Nadia is working on her third record due to release in 2019.

Just listen and lose yourself in it, for it is often glorious.

THEMUSIC.CO.AU

Reid [was a] mesmeric vocalist – embracing numbers from Kurt Weill and Bertolt Brecht along with desolate struggle-street country and biting contemporary songs. [With] evocative covers of John Prine’s Angel from Montgomery, Mazzy Star’s Wasted and Jolie Holland’s Old Fashioned Morphine…

FRANCESCA HORSLEY, THE LISTENER

The self assurance of Reid’s voice, artfully undermined by the lyrics, announces an artist wise beyond her years.

SUNDAY TIMES (UK)

 

Date: Sunday, 7 April

Time: 7:30pm

Venue: Waimate North Showgrounds Hall

Tickets: $34-38

 

 

The Art of Healing

 

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Three doctors whose life outside the consulting room is devoted to arts practice: Glenn Colquhoun and Art Nahill through poetry, Chris Reid with photography.

How does their medical practice influence their art practice; can the arts heal us when we are broken; could more arts in schools help young people; is there an art to a good death?

Join us as these three reflect on their wide experience of human nature, the arts and what it means to be healthy, kept on track by medical student and writer Emma Espiner.

 

Date: Sunday, 7 April

Time: 12:30pm

Venue: James Kemp Hall, Kerikeri

Tickets: $14-18

Note: Option to add picnic box for $20

Picnic Boxes by Colin Ashton of Soda Creek Kitchen includes locally made snacks, fruit and a sweet treat.
The festival team will contact you to enquire as to any dietary requirements one week prior to the event.

 

 

ORAL POETRY – GLENN COLQUHOUN

 

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Glenn Colquhoun is accompanied by foot-high totems of New Zealand historical figures, which he uses to explore our history in songs and poetry drawn from both the Maori and European oral tradition, inspired by the likes of Robbie Burns and Te Rauparaha.

Glenn is a best-selling poet, children’s writer and one of the founders of the online Medicine Stories Project and the Horowhenua Youth Health Service.

Art Nahill shares a love of poetry, infused with the insights of his medical practice, and will open this event.

 

Date: Sunday 7 April

Time: 4:00pm

Venue: James Kemp Hall, Kerikeri

Tickets: $14-18

Royal New Zealand Ballet presents Tutus on Tour 2019

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Date: Tuesday, 7 May, 2019
Time: 6:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: Adults from $25, Child from $10

For wheelchair accessible seats, please contact the Box Office to book on 09 407 0260.

Note: Photography and filming is prohibited during this show

 

 

Following sell-out performances around New Zealand in 2018, the RNZB is delighted to be expanding Tutus on Tour to take in eleven regional centres in 2019. From Kerikeri and Whangarei to Oamaru and Gore, Tutus on Tour brings family-friendly performances to heartland New Zealand.

These hour-long performances are tailor-made for intimate venues, and suitable for all ages.

The Programme:

Excerpts from Bournonville’s Napoli and Flower Festival at Genzano, in beautiful traditional costumes designed by Gary Harris. Part of the RNZB’s repertoire since the 1950s, these are true classics sure to delight young and old alike.

Flames of Paris pas de deux – a virtuoso show-stopper for dancers at the top of their game, a favourite in ballet galas worldwide.

Fairy Doll pas de trois – a beautiful doll comes to life in a magical toyshop, an enchanting miniature from 19th century Vienna.

Nae Regrets – 
RNZB Artistic Director Patricia Barker is excited to introduce this work by young US choreographer Brian Enos to New Zealand audiences in 2019. Nae Regrets blends Scottish folk music with techno rhythms to create a new soundscape.

 

 

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CATS the musical

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Date: Wednesday, 24 April 2019
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: John Dalton Theatre
Tickets: $119.00 Premium, $89.90 A Reserve, $79.90 B Reserve, $79.90 Groups 10+ (A Reserve), $79.90 Students (18 & under)

Note: For wheelchair seats, please contact the Box Office to book on 09 407 0260.

 

 

 

 

 

CATS the musical

Biggest NZ tour ever!

 

One of the world’s best-loved musicals, CATS, will embark on its most extensive tour of New Zealand ever in 2019.

As of 2018, CATS is the fourth-longest-running show in Broadway history, and was the longest running Broadway show in history from 1997 until 2006 when it was surpassed by The Phantom of the OperaCats is the sixth-longest-running West End show. It has been performed around the world many times and has been translated into more than 20 languages. In 1998, Cats was turned into a made-for-television film. The musical has grossed approximately $342.2 million.

It has won many awards, including Best Musical at both the Laurence Olivier Awards and the Tony Awards, and is considered among the all-time favourites of musical theatre fans.

Since its world premiere, CATS has been presented in over 30 countries, and has been seen by over 73 million people worldwide.

Both the original London and Broadway cast recordings won Grammy Awards for Best Cast Album. The classic Lloyd Webber score includes Memory, which has been recorded by over 150 artists, from Barbra Streisand and Johnny Mathis to Liberace and Barry Manilow.

CATS is based on Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T. S. Eliot. The musical tells the story of a tribe of cats called the Jellicles and the night they make what is known as “the Jellicle choice” and decide which cat will ascend to the Heaviside Layer and come back to a new life.

 

By arrangement with Origin Theatrical on behalf of The Really Useful Group Limited TM copyright 1981 The Really Useful Group Limited

 

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