HVCA Newsletter 1st – 14th November 2011

Press Release – Hutt Valley Community Arts

Get your rhythm sticks out and be taught by the wonderful, the rhythmical, the fun and fabulous teacher Andreas Lepper. All welcome, no experience needed. The last workshops were a blast with a performance at the Petone Carnival to boot and we’ll …1st – 14th November 2011

MUSIC WORKSHOPS / CONCERTS

LAST CHANCE TO DO SOME AWESOME DRUMMING!!

Get your rhythm sticks out and be taught by the wonderful, the rhythmical, the fun and fabulous teacher Andreas Lepper. All welcome, no experience needed. The last workshops were a blast with a performance at the Petone Carnival to boot and we’ll be organising a performance at the end of this session. So if you missed it first time around, this is your chance to drum your heart out!

Dates Wednesdays 9th November – 14th December
Times 5.30 – 7.00 p.m.
Venue Petone Library, Britannia St, Petone.
Cost $75 for a block of 6 classes (an amazing $12.50 / class!!)
Info To book your place, contact Catherine at HVCA on 04 568 3488 or mail@hvca.org.nz

LATE LOUNGE : ROSENEATH CENTENNIAL RAGTIME BAND

An evening of foot stomping New Orleans’ style jazz, blues and ragtime inspired by the brass bands and music from the early 1900’s. Mixing saloon-style swaggers with gospel shouts are Dale ‘Dr’ Jellyman on thetonky tonk piano, brothers Mike (tap drums) and Adrian Jensen (guitar), Matt Enright (trumpet), Frankie Curac (clarinet) and Dan Yeablsey (contrabass)

Date Thursday 3rd November
Time 7 – 9 p.m.
Venue The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Cost Admission Free / All Ages welcome

JAN PRESTON’s ‘BEAT OUT THE BOOGIE’

Toe-tapping from beginning to end with Jan’s trademark original boogie and ragtime which confirms her reputation as a magnetic live performer, brilliant piano player, singer and communicator. Repertoire includes Bumble Boogie, Big Ben Boogie, Black & White Rag, as well as her own songs and a ravishing bogie version of Beethoven’s Fur Elise. Winner of 7 music awards, Jan plays festivals and concerts throughout Australia, NZ & Europe so this is your chance to catch her.

Date Friday 4th November
Time 8 – 10 p.m.
Venue Petone Community Library, Britannia St, Petone
Cost $20
Info Buy tickets from 0800 842 538 www.janpreston.com

LYDIA McDONNELL

Lydia performs her own songs and has performed on live television and radio at events including Brother Christmas Spectacular and recently took part in the Rugby World Cup Anthem choir. She is currently recording her debut album to be released in January 2012 and performs a repertoire of classical, folk, pop and light operatic in the Little Theatre. A show not to be missed.

Date Wednesday 9th November
Time 7 – 8.30 p.m.
Venue Little Theatre, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt
Cost $15
Info Buy tickets from 021 136 2859 www.lydiamcdonnell

LUNCHTIME CONCERTS

Come along and support up and coming young musicians as well as professional players every Wednesday in this community venue. All performers are of a very high standard and one of our young performers is now studying in London.

Date Wednesdays
Time 12.15 – 1.00 p.m
Venue St Mark’s Church, Woburn Road, Lower Hutt
Info email Ann Aitken a.aitken@clear.net.nz

FILM / THEATRE

WHITIREIA PERFORMING ARTS PROGRAMME

For 1 night only, we present a high energy, vibrant and exciting new show, showcasing the artistic work that the students have showcased for five weeks in Italy. A dynamic one hour show of Samoan, Maori, Cook Island and contemporary dance that will inspire and awe.

Date Monday 7th November
Time 7.00 p.m.
Venue Little Theatre, 2 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt
Cost $20 Adult / $14 student, senior / $10 children under 10 (door sales only)

EXHIBITIONS

STRANGELY FAMILIAR

Three Massey University final year photography students have brought this exciting exhibition to Petone featuring a unique mixture of landscape, architecture and renaissance inspired photographs. Come and see the beautiful work by Ashleigh Le Gal, Kitty Howard and Liz Bebbington who inspire and provoke with their individual work.

Dates 1st – 11th November (excluding 6th)
Times 10 – 3.00 p.m. (Mon – Friday)
Venue Farsite Gallery, Doreen Doolan Mall, Jackson St, Petone

100 BIKES PROJECT : PART 1

Now this is my kind of exhibition! Not only do you get to see the artwork but you get to ride it! Dunedin artist Scott Eady restores a collection of children’s discarded bicycles, scooters and trikes making this special exhibition interactive as it allows children (2 – 8 year olds) to ride through the gallery on a unique customised stead.

Dates 1st Nov 2011 – 5th Feb 2012
Times 10 – 4.30 p.m.
Venue The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Info All Ages / Admission Free

PABLOS ART AUCTION

A wide range of artwork donated by artists such as Dick Frizzell, Pippa Sanderson, Drypnz, Sir Jon Trimmer, Andy Leleisi’uao, Michele Irving, and many many more. Shed 11 is less than a km from the railway station and central bus terminus with lots of parking available on the waterfront.

Dates Tuesday 8th November
Times Doors open 5.30 p.m.
Venue Shed 11, 45/55 Customhouse Quay
Cost $20 pre sale tickets available with catalogue or $25 door sales on the night
Info Call 04 382 885 www.pablosart.org.nz

KNITTED & KNOTTED KNIT CIRCLE

Come to the gallery and under the crafty gaze of Megan Hansen-Knarhoi’s knitted Jesus Spells, either learn or refresh your knitting skills in this drop in session hosted by Tash from Knitsh.

Date Sunday 6th November
Time 10 – 4 p.m.
Venue The Dowse Art Museum, 45 Laings Road, Lower Hutt
Info Admission free / All welcome

I SAY I SAY I SAY

A collaboration of artists including Michele Irving, Deborah Crowe, Athina Moisa welcome you to the Gallery for the opening of their exciting new exhibition.

Opening Thursday 3rd November
Time 5.30 – 7 p.m.
Dates 3 – 19th November
Venue Roar Gallery, Vivian St, Wellington CBD

ARTISTS WANTED TO DONATE AN HOUR

Gracefield Early Childhood centre is looking for artists/student artists to donate an hour of their time to come in and engage their 4 year olds with an art activity e.g. how to make a print, easy clay work, cardboard / wearable art workshops. They would also like the artist to showcase some of their own work to inspire the youngsters. The Centre will provide limited materials and there is about 12 in a group.

Day for workshop Any Wednesdays between 10 – 11.30 a.m.
Venue Gracefield Early Childhood Centre, 9 Rishworth St, Gracefield (near IRL)
Info Call Sue White (work no) 04 569 6500

MISCELLANEOUS

ADVANCE NOTICE : VISUAL ARTISTS!! IDEAS KITCHEN IS FOR YOU!!

Justin Morgan, Director of the NZ Academy of Fine Arts in Wellington, is coming to talk about working with galleries including different gallery models he’s been involved in and how to have a successful show. This is your opportunity to tap into his great knowledge & experience of artist run spaces, dealer galleries & public galleries.

Ideas Kitchen is a 6 weekly session of talks and discussion for visual artists on how to build successful careers in the arts. We aim to provide information, networking and connection between artists to build a vibrant community.

Date Thursday 17th November
Time 5.30 p.m.
Venue Farsite Gallery, Doreen Doolan Mall, 193 Jackson St, Petone
Info All Free / All Visual Artists Welcome
Contact Sian Torrington, HVCA Arts Facilitator, 021 1080540 mail@hvca.org.nz

CALL FOR WRITERS OF ALL GENRES

HVCA is excited to be getting feedback from writers that who are saying they need more activity for their particular genre. HVCA is keen to work with writers to provide talks, open mic nights for poetry/slam and/or discussion groups – whatever it is you require. Please get in touch if you’re interested and want to be involved : contact siantorrington@gmail.com

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