Colour the Sky – Kite Festival is a council event which comes under the banner of the Southside Festival of Arts which falls between the months of October and November. The kite festival brings together different cultures, celebrating the diversity of our communities through kite flying.Workshops will be held on site on the day. This will be a free family orientated event, and we hope to attract as many children and families as possible on the day with wonderful kite flyers who will be onsite on the day to showcase some of their stunning designs as part of Colour the Sky – Kite Festival 2011. months of October and November. The kite festival brings together different cultures, celebrating the diversity of our communities through kite flying.
When: 11am-6pm, Saturday 15 October
Where: TelstraClear Pacific Events Centre
Southside Arts Festival is an annual event held from 14th October – 6 November which showcases the arts, music, dance, film, food and culture of South Auckland.
Check out this video titled “What is Southside” with Southside Arts Festival contributers and people in the community explaining what Southside means to them.
From Comedy show performaces, Wild Food Festivals, DJ Workshops, Creative Networking, Film festivals, Live music, Interactive physical theatre – the Southside Arts festivals promises a diverse celebration of te vibrant arts in South Auckland.
So what is Southside to you? Why not experience it and get a taste of what this festival has to offer!
Southside Arts Festival 2011
WHEN: 14 October to 6 November
WHERE: South Auckland, New Zealand
‘Frangipani The Fairy’s – Great SOUTHSIDE Adventure’ is one of the many community events in this year’s Southside Arts Festival, Auckland 2011.
‘Frangipani The Fairy’s Great SOUTHSIDE Adventure ‘is a performing arts adventure that will be held at Auckland’s Botanical Gardens. Brought to you by Lima Productions. The venue is a pretty exciting site to host a variety of cross-cultural performances and made for families. You’ll venture through a trail with Hip-Hopping Monkeys, Singing Sirens, Dancing Lupes, Comic Kuma’s and mythical creatures, Tahiwha, Witches, Elves and the Sly Wolf.
Here is a video of a contemporary Samoan Dance tribute to Manu Samoa, ‘La’u Lupe’ to give you a taste on what will be on offer.
Like what you see? Then be sure to save the date for a performing arts experience not to be missed!
When: 11am-12pm and 1-2pm Saturday 22-Sunday 23 October
Where: Auckland Botanic Gardens
Price: Adults: $5, Children: $2 (Door Sales only)
Visit the Southside Arts Festival website for more information about Frangipani The Fairy’s Great SOUTHSIDE Adventure or connect with Lima Productions on Facebook
Formerly Manukau Festival of Arts, the Southside Arts Festival 2011 provides an exciting platform to showcase the creative excellence of artists and promote the innovation in arts that is unique to South Auckland.
Running from 14 October to 6 November, the festival is taking place at a wide variety of venues throughout the region with over 30 diverse and exciting arts events on offer including theatre, music, fashion, dance, film, sculpture, visual arts and community events. Many of the events are free and this year’s festival is looking to be bigger and better than ever!
I’m really excited to be involved in the Southside Arts Festival this year! Here are a few reasons why:
1. I am a graphic designer, I love art and have a deep appreciation for people that are creative and share their passion through their talents.
2. I live in South Auckland so a lot of these events will be in Southside, Auckland area!
3. I think it’s pretty cool that the Auckland Council are behind a festival that celebrates the diversity and talents of people in South Auckland in our community (thumbs ups!!)
4. A lot of these events will not cost you an arm or leg – you’ll be surprised that some of these are FREE! (Shot cuz!)
5. The potential to meet new people and also learn new things – the cultural diversities we have in our communities make South Auckland a very unique, vibrant and interesting place to live – it’s time we soak it up and enjoy that we have something very special living here.
6. I’ll be supporting the festival by attending the events, blogging, tweeting and sharing updates on what’s happening and what’s on offer!
Keep these 2 weeks free in your calendar 14th October – 2nd November because you don’t want to miss out this year!
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