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Tim Bray Productions 2019 season

Organisation: Tim Bray Productions

Where: The Pumphouse Theatre, Takapuna, Auckland

When: 2019

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary

Discipline: Multi-Arts, Drama, Music

Type of Event: Performance

Contact: Tim Bray Productions(info@tbp.org.nz)

Tim Bray Productions is delighted to announce its exciting season of children’s theatre shows for 2019. The company is entering its 28th year of bringing entertaining and educational theatre experiences to young people and next year’s line-up is sure to be enjoyed by young and old.

The season kicks off in April with a favourite Kiwi story - The Man Whose Mother was a Pirate by Margaret Mahy, which is a rollicking and funny pirate adventure. The show tells the story of Sam, an ordinary man who wears an ordinary suit and who works in an ordinary office. But his mother is an extraordinary mother – she’s a pirate and yearns to see the sea again. Hilarity ensues as they head to sea together with lots of opportunities for audience involvement.

Next up in July is the much anticipated We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury that has become a classic chant-aloud tale. Follow and join in the family’s excitement as they wade through the grass, splash through the river and squelch through the mud in search of a bear. What a surprise awaits them in the cave on the other side of the dark forest!

For September/October audiences will enjoy The Little Yellow Digger, which is based on the series of children’s picture books about The Little Yellow Digger by Betty and Alan Gilderdale. When the little yellow digger gets stuck in the mud, a range of bigger diggers are sent to finish the job with entertaining results. Stories featured in the show are The Little Yellow Digger saves the Whale, The Little Yellow Digger at the Zoo, The Little Yellow Digger, The Little Yellow Digger and the Bones, The Little Yellow Digger goes to School.

December sees the return of Tim Bray Productions’ beloved Christmas story, The Santa Claus Show ’19. It tells the tale of Kelly and Alana who are best friends and decide to write to Santa Claus. But Kelly sends the longest list of things that a child wants for Christmas that Santa has ever seen. Santa flies Kelly to the North Pole so she can learn for herself the true meaning of Christmas.

Each show will take to the stage at the Pumphouse Theatre during 2019 with both an education season during the last week of term and a school holiday season for two weeks. Performance times are 10:30am and 1pm daily for education performances and 10:30am and 2pm for school holiday’s performances. There are also New Zealand Sign Language interpreted performances and audio described performances available for each show.

A Teachers Resource Guide packed with cross-curricula classroom activities to do before and after your visit to the show is available for each show and a special ticket offer with one free teacher's ticket per 10 students. Enhance your class or school’s visit to the show with a Theatre Workshop. Now available with drama, literature and art activities, Q & A with Tim Bray (diary permitting) and cast, and a backstage tour.

For more information and ticket bookings please visit our website.

NZ Musical Futures Training Days 2019

Organisation: Musical Futures

When: Long bay College on Friday 5th and 6th April 2019; Waiuku College on Monday 8th April 2019

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Musical Futures(info@musicalfuturesinternational.org)

We are very pleased to be able to announce that there will now be three days of training for “Musical Futures” in 2019 and for the first time these will be held at two different venues.

The first is at Long Bay College on Friday 5th and 6th April and the second at Waiuku College on Monday 8th April.

It is great that nearly 100 New Zealand teachers have already had been involved in training over the past two years with all being extremely positive about the benefits they have gained from the course and also the resources that they have been able to use immediately with their classes. Several teachers were so inspired they followed up their training with workshops in Melbourne while another has taken a sabbatical to study this teaching approach further.

We hope to have much more primary and secondary music teachers involved in the training next year and also that those who have already had training may enjoy the “recharge” day on Saturday 6th April.

Term 1 Drama NZ Primary Workshop

Organisation: Drama New Zealand

Where: Saint Kentigen Girls' School - 514 Remuera Road, Remuera

When: Wednesday 13 March 2019

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Judy Norton(dramanzprimaryed@gmail.com)

‘The Marvels'

Based on Brian Selznick’s latest graphic novel, ‘The Marvels’ this workshop uses a wide range of practical strategies to physically, emotionally and cognitively engage students with text so that they think and act more critically and creatively. This workshop will be suitable for any teacher who wants to provide a rich sensory experience that will captivate and motivate students to want to read, write, speak and listen.

The strategies are non-threatening for teachers and students alike and are easily transferred to a wide range of learning contexts. Our facilitator for this workshop is Chris Horne. Chris is a Drama specialist teacher, former Team Solutions Drama Advisor, Lecturer and national workshop presenter for primary and intermediate Drama.

DNZ NZ National Conference

Organisation: Drama New Zealand

Where: Rangi Ruru Girls' High - 59 Hewitts Road Merivale Christchurch

When: 12th - 14th April 2019

Regions: Canterbury

Target Audience: Primary

Discipline: Drama

Type of Event: Seminar

Contact: Ryan Timoko-Benjamin(ryan@ojc.school.nz)

Auckland Brass Boot Camp 2019

Organisation: New Zealand Brass Academy

Where: Auckland City Brass Bandroom

When: 9th Feb 9-12, 2nd March 9-12

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Seminar, Workshop

Contact: Tak Chun Lai(nzbrassacademy@gmail.com)

NZBA is extremely excited to announce our first event, Auckland Brass Boot Camp 2019.
Please join us on the 9th Feb 9am-12noon with Josh Rogan, APO Sub-principal trumpet and 2nd March 9am-12noon with Tak Chun Lai, APO Principal Tuba, at the Auckland City Brass Bandroom, Three kings, Auckland.
Both sections welcome brass players at any level and age.
$30 for both sections.

The Windsor Gallery 2019 Canterbury Year 13 Art Competition

Organisation: Windsor Gallery

Where: Windsor Gallery 386 St Asaph St Christchurch

When: 5th - 20th September 2019

Regions: Canterbury

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Visual Arts

Type of Event: Exhibition

Contact: Tracey and Philip Wynands(info@windsorgallery.co.nz)

Windsor Gallery Canterbury Year 13 Art Competition – Opening Night 5th September 5.30pm, Exhibition 5th September – 20th September

• Aim to allow students to exhibit in a professional gallery and gain exposure to the art world and to extend creativity and skills
• Available to Year 13 Art Students throughout Canterbury
• Two finalists selected from each school by Head of Art Department/Art Teacher to exhibit one artwork each
• Work from June onwards last year able to be exhibited
• Original 2 D – Mediums: Painting, Photography, Printmaking, Mixed Media
• Dimensions 600mm x 700mm maximum size including framing (if slightly bigger may be acceptable)
• Entry Form due 16 August 2019
• Art delivered to Gallery by 5pm 30th August 2019
• Art must be able to be hung – we are able to assist and have low cost mounting and framing available from end of line moulding and matts – we need the work to be received by 22nd August for us to assist in this process
• Winner judged by two independent judges: Blair Jackson, Director of Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū and Aaron Kreisler, Head of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury
• Prizes awarded opening night
• 1st Prize mix of cash, framing voucher and art supplies voucher to the value of $650 and $200 Framing Voucher to the school
• 2nd Prize $450 mixed as above and $150 framing voucher to the school
• 3rd Prize $300 mixed as above and $100 framing voucher to the school
• Peoples Choice award $150 mixed and awarded at the end of competition
• All Finalists receive a $50 Framing Voucher
• Schools encouraged to bring through Year 12 students so they can see what the competition involves for next year

Full details and entry forms available on the link or email info@windsorgallery.co.nz with any queries.

Junior Jazz Jam

Organisation: ChCh Jazz Foundation Trust

Where: Doug Caldwell Auditorium. ARA Music Arts

When: Sept 14th

Regions: Canterbury

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Other

Contact: Judith Bell(bell.judith@gmail.com)

Christchurch's event for jazz bands up to year 8.
Bands play a set each at ARA Music Arts (formerly CPIT Jazz School) and get feedback at the end from ARA Jazz tutors.

Big Band Festival Workshops

Organisation: Christchurch Big Band Festival

Where: Ara Music Arts, Madras St, Christchurch

When: Sat 22 October 2016 9:00 AM – 12:30 PM

Regions: Canterbury

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Music

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: Judith Bell(info@bigbandfest.org.nz)

9.00-10.00 - Jazz Improvisation Workshop with Scott Taitoko and Gwyn Reynolds
Hone your improvisation skills with some great tips and ideas from Scott and Gwyn

9.00-10.30 - Rhythm Section Workshop with Tim Driver, Michael Story and Michael Thompson
Examine the important role the rhythm section has in the band, share and discuss common problems that exist in the typical jazz ensemble setting and find solutions that can help your band improve its sound and groove!

10.15-12.15 - Youth Band Workshop with Rodger Fox
If you play a big band instrument and would love the opportunity to join with other young musicians in a big band setting come along and learn from the master of big band in NZ.

Sunday 23 Oct 5.30pm-6.30pm - Q and A Session with James Morrison
Date: Sun 23 Oct, 2016 5.30-6.30pmVenue: St Margaret's College Charles Luney Auditorium

Eventbrite: https://bbfworkshops2016.eventbrite.co.nz
Facebook link: https://www.facebook.com/events/258870007827747/
BigBand website: http://www.bigbandfest.org.nz/schedule/category/workshops/

Circus Arts

Organisation: The Auckland Performing Arts Centre

Where: TAPAC, 100 Motions road, Western Springs, Auckland, New Zealand

When: 3 Oct - 7 Oct 2016

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate

Discipline: Multi-Arts, Dance, Visual Arts

Type of Event: Performance, Workshop

Contact: Dhruv Mody or Billie Staples(foh@tapac.org.nz)

Circus Arts 5 Day- Second week of Holidays

This is a fun and challenging physical course that focuses on the techniques used by circus performers on the ground and in the air. Through physical warm-ups, acrobatics, tumbling and object manipulation, you will develop your motor skills, strength, flexibility and endurance, whilst having a great time.

There is no formal showing for this course, however you are welcome to join us in the studio from 2.30pm on the last day to see what they've been up to.

Teaching Artists:

Jo Carvahlo
Students will love working with Jo, a seasoned circus performer and teacher originally hailing from France. Jo is an ex gymnast and theatre artist who has been teaching at Circus Kumarani in Northland for the past 6 years. He runs Spinnovation NZ with his brother Matmanamat who perform at corporate events and festivals throughout NZ. Jo teaches ground based to aerial circus skills suitable for beginners to advanced levels. He is a specialist Cyr Wheel, acrobatic and juggling performer with training in America and Australia (Spin Acadamy and NICA). Jo is great at motivating students to reach their full potential in the skills they are most passionate about.

Sara Kidston
Sara Kidston is a professional aerialist and contortionist with 5 years experience in the industry as a performer and teacher. Her passion was first found in Tapac where she began training aerial trapeze and went on to train, teach and perform worldwide.

Sara's most recent experience has seen her training at the Beijing International Arts School where she has gained an immense amount of new knowledge to share with her students!

New Zealand Primary Schools Teachers' Conference 2019

Organisation: PENZ (on behalf of the NZPSTC Committee)

Where: Wellington

When: 15th - 16th April 2019

Regions: National

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate

Discipline: Multi-Arts, Drama, Dance, Music, Visual Arts

Type of Event: Workshop, Exhibition

Contact: Janna McLean(janna@penz.org.nz)

On behalf of the New Zealand Primary School Teachers’ Conference Committee, we warmly invite you to join us at the NZPSTC scheduled in Wellington from April 15th-16th 2019.

We are excited to host two days of learning, collaboration, networking and inspiration. This conference will provide an array of professional development opportunities for all Primary and Intermediate Teachers. With 11 different Subject Associations contributing their knowledge, skills and expertise it is set to an amazing event.

This years’ theme is 'Integrated Learning and Collaborative Teaching in the 21st Century'.

The programme will include approximately 65 professional development workshops. These high quality workshops will be lead by some of New Zealand’s most inspiring, forward-thinking teachers. There is also an outstanding line up of key note speakers (including Chris Hipkins - Minister of Education) and presenters who will motivate and challenge your thinking.

2019 Youth Autumn School

Organisation: The New Zealand Dance Company

Where: Te Oro, 98 Line Rd, Glen Innes, Auckland

When: 9am – 4pm Monday 15 – Thursday 18 April 2019

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Dance

Type of Event: Workshop

Contact: The New Zealand Dance Company (yep@nzdc.org.nz)

Live a week in the life of professional NZDC dancers with daily technique and choreography classes taught by members of the Company!

The NZDC Youth Seasonal School is a stimulating school holiday dance program that is sure to challenge and inspire while developing new skills in technique and performance. This is an amazing opportunity to learn from some of the New Zealand’s leading professional dancers during a week of classes that explores contemporary dance techniques as well as choreographic skills.

This April, NZDC has expanded its programme and will be holding offering its Youth Autumn School in Auckland as well as Hamilton from Monday 15 April – Thursday 18 April 2019.
Register before Friday 15 March to receive an early-bird discount!

Date: Monday 15 – Thursday 18 April 2019
Time: 9am – 4pm.
Location: Te Oro, 98 Line Rd, Glen Innes, Auckland
Ages: Students 12+ years
Cost*: $280 each


Organisation: Auckland Festival Trust

When: 7-24 March 2019

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Primary, Intermediate, Secondary

Discipline: Multi-Arts, Drama, Dance

Contact: Natasha Lay(schools@aaf.co.nz)

Impressive, choreographic ensemble work performed with a healthy dose of physical humour. Winner of Outstanding Achievement at Australian Dance Awards 2018 and Helpmann Best Choreography Award Nominee 2017.
Suitable for Years 4 – 13 / Circus, Dance
School Tickets: Available for Thursday 14 & Friday 15 March 7.30pm
Venue: ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre

A powerful new dance work from NZ Arts Foundation Laureate Ross McCormack and his company Muscle Mouth. Stunning set, lighting and sound design interacts with and informs choreography to create a majestic sculptural landscape.
Suitable for Years 11 – 13 / Dance
Schools Performance: Friday 8 March 12.30pm
Venue: ASB Waterfront Theatre

East meets West in this cross-cultural interpretation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. A devised piece from British physical theatre gurus Gecko and Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre.
Includes pre-show talk.
Suitable for Years 9 – 13 / Dance, Drama, English
School Tickets: Thursday 21 & Friday 22 March 7.00pm / Pre-show talk 6.00pm
Venue: The Civic

For all enquiries, please contact:
Natasha Lay - Creative Learning and Community Engagement Co-ordinator
schools@aaf.co.nz | DDI 09 374 0339

Unitec Shakespeare Season 2019

Organisation: Unitec

When: Wed 5 June @10:30am Thu 6 June @10:30am

Regions: Auckland

Target Audience: Secondary

Discipline: Drama

Contact: Unitec(pasa@unitec.ac.nz)

2019 will see another excellent season of Shakespeare plays performed by the graduating students of Unitec’s Acting for Stage and Screen programme. Seating for our school matinees is limited so book now…

TWELFTH NIGHT Directed by Rita Stone
Twelfth Night was written to take place for the traditional festivities set for 12 nights after Christmas when a 24-hour party allows chaos to reign. A king and queen are identified because they find a pea or a bean in their cake and not all is what it seems. In Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night cross gender disguise, passionate pursuit of hidden identities and a sense that desire does not always find its satisfaction makes a timeless comedy; woven through with wisdom and pathos.

Wed 5 June @10:30am
Thu 6 June @10:30am

ROMEO & JULIET Directed by Elena Stejko
To simply call it the most famous love story of all time is to neglect the aching sadness and exposing of human foolishness that is in the heart of the timeless Romeo and Juliet. Through the tragedy of the lovers’ brief lives we learn once again that tender shoots of romantic love can be destroyed by parental neglect and vindictive refusal to heal, to forgive, to accept. Beauty and grief embrace and the poetry of the greatest dramatist leads us toward the light.

Wed 12 June @10:30am
Thu 13 June @10:30am

VENUE: Unitec Theatre, Entry 1, Carrington Rd, Mt Albert, Auckland
COST: $5 per person (inc GST)
BOOK: email pasa@unitec.ac.nz with the name of your school, group numbers (students & teachers), and a contact name/email to send invoice.

Please note you are welcome to change your group numbers up until a month out from the show date. If you cancel or change your booking within 30 days of the date of the performance your school will still be liable to pay the full cost of the invoice.

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