What’s on

The Green Cafe – open Thursday-Saturday 8am-4pm
The friendly and delicious Green Cafe operates in the kitchen/mezzanine three days a week. There is a range of savoury food and delicious baking available. Kids can play with the toys or run around on the gated green and play on the trampoline. The cafe can also provide catering for events.

Youth drama classes with Imogen Prossor’s Wizz Theatre Academy
Mondays 3.30-5.30pm
Wizz Theatre Academy is all about fostering a lifelong love of theatre in young people, developing the integration of dramatic skills and of course having fun!

Drama or Musical Theatre after school classes. Class sizes are limited so get in quick! Suitable for ages 5 to 18. Offering the opportunity to sit Trinity College examinations. For more information please txt, call or email Imogen at 027 272 7023 or wizztheatreacademy@gmail.com.

A little about Imogen:
My name is Imogen Prossor – the founder of ‘Wizz Theatre Academy’. I come from a family of thespians, so it was only natural for me to become a performer myself. With a Bachelor’s degree in Performing Arts (specialising in musical theatre) and 20+ years of experience as a theatrical performer, I teach from an extremely practical approach. Under my tuition you should expect your child to not only develop confidence performing in front of others, but also gain a wealth of knowledge and skills. I have had over 5 years teaching experience in Trinity College examinations and am immensely passionate about education surrounding the arts. I would love the chance to share my skills and experience with your child. Please get in contact if you are interested in classes.

Marimba classes for adults (beginner/intermediate) – Wednesdays 5.30pm
Playing marimba is fun! The tunes and rhythms (from the Shona tradition of Zimbabwe) are easy to learn and you don’t need any musical knowledge. The music is played by up to ten players, making it a positive group experience in many ways. Connecting with people by playing together is socially very valuable. Learning the sequence of short musical melodies and rhythms stimulates parts of the brain that aren’t necessarily engaged in everyday activities. Marimbas are played with mallets, making it a physical activity that gets people moving. The music is upbeat and joyful and can also have a spiritual impact on people. Classes are taught by Gabriele Gschwendtner.
Waged $125 / Unwaged $110 for a ten week term. Contact 021 073 4386 or 
info@playfoolspirit.com

About Gabriele:
Gabriele was born in Germany and came to New Zealand over 20 years ago. She is a musician, psychologist and clown. Since 2012 she has been playing marimba, taught by various marimba teachers in New Zealand and from abroad. In 2017 she founded a marimba band called Pembera performing at festivals and events. Gabriele is also classical pianist, piano teacher and composer.

North Indian vegetarian cooking classes
Learn to cook dishes authentically and enjoy the fruits of your labour in our welcoming kitchen setting. You’ll learn lots of great tips at these classes, which are held periodically on a weekend evening and weekdays at lunchtime. Visit the facebook page for upcoming classes. For bookings please email indiancooking@xtra.co.nz or text 02102697038.

Koha yoga with Rosa Santana Alonso
Rosa is running her classes on Tuesdays 9.00-10.15am across the green at the Vogelmorn Hall, entry from Vennell Street.

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Meet Rosa!

Rosa has recently joined the community, YAY! Originally from the Canary Islands, seven small islands which are on the North West of Africa but belong to Spain and have plenty of sunshine throughout the year.

She arrived to NZ in 2015 which has been her basecamp for 3 years on and off. After committing herself to the practices of yoga for a year in Byron Bay (NSW, AU) and becoming a 800RYT with 2 years of teaching experience by now, Rosa brings all her fresh knowledge to share with us! Focused on postural alignment, safety and hands on adjustments to help you deepen in the asanas (postures). You can also practice some guided meditation and breathing techniques with her, and join her for some ukelele-chanting at the end of the lessons sometime!

Classes are open to all levels of experience and you’re welcome to bring your children along. Some yoga mats and bolsters are available. Suggested koha $5-10. You can contact Rosa via facebook or email.

Planning an Event
Please email us if you have any workshop, event, or outreach ideas and we will make sure to support and promote them!