What’s on

Community Dinners in 2018
Wowee, our first dinner sold out! You can book now for the next one on Sunday 29 April, with more in May/June/July, all on the last Sunday of each month. Activites from 4pm, dinner at 5.30pm.

We’re planning the next lot of dinners and would love any input of ideas – or helpers on the nights – so feel free to get in touch. (We’ve already had a local gardener offering us flowers from her garden to decorate the tables!)

Thanks to WCC for funding to support these dinners. Please come along, all welcome!

Wizz Theatre Academy Holiday Programme – Thursday 19 & Friday 20 April

These holiday programme days are filled with fun games, activities and performance opportunities. Come and experience a new and exciting two day theatre intensive. The first day will be focused on acting, storytelling, improvisation and more. Join us for a second day and have fun with musical theatre; learning all about the integration of singing, acting and dancing. Suitable for ages 7-13.
Thursday 19th of April – Acting Intensive / Friday 20th of April – Musical Theatre Workshop
When:  Drop off from 8.30am–9am/Pick up between 5–5.30pm.
Cost: $45/day; sign up for one day or both and receive a 20% discount!
Contact Imogen for bookings or more info.

Youth drama classes with Imogen Prossor’s Wizz Theatre Academy
Mondays 4.30-5.30pm
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 

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.

Omāroro Kitchen Cafe – open specific days
The friendly and delicious Omāroro Kitchen Cafe operates in the kitchen/mezzanine two 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. You can contact them via their facebook page.

Koha yoga with Ming Janssen
Ming is running her classes on Tuesdays 9.15-10.30am across the green at the Vogelmorn Hall, entry from Vennell Street.

Ming’s classes are a combination of stretches, flowing movements with breath and strength development. They 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 Ming 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!