Community Dinners in 2018
This year we’re running a series of (roughly) monthly dinners for the community. We’re super-happy to have received a grant from the Wellington City Council towards the costs. The first will be on Sunday 25 March 4-7pm. Affordable, yummy food available! Please email us if you want to be kept informed.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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 email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.