What’s on in Taranaki this week


The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Len Lye Center have two events, including a curator's tour and a Monica Brewster evening.

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The Govett-Brewster Art Gallery and the Len Lye Center have two events, including a curator’s tour and a Monica Brewster evening.

Here’s what’s happening on the Taranaki arts and entertainment scene for the next week.

Curator’s Tour, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Saturday 24 September at 10:30am, free

Take a walk and chat through the exhibition Multiple Levels of Attention with our Assistant Curator Contemporary Art, Simon Gennard.

Steamin’ Hot Harmonies, St Andrews on Liardet, Sunday 25 September at 2.30pm

An afternoon concert featuring the Great Taranaki Steam Band, the Sharp 4 Sax Quartet and the Living Harmony Choir.

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Cash sale at the door. $15, seniors $10, students $5.

Monica Brewster Evening, Govett-Brewster Art Gallery, Tuesday, September 27, 6 p.m

Join Libby Hakaraia, founder of the Māoriland Film Festival, as she shares insights into the festival (which is now the largest international Indigenous film festival in the world), the center that built it, and her mahi, the Rangatahi Storytellers and creatives develop, gives and entrepreneurs.

Her lecture will be followed by a screening of eight short films from the Nga Pakiaka Incubator Programme.

Tickets start at $10, reservations essential at govettbrewster.com or in the gallery

Noon Concert, Methodist Center (Whiteley Memorial Church), Wednesday, September 28 at 12:15 p.m

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Next week’s concert features the new grand piano with four-hand pieces performed by pianists Denise Hayes and Sonoko Kato.

They will play some well-known tunes by composers such as Mozart, Chopin, Beethoven and Debussy and will include classical, romantic and more modern music.

This is going to be a delightful concert. This year’s lunchtime concerts end the following week on October 5th with concert pianist Rosa Scaffidi.

Frozen Junior, New Plymouth Repertory Theatre, premieres October 13th

Based on the Disney film written by Jennifer Lee and directed by Chris Buck and Jennifer Lee. The NP Repertory Society is proud to present the Taranaki premiere of Disney’s Frozen JR.

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Tell the full story of the modern classic Disney film LIVE on stage with “Want to Build a Snowman?”, “Let it Go”, “Love is an Open Door” and many more songs from the movie Get Ready, Five to hear new songs written for the Broadway production!

Tickets through the Trybooking website: https://www.trybooking.com/nz/events/landing/7654

If you have an event you would like recorded, please email [email protected] by the Wednesday of the week you would like it recorded.



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