Pātaka July 2017 School Holiday Programme

July 11/12/13/18/19/20, 2017

Join the Pātaka Education team this school holidays for some creative fun and learning.

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Creative Communities Funding Application

Due 7 August 2017 at 5pm

Creative Communities fund Porirua Arts Project that encourages participation, supports diversity or enables young people. The current round is now open to projects that take place between 4th September 2017 and 4th September 2018.

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Sun 30 July 2017 at 2.30pm

The Virtuoso Strings Orchestra was set up under the auspices of The Virtuoso Strings Charitable Trust (established in 2013), which provides free instruments and free tuition to students at low decile schools in Porirua. The orchestra has 130 performers, ranging from preschoolers to pensioners, and rehearses each week in Cannons Creek, Porirua. The orchestra does not hold auditions and is open to any member of the public.

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NZ School of Music – Pātaka Friends Winter Music Series 2017

Sun 6 Aug 2017 from 2.30pm-3.30pm

Young musicians studying at the NZ School of Music perform at Pātaka as part of the Friends Winter Music Series. This year’s musicians include Deborah King, Grant Baker and Georgia Steel.

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DR GLEN COLQUHOUN – Poetry reading

Sun 13 Aug 2017 2.30pm-3.30pm

Glen’s writing explores both Māori and Pākeha oral poetries ranging from moteatea, haka, sea-shanties, hymns and working songs to lullabies, nursery rhymes, waiata aroha and skipping songs.

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