Playback
Nov
20
1:00pm 1:00pm

Playback

We warmly welcome all to this afternoon of play, creativity and storytelling.

This November peel back the curtain to a behind the scenes experience with Wellington Playback Theatre Company.

We will start session one with a short performance by Wellington Playback Theatre Company introducing you to the forms, the people and the playback.

We will break, chat, and share cake. Then it's time to get involved.

Session two give you an opportunity to play alongside members of a company and to actively have a go as an actor or musician.

If that's not quite for you, please stay and be a storyteller or audience member, this in itself is an essential part of the playback experience.

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Dance Therapy Workshop
Nov
20
11:00am11:00am

Dance Therapy Workshop

A relaxed one hour class exploring dance and movement. Absolutely no experience in dance technique is necessary, as we will be moving in accord with our own rhythms, to express, create and communicate in a nonverbal way. I will be using skills learnt from dance movement therapy to facilitate this class that is open to all. Darrell Haddon studied theatre at VUW and Dance Movement Therapy at Dance Therapy NZ.

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Toasts for Dinner
Nov
19
7:00pm 7:00pm

Toasts for Dinner

Join us to celebrate spring and social progress with good food and even better conversation!

We've invited our favourite speaker from last year's Spring Uprising Emily Beausoleil to deliver a keynote address as we all come together to share a meal. It's an evening of open toasts, so BYO drinks and thoughts to share, and bring a plate of springtime tapas to for the pot-luck dinner.

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It's A Trial
Nov
19
12:00pm12:00pm

It's A Trial

From the people who brought you A TRIAL comes another trial, different from the first trial but still IT'S A TRIAL!

IT'S A TRIAL! is a unique one-off performance that fuses courtroom drama with community theatre. 

PRESENTED BY Binge Culture Collective and Barbarian Productions.

Lawyers Joel Bakensdale and Karin Rizmakon call on members of the public to be expert witnesses to help win the case, in which The Government is being sued for negligence over the housing crisis. The lawyers will have to navigate a legal quagmire to argue whether a duty of care is owed, and whether that has been breached. 

This is under the unreliable eye of maverick 'strange' (Theatreview) Judge Jody Ranzerson and her court taker, the 'odd' (Theatreview) Courtney T Aker. Busy Journalist Jacqui Strongarm will hopefully make an appearance, depending on how well her Masters of Journalism is going. 

Audience members are invited to act as the members of the jury, sketch artists in the press box, or simply members of the public gallery. 

WHO: Joel Baxendale, Karin McCracken, Anya Tate-Manning, Jo Randerson and Maria Williams
WHERE: Von Kohorn Boardroom in Wellington Museum
PRICE: $10, $20 or $30 for the full trial session. 

Stay for the whole afternoon, or come and go as you please! Refreshments available throughout the event!! ♥

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Nil By Mouth Workshop 2
Nov
19
10:00am10:00am

Nil By Mouth Workshop 2

Are you keen to get involved in theatre, storytelling, dance or other types of performance? Are you already a performer and keen to learn more about physical communication? Are you looking for an awesome performance and movement based workshop with a cool bunch of people that just might change how you see the world?

Find out more by downloading this pdf document.

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Upshoots
Nov
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

Upshoots

In collaboration with Aro Valley Community Festival of Place, a quick-fire speaking event of 5 minute talks with pictures.  Encounter diverse thinking around community, creative consultation, the future and more!

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Well-Being, Art-Being
Nov
18
1:00pm 1:00pm

Well-Being, Art-Being

1pm -2.30:  Pat-A-Cake Productions lead an experiential taster session out-of-site from their new CoLiberate Studio, followed by a sharing of their journey from theatre making to wellbeing social enterprise and back again. Suitable for artists, community workers, social enterprise enthusiasts and practitioners and general public. Entry by koha. 

2.30:  Afternoon Tea

3 - 3.45pm:  BLAG Art Hack - focus on Well-being led by BLAG members Sabrina Martin and Joel Baxendale. Big Live Arts Group was set up to unite live art practitioners in the Wellington area.  

4.30 - 5.30pm:  Yoga with Lori Leigh offers the benefits of embodied presence, play, breath, energy, expression and restoration. Lori is a Yoga Alliance RYT 200. Suitable for all levels and ages.

 

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Arts Hustle
Nov
17
6:30pm 6:30pm

Arts Hustle

A panel discussion with representatives from other sectors about how they successfully secure investment - offering strategies, advocacy and tips on how the arts might better hustle for resources.

Hosted by Meg Williams (NZ Festival), with Chris O’Neill (Ākina Foundation), James Russell (MOTIF Agency), and Nick Shewring (BizDojo)

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Art of Recovery film screening
Nov
16
6:30pm 6:30pm

Art of Recovery film screening

UPDATE!!! Venue has changed! Now at Hataitai Bowling Club.

The Art of Recovery screened at last years International Film Festival in Wellington, and we are proud to give our Spring Uprising participants another chance to see it.  BYO Popcorn.

Fisheye Films 2015, dir. Peter Young


After a massive Earthquake shakes Christchurch city to its foundations, a group of hardy, creative residents reclaim the ruins through a variety of art and temporary community projects, providing a promising future for a dynamic new city.

Read more in the Art of Recovery Press Kit

 

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Spring Uprising 2016
Nov
16
to Nov 20

Spring Uprising 2016

5 days of Arts in collaboration towards positive social change for our country and our communities. Our Spring Uprising platform brings together artists, community groups and organisations, social entrepreneurs, academics, and anyone interested in progressive social change. We try out different ways of connecting people and communities in creative ways that can have genuine impact in their lives.

DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAMME as a pdf here

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Nil By Mouth Workshop 1
Nov
13
10:00am10:00am

Nil By Mouth Workshop 1

Are you keen to get involved in theatre, storytelling, dance or other types of performance? Are you already a performer and keen to learn more about physical communication? Are you looking for an awesome performance and movement based workshop with a cool bunch of people that just might change how you see the world?

Find out more by downloading this pdf document.

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Rates Cuts
Sep
15
5:45pm 5:45pm

Rates Cuts

Rates Cuts is a mayoralty meet-the-candidates evening for the community, a collaboration between Maverick Barber & Emporium,Barbarian Productions and the Vogelmorn Community Group.

We're taking the hairdressing salon model of Political Cuts and applying it to the local body, so get involved for your chance to make a more informed decision about who runs our pretty little city.

For Vogelmornians, Kingstonians, Brooklynites, Wellingtonians and anyone with a political pulse, this is democratic engagement with a difference.

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LMWT - Controversial Makes
Sep
9
7:00pm 7:00pm

LMWT - Controversial Makes

What responsibilities do we have as makers when we author controversial work? How do we navigate ourselves and our work with compassion in the midst of strong critical response? 

Theatre makers Hayley Sproull (Vanilla Miraka), Alice Canton (White/Other) and Waylon Edwards/William Duignan (Boxed) share experiences they have had when showing theatre work and how they negotiated strong critiques from media, the industry and the public at large. Facilitated by Jo Randerson, the group will also discuss strategies to support each other, and strengthen our practice around sensitive topics.

Feel free to bring something to drink and some snacks to share!

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LMWT - Finding a Performance Space
Sep
4
2:00pm 2:00pm

LMWT - Finding a Performance Space

Co-hosted by the Fringe Festival. This is a conversation about where to perform, how to pitch and who is looking for what. Representatives from BATS, 17 Tory St and Urban Dream Brokerage will be present to talk about their pitching process and what they're looking for. Just in time for Fringe registration!

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LMWT - Upfront Feedback
Sep
3
4:00pm 4:00pm

LMWT - Upfront Feedback

How can we get stronger, clearer and more robust when supporting our peers to make their best work? A workshop / conversation on building good practice when offering feedback during the creation process. Presented by BLAG, as a continuation of the series ‘Steps Towards the Answer’. Co-led by Joel Baxendale (Binge Culture) and Melanie Hamilton (Muscle Mouth).

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LMWT - Respectful Representation panel discussion
Sep
1
6:00pm 6:00pm

LMWT - Respectful Representation panel discussion

Six panelists will speak about their top ten tips for representing groups that often get misrepresented or represented in a stereotypical way onstage. We'll hear from Jean Sergent speaking about queer representation, Jane Yonge speaking about representation of people of colour, Waylon Edwards speaking about representation of the prison community AND MORE!

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LMWT - The Birds and The Bees
Aug
27
2:00pm 2:00pm

LMWT - The Birds and The Bees

A special matinee performance by Wellington Playback Theatre Company, conducted by Nancy Fulford. 

Stay for afternoon tea and a question and answer session about playback theatre and the performers.

Cash Door Sales - For a special discount at our box office bring a plate for our afternoon tea.
Tickets:
Waged $15
Unwaged $10
Children $6
Family $30

You can pre-book seats via email at wgtnplayback@gmail.com

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All Good? - Conversations of the Hairdresser
Nov
24
to Nov 27

All Good? - Conversations of the Hairdresser

Barbarian Productions invite YOU into the barber's chair to meet maverick hairdresser Jason Muir (star of our election year Political Cuts project). He's offering a free blow-wave* in exchange for a bit of a chin-wag about the intimacy of the hairdressing profession.

Barbarian & Jason present All Good? as a part of the Letting Space's TEZA 2015 - Porirua which you can visit here: https://www.facebook.com/events/155674044786015/

The All Good? pop-up Salon will be active at the TEZA Hub from 1.30 -5.30pm, Tues-Friday in the final week of November.

Whether you're a Porirua local or want to make the 15 minute trip from Wellington City - come and see us out in Cobham Court. We'll Teza Up Your Hair!

*or other professional grooming and ‘pampering’ services

#Allgood

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RAD Talks
Nov
14
6:00pm 6:00pm

RAD Talks

There are times when the word can be as powerful as a knife. Barbarian Productions has invited their favourite subversive writers to delve into the taboo territory of politics, prejudice and protest. A radical spoken explosion, with pictures. No tame jokes, polite chit-chat, or middlebrow censoring; head on up!

Hosted by James Nokise and featuring CocoSolid, Georgina Beyer, Sarah Wilson and Dr Mike Joy.

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