Kapi-Mana News : January 24th 2012
19 KAPI-MANA NEWS, JANUARY 24, 2012 4302144AA TE RAUPARAHA PARK, PORIRUA THE TREATY BRINGS THE WORLD TO PORIRUA 11.0 0 Karakia, mihi and opening: Karakia and opening with Ngati Toa Kaumatua, His Worship the Mayor Nick Leggett, who will open the festival, and the Chairman of the Porirua Community Arts Council, Bob Cater with waiata from the Mana College Kapa Haka group Elite Dance Crew -- hip hop dance set Irie Blue -- steel pans with Caribbean based music 12.20 Atafu Tokelauan Community -- Hiva fatele / Tokelau traditional dance Womansong -- woman only choir singing world music Sri Lankan Dance Academy-- traditional folk dancing with a visiting dancer from Sri Lanka 1.20 Poppy Dust -- New Zealand's latest originals pop band born out of musical theatre Samoan Family Group -- with a variety of traditional dances 2.00 Strike and Batterie 100 -- a performance combining Strike and rapidly emerging group Batterie 100 Kura Kaupapa Kapa Haka -- award winning Kapa Haka group from Te Kura Maori o Porirua Joshua Faletutulu -- the most recent winner of Westfield's five minutes of fame nationwide singing competition 3.00 Zone Dance Academy -- showcasing jazz, cheer and hip hop groups Vuyisa -- African / Brazilian jazz with funk and fusion influences 4.00 Snake Charmer Bellydancers -- middle eastern dance group Blanche Rawiri -- vocalist entertainer Atiu Mapu Cook Island Group -- a variety of action songs and drum dance 5.00 Announcement of Sculpture Competition Winners 5.20 Authentic -- hip hop dance set 5.30 Tribal Rising -- a local band committed to producing and performing original music 5.55 Maria Kapa -- performing a mixture of Maori, English and Italian classical songs 6.20 Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz orchestra featuring vocalist Erna Ferry Tribal Rising continues as above 7.10 The Fource -- Aotea College's international award winning female barbershop quartet Maria Kapa continues as above Rodger Fox's Wellington Jazz Orchestra continues as above *These times are approximate only and subject to change at short notice SKATEPARK SKATE COMPETITION A skatecomp for all levels in association with Cheapskates, Element, DVS and Manual Magazine. $1,500 cash and product up for grabs. Entry is free. Sweet beats, proddy packs, ollies and grinds. An opportunity to watch p-town's finest boarders take on the country's best sponsored skaters Registrations open at 11.00am. Competition starts between 12 noon and 1pm. Levels: 8 and under, 12 and under, 16 and under, women and open. THE WORLD IN YOUR KITCHEN (AN OPPORTUNITY TO TASTE A WEE BIT OF PEOPLE'S CULTURE) At least 10 communities represented with cooking demonstrations, food to sample and food and products to buy. Including Italian, Iraqi, Afgan, Japanese, Somalian, Burmese, South African and Welsh food and culture ALSO ON THE PARK • Watch out for Alan McKAy -- the Bubbleman -- as he cruises the various venues with his bubbles • Look out for "Funky Junk" playing their African / Brazilian inspired funky percussion beats using recycled materials at the entrance to the Arena • There will be official badged photographers from the Kapiti Camera Club to record the event...smile when you see one! • Art and craft, displays and food stalls will be located around the park • Let's make 2012's Festival of the Elements Zero Waste! (or at least do our very best) Support the festival organisers together with Porirua City Council and Bunnings Porirua in their endeavours towards Zero Waste for Porirua TE RAUPARAHA ARENA OUR RISING STAR S - Mana Community Grants Foundation Stadium (THE BIG ONE) 12.00 Wellington Youth Circus -- teenage circus performance troupe incorporating a ground and aerial based performance 12.25 Jessie Hillel -- a ten year old experienced performer who loves singing and entertaining 12.45 Signs of Life -- a rock band playing an even mix of originals and covers 1.15 Tiana Miti -- local multi award winning country singer 1.40 Until Autumn -- rock band from Tawa College 2.00 Wellington Youth Circus -- teenage circus performance troupe incorporating a ground and aerial based performance 2.25 Garage SixIX -- pop rock band performing covers and originals 2.55 Sarah Whittaker -- solo singer performer 3.25 To n e Togiata m a -- popular local singer and curtain raiser for Stan Walker on his New Zealand tour 4.00 Wellington Youth Circus -- teenage circus performance troupe incorporating a ground and aerial based performance *These times are approximate only and subject to change at short notice Underneath the bleachers at the south end of the Stadium is the venue for the CLAY SCULPTURE COMPETITION. This competition challenges artists to sculpt a work of art from a block of clay. This will include well known sculptors as well as emerging new talent. Sculptors will be working from 9.00 to 3.30pm. The winners will be announced on the Main Stage at 5.05 pm NEW ZEALAND COMMUNITY TRUST STADIUM (THE SMALLER ONE) ART ACTION! will provide a full day of creative activity for children up to 12. They can learn new skills from experts -- and it's all free All activities run from 11.30 -- 4.00 ACTIVITY Summer gardens Make your own creative garden in a sand tray Rachel Griffiths & Sharleen Pilkinton Litter Bugs Construct your own bugs out of recycled materials that will clean up the world Cheryl & Wayne Naylor Green Fingers Make an origami container and pot a seed to take home Ana Coffey & Sarah Dow The House that Jack Built Sculpture Get creative and help build this giant sculpture with natural materials Michelle Whale Worm Farm Can you guess how many worms? Seth Tuara Flower Garlands Design your own flower garland to wear at the festival Katrina Cupples Graffiti Art Join in and paint a mural to beautify Porirua City with some talented artists Richard Witherford Smith Putiputi weaving Create some gorgeous harakeke putiputi Jasmine Van Lith Face Painting Who would you like to be for the day? Phil Haddow Endangered Species Hunt Hidden around the gymnasium are the 10 most endangered species...can you save them? Elias Tuara & Tawera Tito Forest and Bird -- Kiwi Conservation Club Come and join the Kiwi Conservation Club, learn about N.Z.'s wildlife and wild places and try out one of their cool conservation activities KCC Team Jenny Lynch Story Reading Come and snuggle up in our story tent and learn all about the "House that Jack Built" with Gavin Bishop, Piripi Walker and Don Long in the new Gecko publishing book launch, and also hear about Marmaduke ducks adventure from one of Porirua's very own authors Gavin Bishop, Piripi Walker, Don Long / Juliette McGiver Sprout People Make your own funny green guy with edible hair Anna Prescott & Loreena Dawson Funky Junk Design and create funky musical instruments Funky Junk Music Group / Pip Prebble and Randy Laborde Rock Climbing Wall How far can you climb? Hang Dog Kindy Gym Pre-schoolers have fun learning coordination and movement skills on some funky equipment Kara Taogaga Bouncy Castle Come and Jump Jamie Laupama Ignite Sport soccer cage Play a hard out game against your mates Hemi Tito COMMUNITY TRUST OF WELLINGTON THEATRE (UPSTAIRS IN THE ARENA) 2.00pm Launch Function for invited guests of: "LIVING WATERS" Tiakina Te Taonga -- Protect the Treasure This series of 12 short documentary films highlights the unique ecology, diversity, beauty and values of Porirua Harbour -- a vital centrepiece for our city. The series has been produced by Cheryl Cameron of Wild Thyme Films for The Pauatahanui Inlet Community Trust After the function the first full series of films will be screened in the theatre for the general public. Copies of a DVD of the series will be available -- free! The films will be screened at regular intervals after the launch until 4.30pm. • ARENA AQUATIC CENTRE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 8AM -- 7PM Watch this space for specially themed activities PATAKA Up close and intimate • HELEN SMITH COMMUNITY MEETING ROOM • 11.15 The Sybils -- poetry performance entitled "Here on Earth" 12.05 Three Y's Women -- "What did the deep earth say?" A selection or stories from myth to contemporary, traditional and autobiographical, all relating to the earth 12.55 P-Town Poets -- four poets presenting work from each of their perspectives 1.45 Students and Tutors of the Whitireia Writing Programme -- present "The Poetry Question" 2.35 Gavin Bishop and Piripi Walker -- Artist and translator talk about the award winning book "The House that Jack Built" 3.25 Apirana Taylor -- original and traditional stories told with music and humour 4.15 Glenn Colquhoun -- doctor, poet and children's writer presenting his poetry *These times are approximate only and subject to change at short notice • THE PERFORMING ARTS SPACE • Sounds for concentrated listening 11.30 Cross Keys -- a jazz quartet including voice 12.00 Union of Myanmar -- Burmese song and dance 12.20 The Spanish Guitarists -- two young students from Aotea College play flamenco 12.45 SMP String Quartet -- Contemporary Chamber Music Ensemble 1.05 Nipperkin Pipperkin -- English folk duo, acapella with a twist 1.30 Matthew Shortis -- solo singer songwriter 1.55 Sandpaper Tango -- Bluegrass trio extraordinaire 2.45 Taniera and Leah -- brother and sister acoustic duo that write and perform their own original music 3.10 Muirsheen Durkin -- traditional Celtic folk music 3.35 The Rookies -- up and coming Aotea College female barbershop quartet 3.48 Rosy Tin Teacaddy -- original folk music with a gothic twist *These times are approximate only and subject to change at short notice • BOTTLE CREEK GALLERY • Hihi Kanapa --gleaming rays of the sun An exhibition of weaving and car ving works by tutors Kohai Grace and James Molnar and their graduates from Whitireia, New Zealand • PATAKA SPINE • Local artists will display their works and demonstrate their various techniques between 11.30 and 4.30pm. Basia Smolnicki -- Paper and Glass Art Basia Smolnicki is a printmaker, art tutor and sandblasted glass artist based in Wellington. Basia produces woodcuts and etchings that are sold as limited edition artist prints. She also sandblasts designs on glass and mirror used to enhance the architecture of home and office environments. Paddy Burgin -- Burgin Guitars Paddy handcrafts guitars and other instruments in his Wellington workshop for musicians all around the world. He is also a musician playing in folk, country and gospel bands. Liana Leiataua Liana will show some of her artwork and present a siapo workshop using handprinting technique to produce an image. Siapo is the name for the design which is seen on the tapa cloths New Zealand Pastel Artists Artist quality pastels are made from natural earth pigments and are colour fast. Come and see what amazing work is produced by this group of artists Zumba Demonstration Get things moving and grooving with Jem and Da, resident Porirua Zumba instructors. It will be high energy, great music and some smooth moves happening in the Spine here Spine 1.30pm • EDUCATION SPACE IN PATAKA • Pataka Adult Craft Workshop: 11 -- 3pm ONE DAY MAKE Tribal Bunting Nau Mai, Haere Mai. Celebrate Waitangi Day with local artist and maker Rachel Toimata. You will be using hand stitching techniques like appliqué, basic embroidery stitche, buttonhole stitching, string making and much more all out of re-purposed and up-cycled materials Registration essential as places are limited. Workshop is free Bring along materials that we can stitch with -- fabric, blankets etc Shared lunch and tea and coffee wil be provided • CHILDREN'S STORYTIME IN THE MAIN LIBRARY • 1 -- 1.45pm: Moira Wairama, Wellington storyteller and author, will spin a katipo story and tell a legend about Porirua's own taniwha. Moira will also be teaching a simple waiata and providing kids with an illustrated wordsheet of the waiata to take away PLEASE NOTE *This programme is correct at the time of going to press, but circumstances could require some alteration and all times are approximate *Thanks to our generous sponsors entry is FREE *Please leave your dog at home *Alcohol is not permitted *For safety reasons a portion of Hagley Street and a stretch of Lyttleton Avenue will be closed this year. Hagley Street will also be closed to accommodate Mahon's Amusement rides. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause *In the event of really bad weather, we will still be going ahead with a modified programme using the Mana Community Grants Foundation Stadium for some of the main stage performances. Art Action!, the sculpture competition, all other activities within Pataka and most of the other activities will take place as scheduled.
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