Waitakere Fest Crosses Stream to Corban Estate Arts Centre
Wednesday, 16th October 2013
Waitakere Festival Crosses the Stream to Its New Home At Corban Estate Arts Centre
With summer season hot on our heels, the festival vibes are infectious and everyone is counting down the days till Labour Weekend’s activities.
Waitakere Festival are thrilled to announce an exciting recent partnership, taking the free festival across the stream and into Corban Estate Arts Centre on Sunday, 27th October this Labour Weekend.
Rich in history and big on community, the Corban Estate Arts Centre is the historic site of Corbans wines - one of the founding families and industries of the West. The centre has been repurposed as an arts centre in the past decades - supporting visual and performance artists, as well as other community events.
Corban Estate Arts Centre’s Director, Martin Sutcliffe says, "As an anchor of Waitakere's creative scene, the Corban Estate Arts Centre is excited about our partnership with the Waitakere Festival - becoming the new home of this significant cultural event for the West."
The vibrant and forward-thinking festival will be situated in a diverse range of repurposed industrial and natural spaces, reinforcing the creative vibes of this exciting day of entertainment.
With a picnicking meadow to host a curated line-up of local New Zealand bands, from David Saunders to Tiny Ruins and rising hip-hop beatmaker, Eddie Numbers; the entertainment will excite and delight all ears.
Festival goers will wander down food alley to feast upon the treats of over 25 amazing vendors, escape into a relax and recline zone in an old church, or have a tipple or two in the garden bar featuring Hallertau beer and local Artisan Wines.
Artists in residence from Corban Estate Arts Centre will be opening up their studios for the public to take a peek into the creative ideas grown and made on-site. Or for the eco friendly and curious at the festival, the Keep Waitakere Beautiful hub will be engaging in environmental and sustainability projects on the day.
organisers are encouraging people to park near Henderson
Park to avoid traffic congestion and walk across the Opanuku
Add Waitakere Festival to your Labour Weekend agenda, this is one free festival not to miss.
Corban Estate Arts Centre
2 Mt Lebanon Lane, Henderson (just off Great North Rd)
11:30 - 12:00 - Miss June
12:15 - 12:45 - Eddie Numbers
1:00 - 1:30 - Dictaphone Blues
1:45 - 2:15 - Tiny Ruins
2:30 - 3:00 - The Eversons
3:15 - 4:00 - Sal Valentine
4:15 - 5:00 - David Saunders & SC
At Henderson Park 43 Wilsher Cres (or on streets leading up to it)
Car park on Great North Rd just down from estate
Sponsors for 2013 are Henderson-Massey Local
Board, Waitakere Ranges Local Board, Whau Local Board, Smith
and Partners Lawyers, Keep Waitakere Beautiful.
Festival supporters are Corban Estate Arts Centre, Hallertau, The Rock Factory, Phantom Billstickers, Cheese on Toast, PIKDAT, Enspiral, MPHS Community Initiative, ACZWA.