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Hutt Winter Festival

Hutt Winter Festival

Friday 14th - Sunday 23rd July 2017

We warmly welcome you to join us in celebrating community and creativity at the inaugural Hutt Winter Festival, brought to you by Hutt City Council in creative partnership with Barbarian Productions.

Our community led programme of 15 events, seven workshops, and two exhibitions over 10 days will create an epic eruption of colourful art activity to brighten up all corners of the Lower Hutt area.

The Hutt Winter Festival is a new arts festival championing the creativity of local Hutt-based artists and groups, so whether you love music, theatre,
dance, pop-up projects, public art, outdoor events, literature, visual arts, or participating in workshops – we have an event for you!

Most events are free / koha – check the website for full details www.huttwinterfestival.co.nz

Hutt Winter Festival Highlights include:

BIRD BOOTH: Popping up in five various locations in the Hutt, this delightful family friendly holiday show is an interactive feast for the whole family! Two mutant seabirds from the future, on a journey of exploration and survival, are here with their travelling sideshow to present some of their findings. Prepare to be dazzled by this multidisciplinary performance.
KOHA, 18 – 22 July, see website for times and locations.

A WONDER OF LIGHT AND MOTION: A night-time bike adventure that you can be part of! Wellington based artists and bike enthusiasts, the Lucid DreamBike, are creating a spectacular series of people powered floats to light up the cold winter night. You are invited to join this extravaganza in bicycle art and performance by participating in a float making workshop or by decorating your own wheels and being part of the parade!
FREE, 6pm 21 July starting at Naenae Clubhouse, 25 Treadwell St, Naenae. BYO bike and helmets!


BIG WINTER BLAST: We’re having a Big Winter Blast to end our first ever Hutt Winter Festival - enjoy performances by local groups including the Mayur Dance Academy, Arohanui Strings, Selina Alesana Alefosio and dancers, and more. Bring your dancing shoes and get your body warmed up with a massive choreographed dance routine. Experience the Wild Arrival – a parade of huge hand-made creatures made by local communities. Taste food from the four corners of the world, made locally in the Hutt. Get hands on and creative with activities led by skilled artists.

FREE, 1-5pm, Sunday 23 July, Walter Nash Centre, 20-22 Taine St, Taita


For up-to-date information feel free to drop by the HUTT WINTER FESTIVAL HUB – the home of the festival, where you can pop in to find out more about all the fantastic events happening during the week and check out some of the amazing local short film and photographic works on display. Our awesome festival crew will be on hand to answer your questions daily.
FREE, Open daily 14-23 July, 12-6pm at 49 Queens Drive


Check out the website, follow us on Facebook and watch as your neighbourhood comes alight!



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