Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Thomas Has A Day Out At Britomart For His 60th


Thomas Has A Day Out At Britomart For His 60th

Auckland families sing Happy Birthday to a full-sized Thomas at the New Zealand 60th anniversary celebration of Thomas & Friends, at Britomart.

The event which was held at Britomart today, attracted over 13,000 young Thomas & Friends fans and parents. The celebration was organised by Planet Fun – distributors of the TOMY Thomas & Friends range in New Zealand – to officially mark the 60th anniversary of the much loved children’s characters.

Thomas the Tank Engine was originally written by the Reverend W Awdry for his son Christopher. Since then, Thomas & Friends has become arguably the most popular pre-school toy brand for children, and today the range includes toys, movies and a television series. The Britomart event officially celebrated 60 years since the Rev W Awdry wrote his first story.

Aside from an opportunity to meet with Thomas, there were also a wide range of free activities including Bulgy the Bus rides, bouncy castles, land trains, storytelling, Thomas & Friends train displays and competitions at the event.

- ends –

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Controlling the High Ground

Stephen Johnson's raw and angry film not only poses important questions with scrupulous authenticity, but also provides a timely reminder of the genocidal consequences of casual bigotry and xenophobia. More>>

Howard Davis: Dryzabone - Robert Conolly's The Dry

After the terrible devastation caused by last year’s bushfires, which prompted hundreds of Australians to shelter in the ocean to escape incineration and destroyed uncountable amounts of wildlife, The Dry has been released during a totally different kind of dry spell. More>>


Howard Davis: Benjamin Ree's The Painter and The Thief

The Norwegian filmmaker had long been fascinated by art thieves who commit high-stakes crimes with a delicate touch when a chance Google search in 2015 uncovered a botched heist in Oslo. More>>


Howard Davis: Hit the Road, Jack - Chloé Zhao's Nomadland

Nomadland is perhaps the ultimately 'road' movie as it follows a group of dispossessed and disenfranchised vagabonds who find a form of communal refuge in camp sites and trailer parks after the economic contraction of 2008. More>>


Howard Davis: Byrneing Down the House - Spike Lee's American Utopia

Lee does an admirable job capturing Byrne's stunning live performance of his latest album, but the real star of the show is the staging. More>>


Howard Davis: The Phoenix Foundation Friend Ship Tour Docks in Wellington

A sense of local pride was certainly running high at the Opera House on Saturday night, as the lads ran through a tasty little set drawn mostly from their latest album Friend Ship (splash out for Xmas on the shocking pink extra-thick vinyl edition). More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland