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Festival of Colour

Best wishes to the people of Christchurch

Our thoughts and best wishes are extended to all of our supporters in Christchurch who are having such a terrible time. If you live in Christchurch and have paid for tickets to be couriered then we are holding onto them for the foreseeable future until postage services are resumed. We will be in contact with all of you individually to check if new delivery arrangements are required.

First week of public sales strong

Despite our technical issues last week we are delighted with a record number of sales in our first week. Having said that there are still thousands of tickets left for the huge array of performances so don’t miss out and book today.

Tickets are still available for most shows including:-

Micheline – this sensual and smouldering Belgian chanteuse sings the songs of Jacques Brel in English and French. Micheline has played to packed houses in Sydney and Edinburgh and has recently completed a 60 date European tour; hear her at the Central Lakes Trust Crystal Palace on Tuesday 12 April 8pm. Tickets $36
But hurry, only a few seats left.
Sponsored by Mt Difficulty

Island Summer – come and hear this evening of tropical and laid back sounds from Christchurch based Island Summer, playing the old Pacific tunes reworked with a contemporary spin.
Central Lakes Trust Crystal Palace Thursday 14 April 8pm. Tickets $36
Sponsored by Southern Hemisphere Proving Ground
Supported by Creative New Zealand

Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir – led by their outstanding Artistic Director Dr Karen Grylls, the choir presents an enchanting autumn programme compiled for Wanaka with work ranging from Brahms to a new commission from Gareth Farr.
Lake Wanaka Centre Sunday 17 April 7pm. Tickets $36
Sponsored by Lakes Leisure
Supported by Creative New Zealand

Ole Ola – be a part of this amazing journey though Latin American with Fabio Robles and his dancers – doing the lambada, cha cha cha, samba and the tango in a high energy action packed dance extravaganza.
Tickets available Thursday 14 April 7pm at Queenstown Memorial Hall and
Friday 15 April at 9.30pm at the Lake Wanaka Centre (only a few seats left).
Tickets $45

Sponsored by Auckland Airport

All of this PLUS more performances in Queenstown, Cromwell and Glenorchy, daytime music and Aspiring Conversations in the Central Lakes Trust Crystal Palace, as well as street theatre, visual artists and Schoolfest.
Check out the whole programme on there is sure to be something that you like.
Book now click here or phone 03 443 4162 or in person at the Lake Wanaka Centre Box office until this Friday. From Monday 7th March onwards at the Lake Wanaka isite log cabin on the lakefront.

Queenstown Isite - Clocktower Building on the corner of Camp and Shotover Streets has tickets for Queenstown and Glenorchy shows only (cash only plus $2 booking fee).

If you have paid for tickets to collect then they will be held at the Lake Wanaka Centre box office until Friday 4 March and then will be taken to the Festival of Colour office at 4 Helwick Street, Wanaka. Any tickets not collected will be taken to the venue of the first performance booked for collection on the night. Please bring the credit card used to make the booking as proof of ID.

Be inspired … Be astounded … Be in Wanaka … Be there.

The next Festival of Colour takes place on 12 to 17 April 2011 and is generously supported by Central Lakes Trust, Community Trust of Otago, Creative New Zealand and Aurora.

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