Windmall Theatre Co's production of the Big Bad Wolf is coming to Auckland for the second week of the July school holidays. What is the Bad Wolf really like? Here is what he had to say:
What inspired you to become vegetarian or has this always been your way of life?
I’ve always been a vegematarian, ever since I was a little baby wolf. My mumma Grand Wolfmaster used to try and make me eat rabbits and other animals, but I’d rather be their friend!
Describe your ideal vegetarian dish in three words?
Green, leafy and delicious.
Fellow vegetarians (fictional or real) who inspire you.
My favourite famous vegetarian is Paul McCartney. Listening to The Beatles is soothing for my big pointy ears, and fills my mind with lovely thoughts.
If a vegetable could speak a thousand words, which vegetable would speak the most to you?
Broccoli! It speaks to me all the time. We recite our favourite poetry together.
As a busy wolf on the move, what are your tips for keeping your lunches fresh?
To keep my lunches fresh I put them in my special lunch box which I keep in my secret tree trunk. It stays nice and cool in there!
Any favourite vegetarian / vegan restaurants you would recommend from your part of the woods?
My favourite stop for vegematarian friendly food in Australia is Lord of the Fries. Their burgers make me want to HOWWWWWL! There’s even a store in Auckland now.
What is something you wish people knew about you?
I wish people knew that my big pointy teeth aren’t for eating people or bunnies!
My favourite poet is Spike Milligan! His poems always make me chuckle.
What do you love the most about being vegetarian?
My favourite thing about being a vegematarian is that I can eat lots of delicious food, but still be best friends with Mr Rabbit and Heidi Hood!
BIG BAD WOLF is on from July 18 to July 21 2018 at the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna.
For more information and tickets see: www.aucklandlive.co.nz/show/big-bad-wolf
Auckland Live Pick & Mix bookings are now open for 10 weekends of FREE family friendly performances and workshops this winter.
To celebrate 10 years of Pick & Mix, Auckland Live has 10 action packed weekends of FREE (yes you read that correctly, free!) family friendly performances and workshops.
Auckland for Kids loves Pick & Mix and we have been to lots of the performances and workshops in earlier years. Not only do you get to see a live show with your children for FREE, but you also get to attend a workshop afterwards with the same actors and entertainers that just put on the show you watched. Kids (and adults) can learn new dance moves, circus tricks, how to be a comedian, act and most of all have just have fun.
This winter season features some of New Zealand's top performing arts companies including the Royal New Zealand Ballet, New Zealand Opera, Jandel J and the Funky Friends, National Youth company and more. With 10 shows to choose from there will be at least one that will appeal to your children. There is also a very special weekend where the kids get to take over, and help Auckland Live to put on a show.
Tickets to Pick & Mix are FREE, but this year bookings are essential. We advise that you book your tickets early, so your children don't miss out on the shows that they want to see the most.
Auckland Live Pick & Mix
Saturday 30 June to Sunday 2 September 2018.
Aotea Centre, Auckland Town Hall, Bruce Mason Centre and Mangere Arts Centre
For tickets and more information see: www.aucklandlive.co.nz/pick-and-mix
MyTeen text-messaging programme provides free postive parenting and mental health tips for parents with teens
Author: Dr Joanna Chu, National Institute for Health Innovation, University of Auckland
Parenting and being part of a family are very important to the mental health and wellbeing of young people. The teenage years are when our children are still very much in need of our support, guidance, affection and communication. But we know that parenting isn’t always easy. Although it’s often rewarding, it can also be really hard work.
The National Institute for Health Innovation (NIHI), University of Auckland is inviting parents/primary caregivers who are caring for a child aged 10 to 15 years old to take part in the MyTeen study. This study will examine whether a free text-messaging programme providing positive parenting tips and information on youth mental health is helpful.
All NIHI needs is an hour of your time over the course of three months to complete 3 online questionnaires.
If you are interested in hearing more about the study please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0800 367 6444.
Remember accessing parenting support isn’t just about dealing with problems, it’s about preparing your teen(s) to be successful adults!!
Don't miss ODD ONE OUT, a theatre experience for little ones is coming to Auckland for just one day in June.
Auckland Live and Capital E present the incredibly fun children's show Odd One Out on Friday 1 June at the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna. It's the perfect show to introduce your little ones to live theatre with tickets starting at just $9.
Three curious characters live a busy life in a world where everything has a purpose and place… until one day, an odd character arrives and things start to change.
Suddenly their world is full of things that don’t belong anywhere! What will the Odd One Out characters do?
Odd One Out is story of acceptance, welcoming new people, being kind, and learning that being different isn’t bad – it’s actually great!
Odd One Out
Friday 1 June 2018: 10:00am and 11:30am performances
Venue: Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna
Ages: Suitable for children aged 2 to 7 years
Duration: 45 minues
Ticket prices: Children under 3 will be admitted free when sitting on the lap of an adult;
Children 3 years plus, $9; Adult $15 (plus service fess)
Booking and information see: www.aucklandlive.co.nz
The July school holidays brings to Auckland an enchanting film experience of a children’s literary classic with live music score performed by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra (APO).
Presented in association with Auckland Live, The Gruffalo and The Gruffalo’s Child will be brought to life on the big screen and accompanied by the APO on Saturday 21 July. The animated films are based on the best-selling children’s stories by the multi-award-winning duo, author Julia Donaldson and illustrator Axel Scheffler.
Auckland for Kids