Festival Playground at Auckland Arts Festival 2018 final weekend: Explore the House of Mirrors, play on the POP Drop and have fun on Whanau Sunday.
This is the last weekend of the Auckland Arts Festival. Take the kids to explore the maze of the House of Mirrors on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00am to 1:00pm ($12.50 per person. Under 4’s are FREE.)
Pop Drop will also be at the Festival Playground on Saturday and Sunday from Noon to 10:00pm.
Sunday is Whanau Day with free live music, free workshops and family-friendly fun from Aotearoa and around the world at the Festival Playground.
Listen to Anika Moa as she chop-chops her way through a raucous set of her award-winning songs, all of which will be NZ Sign Language Interpreted, dance into the night with the spectacular Bombay Royale,and be bedazzled by Drums of Fire.
Start the day with Family Fun Yoga. See amazing performances by 75 members of the acclaimed Hawaiian Hula performers Na Maka o Pu’uwai Aloha, and be wowed by kapa haka exponents and Polyfest 2017 champions, Te Kapahaka o Te Wharekura o Hoani Waititi.
Sink into the lush string sounds of The Black Quartet or walk the tightrope with circus community,Circability. Experience the art of Pow Wow with A Tribe Called Red performer Angela Miracle Gladue, join in workshops with featured artist Peata Larkin, or a taonga pūoro workshop with acclaimed composer, performer and lecturer Horomona Horo.
WHANAU DAY PROGRAMME
FESTIVAL PLAYGROUND STAGE
10:00am: Opening Karakia
10.15am: Family Fun Yoga
11.15am to 11.30am: Mahi Pai Taniwha
Noon to 1pm: CHOP CHOP HIYAAA!
1.15pm to 1.45pm: Tone 6
2:00pm to 2.45pm: Angela Miracle Gladue – Cultural Dance Workshop
3:00pm to 3.30pm: The Black Quartet
3.45pm to 4.15pm Te Kapa Haka o Te Wharekura o Hoani Waititi .
4.30pm to 5:00pm Fortress Europe
5.15pm to 5.45pm: Na Maka o Pu’uwai Aloha
6.15pm to 7pm & 7.30pm to 8.15pm Bombay Royale
8.45pm to 9.15pm Drums of Fire (SPAIN)
2.15pm to 4.30pm Drawing Workshop with Peata Larkin
FESTIVAL PLAYGROUND ARENA
11:00AM to Noon and 1:00pm to 2:00pm Circability
12:30pm to 1:00pm and 2:30pm POP Riders – White Face Crew