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Festival of Light & Art


Wed 14 Sep 2011, 8:00pm–10:00pm
Thu 15 Sep 2011, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Fri 16 Sep 2011, 6:00pm–8:30pm
Sat 17 Sep 2011, 6:00pm–12:00am
Sun 18 Sep 2011, 1:00pm–8:00pm

Where: Quarry Arts Centre, 21 Selwyn Ave, Whangarei

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Opshop gig - at the gate: $15.00
  • Opshop gig - pre-sale: $10.00
  • Gold coin donation: $0.00 ($0.00)
  • Additional fees may apply

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Listed by: thequarry

Lights, fire, art action!

Festival of Light & Art 2011 is a spectacular annual event incorporating art and entertainment for everyone and all ages.

The 5 day festival will be hard to miss with extraordinary light, an explosion of music & performance, as well as, enough pizzazz to warm you up and put a spring in your step for a September evening.

The Quarry Arts Centre offers a brilliant venue of craggy rock faces and open meadow spaces where artist will run riot with light and colour. Everyone is invited to come and be a part of the action!

Festival programme 2011:

Wednesday 14 September
Official opening of Festival of Light and Art
Wander around and enjoy the ‘Art after Dark’ Installations, the glow room, food stalls & kids activities. Be entertained by cadenced Latin sounds performed live on the FOLA main stage. Stay for the evening to soak up the ambiance of the Festival of Light and Art.

Thursday 15 September
Heat and beats
6pm—8.30pm A variety of percussion performances demonstrating the array of cultures and sounds represented by the drum. An explosive evening of sound & rhythm, make sure you don't miss the Heat & Beats at the core of FOLA. Be spellbound by the speed & energy of the evenings fire show, & be entertained & impressed with the grace finesse of an array of talented local performers.

Friday 16 September
Family evening
5.30pm gather at Whangarei Central Library for a sausage sizzle. Get ready for the 6pm parade, led by circus performers to the Quarry Arts Centre. Make your own lantern or carry anything that glows to be part of this annual parade.

6.30pm—8.30pm an evening filled with the spectacular an illuminating performance as well as the prize giving for the best lantern. Stay for a exciting circus fire show.
* Lantern making workshops will be held at the Whangarei Central Library. Call (09) 4304230 to find out the details.

Saturday 17 September
Festival Party
DJ’s will begin at 6pm. keeping the crowd dancing till late at the FOLA Festival Party. Local talents will be showcased with experimental performance & graceful dance. All night artistic & entertaining big screen projections will bring to life the Quarry rock face. Food stalls and refreshments everyday. Bring cash for a speedy option.

Sunday 18 September
Opshop Live at the Festival of Light and Art
Gates open at 4pm with Less the Harp setting the mood for a fantastic evening of entertainment & music. Spend the early evening with OPSHOP live on the FOLA stage as the lights ignite & the crowd mixes & mingles enjoying the final day of the FOLA in style. 7.00pm Grand finale the Big Bang Fireworks show!

Opshop are performing live at the Quarry Arts Centre as part of the REAL music tour with the support of the New Zealand Government through Manatū Taonga - Ministry for Culture and Heritage’s Cultural Diplomacy International Programme & the NZ Music Commission.

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