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Arts for Wellbeing Forum


Tue 11 Oct 2016, 12:30pm–3:00pm

Where: Te Pou Theatre, 44a Portage Road, New Lynn, Auckland

Restrictions: All Ages

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  • Registration: Free
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Changing Minds in association with Planet FM/Framework Trust and Toi Ora present: Stories of recovery using the arts.

Come along and hear from speakers or join in the discussion - How does your involvement in performing, visual or other arts help with your recovery, and how do we use the arts to safely tell our stories.

Panellists will include experts on Visual and performance arts and cultural safety within the arts environment. The event is Hosted by Sheldon Brown from “Take it From Us” and will be recorded for Radio Broadcast and ‘Facebook Live’.

Lunch Included for those who have registered online, followed by an interactive drumming, music and movement workshop by Toi Ora.

This is an event not to be missed.


- Sia Trokenheim (Acting).
Sia is most well-known for her role as Cara in Step Dave and her role in local feature film Everything We Loved, which earned her 'Best Actress' at the 2014 Rialto Film & Television Awards.

- Caitlin Smith (Music).
Singer-songwriter Caitlin Smith is one of the country's best known performers and has coached hundreds of singers, from Anika Moa to Nesian Mystik. Legally blind since birth, she has a masters in political science.

- Mark Scott (Comedy).
Mark Scott’s fifteen years of acting credits span feature film, television, and theatre.. Mark has performed with The Improv Bandits around NZ and in Melbourne, Toronto, Vancouver, Belgium plus in three televised NZ International Comedy Festival Galas. As a stand-up comedian, Mark has commanded stages throughout North America, London, Australia and of course NZ, often as the headline act.

- Rosetta Allan (Writing/Poetry).
Rosetta Allan is a writer of poetry and fiction, a regular supporter, speaker, guest artist, and emcee at literary events. Rosetta has judged poetry and short story awards, published two volumes of poetry: Little Rock, and Over Lunch. Her debut novel, Purgatory, was published by Penguin Books in 2014. She has contributed to many national and international publications with poetry and essays, and in July 2016, she was the inaugural Letter Writer for the Academy of NZ Literature. In April 2016 Rosetta was the first New Zealand Writer-in-Residence at the St Petersburg Art Residency in Russia, where she will be returning mid 2017 with her poetry show I come in search of Monsters. She is currently working on her second novel.

- Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho (Performance and Cultural Safety).
Borni (Tuhoe/Tuwharetoa/Te Arawa) has been a part of the performing arts industry for the past 30 years in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand as a singer, actor, director and producer. He is a core whanau member of Te Pou Theatre, a UNITEC graduate, an Equity NZ Board member and with his company works closely with community organisations using the arts as tools for empowerment, joy, and dignity.

- Joshua Rainbow (Visual Arts & Youth).
Joshua Rainbow is a multi-media artist spanning many genres (including painting, sculpture, photography, digital and video medias and more). Since he began his arts practice in 2001, he has exhibited in several countries including Bali, Australia, and New Zealand. Joshua is part of Toi Ora’s Express Yourself team as a tutor and facilitator of the Youth HQ.

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