• Waipuna-a-Rangi.

Round up from The Rose Centre

So much happened at The Rose Centre in June, it was quite the blur.

From July to December we’re almost sold out for space. New sewing classes and Chinese culture programmes are in place and we now have an art class starting after school run by Creative Matters. It’s really active at your Belmont community centre and theatre!

In the first week of July we’re celebrating Matariki in style. We kick off “RoseTalks” with a one hour koha gold coin entry event entitled “Archaeology of Māori Settlement of Devonport Peninsula”. Come and join local historian and all-round good fella Dave Veart on an exploration of our local Māori history at 7.30pm on July 3. No bookings needed, just show up! More info at facebook.com/rosecentre in events.

Then we welcome “Heaven and Earth: Rangi & Papa”, the glow in the dark puppetry show that has been delighting audiences all over the North Island. Here for shows at 11am and 1pm on July 2, 12.45 and 1.45pm on July 3, and 11am only on July 4, 5 & 6. This will be a stunning show and you’ll be absolutely delighted you came. Tickets at eventfinda.co.nz.

In the school holidays we welcome Kozo Kaos. For the first time in Auckland, New Zealand's very own circus rock star will have you in fits of laughter in this highly interactive show as he performs various stunts such as the world's most dangerous trick with a marshmallow, the teaspoon challenge, razor sharp machete juggling on top of a free standing ladder and even a friendly game of Russian roulette with a packet of Oreo cookies...Friday July 13, 7.30pm, tickets at eventfinda.co.nz.

Our regular school holiday programme, National Youth Theatre Company, is back in July. Check their awesome web page at allstars.co.nz for all the details.

July is the rock star month that gets you ready for the wonderful and genteel August amusement of Company Theatre’s rendition of Oscar Wilde’s “The Importance of Being Earnest” for which you can already buy tickets at iticket.co.nz.

Issue 89 July 2018