Waiheke Marketplace : February 15th 2012
www.waihekemarketplace.co.nz 26 WAIHEKE MARKETPLACE, FEBRUARY 15, 2012 EVENTS Iwin... Wild Days Rum Made on Waiheke Available at local liquor outlets Subsidised taxis to and from the clubrooms. Ph 0800 372 4111 or 0800 300 372 Where everyone is welcome! MEMBER'S DRAW THIS WEEK $500 (1draw) Drawn every Friday between 6.30-8.30pm NEED A PLACE FOR YOUR COMMUNITY GROUP? CONTACT THE RSA OFFICE FOR DETAILS. THIS WEEKS' LIVE ENTERTAINMENT... "Plastic Paddies" Local Waiheke band We've got the big screen for great viewing, great bar prices and a great family atmosphere! RSA RESTAURANT See our Vine & Dine advertisement hours. 29 Belgium St, Ostend, Waiheke Restaurant 372 6655 Bar 372 5554 Offce 372 9019 OPEN 7 days from 11am (Monday from 12pm) Actors needed for dark comedy Actors are being invited to an initial meeting to find out about a new play called Circus Royale that will be staged at Artworks Theatre in May. The meeting is at 7pm tonight at the theatre in Oneroa. Eight actors will be cast in the play written by theatre chairman Colin Beardon and directed by Liam Burke. Mr Beardon says the play is a dark comedy loosely based on the historical events surrounding the abdication of Edward VIII and his marriage to Wallis Simpson. They are supported by some major figures of the late 20th century. Irish actor and director Liam Burke is the artist-in-residence at Artworks Theatre. Liam studied acting as a mature student and has a master s degree in theatre directing from University College, Dublin. Recent directing credits include a production of Alfred, Lord Ten- nyson s Robin and Marion in Dub- lin and A Night of Wilde for the Dublin Fringe Festival. He performed in the docu- drama Silver Stars which toured to New York, Finland, Paris and Auckland following a run at the Dublin Theatre Festival. Liam can also be seen on film in City of Ember, Man Made Men, Opus K, and on TV in The Seven of Easter and Game of Thrones. This will be his first time directing out of Ireland and he says he is looking forward to it. Mr Beardon says: Circus skills are absolutely not required -- but if you happen to have any there could be an opportunity to show them off. Turn up at the meeting tonight, or contact Colin on cbeardon@ ihug.co.nz or phone 372-5801 for more information. Call for artists to apply Makers and creators have until Friday to get their applications in for the 2012 regional parks artist in residency pro- gramme. The park-based resi- dency is for visual artists, as well as other creative people including filmmakers, writers, poets, composers and choreographers. Auckland Council regional parks residency co-ordinator Michelle Edge says it s an oppor- tunity for an artist to immerse themselves in a new place. Previous residents have used the whole park, or portions of it, as a kind of open air studio. Some have found the change of scenery and pace liberating and the intimate and new know- ledge of a new place can reframe their work. The artist chooses between Tapapakanga and Awhitu regional parks for their sojourn. Accommodation in a park house is provided and an artist s fee can contribute to material and equipment costs. The residency is for eight weeks between October and December. Application forms and detailed information on the residency is available at www.aucklandcouncil. govt.nz/arts or call Michelle Edge 301-7203. Performers want bite of the Big Apple Fun-packed performances: Kathy Ogletree will be taking some of her team to New York. Pictured here is the 2011 Kaleidoscope Performing Arts' show It's a Jungle Out There. By GEORGE GARDNER A group of young performers from a tiny island are in for the chance to experience the Big Apple if director Kathy Ogletree gets her way. The Kaleidoscope Perform- ing Arts director is planning a trip to New York in Sept- ember and is busy working with her team on fundraising efforts to make it happen. Ms Ogletree is known for her high-energy shows to sell- out audiences which she has produced on Waiheke since the 90s. Now, up to 20 members of her performance group, aged from nine to adults, are set to make the trip of a lifetime. Each person has a target to raise $6000 but every fundraiser we do will reduce the amount people have to contribute, Ms Ogletree says. The Big Apple trip has been a long time coming and will fulfil a promise Ms Ogle- tree made to a group of chil- dren last century. Way back when I first started doing Kaleidoscope in 1998 I opened my big mouth and told the kids about my adventures and living in the States for two-and-a-half years, she says. One of those kids, Sum- mer, who is now 17, asked me last year: When are you taking us to New York ? The point is I said we d do it and they put me on the spot, so we re going. The trip won t just be a sightseeing jaunt, although the group might get to see a Broadway show. The drive of it is to learn about culture through per- formance. We intend to visit all the landmarks and do a perform- ance that reflects what they mean, Ms Ogletree says. A themed ball, a big band or dance event and mini- fundraising drives are in the pipeline, as well as a children s disco which the kids are organising them- selves. Kaleidoscope secretary Margarita Wilson says: Although the adults will be around for guidance, the chil- dren will get the opportunity to learn about event manag- ing and fundraising through the process. Ms Ogletree says if any philanthropists would like to contribute to the children s development, they would be very welcome . Call Ms Ogletree on 021-107-0529 to inquire, or to help with fundraising. KALEIDOSCOPE Two years ago Kathy Ogletree returned to Waiheke after a short break, to set up performing arts classes. The boys' group started with four children ranging from age four to 11 and now has 13 members. The girls' group, for five to eight-year olds has nine members, and there are 15 nine to 12-year-olds. Around 25 teens and adults also attend the classes. These Tuesday general performing arts classes work towards a show, but with ''no pressure''. Kaleidoscope also runs a class dedicated to performing a particular show. This group will put on a show in June called Old. The general class will put on a show in July called Toylight Zone. To join the general class email kaleidoscope@ slingshot.co.nz. Visit www.waiheke marketplace.co.nz and click on Latest Edition to see a clip from Kaleidoscope's show It's a Jungle Out There.
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