Art, an­i­mals and the­atre in line-up of hol­i­day fun

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It’s shap­ing up to be a busy Septem­ber school hol­i­days in Auck­land with plenty of ac­tiv­i­ties and chil­dren’s work­shops planned through­out the city. • The in­au­gu­ral Youth TheatreWorks pro­duc­tion of Anne of Green Gables runs from Oc­to­ber 8 to 10 at the Raye Freed­man Arts Cen­tre in Ep­som.

Their recre­ation of the time­less and heart­warm­ing story is di­rected by Jan Saussey and stars cen­tral Auck­land ac­tress Char­lotte Chap­man.

Youth TheatreWorks is a new Auck­land the­atre trust for young peo­ple.

Tick­ets are $20 for chil­dren and $25 for adults and can be pur­chased from • At the Hawke Sea Scout Hall in Cox’s Bay, the Su­per Du­per Teddy Bears will be per­form­ing their Teddy Bear Show.

The action packed show, star­ring Su­per Ted and The Furry Princess, fea­tures in­ter­ac­tive sto­ries, live mu­sic, songs, dances and magic for chil­dren and their teddy bears.

Tick­ets are $8.50, to make a book­ing phone 817-7132 or visit www.starfish­ • The Auck­land Art Gallery is of­fer­ing free fam­ily fun for the hol­i­days start­ing on Septem­ber 26.

Kids can get creative at the new Imagination Sta­tion at the Goldie ex­hi­bi­tion, us­ing mag­nets and coloured blocks to make their own art.

There are also two-hour work­shops in­spired by the Rita An­gus ex­hi­bi­tion on most days which start at 10am and cost $12.

The art gallery’s reg­u­lar Kids Club will also be con­tin­u­ing ev­ery Sun­day for kids aged five to 10.

Book­ings are needed for Kids Club and the work­shops.

For in­for­ma­tion phone 307-4540 or email kid­sclub@auck­lan­dart • The Edge will be host­ing chil­dren’s the­atre com­pany Phineas Phrog Pro­duc­tions as they per­form The Bub­bles and Mus­tard Show at the Civic The­atre’s Win­ter­gar­den.

The show, which runs from Oc­to­ber 5 to 10, sees the au­di­ence in­vited on a guided ra­dio sta­tion tour where they will meet Bub­bles the goldfish and a white mouse called Mus­tard.

For more in­for­ma­tion visit www. • The Auck­land Sky Tower will be cel­e­brat­ing the release of new Pixar movie Up, through­out the school hol­i­days.

From Septem­ber 26 un­til Oc­to­ber 11 each child vis­it­ing the Sky Tower will re­ceive a free Up ac­tiv­ity pack and can go on a hunt for fam­ily prizes.

One child will gain free en­try into the Sky Tower with ev­ery full­pay­ing adult. Chil­dren un­der five can visit free.

Visit www.skyc­ for more in­for­ma­tion. • Auck­land Zoo will be get­ting creative with con­ser­va­tion with its Ex­tinct Stinks school hol­i­day pro­gramme.

At daily shows at 10.30am and noon, Pad­dle­pop Lion and De­nis the Dragon will be in­tro­duc­ing their plan to stop their an­i­mal friends dis­ap­pear­ing for­ever.

There will also be ad­di­tional an­i­mal en­coun­ters run­ning from Septem­ber 26 to Oc­to­ber 11.

A spe­cial party on Oc­to­ber 3 will cel­e­brate the zoo dragon’s 50th birth­day.

One of the zoo’s old­est res­i­dents, the dragon has had an ex­treme birth­day makeover which will be re­vealed at the event.

The party, which runs from 9.30am to 1pm will fea­ture dragon draw­ing lessons, birth­day cake and ac­tiv­i­ties.

For more in­for­ma­tion on the dragon birth­day cel­e­bra­tion or the school hol­i­day pro­gramme visit www.auck­land­ or phone 360-3805.

Hol­i­day fun: Chil­dren can learn how to help en­dan­gered Bornean orang-utans like Madju at the Auck­land Zoo’s hol­i­day pro­gramme.

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