Event cel­e­brates the Best of Bri­tain

BEST OF BRI­TISH HIGH­LIGHTS

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A smor­gas­bord of all things Bri­tish will be on show this Queen’s Birth­day Week­end at the aptly-named Queen’s Wharf.

From high tea to shortbread, Mor­ris dancers to High­land pipers – all of the best bits the Brits have to of­fer are set to in­vade The Cloud in the three-day event.

Clas­sic and brand new Bri­tish cars will be on dis­play through­out the week­end.

But if a spot of cro­quet or ta­ble ten­nis is more your style then grab a mal­let or pad­dle and try your hand at one of the games.

Kids can get their faces painted or take part in the Fa­mous Five- themed chil­dren’s work­shops.

A Mad Hat­ter’s Tea Party will be held on Sun­day while a free show­ing of the 1951 an­i­mated ver­sion of Alice in Won­der­land screens. Satur­day

Bri­tish High Com­mis­sioner on-site for a walk-through of the event with Wa­ter­front Auck­land

Free film screen­ing: James and the Gi­ant Peach

Per­for­mances: Tam­lin – An­glo-Celtic group, Mor­ris dancers and High­land pipers. Sun­day Per­for­mance: Tam­lin – An­glo-Celtic group, Mead­ow­bank School May­pole dancers Mad Hat­ter’s Tea Party Free film screen­ing: Alice in Won­der­land (1951 an­i­mated ver­sion). Mon­day Per­for­mance – Tam­lin – An­glo-Celtic group, Mor­ris dancers, High­land dancers

Free film screen­ing – Mary Pop­pins. All week­end Bri­tish car dis­play – Up to 40 Bri­tish ve­hi­cles on dis­play each day of the week­end Face-paint­ing Fa­mous Five- themed chil­dren’s work­shops

Good old Bri­tish games in­clud­ing bad­minton, cro­quet, lawn bowls and ta­ble ten­nis.

Photo: ROBYN EDIE

Proud: Queen’s Wharf will host The Best of Bri­tish event dur­ing Queen’s Birth­day Week­end.

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