A right royal cel­e­bra­tion

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A ROYAL cel­e­bra­tion is set to get un­der way this week­end at Queens Wharf.

Be pre­pared for all things Bri­tish as Shed 10 is trans­formed into a thriv­ing hub of stalls, food and en­ter­tain­ment in cel­e­bra­tion of Queen’s Birth­day week­end.

High­land dancers, pup­pet shows, me­dieval reen­act­ments, Celtic bands and the Auck­land Sym­phony Orches­tra are just a few of the acts set to en­ter­tain the crowds.

Auck­land Sym­phony Orches­tra con­duc­tor Peter Thomas says the mu­si­cians are ex­cited to be in­volved.

‘‘We’re just com­ing along to add a lit­tle bit of cul­ture to the day,’’ he says.

‘‘It’s great to ex­pe­ri­ence an event like this. It’s quite neat that we have all th­ese dif­fer­ent cul­tural events in Auck­land, it’s a real cel­e­bra­tion of our cul­tural di­ver­sity.’’

Vi­o­lin­ists from the orches­tra will be play­ing in a busk­ing for­mat, a far cry from their usual per­for­mances.

‘‘We’ve got a whole range of songs pre­pared, from some Bri­tish mu­sic to more popular songs,’’ Thomas says.

From vin­tage car dis­plays to foot­ball, lawn bowls to high tea, al­most ev­ery­thing Bri­tish is set to be on dis­play

this week­end.

Photo: BEN WAT­SON/FAIR­FAX NZ

Auck­land Sym­phony Orches­tra con­duc­tor Peter Thomas in 2011.

Ex­pect all things Bri­tish to hit Queens Wharf this Queen’s Birth­day week­end.

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