Pick and mix family events
A series of free family events will fill Aotea Square with performing arts in the coming months.
The programme organised by The Edge will replace the New Year’s Eve First Night concert, cancelled this year because of building works in the square.
Every weekend, beginning on Saturday, the Pick and Mix series will see a performing arts show in the square, followed by an interactive family workshop.
Arts organisations taking part range from the Royal New Zealand Ballet and Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra to local comedians and culture groups.
The Edge’s arts programme associate director Craig Cooper says the Pick and Mix series will be a great way to keep families entertained on wet weekends over winter.
“It’s all about making the performing arts accessible,” he says.
The Pick and Mix programme starts on Saturday with Rhythm Interactive, a high-energy drumming show with audience participation.
The programme will continue every Saturday morning until June 27.
Information, go to www.the-edge.co.nz.