Pick and mix fam­ily events

Central Leader - - News -

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.

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