Alexandra Thyme Festival
Thyme Festival originated from a community desire to celebrate the beauty of the Central Otago landscape in November when the wild thyme blooms. Since 2002 the festival has evolved into a week celebrating the arts and sustainability with the theme of Cherishing Our Environment. That theme is reflected in the workshops, working artists, demonstrations, walks, talks, performances and exhibitions.
Pioneer Park Each day the tent is hosted by one of our Central Otago Enviroschools. The children celebrate their environmental projects with presentations, demonstrations and interactive activities. Themes include: environmental art, edible gardens, recycling, germinating kowhai seeds, beautification projects, paper making and many more. Come and meet the children as they share their achievements.
Tent Pioneer Park 10.00am - 3.00pm Monday - Friday. There will be a staff member available to answer any questions about recycling and waste minimisation within our community. There will also be a variety of artists work displayed which has been created and transformed from everyday items into art pieces best described as ‘thinking outside the square’.
Pioneer Park - Andrew Barr - Oamaru Stone Sculpture
- Andrew Barr - Andrew Barr - Roger Browne - Wood Craft Exhibitions • • • • • - ‘Cherishing Our Environment’ Central Stories - opening Sunday 13 November at 4.30pm.
brochures at i-Site. - take note of artwork on street pavements.
Register at REAP.
Thursday, Friday, Sunday.
Grace Dykstra $120 9.30am - 3.30pm Sat/Sun Understand the skills of observational based painting, how to paint what you see - for both beginners and experienced artists. Will give you a good solid grounding in your painting techniques. Fred Peyton $10
veges in our 9.30am - 12.30pm environment.
- Ruth Arnott $35 1.30 - 4.30pm Design and print two of your own designs on either a T-shirt or fabric for a skirt or bag.
- Jim Robbie $70 9.30am - 4.30pm Rejuvenate a piece of furniture with a provence look using milk paint. Materials supplied.
- Shona Bain $10 10.00am - 2.00pm Bring your own project and be guided by Shona.
- Clair Higginson $10 9.30am - 12.30pm, max number 20. Visiting houses which incorporate elements of sustainable thinking.
- Jim Rutherford $22 Tiki tour of personal history of some of the gold mining towns including Matakanui, Dry Bread Cemetary, Cambrian & St Bathans.
- 9 Peterson Place, Bridge Hill No Cost From 6.30pm, 10 - 17 Nov Open each evening, guided walk with discussions on trees for semiarid regions and the surrounding landscape.
- A Taster of Oteake Conservation Park, $20 donation per vehicle paid on the day - register at i-site. Hosted by DOC & Maniototo Lions.
- Molyneux Park 11.00am - 1.00pm Free for Parent Centre members or $5 for non members, includes entertainment and BBQ.
- Jolendale Park $10 family 12.00 noon, 9 Peterson Place. BYO picnic lunch. Short performances take place around the park. Follow the balloon trail to the picnic spot. A Shakespeare character will guide small groups around the park.
- 4.30pm Central Stories Museum Enjoy a glass of local wine, canapes and music. View the art exhibition while you mix with friends. No cost.Wednesday 14 November
- Megan Huffadine $220/3 days 9.30am - 3.30pm Wed/Thurs/Fri. This will appeal to everyone who has always wanted to draw (skill level not an issue). You will learn to draw buildings in perspective. Visit three sites to draw historic buildings.
- Anne Irwin $60 9.30am - 3.30pm Colourful graded oval rugs made from strips of fabric which is braided then laced together.
- Louise Joyce $10 9.00am - 1.00pm Design & construct your broken china or tiles into a sylish mirror.
- Jim Robbie $10 9.00am - 12.00pm Demonstration on building a chook house - plans available. Model raffled on market day.
- 1.00 - 3.00pm Learn safe use of saws, drop saw, drills, buzzers and other machines.
- Helen Hillis $5 3.15 - 4.30pm Have fun sowing & planting up a container garden of edibles. All materials supplied. Pre-school and primary children with parents.
- Grant Jefcoate $20 6.30 - 9.00pm Using basic tools you will design and create your own bone carving.
- Melissa Larsen $12 7.00 - 9.00pm Remake, restyle, recycle and renew. I bet you have a box of jewellery that you never wear hiding in your chest of draws. Well it’s time to get it out!
- 7.00 - 9.00pm Stuart & Ellen Middendorf Learn and practice basic fly tying and maintaining your rod/ reel. Rods and reels supplied.
- Pioneer Park Gold Coin 12.15 - 12.45pm Matt La Hood’s guitar students will perform a variety of work supported by band members. Students range from 9yrs and up.
- Noriko Stewart $10 Demonstration, tasting and learn about the culture.
- MAD4CO $5 7.30pm Alexandra Community Hall, Skird Street Availability & choices. Issues for today. Threats and opportunities for our food supplies
- 9.30am - 12.30pm Gold Coin Meet at Marshall Rd carpark off Earnscleugh Rd, 9.15am
- 6.00 - 7.00pm $5 Focusing on Clyde’s early days and some of the pioneers in the area. Come along to learn more about the historic towns interesting and colourful past.