Alexan­dra Thyme Fes­ti­val


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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.

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