Arts festival goes back to school
Southern Lakes school children will be treated to special workshops and exclusive live performances by leading New Zealand and international performers this week.
The Festival of Colour’s Schoolfest coordinator Laura Williamson says it will be a rare opportunity for children to experience the professional arts first hand and learn from industry veterans.
’’Schoolfest gives students face to face, hands-on experiences working with the kind of artists and performers they don’t often have the chance to meet living in a rural area.
‘‘They also get to see ‘ real world’ examples of some of the creative skills they learn in school, like art, writing and performance.’’
The programme includes Christchurch Symphony Orchestra members and Auckland ukelele group The Nukes and The Song Dispensary.
Choreographer Louise PotikiBryant and electronica DJ Paddy Free have been collaborating with Mount Aspiring College students to produce a dance video.
Lucie Pertlova from the Czech Republic helps with the harvest at The Wooing Tree in Cromwell.