FROM THE EDITOR
Kia ora- ‘‘Art washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life,’’ as Pablo Picasso so eloquently put it. That’s certainly been my experience of Auckland Arts Festival so far. The arts festival is a chance to see world-class shows. The only disappointment, so far, has been smaller audiences than the shows I saw deserved. Junk ,at the Bruce Mason Centre was incredible. The young performers bounced in formation on a trampoline, hung precariously off a pole and swirled around the ceiling, in a show that was packed with clever ideas. Yet, while the national youth circus company performs to full houses in Australia, the theatre was barely half full. People, there are many more arts festival shows coming up, I would encourage you to book in. I love celebrity author
Suzanne Masefield’s goal of taking young readers on a magical adventure where they learn skills to take into their own lives. Art can do that. Go ahead, book a show, take a class, read a book - have a soul-cleansing escape that will return you to daily life refreshed and inspired.
- nga¯ mihi Jodi Yeats