Changes afoot for art series
Jade Gillies is on a mission to bring more art and culture to Invercargill.
He’s the brains behind the House Series - co-ordinating shows, comedians and screenings to be brought to Southland throughout the year for Invercargill audiences to enjoy.
There will soon be big changes to the series, which was launched at the beginning of 2016, Gillies said.
‘‘Music acts and bands didn’t sell well so they won’t be happening in 2017.’’
The series will be focusing on getting more stand-up comedians, theatre shows and sing-a-long screenings like the Sound of Music and The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
The series will kick of with a performance from comedian Michele A’Court and her husband Jeremy Elwood in January.
They will also be getting acts from well-known Kiwi comedians from the TV show 7 Days, later in the year.
Invercargill will not be the only southern destination to benefit from the House Series, with Gillies organising acts to travel to Stewart Island, Queenstown, Wanaka and Te Anau.
‘‘The plan is to get Southlanders into the arts.
‘‘Arts enriches our lives. We connect with stories and characters in many ways, it helps us escape stresses of the real world.’’
Jade Gillies has a plan to get more Southlanders into the arts.