Es­planade con­certs kick off for sum­mer

The Tribune (NZ) - - WHAT'S ON - For de­tails on the re­main­ing five free Sun­day 2 – 5pm con­certs, see ac­cess­man­awatu.co.nz.

A small but ap­pre­cia­tive crowd turned out to en­joy the first Sounds of Sum­mer con­cert in the Es­planade on Sun­day.

The con­cert opened with es­tab­lished Sounds of Sum­mer (SOS) per­form­ers Manawataki, the city African drum­ming en­sem­ble, with Ceol Manawatu de­liv­er­ing their es­tab­lished taste of Kiwi Celtic.

Join­ing them were first time SOSers Jake Braid, aka Jake­land per­form­ing solo in an in­die-folk set that in­cluded songs from his re­cently re­leased EP Un­sure, and UCOL orig­i­nated alt-coun­try Mum­ford & Sons in­spired out­fit This­tle & Weeds.

This Sun­day sees four new acts take the Es­planade stage, an­chored by soul-ska in­flu­enced band, Truly Made.

Fea­tur­ing a line-up of well-

En­quiries Deb­bie Baker horo.api@xtra.co.nz or (06) 368 6539. FIRE­MAN’S FOOT­BALL: Pre­pare to get wet! Hi­matangi Beach Vol­un­teer Fire Brigade fundraiser. Make up a team of four – adults, teens and kids divi­sions. Gold coin en­try per player, sausage siz­zle, drinks. 10am, Hi­matangi Park, Kop­utara Road, Hi­matangi Beach, Jan­uary 23. En­quiriesWayne Dear 027 232 4518. BIG DIG: $3 do­na­tion for PN Surf Life­sav­ing Club with More FM, Jan­uary 23, Hi­matangi Beach, 1pm. SOUNDS OF SUM­MER Es­planade Sun­day Con­cert: Jemma Marie, The MightyWays, Quiet Storm, G_Phunk, Vic­to­ria Es­planade, Jan­uary 24, 2 – 5pm. En­quiries ac­cess­man­awatu.co.nz WOODWORKWORKSHOPS: Reg­is­ter for Manawatu Wood­work­ers’ Guild school hol­i­day work­shops aimed at years 7 & 8, Mon­day to Fri­day, Jan­uary 25 – 29, 9am – 12noon. $20 per day, $80 for the week. En­quiries and re­gos Don Ti­et­jens, 354 4268 or titch@in­spire.net.nz BIKEWISE IN FARN­HAM PARK: In­cludes Blue­light Cy­cle with NZ Po­lice and Sport­Manawatu for 8-13 known ac­com­plished mu­si­cians, the Truly Made’s highly re­garded 2014 EP For The Sum­mer is just as ap­pro­pri­ate now as it was when first re­leased.

year-olds, Farn­ham Park, Farn­ham Ave, High­bury, Satur­day, Jan­uary 30,11am – 1pm. Reg­is­ter Te Aroha Noa 021 075 0952. KI­WIBURN: New Zealand’s 13th re­gional Burn­ing Man event, ‘the Pad­dock’, Hun­ter­ville. Art theme is ‘Pot luck and emo­tion’, Jan­uary 27 – Fe­bru­ary 1. En­quiries ki­wiburn.com 152nd TU­RAK­INA HIGH­LAND GAMES: Hosted by Clan Keith, Tu­rak­ina Do­main, Cameron Road, Tu­rak­ina, Satur­day Jan­uary 30. En­try $10, chil­dren un­der 15, free. Gates open 8am. En­quiries info@tu­rak­i­nahigh­landgames.co.nz NZ MO­TOCROSS IN­TER­NA­TIONAL GRAND PRIX: 55th an­nual event, Manawatu Orion Mo­to­Club, Woodville, Jan­uary 30 – 31. En­quiries­man­awatu-orion.com SOUNDS OF SUM­MER Es­planade Sun­day Con­cert: Manawatu Com­mu­nity Choir, Nic Ma­son, Ta­ble Fox Be­com­ing Thieves, Vic­to­ria Es­planade, Jan­uary 31, 2 – 5pm. En­quiries ac­cess­man­awatu.co.nz WAI­TANGI DAY: Fam­ily fun na­tional day and Tir­iti oWai­tangi com­mem­o­ra­tions with food, mu­sic, and his­tory, Satur­day, Fe­bru­ary 6, 10am – 2pm, Te Manawa. SU­PER­STOCK TEAMS

In 2014 Libby Of­ford – as one half of duo Ad Lib – made the top 10 of the sec­ondary school Smoke­free Rock­quest, and com­peted again in the re­gional

CHAL­LENGE: 12 Su­per­stock teams in­clud­ing the Bri­tish Lions race over two days, Palmer­ston North In­ter­na­tional Speed­way, Satur­day & Sun­day, Fe­bru­ary 6 – 7, 7pm. En­quiries pn­speed­way.co.nz, Tick­et­Di­rect 0800 4 TICKET. SOUNDS OF SUM­MER Es­planade Sun­day Con­cert: Daniel Web­ster, Stan­ley Pedi­gree, Neon Fu­sion, the Bing Turkby En­sem­ble, Vic­to­ria Es­planade, Fe­bru­ary 7, 2 – 5pm. En­quiries ac­cess­man­awatu.co.nz GO BY BIKE DAY: Wed­nes­day Fe­bru­ary 10. Reg­is­ter na­tional Go By Bike Day events bikewise@nzta.govt.nz HEART FOUN­DA­TION AP­PEAL: Vol­un­teers wanted for Manawatu/ MidCen­tral Branch of the Heart Foun­da­tion 2016 Palmer­ston North an­nual street col­lec­tion ap­peal, Fe­bru­ary Fri­day 12 – Satur­day 13. Vol­un­teer on 358 7745 or sal­lyd@heart­foun­da­tion.org.nz BIKEWISE WHEEL-A-THON: Fam­ily event, Shirriffs Road Go Kart track, Fe­bru­ary 12, 5-7pm. SU­PER RUGBY: Pre-sea­son Hur­ri­canes v Blues, Eke­tahuna Rugby Foot­ball Club, Fe­bru­ary 13. Tick­ets Tui Brew­ery, Man­gatain­oka, 06 376 0815. Rock­quest as a solo per­former.

She makes her first SOS ap­pear­ance along­side other first timers String Fu­sion and the Pa­paeoia Funk En­sem­ble.

Duo String Fu­sion, Kate Far­ru­gia and Bill Ni­chol­son have played at Toko­maru’s Bent Horse­shoe and for last year’s Al­liance Fran­caise win­ter sol­stice Fete de la Musique at City Li­brary.

Per­form­ing a mix of funk, jazz, soul and latin, The Pa­paeoia Funk En­sem­ble make their first SOS ap­pear­ance, last year play­ing a Queen’s Birth­day con­cert at the Joseph Street Kitchen. NEWZEALAND GRAND PRIX: Round 5 and fi­nale of the TRS rac­ing se­ries, with teams from Brazil, UK, USA, Aus­tria, China, Canada, France, Rus­sia and New Zealand, Man­feild, Feild­ing, Fe­bru­ary 13 – 14. SOUNDS OF SUM­MER Es­planade Sun­day Con­cert: Dirty Harry, Griz­zly Smith, Ukepho­ria, HUFF, The Es­planade, Fe­bru­ary 14, 2 – 5pm. I TRIED THE TRI Se­ries: Triathlon for kids aged 2-12 be­gins Mon­day Fe­bru­ary 15, 5.20 – 7pm, Frey­berg Pool and Skoglund Park, en­try $5. Also Fe­bru­ary 22 & 29, March 7 & 14. En­quiries 951 6823, tri­club.co.nz a.j.martin@massey.ac.nz. SOUNDS OF SUM­MER Lunchtime Con­certs: Libby Of­ford, The Jake­land Band, Mon­day, Fe­bru­ary 15, The Square, 12noon – 1.30pm. ES­PLANADE DAY: An­nual com­mu­nity car­ni­val – stalls, food and en­ter­tain­ment, Sun­day. Fe­bru­ary 21, 10am – 4pm, Vic­to­ria Es­planade. GLOBE THE­ATREAWARDS: Ac­knowl­edg­ing the best from the 25 re­gional non-pro­fes­sional pro­duc­tions of 2015, Globe Theatre, Fri­day, Fe­bru­ary 26, 7.30pm. Tick­ets $35, Early­bird con­ces­sion (Jan­uary 31) $25. En­quiries 351 4409, the­globe@in­spire.net.nz,

PHOTO: DAVID UN­WIN/ FAIRFAX NZ

Jon Bowen, lead singer of Truly Made at New Year in The Square.

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