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THE PLAYGROUND NZ PRESENTS

EVENTS SCHEDULE

Feb 15, 2016

Art Talk #3: Julieanna Preston, The Performance Laboratory- 6pm

Julieanna Preston talks about her body of work that investigates human relationships with space, with materials, and environments.

Feb 18, 2016

The Welcoming Party Launch, Philosophy House

 

Feb 22, 2016

Art Talk #4: Olive Bieringa, Bolton Hotel - 6pm

Special Bolton Hotel International Programme artist Olive Bieringa talks about her work with The Body Cartography Project: a dance company based in the Minnieapolis that tours NZ, USA, and Europe.

Feb 27, 2016

The Performance Arcade Preview Picnic - 12-4pm

With Nicole Andrews and Special Guests

Mar 01, 2016

The Performance Arcade 2016 6pm - 11pm

OPENING PARTY AND CONCERT

with Lake South, Orchestra of Spheres, and Flite


Prismatic space soundscapes of theremin warbles, rhythmic chanting over the strumming of hand-crafted guitars, bridging performance art, theatre and music Orchestra of Spheres headline the opening of the Performance Arcade’s live music stage with an evening that will go from the weird to the brilliant. Setting the scene for our city within a city with silver foil-wrapped space funk, electro pop.

Mar 02, 2016

10am - The Welcoming Party

Flag raising ceremony

Mar 02, 2016

11am No Stone Unturned

Walking tour begins

Mar 02, 2016

1pm Hello Pigeons!

Performance begins

Mar 02, 2016

5pm No Stone Unturned

Walking tour begins

Mar 02, 2016

6pm - Film screening of Ash and Money followed by Q & A panel discussion

A feature documentary by theatre company NO99 (Estonia) 

 

Followed by Q&A Live broadcast with Eero Epner, Daniel Vaarik from NO99 and Sophie Jerram from Letting Space and  Sam Trubridge from The Performance Arcade.

 

Nga Taonga Sound and Vision, 84 Taranaki St

Mar 02, 2016

6pm - WAKE daily performance

daily performance by Mick Douglas and Amaara Raheem (Australia)

Mar 02, 2016

7pm NEW MEDIA NEW MUSIC CONCERT

with Chris Wratt, Marika Pratley, Ceramic, Kingsara, and FIZ/Iryoko

 

Taking inspiration from the built environment, found objects, and nature,Thursday’s sonic arts programme will build cathedrals of sound, draw the audience into the depths of drone, recreate lost melodies, and forge a new aural architecture to reclaim space that borders music and art.

Mar 03, 2016

10am Welcoming Party

Flag raising ceremony

Mar 03, 2016

11am No Stone Unturned

Walking tour begins

Mar 03, 2016

1pm Hello Pigeons!

Performance begins

Mar 03, 2016

5pm No Stone Unturned

Walking tour begins

Mar 03, 2016

6pm WAKE daily performance

Mick Douglas and Amaara Raheem (Australia)

Mar 03, 2016

7pm SOUNDWAVES FROM WAHINE

with Nikita, Instant Fantasy, Edie, and Special Guests

 

Sexual hypno-drone synth, electro-pop, minimalist grungegaze, and some indie thrown into the mix, Friday on the live music stage is punctuated by textural density and striking timbres.  Finely crafted experimental electronica and guitar-led sounds from wahine forging ambient pop soundscapes into twisted song form.

Mar 04, 2016

10am-4pm High Tea culinary performance

Performance by Bolton Hotel at The Performance Arcade site

Mar 04, 2016

10am Welcoming Party

Flag raising ceremony

Mar 04, 2016

11am No Stone Unturned

Walking tour begins

Mar 04, 2016

1pm Hello Pigeons!

Performance begins

Mar 04, 2016

12-4pm AFTERNOON MUSIC SERIES

with Nicole Andrews, Womb, and Special Guests

 

Easing into the weekend early with low-fi folk ballads, Wellington’s Womb will be layering music and art which has been likened to sowing a dream seed.

Mar 04, 2016

5pm No Stone Unturned

Walking tour begins

Mar 04, 2016

6pm WAKE daily performance

Mick Douglas and Amaara Raheem (Australia)

Mar 04, 2016

7pm PARTY NIGHT

with Electrickazoo, Taipei Teahouse, Joe Blossom, and The 16th

 

Saturday’s evening programme builds from energetic country jangle to launch into the high-energy cinematic soul music complete with horns, loops, samples, scratches.

Mar 05, 2016

10am Welcoming Party

Flag raising ceremony

Mar 05, 2016

11am No Stone Unturned

Walking tour begins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mar 05, 2016

1pm Hello Pigeons!

Performance begins

Mar 05, 2016

12-4pm AFTERNOON MUSIC SERIES

with Wilding Pines, Phantasticus, and Special Guests

 

The perfect escapist Sunday for delicate music lovers to chase away the weekend’s lingering ills of excess. Join us early on Sunday at the music stage for haunting old-time country blues, high-energy gypsy jazz, and dreamy indie pop.

Mar 05, 2016

5pm No Stone Unturned

Walking tour begins

Mar 05, 2016

6pm WAKE daily performance

Mick Douglas and Amaara Raheem (Australia)

Mar 05, 2016

6pm Closing Party

 

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