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may 2024

saturday 25th May

AOTNZ Presents THE GOBLIN TE TUPUA

An expertly crafted solo performance, delivered by a veteran of the New Zealand stage. John Davies inhabits nine characters, bringing to life an extraordinary corner of our history.

A Scottish lad of 10 is driven into slavery aboard his Majesties ships, circa 1800. After 15 years at sea, he is cast onto the shoreline of Aotearoa.

The fight for survival begins. The occurrences within the play are based in historical evidence, and yet this tattooed Pakeha remains a potent figure in today’s political climate.

Ka whakahokia a Tupua he kōrero ia Whakarongo ki te tangi ra kua pahemo. Te Tupua will come and speak, Listen to this cry from the past. Haere mai Te Tupua

John studied the art of acting at Toi Whakaari – The New Zealand Drama School. Following his training he went on to perform for 10 years with Red Mole Enterprises in New Zealand, Mexico, the U.S.A and England. In 1984 he made the first of four study trips to the Kongoh Noh Theatre in Kyoto and has subsequently presented four original Noh Plays as director of the New Zealand Noh Theatre Company. The performer is, a cross between an historian, and a storyteller.

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Doors and bar open 7pm, show starts 8pm.
Presales $20, door sales $25
Presale tickets available via NBS Theatre Westport Box office

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June 2024

friday 7th june

QUIZ NIGHT

Calling all brainiacs, introverts, bibliophiles, science-buffs, quiet observers, history geeks and trivia nerds...

Your favourite Quiz-masters Martin & Nicki present a unique opportunity to recall that odd fact you learned all those years ago. Now's your chance to dazzle (or disappoint) your family and friends.

Teams of 4-6, $5 per person.
Doors & Bar open 6:30, Quiz starts 7pm.
Move an item on from home to add to the prize table.

Plus, there will be a double-pass to one of our upcoming events for the winners of one special category.

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friday 21st june

GRANITY NIGHT MARKET

There's only one place to be on the 21st of June this year - Granity Night Market!

Food Stalls, Arts and Crafts, Live Music, Kids Zone, Matariki Zone and the famous Lantern Parade.

Stall bookings and info:
nightmarketgranity@gmail.com
Follow the page for updates: Granity Gigs

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July 2024

friday 5th july

QUIZ NIGHT

Calling all brainiacs, introverts, bibliophiles, science-buffs, quiet observers, history geeks and trivia nerds...

Your favourite Quiz-masters Martin & Nicki present a unique opportunity to recall that odd fact you learned all those years ago. Now's your chance to dazzle (or disappoint) your family and friends.

Teams of 4-6, $5 per person.
Doors & Bar open 6:30, Quiz starts 7pm.
Move an item on from home to add to the prize table.

Plus, there will be a double-pass to one of our upcoming events for the winners of one special category.

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august 2024

friday 9th august

DANIEL CHAMPAGNE

The young virtuoso recently described as “the finest guitar player of this generation” has fallen in love with New Zealand and after sellout tours through North America and Europe he will be back for an extensive national run of 35 shows!

BIOGRAPHY:
Growing up in the Bega Valley on the Far South Coast of New South Wales, Australia the story goes that the young singer-songwriter and one of a kind guitar virtuoso first picked up his instrument of choice as a 5-year-old following in the footsteps of a musical father.

He began writing songs at 12, training classically throughout his teens and performing wherever he could, honing his craft and developing the dynamite live show that he is renowned for today. At 18 he finished school, turned professional and hit the road without looking back.

The following 15 years have seen him independently release 7 studio albums, tour relentlessly around the globe, play some of the biggest festivals under the sun and share stages with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, INXS, John Butler, Lucinda Williams, Ani DiFranco, Judy Collins and Rodrigo y Gabriela. He has been described as “the finest guitar player of this generation”, “a leading light in acoustic music” and “a performer that must be seen to be believed”.

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Doors and Bar open 6:30pm, show starts 7:30pm.
Tickets $29 (+BF)

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