In 2017 we had a great line of up free and koha entry events, from workshops and
book launches to the Whānau Day
Join us to launch Outside the Square's inaugural writing series. There will be a reading of Sofya's Garden, Renee Liang (Glucina)'s play for children featuring live music, Renee's trademark humour and puppets (if you're lucky). This will be followed by A Botanical Sublime where writers Paula Morris, Nina Seja, Ann Poulsen, and Renee Liang will read excerpts from their work and discuss the way Henderson's people, places, and botanical past influenced their writing process.
A 2-Day Massive Company Introduction to Theatre Workshop for youth living in the local area. Massive Company LOVES to play, pretend, explore, devise and make our own theatre. We use our own personal stories and experiences as the basis of the theatre that we make. Our workshop will have you dancing, running, skipping and loving to pretend!
Te Uru's Learning Centre becomes a thriving showcase of artist books, catalogues, limited-edition publications, zines and more. The annual Indie Book Fair aims to celebrate and support the diversity of small-scale and independent productions, and the ongoing creativity and exuberance of the people behind them.
A fun filled day of story-telling from the wide world right here in our back yard including stories in multiple languages from Asia, the Pacific Islands, the north and south hemispheres and Aotearoa!
Going West is proud to host the launch of Forty Years of Titirangi Poets, an anthology, the roots of which lie at the Titirangi Library, where the Titirangi Poets have been meeting off and on for four decades. To celebrate the launch of this very local publication we'll here poems and discussion from nine of its featured poets – Piers Davies, John Adams, Kevin Ireland, Peter Bland, Iain Sharp, Amanda Eason, Denys Trussell, Riemke Ensing and Ila Selwyn.
The Studio Season returns with a two day open rehearsal (free to drop in) followed by a ticketed evening presentation of the rehearsed reading of STUFF, featuring Donogh Rees, Elizabeth McRae, Rachel Nash and Munashe Tapfuya.
Word Up! is an exciting word-based performance competition which gives 13-20-year-olds the opportunity to present their original work, from rap, poetry, and spoken word, to music or even stand-up comedy. This is an action-packed evening not to be missed, featuring some of our finest young performers as they battle it out for great prizes.
Going West and local libraries share a simple vision – it’s all about the books! In 2017 Going West teams up with Glen Eden Library to present Human Libraries, Intimate Tasters, and opportunities to revisit and re-listen to archived Going West legends and legacy.
Te Reo Māori Theatre show for rangatahi Hinepau is adapted from a classic children’s book written by Gavin Bishop and first published in 1993. The 2017 production uses te reo Māori-speaking actors to present a mythical story about respecting your environment and staying true to yourself.
This year Going West Poetry Slam’s Doug Poole, Penny Howard and Zane Scarborough will again team up to offer their signature fast-paced evening of competitive performance poetry with generous cash prizes. There are four heats around Auckland leading up to the fast paced and thrilling Grand Slam on September 9.