Theatre, Poetry, Film & Publication Programme
Over the month of September Going West and its partners present the best of the arts in the West with a full programme including poetry slams, workshops, talks, a book fair, films and theatre.
Visit Te Uru Waitakere Contemporary Gallery during Going West to experience leading New Zealand contemporary art.
Earlier This Month
Te Uru’s annual Indie Book Fair has a strong emphasis and support for independent design, handmade and limited-edition publications, artist books, catalogues and more.
Alongside the Books & Writers Weekend Sunday Sessions Titirangi Library opens to a fledgling fringe programme featuring three special experiences.
Two special evenings of readings of new plays by Māori playwrights. Following a professional playwrights’ workshop, hear these new works here first and share your whakaaro with the writers.
Going West is honoured to partner with Auckland University Press to host the launch of a new collection of poetry from C.K. Stead, That Derrida Whom I Derided Died: Poems 2013-2017.
Tuhi Tika is back by popular demand. Whether you’re a beginner or mid-career playwright, Te Pou Theatre offers you the opportunity to participate in a two-day Māori playwrights masterclass.
Books featured during the festival will be available for sale throughout the weekend thanks to Unity Books
Join Dr Bruce Hayward in Piha as he leads a walk based on his recent book Out of the Ocean into the Fire: History in the rocks, fossils and landforms of Auckland, Northland and Coromandel.
Temuera Morrison stars as the farming patriarch who makes it clear his family should have absolutely nothing to do with rival family the Poatas. Then romance enters the picture.
Three Screenings: 10:30 am, 6pm and 8pm
The Studio Season returns in 2018 with Mythical Futures - rehearsed previews of two engaging plays in development by writers from Gary Henderson’s Graduate Studio.