All events are free and open to the public to participate.
9am – 9pm (TEZA Hub, 10 Lydney Place South). Pop in anytime to get involved and have a cuppa.
8.30am – 3pm (Titahi Bay School). Ako Ako: A Role Swapping Adventure: Artist Ash Holwell will spend the day in Room 19 where the class is keen as mustard to show the new kid the ropes. Highlights of the day include learning about the rocky shore and how to tell the time, and the popular P.E. session. Ash will have to practice KURA (Kindness, Unity, Respect and Achieve) to keep up with his classmates.
Room 19 students Taylin Timu and Ari McIver (and Ari’s mum) will spend the day at TEZA and take part in the activities.
*An earlier arrangement with a high school fell through but student Nicole Johanson will proceed to spend the afternoon working with All Good! Conversations with Hairdressers to create her own pop-up hair salon. It’s a great opportunity for Nicole to be empowered to follow a dream in the Transitional Economic Zone.
10am – 12pm (Pataka Museum). Porirua Peoples Library presents a special graphic art workshop run by Sarah Maxey – create alternative typographic signage for Porirua Library! In the education art studio at Pataka.
10am – 3pm (Selected venues around Porirua). The Mobile Zine Table: This is a snapshot of Porirua in one day via zine-making, tea and conversation. People’s Library will pop-up in selected locations around Porirua to make available pens and paper for people to write, draw and share ideas.
Titahi Bay shops 10am – 11am
Outside the TAB in Hartham Place 11:15am – 12 noon
Cannons Creek library 12:30am – 1.30pm
Waitangirua Park 1:40 – 3pm
10am – 12pm (TEZA Hub): Volunteer Refinery with Mark Harvey. Come explore what it means to volunteer. Join Mark Harvey to explore what it means to be a volunteer. Prepare to have fun with a range of actions in and around constructing a ‘volunteer refinery’.
12pm – 2pm (TEZA Hub). Creative Summit: Creating local art space. What sort of spaces do Porirua artists need? How should the artist and community meet? Includes Toi Wahine, Porirua Community Arts Council, Robbie Whyte, Briar Munro, Katie Duke, Pippa Sanderson and Leanna Leiataua. BYO lunch.
10am – 4pm (Hartham Place). Sharemart: A clothing store and art project with a difference. Come see how members of the Colombian refugee community have refashioned old NZ Post uniforms into beautiful new items and have a go yourself. Bring clothing for mending, re-purposing, styling or swapping.
4pm – 9pm Titahi Bay Boatshed Festival: Celebrating the diversity of people, atmosphere and landscape of the bay. With the support of shed owners, we will be opening as many sheds as possible to create a festival reminiscent of old time classic Titahi Bay celebrations. Titahi Bay lacks a community centre so for this afternoon the boatsheds and the beach will become the Titahi Bay peoples’ place. There will be musicians and artists, free fish and chips and Titahi Bay sourdough loaf, and old school games. We’re hoping to revive the north-end vs south end tug-o-war too! The highlight of the evening will be the surf club IRB demonstrations around 6pm.