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.
8am – 7.30pm. Ako Ako: A Role Swapping Adventure. (TBC)
10am -4pm (Hartham Place). Strong Pacific Families are facilitating a stunning pop up exhibition of arts and crafts from the Pacific, along with workshops. The space is hosted this week by Tokelau. Free film festival at 6pm (see below).
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 between 10am – 1pm. You can also book a session here.
10am – 3pm (Selected spots 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 – 12pm
Cannons Creek library 12:30am – 1.30pm
Waitangirua Park 1:40 – 3pm
11am – 2pm (TEZA Hub). Dream Poster Project. Porirua People’s Library’s daily poster project where we create covers of hypothetical/dream books that we would want to see in PPL. Everyone is invited to create and come up with their own dream book covers – each person gets their own voice. Workshop run by Lana Lopesi and Faith Wilson
12pm – 2pm (TEZA Hub). Creative Summit: Creating local art space. BYO lunch. 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.
1.30pm – 5.30pm (TEZA Hub). ALL GOOD? – Pop-up Hair Salon with Jason Muir. Barbarian Productions invite YOU into the barber’s chair to meet maverick hairdresser Jason Muir.
4pm – 9pm: Titahi Bay Boatshed Festival. Inaugural festival celebrating the diversity of people, atmosphere and beautiful landscape of the bay. The festival is based in front of some of the boatsheds on the northern end of the bay. With the support of a number of the 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 as a whole will become the Titahi Bay peoples place.
Activities musicians, a portable community centre serving free fresh fish and chips and Titahi Bay sourdough loaf, classic beach games like human wheelbarrow/egg and spoon /sack race and sandcastle building. We’re hoping to revive the North-end vs south end tug-o-war! Some of the sheds will be occupied by local artists entrepreneurs/writers and local organisations. The highlight of the evening will be the surf club IRB demonstrations around 6pm.
6pm – 7.30pm (Hartham Place). Film festival presented by Strong Pacific Families.
Tonight: Pollywood Twelve (2014). Rating: M – Violence
A vivid selection of nine short films, this 90-minute multi-genre visual feast has something for everyone – come and sample the filmic menu. The films are presented courtesy of Craig Fasi.