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: Ash Holwell swaps roles today with Shay Green, paddock hand at Wellington Riding for the Disabled. Shay also regularly spends time at Pataka Museum reading and talking to visitors and staff. Breadmakers of Porirua Unite! will work with Shay to create a sourdough naan bread. Shay is also looking forward to participating in Porirua Peoples Library Raps and Monologues workshop on Thursday.
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 – 12pm (TEZA Hub). Volunteer Refinery: 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’
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 – book a session here.
9.30am – 12pm (TEZA Hub). Workshops with Corinna School and three different artist projects.
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
12-3 pm and 4-7 pm (TEZA Hub). Porirua Free Range Rap and Monologue Workshops: Participate in an interactive writing workshop, produce a one page monologue OR a rap, about anything you like! All ages, backgrounds, and abilities welcome. Material will be collected and made into a booklet for Porirua People’s Library archiving our local stories. Workshop run by Pikihuia Haenga, Te Kupu and Amelia Espinosa
12pm – 3pm (TEZA Hub). Porirua People’s Radio is your pop-up, live community station. Tell us tales of Porirua in all of the diverse languages that make up the city. We’ll record your unique experiences and edit together your personal take on life and the city. You can join us in gathering stories by taking one of our dictaphones out on the street to get your fellow city folk to join the conversation. With Kristen Paterson from Wellington Access Radio.
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 (star of our election year Political Cuts project). He’s offering a free blow-wave in exchange for a bit of a chin-wag about the intimacy of the hairdressing profession.
5pm – 7.30pm (Cobham Court). Night Market. TEZA Intervention – Make-a-Market
5pm – 6.30pm (TEZA Hub). Just in Time Community Centre Quick Response Unit with Tim Barlow. Come visit this purpose built mobile community centre towed by a Todd Motors built Hillman Hunter.This community centre provides homage to the artistry of industrial workers that have built Porirua City into what it is today. Until 29 November you can call Just in Time anytime in the Porirua region to arrange a free visit. Need a space for a community meeting? Just call JIT! (021766259).
6pm – 7.30pm (Hartham Place). Film festival presented by Strong Pacific Families and Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision.
Tonight: Koa o Tokelau/Treasures of Tokelau. A celebration of the people of Tokelau, this compilation of clips include excerpts from Government films, personal records and TV programmes spanning over 60 years. Duration: 60 minutes.
9pm-10pm (TEZA Hub). Cycle-Powered Cinema: join us outdoors for cinema about Christchurch and Porirua innovation and help power the film with your bike! With thanks to Gapfiller.