Date: 14th December 2010
The Southern Lakes Festival of Colour is a biennial celebration of the arts. Six exciting days and nights of astounding performances and inspiring exhibitions set against the spectacular autumnal backdrop of the Southern Lakes.
The Festival is based in Wanaka but reaches out to the wider region. In 2011 we plan to have performances in Queenstown, Luggate, Hawea, Bannockburn, Clyde and Glenorchy.
Exciting announcements for the 2011 Festival include two new plays to be commissioned by the Festival. A Grateful Nation is being written by award winning screen writer Graeme Tetley and directed by Sara Brodie and will feature a local cast of Flat Out productions (Witches over Wanaka from 2009 Festival) as well as high school drama students. Based on the Mazengarb report into teenage immorality in Upper Hutt in the 1950’s this is a sure-fire sell out. Also Rita and Douglas is another premiere of a brand new play based on the relationship between painter Rita Angus and composer Douglas Lilburn – the part of Lilburn being played by Michael Houstoun on piano.
All of this along with the very popular Aspiring Conversations programme of ideas, discussion and debate as well as dance, music, art exhibitions, Schoolfest, street performers and more. So make sure you are in Wanaka for the 2011 Festival of Colour.
The programme is released on Thursday 10 February 2011 with patrons and sponsors priority booking until public booking starts on Monday 21 February 2011.
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Southern Lakes Festival of Colour 12 to 17 April 2011
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