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Sunset CinemaSunset Cinema

Screening dates for 2017:  Feb 3, Mar 3, Apr 7, May 5, June 9, July 7, Aug 4, Sep 1, Oct 6, Nov 3 and Dec 1

Sunset Cinema is back with a new year of astonishing international and local films, kicking off with our opening night party on Friday 3rd February! 

Come along and be welcomed in by the glam-rock stylings of band “In for a Penny” and the delights of Paulownia wine, Regent 58 beer, home-crafted brew by Tony Faulkner, and Forecast Cider from Mela Juice, all complemented by home-made focaccia, pizza and other delicacies. Smiling people will gather to drink, eat, gossip and be merry in kicking off a new year of cinematic delights!

For 2017, all movies are moving to Friday evenings. Doors now open at 7pm and movies begin at 7.30pm. Depending on length, most nights we will show a short film before the feature. 

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New Zealand String Quartet - Dangerous Liaisons 

Friday 8th September 7.30pm-9.30pm. 

Dangerous Liaisons

Join us on our 30th-anniversary tour for a concert filled with passion, yearning, joy and heartache. Our 'Dangerous Liaisons' programme explores themes of love and desire and will take you on an emotional journey through some of the great works of the repertoire.

Romeo and Juliet’s tragic love story serves as the inspiration for the young Beethoven’s first string quartet, and Bartok’s unrequited passion for a virtuoso violinist lies behind his own first foray into the genre. On a happier note, Schumann’s quartet celebrates the composer’s triumph over parental opposition to marry the love of his life.

A word of warning: this will be an intimate affair and the music may steal your heart!

Beethoven: String Quartet no 1 in F, op 18/1 
Bartok String Quartet no 1 in A minor, Sz.40 
Schumann: String Quartet in A, op 41 no 3

This concert is general admission (no pre-allocated seating). 
Subject to ticket demand, door sales may also be available on the night.

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Limelight Theatre  presents: Bouncers 90s remix

15-23 September 8pm, Sunday 17 September 3pm


Bouncers '90's remix is a funny, brilliant, inventive and perceptive deconstruction of the Saturday night out. Set in the shadowy portals of Mr. Cinder's nightclub. Four bouncers stand and ponder the punters and the passing of their lives. They boast and argue with each other, looking for excuses to unleash their inner violence. Into this litany of misspent youth, the four straight-laced, Bouncers suddenly become young hairdressers, primping for their big night out ahead. Add a handbag and they're on the disco floor. Add a leer and a slap of aftershave and they're lads, trying to look old enough to be drinking, elbowing at the bar, downing the pints.

If you've ever been young and out on the town you will recognise these people. A good, entertaining night out which provides plenty of laughs but which is underpinned with some pretty raw truth about our drinking culture.

Named by National Theatre, London as one of the top 100 plays of the 20th-century Bouncers has been acclaimed worldwide.

Limelight Theatre Complany Ltd presents Bouncers '90s remix by John Godber, directed by Margaret Jesson. This production is presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Ltd in association with Play Bureau NZ Ltd. Contains mature language and sexual references.

Please note that this play contains mature themes not suitable for those under 16. 

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Kate Meads - Waste Free Parenting workshop 

Tuesday 26 September 6pm-8.30pm

Kate Mead

This is a humorous, entertaining and inspirational event full of tips and ideas around ways you can minimise waste at home. You get a free $100 goodie bag with each ticket, bursting with waste minimisation products.

Here are a few comments from recent attendees:

“Went to our first Waste Free Parenting workshop today and both hubs and I absolutely loved it. Thanks for the inspiration and ideas, we will definitely be even more waste conscious with what we learnt and strive for a more sustainable living, especially with our first little one on the way. Thanks Kate!” – Crystal L.

“If you haven't been to one of Kate's workshops yet, book in for the next one! Knowledgeable, passionate and humorous, Kate's workshops are the best way to learn how to implement small changes that can make a big difference to your impact on the environment. Fully recommend!” -Simone C.

There are limited spaces and goodie bags available at each event. 
You do not need to print off your tickets, we have the ability to scan your ticket off of your smartphone/device as you arrive at the workshop.

Please arrive 15 minutes before the workshop starts.

Bringing your baby to a daytime workshop is fine, but please be mindful that if they get upset you may need to pop out and settle them. It is preferable not to bring babies older than 6 months to an evening workshop as it is too late and distracting for other attendees.

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The Sound of Music

Saturday30 September 3pm-5pm and  7pm-9pm

Sound of Music

One of the world's best-loved musicals, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, will tour New Zealand this September and October.

This legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on the musical stage including “My Favorite Things”, “Edelweiss”, “Do-Re-Mi”, “Sixteen Going on Seventeen”, “The Lonely Goatherd”, “Climb Ev’ry Mountain”, and the title song “The Sound of Music”.

THE SOUND OF MUSIC tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.

 The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony Awards - including “Best Musical”. The show opened in London in 1961 and became the longest-running American musical of its generation. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, including “Best Picture”, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, THE SOUND OF MUSIC remains the most successful movie musical in history.

Since the turn of the 21st century, the enduring magic of THE SOUND OF MUSIC has lead to major productions around the world, giving testament to its title as “The World’s Most Popular Musical”.

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Al Brown - Eat Up Book Tour 

Thursday 5 October 7.30pm (doors open from 6.30pm)

Al Brown

Meet Al Brown and Ruthe Pretty! 

Come and hear them chat about what makes our local cuisine special, and get Al to sign a copy of his new cookbook! 

Tickets $20 each (includes a delicious Wairarapa Wine or Mela Juice) available Hedleys Bookshop or online 

Plus: You could win a Hyundai Tuscon for a month! Simply enter on the night to go into the draw! 

Kokomai Creative Festival  - Wairarapa

13-22 October 


Pre-sale tickets will be available to Friends of Kokomai, Patrons, Business Partners and Sponsors from 5pm 29 August

More details to come soon! 

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