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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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Earthcare Environmental Oversew Fashion Awards 

Awards Night - Saturday 22nd July 7.30pm-10.30pm. Matinee - Sunday23rd July 1.30pm-3.30pm


This show promotes 'upcycled' fashion by recognising talented, aspiring designers who recreate, revamp and redesign pre-loved clothing into sustainable fashion garments.

There are Awards for each category, Young Designer, People's Choice (presented at the Sunday Matinee, as voted by the Saturday night audience), NZ Fashion Tech Scholarship, Massey University Internship and the Award of Excellence.

Oversew Fashion Awards 2017 
2017 is a Time for Change at The Oversew Fashion Awards. 

The Categories are:

Menswear – upcycled fashion for guys rocking the catwalk 
Street / Daywear – cool everyday wear, think upcycled scalability and saleability 
Haute Couture / High-end Fashion – exclusive custom fitted upcycled clothing for special occasions 
Mini Collections – two to four outfits, creating your own ‘upcycled collection'

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Bubbles and Inspiration - Bernice Mene

Wednesday 26th July Doors open at 6.15pm

Bernice Mene

A former athlete, teacher and Silver Fern Netball Captain, Bernice has successfully etched out a career in education, television and sport.  A member of the New Zealand Silver Ferns netball team for 10 years, Bernice led the team for three. She regards the captaincy as one of the highlights, alongside winning her first test cap and like all good kiwis she particularly enjoyed beating the Aussies. Her contribution to sport was recognised in the New Zealand honours list of 2002 where she was awarded a MNZM.
Along with Bernice sharing her passion for developing youth, we have the opportunity to hear directly from an elite athlete about her daily life and balancing her passion alongside her family.

A big thanks to our friends at Eastwood Motor Group for helping make this happen. The super special thing about this event is that we are opening our doors to the next generation, and would highly encourage you to bring your daughters/friends for a huge dose of inspiration!  We want this to be a total ‘sell out’ event, as proceeds of the night will be benefiting #BRINGITTOCOLOMBO.

Register on the Bubbles and Inspiration website

Sue Nicholson - Answers From the other Side 

Wednesday 2nd August 7.00pm-9.30pm. 

Sue Nicholson

Back again by popular demand!

The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side.

Sue's abilities have been seen on TVNZ's 'Sensing Murder', the 'Good Morning' show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who have passed over to the spirit world and the living. Through this interaction, she is able to deliver messages to loved ones and help them reach a sense of peace.

Prepare to be amazed and enlightened as Sue connects with both spirit and the audience in her uniquely compassionate and uplifting style.

Restricted age group R13 to R18 accompanied by an adult.

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The Big Latch On 2017!  

Friday 4 August 9.4am - 12pm

The Big Latch On

BiG Latch On 2017 will be held at the Carterton Events Centre on Friday 4th of August. There will be lots of spot prizes to be won, stalls, refreshments and more! This event is open to all and if you have any questions please feel free to contact Sarah Taylor-Waitere via Regional Public Health Wairarapa/Breastfeeding Wairarapa on Sarah.Taylor-Waitere©wairarapa.dhb.org.nz. Lots more information to follow so I will keep everyone posted, we hope to beat our record from last year of 117 so please come along, bring friends and whanau to join in the fun!

Big band Swing Concert

Saturday 5 August 7.00-9.00pm

Big Band

Big Band swing era concert. A 19 piece swing band featuring the sounds from the 30s, 40s and 50s. Compared to television personality Ian Johnstone.

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Old Skool Ball

Saturday 26 August 6pm til late

Old Skool Ball

Why should the kids have all the FUN? It's time for you to go to the BALL! 

Arrive in style and win PRIZES for the most inventive mode of arrival, dress you and your partner in the ball outfit you wish you could have bought all those years ago - and win a prize for Prom King and Queen. 

Photo booth available and a whole lot more!

Get in quick as tickets will go fast! EMAIL suzannemcanulty@mediaworks.co.nz for tickets.

$90 a ticket or $850 a table of 10. Tickets include pre-dinner nibbles, two course meal and wine/beer/non alcoholic drinks.

Bring along some cash to take part in the raffle and auction to raise funds forWellington Free Ambulance.

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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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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