Plans for Performing Arts Centre in Wānaka

  Tēna Koutou Festival whānau, We’re sure you’re aware of the plans to build our very own performing arts centre in Wānaka – a centre that would be a tremendous boon for both the Festival and our community as a whole. The Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust fully supports the project. So, why are we […]

Thank you for your support as Aspiring Conversations is cancelled

Cancelling Aspiring Conversations 2022 It is with heavy hearts that due to the current Red Light setting and the presence of the Omicron version of Covid in the community, the Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust has decided to cancel the 2022 Aspiring Conversations. As you may know, festivals and events are restricted to audiences of […]

Countdown to the Aspiring Conversations launch

Only a few days to go!  Farah Palmer and Rosara Joseph The 2022 Aspiring Conversations festival of ideas is going to be full of discussion about all the things that make our world tick including some of today’s most pressing issues. Aspiring Conversations Programmer Philip Tremewan says the weekend promises to be informative, and inspiring, […]

Announcing the first speakers for Aspiring Conversations 2022

An early seasonal treat – announcing the first speakers for Aspiring Conversations 2022 We are excited to be able to announce our first two speakers for the 2022 Aspiring Conversations ideas festival (March 25-27, 2022). Our ‘Wāhine Toa – Sports Women’ session will feature Farah Palmer, former Black Ferns captain, three-time Rugby World Cup winner […]