Circus workshop with Casus Circus

An introduction to circus! Brisbane-based circus troupe Casus will teach you the beginnings of a variety of circus skills. Focusing mainly on ground, partner and group acrobatics, you will learn to trust your classmates and explore the mechanics of the body. Casus will take you through some movement improvisation techniques and tools to learn how […]

Words on Wheels

Words on Wheels is a collaboration between the New Zealand Book Council and the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour. Five writers and illustrators will tour the region, visiting will visit local schools and running writing workshops? for students, as well as a ‘Speed Date an Author’ event, a fun way for pupils to meet a […]

Photography workshop with Henry Hargreaves

Originally from Christchurch, New York-based Henry Hargreaves’ early experience with photography was in front of the camera as a high fashion model ( He is known for innovative and provocative choices in subject matter, including 3D images of deep-fried iPads and ?No Seconds?, a series depicting the last meals requested by American murders on the […]

Photography workshop with Joseph Michael

Joseph Michael has produced a number of ground-breaking works across the spectrum of time-lapse photography, 3D film, landscape art, fine art and sound ( He spoke at TEDx Auckland in 2013 about devising and bringing to fruition his exhibition of 24 hour time-lapsed images presented as short looped videos. His Dark cloud / white light […]

Java Dance Company workshop

Develop the tools to translate an idea into movement. All workshops include warm-up, practical discovery, showing and reflection. Java leads students in creative aspiring learning to connect with the core competencies. Secondary school workshops include partnering, choreographic tools and theatricality in dance. Workshop numbers limited to 60 students. Class will be split into groups for […]

Arma Del Amor music workshop

Arma Del Amor is an electronic duo consisting of vocalist and ex-Mount Aspiring College student Martine Harding and Wanaka-based multi-instrumentalist Danny Fairley AKA Civilian Sol. They will be playing a small live show followed by one-on-one tuition in gear, music and songwriting. Available to Mount Aspiring College students. Wednesday 22 April, 1.30pm-3pm Workshop cost is […]

Clown workshop with Fraser Hooper

Fraser Hooper is a professional clown ( He has spent 24 years touring, playing theatres, comedy galas and clown festivals worldwide. A world-renowned clown tutor, he has taught at circus schools around the world and spent more than a decade The National Centre for Circus Arts in London. Fraser will be running to three workshops […]

Adam Page – Schoolfest

A gifted and hilarious multi-instrumentalist and looping artist. His primary instrument is the saxophone but his show includes a variety of instruments including the ukulele, keyboard and flute as well as beat boxing and Tuvan throat singing. He has even been known to play his wizardly beard Suitable for groups of a similar age ? […]

Amiria Grenell – Schoolfest

And for our very youngest audiences Amiria Grennell will visit the local pre-schools to sing and tell stories for the under 5?s. Thursday 18th and Friday 19th April: Morning and afternoon sessions Cost – $100 per school Please contact to make a booking

Ivy – Schoolfest

Ivy is a cleaner in a museum, whom we meet in her basement hideaway where she has gathered a vast collection of treasures over the years. Not least of which is her time travelling cleaner?s cart! A madcap adventure ensues that takes us across history in an attempt to save the dinosaurs from certain extinction. […]