Theatre kick starts April commencing with Company Theatre’s first production of 2019, Stones In His Pockets. Written by Marie Jones and directed by Kristof Haines, this gem of a play is an engrossing, tragicomedy set in a small rural town in Ireland. The show runs from 3 – 13 April – visit www.companytheatre.co.nz for more info.
From 7 to 9 April, Takapuna Grammar School presents the magical underwater adventure, Disney's The Little Mermaid, being held at the Bruce Mason Centre, Takapuna. With a large cast and crew of TGS, BIS and TNIS students working together onstage and off, live orchestra and special effects, this show for the whole family should not be missed. Tickets are on sale via TicketMaster.
On Saturday 13 April, 10am-2pm, the team at Navy Museum invites people to join them in making a traditional paper poppy or to have a go at crafting a knitted, crocheted or felt poppy. More info is available at www.navymuseum.co.nz. You are invited to join them again to commemorate Anzac Day 2019 on Thursday 25 April. A range of activities will be on offer throughout the day, suitable for all ages.
An Easter themed Messy Church is happening at Devonport Methodist on Sunday 14 April at 4pm. All ages are welcome to attend for some hands-on church time, making crafts and learning more. Bring some food for a shared meal at the conclusion - sausages, bread and drinks are provided. Also bring a box to take your crafts home in!
Soul Sprite has something for everyone these school holidays. Themes this time include Messy Earth days, Craft & Bake Parties, Master-chef Cooking Challenges, STEAM experiments, Spy Days, Kitchen Science, Survival Camps, Italian Pasta – Pizza Movie Party. Spaces are limited to 20 people with activity age-groups from 5 – 8 years and 9 -13 years. For more information visit: www.soulsprite.co.nz
Folk music appreciators will love Himmerland in concert with Mairi Campbell at The Bunker on Monday 15th April, 8pm. Experience Scottish ballads, Danish tunes and a touch of jazz. Tickets are $20 and bookings are essential – ph: 445 2227.
Devonport Library is holding an Easter Rhymetime and craft session on Tuesday 16 April from 10am to 11am. Preschool aged children are invited to kick and hop the start of the holidays off, though big brothers and sisters are also welcome.
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Maria Teape - Devonport Community Coordinator, Devonport Peninsula Trust