Tours & Events
The UXBRIDGE events programme is supported by a vibrant and exciting mix of outdoor, performance and community events for all ages and cultures.
The MATARIKI GLOW SHOW is back with an all-new, giant-scale puppet show for tamariki, educators and whãnau. The Glow Show’s magical glow-in-the-dark characters are getting ready to celebrate with you at 40 theatres around Aotearoa, alongside the first-ever nationwide Matariki holiday! Bigger, better, bolder; with more music and more characters; this is an upbeat show that ‘edu-tains’ and engages the audience over 50 minutes with patai (Q and A) afterwards. Shorter shows of 30 minutes are designed for 0-5yo. MATARIKI GLOW SHOW 2022 relates to our whakatauki at Matariki, with a strong theme of togetherness! Little Green Man Productions is thrilled to present MATARIKI GLOW SHOW in a theatre near you.
Kicking off St Patrick’s Day celebrations a few days early with a rustic afternoon of Celtic Culture and music for the whole family to enjoy. An afternoon with Céilí band and dance followed in the evening with Celtic fusion and contemporary folk-rock for the ‘grown ups’!
Featuring: AUCKLAND CEILI DANCE COMPANY; King and Power with The Steve Edwards Collective and Jasmine Brett.
Family friendly Ceili Dance in the Theatre with King and Power (Afternoon)
2 – 5PM
Ceili (Family of 5)
2 – 5PM
Live Out East – (Evening)
6 – 10PM
Students will reframe their past, current and future outlook and gain a better understanding of themselves. Work produced will go forward to an exhibition in the Malcolm Smith Gallery.
SUPPORTING THE LOCAL SCHOOLS
Our young musicians will inspire and delight you with classical, jazz, and everything in between. Join Howick, Pakuranga, Sancta Maria, Macleans, Botany, St Kentigern, and Edgewater Colleges for these wonderful lunchtime concerts you will love!
DATES: 21 May – 2 July
COST: $5 (door sales only)
Whether you are from in town or out in the country, a Field days veteran or visiting for the first time, Field days has something for everyone. Careers and education, Kitchen theatre, health & wellbeing, international, innovations, entertainment, history and yep tractors, diggers, wood chopping and more. With more than 1000 exhibitors and 125,000 visitors each year this is one not to miss, put this trip on your 2021 ‘things to do’ list now.
Ticket includes return bus trip and entry fee to the event. There are onsite food outlets at field days or you can take your own.
Tickets make great gifts for parents!
Bus departs UXBRIDGE 8am, departs Hamilton Field Day at 4:30pm.
Hang a Photo – Take one Away is a unique, a collection of photographic work created by you, shared and exchanged.
On the photo laundry wash line, you don’t just hang and take photographs. Here we exchange stories, memories and perspectives from everybody involved, an insight into anothers world.
The washing line gallery expresses the way pictures used to be developed in the pre-digital era when photographers had to dry their pictures after fixation and rinsing.
Whether you are a beginner or an experienced photographer, most important is that the pictures reflect your interpretation of “Nostalgia” our chosen topic for this event.
Nostalgia, “triggered by something reminding us of an event from our past or pleasurable emotions associated with and/or a longing to go back to a particular period of time, a fond memory of past times”.
FREE PARTICIPATION Rules & Conditions
FREE PHOTOGRAPHY WORKSHOPS Saturday 27 June 10:30AM – 11:30AM OR Saturday 27 June 12:00PM – 1:00PM
FREE PHOTOGRAPHY PRESENTATIONS Wednesday 24 June 6:30PM – 7:15PM OR Wednesday 24 June 7:30PM – 8:15PM
Uxbridge Theatre comes to life for kids and families with a Matariki afternoon of music and art-making, celebrating the brand new starry album for children, Little Wild Universe. This collection, supported by NZ On Air, takes listeners on a whimsical and joyous rocket ride through the solar system, with family-friendly tunes about the earth, the stars and the universe. Written by award-winning Howick songwriter and mum, Claudia Robin Gunn, she will also be joined by special guests to be announced!