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Tuesday, 16 October 2018 08:44

What's On Newsletter 16 October 2018

EVENT: New Zealand String Quartet at Huria Marae


When: 24th October - two performances: 2pm & 6:30pm (doors open 1 hr prior to performance)
Where: Huria Marae - Judea, Tauranga

Join us at Huria Marae, Judea, for a special FREE concert, performed by the New Zealand String Quartet.

Koha collected on entry to go towards the NZ War Memorial Museum project.

Doors open 1 hour before concert commencement, with a mihi and introduction to start the performance.

With special thanks to the generous funding sponsors Farmer Autovillage, TECT, Legacy Trust, Holland Beckett Lawyers, Pascoes, Whitcoulls, Farmers, Tauriko Business Estate and Metro Marketing who have committed to funding WW100 events in Tauranga.

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WINDOW: Omokoroa Artists Group 15 October - 26 October

This springtime window theme is brought to you by the Omokoroa Artists.

They have an upcoming exhibition at Bob Owens Retirement Village running from Saturday the 10th to Sunday the 11th of November 10 am to 3 pm.

This is a talented group of artists each with their own unique styles. A sneak preview of their work will be on display in the Creative Bay Of Plenty window until the 26 October.

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NEWS: NZ Music Foundation Wellbeing Service

The Wellbeing Service is a 24/7 online, on the phone (tollfree 0508MUSICHELP) and in-person counselling service fully funded by the NZ Music Foundation and provided free of charge to those in the kiwi music community who cannot access the help they need due to hardship and other circumstances.

The charity is inviting people who are involved in any music-related discipline either full time, part time or on a volunteer basis to complete the NZ Music Community Wellbeing Survey. 

This includes composers and performers, artist managers, roadies, sound and lighting engineers, technicians, stage crew, drivers, promoters, record company personnel, choir and orchestra members and more.

The survey is completely confidential and participants are not required to identify themselves to take part.

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OPPORTUNITY: Rising Star Competition 2019 

Applications Open

One of Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s objectives is to encourage young musicians - both in playing instruments and appreciating orchestral music. The community orchestra does this by dedicating one of their concerts each year to ‘youth music’. In alternate years the Symphonia traditionally performs a concert programme designed with youngsters in mind, or runs a ‘Rising Stars’ competition for secondary school level students.

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UPSKILL: Quick tips for the perfect presentation 

As creatives, we often have to present or pitch our ideas to new audiences or funding panels. Presentations can be so intimidating - even at the best of times! Trick is, lets keep it simple. Here are some top tips from the team at Canva  to help us keep it simple and stress free. 

Here are four tips for perfect presentations.

1. Choose easy-to-read fonts
Don’t get too fancy with fonts—go for those that are easy to read. Larger fonts will help those seated at the back of the room to see what you’re presenting.

2. One main idea per slide
Keep slides simple with only one main idea per slide, preferably expressed in 6-10 words. Audiences shouldn’t be reading along with the speaker nor should they be distracted by the content of the slides. Keeping the text short and brief will deliver the need-to-know highlights.

3. Create a compelling cover
Your title slide is your calling card for the whole presentation and should grab attention while also conveying the feeling and topic of the presentation. Give people a reason to click through the presentation or to sit up and listen.

4. Close with a call-to-action
Make the closing slide interesting and powerful to leave viewers with a final impression of the presentation. What do you want them to remember?

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UPSKILL: Instagram Launches New Nametag Feature

Instagram’s nametag feature is exclusively for finding and following new accounts. 

Instagram new nametag feature offers a new way to connect with other Instagram users — but not just in real life!

For example, you could print your nametag on posters, business cards, or other promotional materials. When someone sees your nametag, all they have to do is open their camera and give it a scan to start following you.

If you sell physical products, you can even add your Instagram nametag to your label or packaging to encourage your customers to follow your account.

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OPPORTUNITY: Heart Of Christmas Wearable Art Competition - LAST CALL

Get your design sketch in tonight!!!

Calling Christmas loving creatives! Enter your Christmas themed wearable art design (sketch) and you could be one of 20 creatives who will receive $500 and a mannequin to bring your designs to life. These creations will then be exhibited throughout the city centre this Christmas as part of the Downtown Tauranga Heart of Christmas Exhibition. 

- You can enter as a team
- You can enter multiple designs
- Consider sustainability
- Consider what it will look like at night

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OPPORTUNITY: Call-out for Creatives: Downtown Tauranga Advent Calendar

Downtown Tauranga is building a giant advent calendar and placing it pride of place in Red Square in the city centre, Downtown Tauranga. They want to celebrate Bay OF Plenty Creatives by showcasing their work to the theme of Christmas. To do this they are inviting primary schools, community groups and clubs to help them create a scene or item for each window for their giant Advent calendar to make it really special.

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EXHIBITION: Carol Bisset - New Works - Exhibition

When: 27th October - 10th November
Where: The Incubator Creative Hub

A Sculptor and Installation artist formerly based in Auckland and Brisbane, now resides in Tauranga, Carol’s work frequently calls upon intensified emotional and physical records of past encounters with people and places.

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NEWS: Venue, Marketing and Good Vibes.

Tune into 105.4FM The Station every Thursday at 3pm to hear Creative Bay Of Plenty live on air with Ana to talk about 'What's On' in the Bay Of Plenty Creative Sector. 

Looking for a venue to host a gig, launch a product or host a private function? Vinyl Destination is a unique destination guaranteed to make your next event a memorable one. 

Located in the heart of Tauranga CBD on Devonport Road, Vinyl destination offers more than just a venue. It is also home to the popular local radio station 105.4FM The Station, record store, cafe and marketing and media agency Monarch Media.  They also work in PR, social media, events, artist management and work closely with organisations, bands or creatives to create bespoke solutions. This includes digital and social media expertise. 

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GIVEAWAY: 2 Tickets to Miscellany 

When: 11 November from 14:30-16:30
Where: Baycourt Community & Arts Centre

There’s something for everyone in Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s final concert of 2018 at Baycourt. Music ranging from late 18th century classical up to the 1920s encompasses a miscellany of styles and sounds, and features wonderful flute soloist, Bridget Douglas.

Go into the draw to win 2 tickets to the show by replying to this email with your name and the name of the person you would like take with you. 
Winner drawn Wednesday 31 October. 

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EVENT: Books From Our Own Backyard

When: Friday 19 October 10:30 - 2:30
Where: Creative Bay Of Plenty, 95 Willow Street, Tauranga 

Tauranga Writers Presents 

The annual celebration of New Zealand Book Week. Meet local authors. Get advice on your own writing project. 

➢ Diary of a Kiwi Kid by Robin Lee-Robinson
➢ Legend of Mauao by Debbie McCauley
➢ Mauao – Caught by the Morning Light by Tamoe Ngata
➢ No One Went to Town (Series) by Phyllis Johnson
➢ Pedro’s Dilemma by Jill Batty
➢ Satellites: the Story of a Band by Ken Wadsworth
➢ Tribal Guns & Tribal Gunners by Trevor Bentley

- With special guest Anne Westerskov
- Spider-making with Andria Brice
- Bringing out the Book in You – advice on your own writing project.

READ ALL ABOUT IT: Local Arts & Culture Stories Making Headlines This Week

3D mural unveiled in Downtown Tauranga - 
A dynamic 3D mural depicting natural landscapes and featuring a giant weta has been unveiled on the walls of the Pop Up Park on Devonport Road as the latest large scale outdoor mural for the city centre.
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Young film makers make the cut - Sunlive
Two of the top 12 Kiwi film makers in this year’s International Youth Silent Film Festival are from Tauranga.
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Donavon Frankenreiter to play in the Mount - Sunlive
American musician and surfer Donavon Frankenreiter is playing his way to the Mount. Playing an R18 concert on November 28 2018 at Totara Street in Mount Maunganui.
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Steinway open day returns this Labour Weekend - Sunlive
Musicians can tickle the magnificent ivories of Baycourt Community and Art Centre stunning Steinway D-274 grand concert piano this Labour Weekend.
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Making the most of a paintbrush - Sunlive
You don’t have to be an art expert to appreciate the work artists put into each stroke.
Te Puke Art Society’s annual exhibition is on once again, showing off a range of art from the locals of the town.
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Local artists win APRA Silver Scroll Award - Sunlive
Bay of Plenty artists Ria Hall and Tiki Taane, along with co-writer Te Ori Paki, have received the Maioha Award at the 2018 APRA Silver Scroll Awards for the ballad ‘Te Ahi Kai Po’.
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The sights and sounds of Mumbai at Baypark - Sunlive
Experience the international dance extravaganza that’s been enjoyed by more than three million people worldwide — The Merchants of Bollywood.
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Inacord wows audience at Waipuna Hospice - Sunlive 
On Wednesday October 11, some members of the choir took the stage at Waipuna Hospice to perform for some of the patients.
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Lights, camera, action! - Sunlive
International Youth Silent Film Festival (IYSFF) NZ project coordinator Jannine Bishop is delighted that actor and director David de Lautour is one of the celebrity judges for this year’s 2018 NZ National Awards Final. 
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Circus and science collide at Baycourt - Sunlive
Flying umbrellas, larger-than-life balloons, giant kites floating over the audience, and the biggest snow globe - all under one roof.
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Huge 3D mural pops up in downtown Tauranga - Sunlive
A huge four-panelled 3D landscape mural titled Devonport Reserve has been unveiled in Downtown Tauranga's Pop-Up Park.
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