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Tuesday, 20 March 2018 12:37

What's On 20 March 2018 Newsletter

Out & about with Creative Bay Of Plenty 

Hui - Māori Arts Strategy

The team at Creative Bay Of Plenty (CBOP) attended the Hui at Whareroa Marae on Tuesday. Hosted by Creative New Zealand the Hui was part of a nation wide roadshow which sees the organisation take its first step in the development of a 'for Māori by Māori  arts strategy.

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The University of Waikato Study Options Fair

Friday 16 March was a fun and engaging day with year 13 students from schools around the region. Creative Bay Of Plenty (CBOP) was part of the Tauranga Study Options Fair which was held at Baycourt Theatre.  This was an opportunity for students to learn about The University Of Waikato's new campus which is set to open in February 2019, the study programmes being offered and the student experience which will be unique to the Bay of Plenty. Faculty members along with local business leaders were present to help prospective students make real connections between qualifications and career opportunities in the Bay and beyond. 

For more pictures of the event visit our Facebook page 

Funding for Local Artist - REMINDER!

Have you heard about the Creative Communities Scheme? 

If you have a creative project or event in mind that you would like funding for then be sure to get your submission in soon. Applications close Friday 6 April. For more information visit . This is an awesome opportunity, don't pass it up! Submissions Close 6 April 2018.

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Through promoting and facilitating workshops and upskilling opportunities, Creative Bay Of Plenty aim to support creatives and creative organisations achieve their goals. 

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WEBINAR: 1- Using the Facebook pixel for remarketing

Wednesday, 28 March, 2018: 10.30am - 11.30am

Facebook and Instagram have very sophisticated and effective advertising tools that are simple to use with a little know-how and practice.

The first masterclass webinar in the Optimise Video Series curated by The Audience Connection, will focus on one of these tools – the Facebook Pixel - and how it can be used for remarketing, growing your business and measuring the success of your campaigns.

This webinar will enhance your understanding of some of the key Facebook advertising tools, give you the confidence to use them and gain the maximum return on your advertising investment. 

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WORKSHOP: Make Money From Your Music

When: Tuesday 27 March 2018

Where: Totara Street, 11 Totara St, Mt Maunganui.

Bringing together some of the Music Industries top agencies and executives, the seminar subject is ‘Make Money from Your Music’ and will cover such topics as: how your music will make money via APRA AMCOS and Recorded Music NZ’s Direct to Artist Scheme; the different forms of Digital income and a focus on Spotify - their playlists and the essential data and analytics you can access.

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What’s On

Here are just a handful of the diverse and interesting arts and cultural events and workshops happening over the next couple of weeks in the region.

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Multicultural Festival - 24 March 2018

The CBOP team will be at the Multicultural Festival this weekend with a stand. If you're at the festival please come and say hi!

When: Sat 24 Mar 2018, 10:00am–4:00pm

Where: Wharepai Domain, Cnr Cameron and Hamilton Sts, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

Tauranga Multicultural Festival is coming this year to a new location at Wharepai Domain right in the heart of our city! Every year the festival is a celebration of the many new and old migrant communities that made Tauranga their new home. We would like to share their art, culture and food with you – the people of Tauranga and Bay of Plenty. The celebration is also a recognition of the Race Relations Day on 21st March and this year the motto is: “Give nothing to racism". 

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FESTIVAL: National Jazz Festival Tauranga

When: 28 March - 2 April 2018

Where: Tauranga

The Tauranga Jazz Society welcomes you to another great festival celebrating jazz in all its forms, and a few musical bonuses as well.

Jazz is alive and well in Tauranga, and poised to enter a new growth phase driven by young performers, new talent, and more planned events.

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FAIR: Art & Artisan Fair - 25 March 2018

When: Sunday 25 March 2018 - 11:00am - 3:00pm

Where: The Black Sheep Bar & Grill, 21 Plummers Point Road, Whakamarama

For more info contact: 07 578 6767 or email:

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WORKSHOP: Forests, Ferns & Flowers

Photography workshop with Kim Westerskov

When: Sunday 25th March, 9.00am – 5.00pm plus follow up at later date [TBA]

Where: 18 Greerton Road, Gate Pa, Tauranga

All abilities from beginners to expert are welcome. Kim’s workshops are relaxed and fun.

Phone Kim on 578-5138 or email

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WORKSHOPS: The Artery - the Incubator Art Classes

When: 24 March - 27 May 2018

Where: The Artery, next door to The Incubator @ The Historic Village, 17th Avenue, Tauranga

A wide range of art classes available. 

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THEATER: Simply Short Play Festival 

A celebration of original works

When: 22 March – PREMIER Red Carpet … 23- 24 MARCH, 7.30 – 9.30 pm

Where:  Litte Park Theatre, Park Lane, Te Puke, 

Every night of the Festival you will be entertained with eight 10 minute short plays.

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Incantation Poetry Slam

When: Wednesday 21 March 2018

Where: Astrolabe

EXHIBITION: Robot vs Taniwha - Te Marunui Hotene and Ahsin Ashin 

When: Opening 7pm March 17 Exhibition from 20 March – 7 April 2018

Robot vs Taniwha is free to attend between 20 March - 7 April and suitable to all audiences interested in contemporary art. All are welcome to attend the opening at 7pm on 17 March More information can be found on or phone 07 9269208.

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LIVE MUSIC: Mark Mazengarb, Joe K Walsh and Andrew Van Norstrand

When: Wednesday 21 March 2018 – 8:00pm - 11:00pm

Where: The Barrel Room, 26 Wharf St, Tauranga, Bay of Plenty

The Barrel Room has much pleasure in bringing guitarist Mark Mazengarb back to Tauranga, joined by his American mates; Joe K. Walsh on Mandolin and Andrew VanNorstrand on Fiddle. This will be a night of bluegrass, old time and swing music, featuring blistering instrumentals along with heartfelt songs and harmonies.

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LIVE MUSIC: The Cuban Brothers

When: Thursday 22 March 218

Where: Totora Street, Mount Maunganui

An unstoppable, infectious force of nature, The Cuban Brothers’ unrivalled funk soul review blends sexy, soulful music with jaw dropping b boy action and riotous comedy. From humble beginnings Miguel Mantovani ,  Archerio Mantovani  and Kengo San have built Los Hermanos Cubanos -The Cuban Brothers -into a legendary outfit that continuously sells out shows across the globe.

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LIVE MUSIC: Steinway Open Day

When: Sunday 25 March 10am

Where: Baycourt Addison Theatre

Free: Presented by Friends of Baycourt

The Steinway Open Day is a free event that is open to people of all ages and abilities. You can play any music of your choice and are welcome to bring your own audience - in fact you are encourage you to do so! The Open Day is also perfect for music teachers who would like to bring their pupils along.

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