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What's On Newsletter 6 November 2018

STRATEGY: Arts & Culture Strategy Framework & Implementation

Follow us on Instagram @creative.bop and Instagram TV as we meet the people and organisations bringing the strategy to fruition.  


Access and participate in arts and culture, it’s easy to experience it every day.

Lead agents:

Creative Bay Of Plenty - 3 Actions

- Develop capability building programme
- Map participation of children
- Events calendar & directory

Tauranga Art Gallery - 1 Action

- Collaborate with other organisations to find new ways to bring visual art to the community

Health Sector or M.A.D providers - 1 Action

- Support M.(music) A. (Arts) D. (Drama) therapeutic approaches in the community

Iwi: Ngati Ranginui, Ngai Te Rangi, Ngati Pukenga - 1 Action

- Identify sites to develop specific place making that honour Māori stories and significant cultural/heritage sites

Tauranga City Council, Western Bay of Plenty District Council - 5 Actions

- A & C major contributor to the future city & town design (Te Aranga Principals)
- CBD year round Activation Plan (events, markets, visual & performing arts, interactive technology)
- Revise & implement Public Art Policy that supports this strategy - inc plan to fund & implement
- Ensure accessibility for participants with disabilities to enjoy events, art & cultural
- Promote existing toolkits for arts & culture providers

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MEET THE TEAM: Shane Boyle

CBOP has secured the services of Tauranga old boy, Shane Boyle, who joins the team until the end of 2018 to undertake a feasibility study on the proposed CBOP Art & Business programme.

Shane has spent twelve years abroad after completing his Marketing and Project Management studies in New Zealand and returns home after spending 8 years in Melbourne where he worked on and lead many projects in the creative and business arenas. His Melbourne-based work included spells working with Creative Victoria, Bayer Australia and Worksafe Victoria on their internal and external communication projects as well as various music and art festivals.

Managing special projects is Shane's forte and his background in sponsorship and corporate social responsibility programmes makes him well suited to help us test the appetite for the proposed Art & Business programme in the Bay.

MEET THE TEAM: Rose Treadwell

Meet our Waiheke Island-import: Rose has joined the CBOP team to assist with all things marketing and event-related - she is an Aquarius, loves long walks on the beach, and you can find her at Vinyl Destination on a Thursday afternoon, talking all things creative and eating many a donut.

Rose arrived in the Bay with an array of creative attributes: she has a Bachelor of Classical Music, and has spent the last few years directing choirs, teaching various instruments, and performing in and running marketing for Auckland-based group ROOK. Rose brings together her previous managerial/marketing experience and her avid passion for all things creative and values her role at CBOP for increasing art and culture in the Bay.

UPSKILL: WIN TICKETS - Ace the Gram: Instagram for Beginners

When: Monday 26th November 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Where: Basestation, 148 Durham St, Tauranga

You can't ignore it: Instagram is here to stay and for Creatives, 'the gram' is an excellent way to get yourself out there and showcase your talents to the world.

We have 4 tickets to giveaway to the Ace The Gram - Instagram For Beginners. Tash and Viv are Instagram experts and their workshop is designed to help you get your Instagram account off the ground.

You will learn:

- Why Instagram is an important marketing tool for your business
- How to set up an Instagram account
- Instagram basics eg. writing your bio, storying, best posting and more
- How to use hashtags effectively
- How you can engage with your following to help it grow

To be in the draw, email us your Instagram account name and what you would like to learn about Instagram.

The winners will be drawn and notified on 22 November 2018.

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WORKSHOP: Workshops at the Venture Centre

Upskill NOW at the Venture Centre!

Venture Centre presents the following upskilling workshops:

- Office Hours Marketing Strategy and Planning with Marketing On Demand
- BOP Entrepreneur Social
- Business Modelling for Social Enterprise
- Using PR to startup your enterprise
- Instagram For Beginners with Ace The Gram- Advanced Instagram Workshop with Ace The Gram
...and more!

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OPPORTUNITY: Friends of Baycourt Annual Performing Arts Youth Scholarship

Applications close midnight Friday 16th November

Applications are now open for the Friends of Baycourt Annual Performing Arts Youth Scholarship!

The annual scholarship is awarded to Western Bay of Plenty secondary school students, aged 16 and over, who intend to undertake tertiary education in their chosen field of the performing arts the following year.

This year the overall winner of the award will receive $2000 to put towards their tertiary studies, while the runner-up will receive $1000. Applications close midnight on Friday 16 November, and the winners will be announced in December.

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OPPORTUNITY: Artist Call Out! 110 Exhibition - A People's Exhibition

Register: No later than 26th November     
Work delivery: 27th and 28th November
Where:  People's Gallery, Historic Village, Tauranga

The Incubator are making this event a BOP People's Gallery tradition, offering an opportunity to artists to submit AND a chance for you to buy great original and affordable artwork to keep or give away.

Here's your Christmas shopping sorted. We can't think of a better gift than art! You know it too!

The Exhibition will open at 3pm on Saturday 1st December 

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OPPORTUNITY: Adam NZ Play Award 2019

When: Submissions close at 11.59pm on 1 December 2018
Where: Open to any New Zealand citizen/permanent resident

This competition is open to all plays that have not had a professional production (pending productions, readings, workshops or amateur productions are fine). 

Playmarket are very grateful for the generosity of the Adam Foundation who enable them to offer a total of $8,000 in prizes.

Scripts may only be submitted to this competition once. There are no limits on length, style, theme or cast size. You may submit as many as you like. The competition is open to any New Zealand citizen/permanent resident.

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OPPORTUNITY: Chamber Music New Zealand - Call for proposals

When: Applications close on Friday 9 November 2018
Where: National call-out

Are you part of a chamber music ensemble? Can you commit to being available for at least one 3 week period in 2020 between March and October? Do you wish to tour with Chamber Music New Zealand?

Through their Regional Series CMNZ promotes New Zealand musicians in almost every corner of Aotearoa. Through CMNZ's collaboration with a huge network of other presenters around the country, mostly volunteer music societies, they are able to share music with communities large and small.

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OPPORTUNITY: Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel 2019

When: Entries close 20 November 2018
Where: Nation-wide entries

The Michael Gifkins Prize for an Unpublished Novel is a new and exciting award for writers holding New Zealand citizenship or who are permanent residents of New Zealand. The prize, which celebrates the life and work of the writer and agent Michael Gifkins, is open to published and unpublished authors who are invited to enter manuscripts of adult fiction. The manuscript must be unpublished and not on submission to another publisher.

The winner will receive a contract for world rights with Text Publishing and an advance to the value of NZ$10,000.

The prize will be judged by a panel of three made up of two New Zealand literary figures and one Text Publishing employee.

This award came about thanks to a generous financial commitment from Ann Hatherly and André Gifkins, the partner and son of the late Michael Gifkins, and from Text Publishing, the winner will receive a contract for world rights from Text, and an advance to the value of NZ$10,000.

The New Zealand Society of Authors (PEN NZ Inc) will administer the award.

Entries must be made on the New Zealand Society of Author’s website ( no later than 20 November 2018, and the winner will be announced in May 2019.

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UPSKILL: Why You Should Claim Your Instagram Account on Pinterest

Pinterest is a great way to get inspired and share your work. But up until now, there has been a disconnect between Instagram and Pinterst. Thankfully this has now changed and by claiming your Instagram account on Pinterest you can now get attribution on any Pins that originate from your Instagram account, even if someone else did the pinning! 

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EVENT: Stepping Out - 16th Ave Theatre

When: 23rd November - 8th December
Where: 16th Avenue Theatre, 164 Sixteenth Avenue West, Tauranga

This is a rollicking comedy about the attempts of some working class amateurs to overcome their inhibitions and left feet in a low-rent dance studio in North London. Mavis, a former professional chorus girl tries her hardest to teach the bumbling amateurs some terpsichorean skills for an upcoming recital. But before the dancing begins Mavis must mediate the minor dramas that erupt among this motley but loveable crew on their way to triumph at their recital.

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EVENT: Vicar Of Dibley - Detour Theatre

When: 21st November - 8th December 
Where: Detour Theatre - 159 Seventeenth Ave, Tauranga

The sleepy village of Dibley's Vicar is not your standard order bloke with beard, bible and bad breath - it's the outrageous Geraldine Granger.
Armed with a sharp wit, a double dose of double entendre and a healthy supply of chocolate, she brings the town's lovable - though rather eccentric - inhabitants a hysterical new outlook on life, love and the Church of England that will leave audiences in stitches!
This new show at Detour Theatre has a madcap Christmas theme that is sure to bring hilarity and Christmas cheer by the barrow full!

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EVENT: Now That's What I Call TMT - Tauranga Musical Theatre

When: 23rd November - 1st December (tickets on-sale from 23rd October)
Where: Tauranga Musical Theatre - 141 Seventeenth Ave, Tauranga

Tauranga Musical Theatre is celebrating its past, present and future with a fun compilation show of musical theatre hits - with a twist!

They're taking show tunes out of their show setting, and putting them into six everyday situations to celebrate the universal themes found in musical theatre hits.

A blend of classics, such as Grease, Wicked and Les Miserables, and new age tunes, including Hamilton, Waitress and Be More Chill, there will be big ensemble dance numbers, melodic duets and iconic solos.

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EVENT: Try This For Size/Moustaches, Muffs & Minstrels - Te Puke Repertory Society

When: 20th November - 1st December
Where: Litt Park Theatre - Park Lane, Te Puke

A bawdy Victorian Melodrama by David McPhail and Jon Gadsby, presented by Te Puke Repertory and directed by Di Leach.

The poor widow and her beautiful daughter live in a rat-infested hovel, continually pestered by their landlord, the wicked Sir Jasper Dreadful. Sir Jasper wants both the rent in arrears and the daughter's hand in marriage - otherwise he will cast them out into the snow.  But of course, in every melodrama there is always the hero. Roger the minstrel.  However, he's a bit slow on the uptake and the only money he earns is when people pay him to stop singing. The plot thickens ... will the evil villain get his wicked way? Will Roger save the day? Will Mum reveal her dark and dreadful secret?  

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EXHIBITION: I Am What I Play - Lynette Fisher

Where: 8th - 27th November 2018
When: The Incubator Gallery - 17th Ave, Tauranga

The concepts in this body of work investigate the hierarchies constructed on the playground. The intricate rules connected to our childhood games are mirrored as we become ‘the grown-ups’.

“Who’s it?!" Who decides which child becomes the goody or the baddie? The small battles we entered into on the school field are repackaged back to when all we wanted was to be older - after all, the grown ups got to do all of the cool stuff, and seemed to have no rules to follow.

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EXHIBITION: Treasured Art

When: 9th - 10th November: Duncan & Ebbett Showroom - Hewletts Rd, Tauranga
Where: Duncan & Ebbett showroom on Hewletts Road in Mount Maunganui

Treasured Art is back in 2018 and it’s bigger and better. The exhibition will be held on 9-10 November at Duncan & Ebbett showroom on Hewletts Road in Mount Maunganui, with an art auction taking place on the evening of 10 November in a secret location.

Guests will be spoiled with great art, amazing food, live entertainment and the chance to take home beautiful artworks all in support of a fantastic charity organisation, Kiwi Can.

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

Community invited to dedicate new cenotaph - Sunlive
The dedication of Papamoa’s war memorial next Sunday on November 11 at 2pm, comes 100 years since the armistice that ended World War One.
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Bay radio station comes out on top at Radio Awards - Sunlive
A Bay of Plenty radio station has taken out the supreme award at the 2018 Maori Radio Awards.
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Supporting next generation of young performers - Sunlive
Applications for the Friends of Baycourt Annual Performing Arts Youth Scholarship 2018 are now open.
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Public invited to tour museum ahead of opening - Sunlive
Tours of the new Whakatāne Museum and Research Centre – Te Whare Taonga ō Taketake – will be available to interested community members, ahead of the facility’s opening for research and community engagement activities.
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Miscellany music - Sunlive
Take a trip through centuries of classical music with Bay of Plenty Symphonia’s Miscellany concert this month.
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The making of Mount Maunganui potter Laurie Steer - BOP Times
Artist, Laurie Steer, is the "enfant terrible" of Ceramics NZ, and as Carly Gibbs discovers, his renegade reputation formed early.
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Expo to welcome migrants to the Bay - BOP Times
A new expo designed to welcome people from other cultures starts later this month.
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EVENTS: So many events coming up. See For Yourself...

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