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Community Calendar

August 2021

MESSIAH - For Ever And Ever And Ever. Let’s HANDEL this together!
Sunday, 8 August - Sunday, 8 August
14:00 - 16:00

This is a Sing-Along event: it’s time to find your inner opera singer and sing your heart out with Harbour Voices!

Conducted by Nicholas Forbes, we will be accompanied by Michael Bell on the Organ and we will also be joined by four fantastic guests soloists (Clare Hood, Jessica Wells, Sid Chand and Benjamin Kubiak) as well as our two fabulous scholars (Miles Timmis and Joshua Long).

So, if you wish to sing along and own a copy of the Messiah’s music score, please bring it along. A digital copy of the choruses has also been made available on our website.

Don’t worry if you don’t know it all or if you’d rather keep your singing to the shower, you will be most welcome to join us too, just come along to listen.

Tickets are on sale now! They are available through any choir member or you can send an e-mail to Perrine at or call Rowena on 021-759-765.

We look forward to welcoming you to this great afternoon of Handel's delight!

Kids Learn 2 Ride
Saturday, 14 August - Saturday, 14 August
13:00 - 15:00

Kids learn to ride drop-in sessions.
Attend a drop-in session to teach your kids how to ride a bike.

Get involved in the #Learn2Ride sessions. Auckland Transport’s team of qualified instructors work alongside parents to get kids riding.

Whether starting on a balance bike or making the transition to a pedal bike, the team is there to help. Come along, chat to our instructors, try out some different bikes and get your kids riding.

Neville's Island
Saturday, 14 August - Saturday, 28 August
20:00 - 22:30

14-28 Aug - Wed-Sat 8pm, Sun Matinees 2pm
Purchase tickets online at

A farcical and hilarious evening out

Four out-of-condition clueless middle managers are forced to go on the outward bound weekend from hell.
Shipwrecked, wrapped in thick fog and cut off from civilisation with one cold sausage between them, Gordon, Angus, Roy and the hapless Neville‎ are about to experience the misadventure of their lives…

From the critically acclaimed Tim Firth, writer of Calendar Girls, this production of an award nominated West End comedy is the perfect entertainment for a Winter’s evening at your local theatre.

Wonderfully funny… snappy comic dialogue’ Daily Telegraph
Plenty of laughs’ Daily Express


Dress for Success
Saturday, 21 August - Saturday, 21 August
15:00 - 18:00

Highbury House has bought together a team of experts, they will style you with work clothing, give you make up tips & talk to you about interview techniques.

Me & Mom Art Workshop
Friday, 27 August - Friday, 27 August
19:00 - 22:00

Enjoy some quality time with your daughter/son (from 6 years old).

You and your young artist will create your own painting each (refer to the image attached).

You will go home with your very own masterpiece each.

All materials included.

Suitable for beginners. $60ea

NZ String Quartet | National Tour 2021
Saturday, 28 August - Saturday, 28 August
19:30 - 21:30

In August and September, the New Zealand String Quartet will perform across Aotearoa for our 2021 National Tour. Immerse yourself in astounding beauty, inspire your senses, and fire your curiosity through four centuries of string quartet music…

“…superbly responsive, technically sharp, performances…a full, satisfying, musical meal…” John Button, The Dominion Post (Wellington)

Now in its 34th season, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

In Programme 1, the warmth of Haydn’s ‘Sunrise’ Quartet is the perfect overture to the tui calls of the Marlborough Sounds that inspired Gareth Farr’s Te Koanga. Ligeti’s stimulating String Quartet No. 1, ‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’, brings contrasts of light and dark, before the ever-popular Dvořák’s String Quartet Op. 51.

Haydn String Quartet Opus 76 No. 4 ('Sunrise')
Gareth Farr 'Te Koanga'
Ligeti String Quartet No. 1 (‘Métamorphoses nocturnes’)
Dvořák String Quartet No. 10, Op. 51

Please note: in the event that public gatherings are restricted at the time of concert, tickets booked may be refunded

September 2021

Auckland Pop-Up Book Fair
Saturday, 4 September - Sunday, 5 September
09:00 - 10:00

Free entry  -  please bring your own bags!

All proceeds in support of New Zealand Red Cross


We are so excited to be holding this, our second Book Fair, in collaboration with the Red Cross Club of Rangitoto College.

They are an amazing group of students – with an equally awesome, inspiring teacher, Georgia Van de Water.

This Book Fair really couldn’t happen without their incredible dedication and hard work.

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