Festival of Colour

The Southern Lakes Festival of Colour, based in and around Wanaka, is a biennial celebration of the arts. Running from the 12th -17th April 2011, the festival comprises six exciting days and nights of astounding performances and inspiring exhibitions set against the spectacular autumnal backdrop of the Southern Lakes.

Exciting announcements for the 2011 Festival include two new plays to be commissioned by the Festival.  Riverside Drive is being written by award winning screen writer Graeme Tetley and directed by Sara Brodie and will feature a local cast of high school drama students, Flat Out Productions and some good blokes.  It’s New Zealand in the early 1950’s when teenagers got sex and rock and roll and broke free from so many social constraints. A sure-fire sell out.  Rita and Douglas is another premiere of a brand new play based on the relationship between painter Rita Angus and composer Douglas Lilburn. It stars leading NZ actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand and top musician Michael Houstoun. A knock-out show.

All of this along with the very popular Aspiring Conversations programme of ideas, discussion and debate as well as dance, music, art exhibitions, Schoolfest, street performers and more. So make sure you are in Wanaka for the 2011 Festival of Colour and get in early to book your Wanaka accommodation at the Hayloft and your tickets. The programme is released on Thursday 10 February 2011 with patrons and sponsors priority booking until public booking starts on Monday 21 February 2011.


Date: January 19, 2011 by  
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