Our Garden of Earthly Delights - Lianne Adams
13 Apr 2019 (Sat) - 20 May 2019 (Mon)
Taupo Museum, 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Lianne Adams is a freelance artist and graphic designer who works with a multiple discipline approach to create unique, bespoke pieces.
Drawing from her background as an international artist, she crafts her own artistic style, melding together strands of computer-based design and traditional art, amplifying a personal touch within her works. She enjoys telling visual stories through her art that make a lasting impression on the viewer.
Our Garden of Earthly Delights celebrates small parts of this amazing country, Aotearoa -New Zealand and the connection we have with it. The more often we see things around us, even the beautiful and stunning things, the more they become invisible to us.
Consequently, we often take for granted the beauty of this world; the ocean, the trees, the birds, the clouds - even those we love. Because we see things so often, we see them less and less.
Lianne hopes to encourage people to see with their eyes, feel with their heart and connect with their soul to this unique place we call home.
Graeme James 'The Long Way Home' NZ Tour
25 Apr 2019 (Thu)
Acacia Bay Community Hall, Wakeman Road, Taupo, Lake Taupo
After a breakthrough year of international shows, one of New Zealand’s most streamed indie artists Graeme James returns to NZ to tour his Nettwerk label debut album The Long Way Home.
The Long Way Home is an album that explores time and space through the motif of the journey. In keeping with the album title 2018 was a year of intense international travel for Graeme, relocating to Europe and racking up over 25,000kms on a highly successful 3 month North American tour. With over 20 million total streams on Spotify, his songs have travelled around the world before him helping sell out concerts around the globe.
His captivating live show features Graeme playing electric violin, guitar, bass, baritone ukulele, mandolin, harmonica and percussion as he recreates foot stomping tunes in real time with his famous loop pedal.
MTB Mini Rogaine
27 Apr 2019 (Sat)
Kinloch Community Hall, 20 Mata Pl, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Huka Cycles Taupo in conjunction with the Taupo Mountain Bike Club are thrilled to announce the details for their newest event – MTB Mini Rogaine. MTB Rogaine combines the fun and excitement of a typical mountain bike ride with the added dimension of map reading, route choice and trying not to get lost!
This family friendly event has been created to offer a fun, exciting afternoon on the bike, exploring the trails, tracks and locations around Kinloch. Purposely timed to be the last weekend of the school holidays, this is a great way to get the family together for some fun on the bike before everyone is back at school!
Enter as a team, family or take it on solo! All you need is a pen or pencil, your mountain bike (or BMX for kids) and a good sense of direction.
The Big Bike Film Night
3 May 2019 (Fri)
Starlight Cinema, Horomatangi Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo
Prepare to be inspired!
The Big Bike Film Night is on a mission sharing the best cycling short films from around the world with you.
Showcasing our 2019 collection that has everything a cycling-centric audience could want- action, drama, humour, and plenty of inspiration; the evening is going to be unashamedly, unequivocally, and utterly Bike-alicious!
These short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike; with stories that captivate us, stories that make us think, and most importantly of all - stories that inspire us to get out and ride. Tales of character, soul, hope, love, discovery, challenge, courage, triumphs over adversity and much much more.
Taupo Art Connection Queen's Birthday Weekend Art Trail
31 May 2019 (Fri) - 3 Jun 2019 (Mon)
Taupo Museum, 4 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
The Taupō Art Connection Art Trail now in it's seventh year is a well established event on the Taupō art scene. This Queen's Birthday weekend event presents an opportunity for visitors to our region to meet and view the work of over 25 visual artists in either their studio's or at other suitable venues.
From the emerging to the professional, artists will be showcasing a diverse range of art in mediums such as ceramics, wood, clay, paint, sand, bronze, textile, chainmaille, flax and much more.
Matariki Glow Show
10 Jun 2019 (Mon) - 11 Jun 2019 (Tue)
Great Lake Centre, 5 Story Place, Taupo, Lake Taupo
“Only 30 seconds gone and all of us are captivated, spellbound and lapping it up.” - Alan Scott-Theatre Review
What Is the Matariki Glow Show?
It’s literally legendary! A giant scale puppet show for 5 - 9 year olds with magical glow-in-the-dark characters from Māori myth and legend. This innovative, cutting edge new concept features over 45 glow-in-the-dark puppets under ultraviolet light in a black box theatre environment.
Rich in Te Reo Māori and Māori culture it’s an upbeat show that has the audience buzzing from the onset. This masterful 40-minute show is underpinned by catchy music that engages the audience immediately, followed by a Q&A session afterwards for our tamariki. There’s an abundance of educational content to take back to the classroom.
Riverside Park & Unison Amphitheatre, Redoubt Street, Taupo, Lake Taupo
The Taupo Market - every Saturday* - morning, rain or shine, ever-changing – with lots of regular favorites.
‘Volcanic’ coffee, pies and fries, pastries and juice, fresh fruit and veggies, free range eggs and micro greens, plants, trees and seedlings, wood carvings, wind chimes, crazy pots and painted garden panels, jewellery, necklaces, bracelets and tattoos, greeting cards, paintings and photography, knitting and sewing for all ages and the family pet - more, more, more.