Saturday 17 August, 10am-10pm
Lower Hutt Event Centre, Town Hall & The Dowse
Full of fantastic fun, wonderful workshops and performances that you can be in or enjoy watching. With food trucks, performers, amazing art installations and an 80s dance party, there’s lots to see and do – and it’s all FREE!
This is when all of the festival elements come together and ignite an explosion of community creativity. So get your family together and come spend the day enjoying some creative fun with us!
Suitable for all the whānau.
Back to the 80s
8-10pm, Lower Hutt Town Hall
Dust off your flash kicks, dig out the leg warmers, locate those favourite parachute pants and layer up on the fluro. We’re stoked to invite you and your crew to this wicked 80s themed dance party.
Time to show off those gnarly moves with DJ Danger accompanying your flashback with a rad 80s vinyl set. Be in for some mint spot prizes and watch out for the Solid Gold Dance Crew popping in to party. A totally amped way to finish off the funkiest little arts festival in town!
There will be a variety of food trucks parked up alongside the Event Centre from 4-9pm.
Check out the schedule below or view the full event listings. Times and performances may be subject to change – keep an eye on the Hutt Winter Festival Facebook page for the latest updates.
Start your day at the James Coe Centre, at The Dowse Art Gallery. Drop in at any time to these workshops:
Jewellery workshop with Neke Moa
Tuvalu Fou Making
How to Write an Album
|2-6pm||MAHIA ATU! GIVE IT A GO!
Make your way to the Lower Hutt Event Centre and try out some of our free drop-in family friendly activities:
Resene Live Action Murals
Introductory Raranga Workshop
The Penguin and the Sea Monster show
Super Hero Puppet Making
Dance with a Stranger
Winter Light Sculpture and Mural Workshop
Browse a variety of stalls from talented local artists and craftspeople in the Lower Hutt Event Centre.
|2-6pm||FREE DANCE & DRUMMING WORKSHOPS
Burn off some energy and have a laugh with your whānau in these fun sessions. Places are limited, so book your spot in advance and double check the start times in the event listings:
Sri Lankan Drumming
Intro 80s Dance Class
Contemporary Asian Dance
Hip Hop Dance
Indian Classical Dance
Tokelau Dance & Drumming
|3-6.45pm||DAY STAGE COMMUNITY PERFORMANCES
Enjoy some fantastic performances by local organisations in the Lower Hutt Town Hall.
Lion King excerpt, Musical Stars
Wellington Drum Corp
Eco Fashion Runway winners
Natraj School of Dance
Sri Lankan Dance Academy
The evening entertainment in the Lower Hutt Town Hall begins with the winners of Hutt’s Got Talent performing along with The Undercuts from How to Write an Album.
|8-10PM||BACK TO THE 80s
Our spectacular 80s dance party for all the family in the Lower Hutt Town Hall. Time to show off those gnarly cool moves you learnt earlier in the day and layer up on the fluoro! DJ Danger will be accompanying your flashback with a rad 80s vinyl set. A totally amped way to finish off the funkiest little arts festival in town!