Pop in for art and music this June to ward off the winter blues and stop by for our other events and classes.
IMAgEN8 has an exhibition of images captured by young photographers showcasing the beauty and diversity of New Zealand’s natural environment here in the Foyer now until Friday 9 June. Little Eyes, Big Perspectives is part of the Auckland Festival of Photography and is open Monday to Friday 9.00am to 2.00pm and 6.30pm to 8.00pm, and Saturday and Sunday 2.00pm to 5.00pm. IMAgEN8 is a registered charity whose purpose is to foster sustainable connections with New Zealand’s natural environment in our diverse communities through education, photography and technology.
Join Catherine for an introductory course in Tantra Yoga every Monday from Monday 12 June for 6 weeks at 9.30am in the Hall. Catherine will be sharing her own Tantra Yoga daily practice, which will focus mainly on the awareness of the body through different tools. Please being your own mat and contact Catherine 027 414 1095 if you have any questions. The 6 week course is $108 or $18 per class.
We also have Amanda here with her popular Hatha Yoga class every Thursday at 6.30pm. soulmeup.nz 021 918 184.
Kadampa Meditation have a half day workshop in the Hall on Saturday 17 June from 9.45am to 1.00pm. Love, Desire and Attachment brings a focus on relationships. If we wish to enjoy good relationships it is essential that we learn to distinguish between love and attachment. During this Kadampa Meditation course you will learn to distinguish between these minds and free yourself from attachment while cultivating pure love. Kadampa are also here in the Lounge every Wednesday evening from 7.30pm. More information and to book is here.
Concerned about the climate crisis and don’t know what to do about it? Spend an evening with Restore Passenger Rail to learn about some of the ways collective action, rooted in nonviolence, can create positive change. Climate Crisis and Civil Resistance is on Thursday 22 June from 6.30pm to 8.00pm here in the Village Centre Church. Restore Passenger Rail has simple demands; the restoration of an affordable, accessible nation-wide passenger rail service and free local public transport. These measures will help in decarbonising Aotearoa and in addressing the cost of living crisis. You can register for this event here.
New Zealand has a history that is rich in stories and tales from our colonial past. Join Village Music for Soirée No 4 of Unsung Heroes, on Friday 23 June at 8.00pm for an eclectic musical celebration of our unique past, all mixed with humour and pathos. Chris Priestley has been steadfastly producing a terrific collection of these stories and creating great songs, using our own colourful and historical cast of characters and tales to inspire the lyrics. In collaboration with Nigel Gavin on guitar, Cameron Bennett on vocals and dobro, Sonia Wilson on vocals and guitar, and Peter Elliot as narrator and on cajon, the band will play a selection of new songs and favourites. As a real bonus, Geoffrey Chunn of Split Enz, Citizen Band fame, will join the crew with his own musical take on the theme, as well as a welcome return of Emily Roughton on violin. Don’t delay, gather your friends and family and book here.
The Mt Eden Wellbeing Market is here in the Hall and Lounge on Saturday 24 June from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Central Auckland’s regular monthly mind, body and spirit market has natural health therapies, advice and nutritional support, on-site massage, natural first aid kits and home remedies and much, much more. More information is here. We also have the Preloved Fashion Market on the same day in the Church from 9.00am to 2.00pm.
The Mt Eden Craft Market will be here on Saturday 10 June from 9.30am to 3.00pm. They have a diverse range of crafters, all with New Zealand hand made products. Like them on Facebook.
Music in Eden the Free Friday lunchtime programme continues into June and Eden Arts has a beautiful new featured artwork on their poster! This work by Krystie Wade channels our mountain Mt Eden/Maungawhau and will be on display during the music performance each week in June. Check out Krystie’s artwork here.
Ngā mihi/Best wishes
Sallyann Hingston & Ngaire Malpass