September 2022

Dear all,

Our September calendar is packed with great reasons to get out and about in the Spring weather. We have a couple of concerts to highlight, markets, classes, support groups and more here at the Mt Eden Village Centre. Some events will be shifted to the Church because our Hall floor is being renovated but apart from that, everything is as normal.

We are privileged to welcome New York’s top musicians Nanny Assis, Maggie Gould and Kevin Field for an uplifting evening of Brazilian Jazz on Friday September 23 at 6.30pm here in the Church. All international stars in their own right, they combine for an evening to remember of music from Jobim, Djvanne, Bernstein, American songbook, Chet Baker, Stevie as well as original works. It will uplift, sooth and relax, then get you to your feet Brazilian style!! Tickets are $30 and can be purchased via email here or Maggie on 021 035 6296. Preshow BYO in the Foyer.  Artist Bios are Nanny, Maggie, Kevin.

Eden Arts are delighted to present a one-off chamber music concert featuring the acclaimed Jade String Quartet. The concert is on Saturday 24 September at 6.00pm and the programme features Beethoven, Ravel and NZ composer David Hamilton. The Jade String Quartet are Miranda Adams and Liu-Yi Retallick (violins), Robert Ashworth (viola) and James Yoo (cello). Between them, these musicians hold prestigious principal positions in the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and James is an alumni of the Mt Eden Chamber Music Festival. Email to book tickets. The regular Mt Eden Chamber Music Festival featuring a whole weekend of concerts will be back early next year in April/ May.

We welcome back Swing Out Central swing dance classes every Monday evening from 7.00pm. After a year long hiatus they are back with swinging good tunes, great teachers, fun classes and happy times! Many of us haven’t danced for a while, so the mission is to ease back into it and focus on having fun and reconnecting. Classes are run in 6 week blocks, where you build each week on what you learnt the week before. Swing Out are kicking off with Lindy Hop Level 1 at 7.00pm and Level 2 at 8:15pm, with Ana and Jesse. Lots of information is here where you can also sign up. Yay!

For something slightly more sedate, we have Communicare here every Monday morning from 9.30am with their Seniors Friendship Group. There are Games, Speakers, Outings, Morning Tea and much more in a relaxed and very friendly environment. Come by yourself, or bring a friend or family member.  Everyone is welcome.  More information is here or call 09 631 5968. A $5 donation is appreciated.

Come and join us at the wonderful Mt Eden Village Craft Market here on Saturday 10 September from9.30am to 3.00pm. Over 40 stallholders will be showcasing their exclusively NZ handmade products. This is a great opportunity to support local artists and find loads of beautiful handmade treasures and tasty treats, perfect for you and to gift. Facebook for more. The Mt Eden Wellbeing Market is here on Saturday 24 September from 10.00am to 3.00pm. Facebook for more.

Looking ahead to the October school holidays we have Ladder and Thread Productions with Hansel and Gretel, a magical theatre show for kids. Join Hansel and Gretel as they make their way home through the foreboding forest. This original retelling of a beloved classic features live music, physical theatre and puppetry, adding to its charm. There are two shows daily at 10.30am and 1.00pm from Tuesday 11 October to Thursday 13 October. More information and to book tickets is here or cash at the door.

What a busy month!

Ngā mihi

Sallyann Hingston & Ngaire Malpass

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