EVENT: The Labratta Netana Music & Art Festival


The Labratta Netana Music & Art Festival

27th November – 9th December 2017

The Labratta Netana Art & Music Festival is coming to Leigh in November; artists and musicians, alongside locals young and old, will be creating and promoting the integration of arts, culture, and music in the Auckland region. The festival will be guided by a theme set by Ngati Manuhiri (the local iwi), which strongly hinges around natural resources – Te Ao o Tangaroa, Te Ao o Tane Mahuta (The Realms of Tangaroa (Moana)) and Tane Mahuta (land/forests).

Live Wood & Stone Sculpture Symposium

This Art & Music Festival will consist of three components known as the ‘Triniti’ process. First is the Live Wood & Stone Sculpture Symposium which is a unique event held opposite to the Leigh Sawmill Café at the Leigh Sawmill Reserve. This is where artists have been invited to create a form that relates to the local iwi Ngati Manuhiri theme. Ngati Manuhiri are the cultural advisors providing historical influences, which will inspire the design of the sculptures.

This event is free to view and all the artist are in with a chance of winning a prize of either $3,000 for first place, $2000 for second and $1000 for People’s Choice. There will also be a chance for the public to buy sculpture through an auction that will be held on site.

Live Music Performances

The second component is Live Music Performances that will be held at Leigh Sawmill Café over the two weeks, including a closing event headlined by Trinity Roots. TrinityRoots have performed sell-out shows locally and globally, building on their reputation as a multi-award winning, platinum selling band.

Little Labratta Lens Photography Competition

The third and final part of the festival will be the Little Labratta Lens Photography Competition. More details to follow.

Leigh is a home from home for Base FM and we are looking forward to this two-week event that will showcase some of the best local artists and musicians. The Leigh Saw Mill Cafe is an iconic live music and function venue that has been at the forefront of the NZ music scene for the last 21 years. This family-friendly café is renowned for its relaxed brand of hospitality, which attracts a wide variety of locals, tourists, and day-trippers to the area and will undoubtedly flow on to visiting the symposium. Remember to book accommodation in advance as this is sure to be a very popular event.

Watch this space as we’ll keep you posted with any updates.

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