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Friday 20 February, 7.30pm: Spoken Word Epic / Hawea Flat Hall

Saturday 21 February, 7.30pm: Spoken Word Epic / St Peter's Church, Queenstown

Join us for a evening of spoken word brilliance, starring the South Auckland Poets Collective and Waxed Poetic Revival... The spoken word movement has taken the world by storm. This is your chance to get in on it.  

‘Deeply moving’, ‘life changing’ ‘heartfelt’ - those are just some of the accolades given by our 2014 Outspoken Festival audiences who heard the words of SAPC. Having received a standing ovation in 2014, Marina Alefosio is coming back for an encore! Her sidekicks this time will be Zane Scarborough (winner of the 2013 Auckland Writers Festival’s Poetry Idol event) and Onehou StricklandWith their soulful tales of displacement, family idiosyncrasies, personal struggles, faith tales and inspirations, they set the stage alight with words.

And because we're promising an EPIC night, we're mixing up crews by welcoming Mohamed Hassan and Rewa Worley of Waxed Poetic Revival, self-described as "a collective of four young performance poets, a Maori, a Syrian, an Egyptian and a Kenyan" to share the stage.  2012/2013 Rising Voices and University of Auckland Slam winners and finalists, Mohamed and Rewa tell stories through two different histories.

Get your ticket now. This will be a night to remember. 

Ticket:  $ 20 cash / $ 21.50 online  / $ 25 at the door   BUY (Hawea)  BUY (Queenstown)

Food by The Food Pod and full bar available in Hawea, cups of tea and happiness in Queenstown.


Friday 20 February and Saturday 21 February at 5.30pm: Spoken N Words / Good Rotations

Performer Tanya Batt is marrying her two loves – the bicycle and storytelling. While working in Japan Tanya researched and replicated a Kamishibai theatre. Kamishibai, literally meaning “paper drama”, is a Japanese form of illustrated storytelling that takes place off the back of a bicycle... And where best to set this show than at quirky bike shop Good Rotations?

Ticket:  $ 20 cash / $ 21.50 online  / $ 25 at the door   BUY (20.2)  BUY (21.2) 


Sunday 22 February, 7.30pm: Hinemoana Baker, Musical Poet / BG Artspace (house and lawn next to Bistro Gentil) or Beanie Cafe in case of rain, 7.30pm

"Hinemoana Baker weaves the spoken word with the sung, Te Reo Maori with English, space with clutter, beauty with sadness", NZ Musician

Bring your picnic blankets for an enthralling evening with Hinemoana Baker. A singer songwriter and published poet of mixed Māori and Pākehā heritage, Baker's universe is a rich tapestry of lyric poetry and acoustic music, served by a voice of beautiful purity. Her stage presence has been described as "spellbinding". She will play original and borrowed songs, stringing words and melodies on her guitar in the tradition of musical poets such as Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. 

Back in 2004, Hinemoana's first album, 'puāwai' was a finalist for the NZ Music Awards. Her poetry has also captured the attention of actor Viggo Mortensen’s of Lord of the Rings fame, whose publishing house Perceval Press co-published her book of poetry 'tuhi I needle' in the US. Passionate about spoken word and sonic experimentation, Baker has toured New Zealand but also Indonesia, Australia, Europe and the USA since the early 1990's. She is bringing her unique warmth and breadth of talent to Wanaka for what we know will be a magical evening.

Join us for a special evening in the relaxed outdoor setting of the BG Artspace at Bistro Gentil and discover for yourself the major stage presence that is Hinemoana Baker.

Bring your picnic blankets and low chairs for this evening of soulful music and poems at the BG Artspace. Depending on numbers, we might arrange chairs and bean bags and are happy to sort higher seating for those who need it. Please note that we will move the performance indoors in the warm embrace of the Beanie Cafe in case of rain... We will keep you posted!


Ticket:  $ 20 cash / $ 21.50 online  / $ 25 at the door   BUY