The Waipu Museum Writes:
The “Glamour in the Gloamin’ ” Art n Tartan Ball, is being held:
Saturday 6 July (not the 7th as stated on the Flyer!!)
Please come along and enjoy this awesome occasion, and support the Museum and all its many community activities while you experience a night to remember. This Ball is about promoting our highly popular Art N Tartan Wearable Art Awards. We are planning an even better show for 2014, and we will be launching the entry form at the Ball.
This time we have changed the seating plan so everyone can see the stage, and will be using smaller tables. Platters for supper will be served on each table to ensure everyone gets a “fair share”!
Tickets are $45 per person
(or if you can get 10 tickets sold, it is only $40 per person)
Tickets are available at Waipu Museum.
There will be a ballroom dancing bracket to begin the evening
Then we have” lavish Celtic abandonment” with music from the Celtic Flyers - a great Celtic rock band who have entertained us at previous balls.
Ticket price includes supper, and there will be a cash bar to purchase your drinks.
The ArtnTartan Wearable Arts might be having a year off in 2013, but the Waipu Museum has several themed events in Tartan Week, and the Entry forms for the 2014 ‘Art n Tartan Wearable Art Awards’ will be launched at the Ball!
To avoid taking custom from the Anglican Church opportunity shop the proceeds of which all goes to charity, the new hospice shop will not be selling clothing. Hospice Shop manager Kathy McMillan said “We are expanding in Waipu as for a long time now we have been asked to open a second, smaller shop in another location and Waipu was chosen as the best place to be. It is very exciting for us and we really do look forward to opening the shop during Tartan Week”: the first week of July.
North Haven Hospice operates a large second hand store selling clothes and furniture at the corner of James and Robert Streets in the Whangarei central business district.
A team of volunteers will be needed to run the Waipu store
Contact Kathy McMillan on 09 438 1050
The shop will be open Mon-Sat throughout the colder months, and Tue-Sun throughout summer months. She said the work “would provide any new volunteers with a chance to become part of a loving, caring and fun team. They become part of a whole new social circle and make new friends – it can be a lot of fun. It is great teamwork!”
Hospice staff are happy to collect items now that will be stored until the shop’s opening. If you would like to donate goods please phone. 438 1050
(taken from Bream Bay News)
Another fabulous Waipu extravaganza – as Huw Turner said to me yesterday, another amazing example of Waipu “punching above its weight”.
I attended the Friday night performance of ArtnTartan and it was spell binding, a tribute to all those involved – Helen Frances and her team, those who put the work in creating and those who put the hard work in making the event happen. Read more
Pets in Tartan – Tartnrock – Mid winter swim
- Rugby Men in Kilts Rugby and Tarts in Tartan Netball Read more
The snow and Classic Hits arrived at the Kasbah at 6am this morning
The kids were there building snow angels and snow men.
The oldies took photos and were enjoying coffee and eggs for breakfast.
I had a moroccan Crepe – really interesting to watch Aissam make them, and to eat – fabulous.
|At 10am the Waipu Pipe band marched down the mainstreet with people (and a few dogs) dressed in tartan.The Waipu Business and Promotions Groupput up a $50 prize for the best dressed in Tartan. It was won by Jenny Jeffries and Helen Morrison up from Te Atatu especially for the weekend.They were off to the Tartan at the Races to try their luck there too.
Unfortunately the Street Theatre had to be cancelled because of a bereavement.
|Tartan Flags on display:Businesses in Waipu had supported the Waipu Business and Promotions Group to purchase Tartan Flags for the main street which looked grand.Times Past Antiques had all their tartan on display
The Waipu Off Licence looked amazing – the shop and those that worked there – as always decked out in tartan.
After a tasting of Haggis at the Waipu Butcher I bought some to take home – yumm – great on toast!
A great start to these two weeks of celebrations – check out the timetable for what is on next!
Best dressed today and a $50 prize
Events are mostly focused during the weekends, but we hope to expand that in years to come. Full timetable here
- Saturday 3o June 6-10am Snow and Breakfast at the Kasbah with Classic Hits Radio
10am – Waipu Pipe Band Parades with all tartan wearers invited to join in – $50 for best dressed
Enjoy our own street theatre adaptation of “Shaking of the Trousers”
11.30 Tartan at the Races in Ruakaka
6.30pm “A Braw Scots Night” at the Clansman Restaurant
Haggis Tasting at Waipu Butcher
- Sunday 1 July 10am Kirkin o’ the Tartan at Presbyterian Church
12 – historic tour of the Waipu Cemetery
- Monday 2 July and Monday 9 July 7pm Scottish Country Dancing at Coronation Hall
- Friday 6 July 3-6pm Tartan Circus workshops and show, Coronation Hall
5.30 Tarts in Tartan Netball Caledonian Park
7.30 Men in Kilts Rugby Challenge Caledonian Park
- Saturday 7 July 9-1pm Waipu Hall Market Coronation Hall
11am Pets in Tartan parade with Waipu Highland Pipe band
7pm Tart’nRock Dance Party
Haggis Tasting at Waipu Butcher
- Sunday 8 July 9-1pm Sunday Boutique Market Coronation Hall
2pm Mid Winter Swim, Waipu Cove Surf Club
- Friday 13 July - Tartan Week Community Golf Tournament Waipu Golf Club
- 13-14 July Artntartan Wearable Arts Coronation Hall
July 1st is International Tartan Day – celebrating the day in 1782 when the ban by the English on the wearing of Tartan was lifted, and what had been traditional highland dress became the proud emblem of nationalism in Scotland.
Waipu may be just a small town of about 500 folk, but nearly double that number of Gaelic speaking highlanders built a community here after having been burned out of their crofts in Scotland. That action began a remarkable migration across the globe, via Nova Scotia and Australia, and finally arriving to settle here in Waipu.
The story of the migration is told in the Waipu Museum, and is reflected in the greeting as you arrive in Waipu – Cead Mille Failte – A Hundred Thousand Welcomes.
From June 30 for over two weeks, Waipu will be awash with tartan and invites everyone who loves the energy of Scotland to join in the fun. There is something for everyone from the Artntartan Wearable Arts, to pets in tartan and mid winter swims. The Rugby Men in Kilts and Tarts in Tartan Netball will be playing once again and Classic Hits Breakfast show will broadcast live from 6am on 30 June from new Waipu Restaurant L’amour de Kasbah..
You can taste some haggis at the Waipu Butcher, try a Haggis Burger at the Waipu Pizza Barn, or buy a tartan scarf at the Thistle. And of course there will be bagpipes, highland dancing and the Waipu Scottish Country Dancing .
PEOPLE IN TARTAN Join the opening Parade at 10am on 30 June and you could be in to win a $50 prize for the best tartan dressed tartan person – can be either ‘correct’ tartan or outlandish. Dig out some tartan to wear and come and join us.
PETS IN TARTAN Join the Pets in Tartan Parade 11am Saturday 7 July
Look or Print off the full programme here
Draft Programme for Tartan Week is out Read it here
- The programme is not finalised, so feel free to add more suggestions
- start planning your tartan outfits – off to the op shops NOW
- Join in the parade in your tartan outfit on 30 June and you could win a $50 prize – 3 prizes for the most ‘Correct’, most outlandish, most creative
- Have you sorted out a tartan outfit for your pet?