Chocolate Factory Tours 2018
28 Apr 2018 (Sat) - 22 Dec 2018 (Sat)
Wellington Chocolate Factory, 5 Eva St, Te Aro, Wellington
Come join us to learn about the world of chocolate making, as this tour introduces you to the entire process of making chocolate at the Wellington Chocolate Factory, Aotearoa's first open to the public 'bean-to-bar' chocolate factory.
So what exactly is a factory tour at the Wellington Choclate Factory?
One of our extremely knowledgeable team members will guide the days tour group through the factory while explaining what cacao is, how it becomes chocolate, why single origin makes a difference and what we do that makes our chocolate so special.
You'll learn what it means to be ethical in the world of chocolate and you'll learn the full process from start to finish, bean to bar.
After you are shown around the factory, your guide will gather everyone around the center table for a tasting of some of our bars side by side so you can you can put what you've just learned into practice.
After the tasting, a cup of our delicious single origin drinking chocolate will be made up for each tour attendee to enjoy (milk alternatives available), questions are welcomed at this time. Tours last approximately 45 minutes to an hour depending on crowd involvement.
John Walsh: A Portrait of A Portrait of Ūawa Tolaga Bay
8 Nov 2018 (Thu) - 10 Feb 2019 (Sun)
New Zealand Portrait Gallery, Shed 11, Wellington Waterfront, Wellington
Of Te Aitanga-a-Hauiti and Irish descent, John Walsh was brought up in Ūawa Tolaga Bay.
Best known for his sublime, ethereal landscapes with dense narratives, A Portrait of Ūawa Tolaga Bay He Whakaahua o Ūawa is a major survey of Walsh's portrait paintings. The exhibition includes the 20-metre long A Portrait of Tolaga Bay in 1980, shown in public for the first time since the 1980s. John will be in the gallery restoring this work during the opening weeks of the show.
Puss In Boots - The Pantomime
16 Nov 2018 (Fri) - 23 Dec 2018 (Sun)
Circa Theatre, 1 Taranaki St, Wellington
By: Paul Jenden
Director: Susan Wilson
Music: Michael Nicholas Williams
A poor widow woman, Mrs Miller, and her son Arthur live in Aro Valley and dream of winning the Big Wednesday Lotto and moving to a big house in posh Karori. Arthur finds he has been left a cat in his father’s will. It’s clever, talking Puss in Boots!!!
Follow their exciting adventures as they set out to find riches and come across a down-on-his-luck King, his feisty daughter and a marauding ogre! Will they find fortune? Will they outwit the wicked Ogre who wants to destroy wonderful Wellington? Will they live happily ever after?
If your boots are made for walkin’ then walk right along to Circa for this year’s panto… and of course look out for our magnificent Panto Dame.
24 Nov 2018 (Sat) - 9 Mar 2019 (Sat)
Aro Park, Aro Street, Wellington
Wellington is a hothouse of talent! Summer Sounds are coming to Aro Park.
The ABBA Show
14 Dec 2018 (Fri)
The Opera House, 111 - 113 Manners Street, Wellington
Direct from Australia, and following more than 5000 international shows, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute - The ABBA Show - is coming to town!
Far from being ‘just another cover band’, The ABBA Show is a full-scale theatrical production featuring 2.5 hours of live musical performances, a live backing band, replica costumes, theatrical lighting and effects and all the dancing an ABBA fan can handle.
Starring incredibly detailed performances from internationally acclaimed impersonators Abbasolutely fabbaulous, The ABBA Show gives fans of all ages a chance to re-live the ABBA concert experience, celebrate the music of ABBA and dance the night away!
Wellington Pasifika Festival
19 Jan 2019 (Sat)
Odlins Plaza, 21 Cable St, Wellington
Experience the sights, sounds and flavours of the wider Pacific right here in Wellington. There will be delicious food to buy, free family-friendly activities, and performances by traditional and contemporary Pacific artists.
The festival highlights our tight-knit Pacific communities, our arts, cultural and political landscape and user-friendly city parks and environments. It is an opportunity for all Pacific people to celebrate and share their knowledge, values and beliefs and supports the vision that Wellington is a vibrant, creative capital.
Get out and make the most of the summer in one of the world’s most liveable cities… To discover Wellington’s free outdoor events head to wellington.govt.nz/summercity
An Evening With Nigella Lawson
23 Jan 2019 (Wed)
Michael Fowler Centre, 111 Wakefield Street, Wellington
Nigella Lawson: Direct from London’s West End.
She is one of the most successful food writers of all time, having sold more than ten million cookbooks worldwide, teaching us How To Eat and How To Be A Domestic Goddess. Now it’s time to meet the woman behind the cookbooks.
Direct from London’s West End, An Evening with Nigella Lawson is Nigella’s brand-new show, where she tells her own remarkable culinary story, live on stage.