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Lantern Festival Late Nights

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Auckland Art Gallery

Overview

Auckland Art Gallery will mark Chinese New Year with a range of free events, performances, demonstrations, talks and film screenings. The Gallery will also be open late until 10pm on Friday 22 and Saturday 23 February.

Please note that Any Day tickets to Who Shot Rock & Roll bought via Eventfinda will be valid during the late nights.

Friday 22 February and Saturday 23 February, 10am - 10pm
Free entry

 

FRIDAY 22 FEBRUARY

5pm - 8pm: Soundtrack to Who Shot Rock & Roll
Some music to enjoy before you catch the exhibition that all of Auckland is talking about.
Auditorium - free entry

7pm: Snapshot: Lawrence Arabia
Join our special guest speaker, musician Lawrence Arabia for a short talk on his favourite photograph in the exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll.
Level 1 exhibition spaces - entry fee applies

8pm: Rockumentary: Glastonbury

Join us on the bean bags in the North atrium for a screening of the rockumentary Glastonbury. Directed by acclaimed film, documentary and music video director Julien Temple, the film details the history of the landmark music festival from 1970 to 2005. (2006. Rated M, contains drug use and offensive language)
North atrium - free entry

 

SATURDAY 23 FEBRUARY


11am: Chen Kaifeng - Dough figurine artist
The Chinese folk art of dough sculpting has been around for centuries, and emerged from the tradition of moulding and steaming dough for sacrificial offerings or birthday presents. Dough sculpting is an increasingly rare art form, with few people learning these skills in recent years. Chen Kaifeng learnt from his grandfather, who was a famous dough figurine maker.
North atrium

12pm: Shanghai Starlight Acrobatic Troupe
The award-winning and internationally touring Starlight Acrobatic Troupe from Shanghai give you a short preview of what they will be presenting at this year's Auckland Lantern Festival.
North atrium

2pm: Wang Beili - Time out with tea: The Chinese tea ceremony
Tea specialist, Wang Beili discusses and demonstrates the Chinese tea ceremony.
Location TBC - please check at the front desk

4pm: Documentary Edge film screening: The Real Shaolin
The Shaolin Temple is the legendary birthplace of kung fu. Decades ago, it was destroyed and its practitioners reduced. But the rise of kung fu movies has inspired efforts to rebuild the temple, and a new surge of students.

The Real Shaolin follows two Western and two local Chinese students as they train in China. First time director and martial arts practitioner, Alexander Sebastian Lee, follows their months of excruciating martial arts training as their dreams of becoming kung fu warriors collide with harsh reality.

China/USA 2008. Running time 89mins. Mandarin, Chinese, French, English with English subtitles.
Auditorium

5pm - 8pm: Soundtrack to Who Shot Rock & Roll
Some music to enjoy before you catch the exhibition that all of Auckland is talking about.
Auditorium

7pm: Snapshot: Noelle McCarthy
Join our special guest speaker, journalist and radio presenter Noelle McCarthy, for a short talk on her favourite photograph in the exhibition Who Shot Rock & Roll.
Level 1 exhibition spaces - entry fee applies

8pm: Rockumentary: Glastonbury
Join us on the bean bags in the North atrium for a screening of the rockumentary Glastonbury. Directed by acclaimed film, documentary and music video director Julien Temple, the film details the history of the landmark music festival from 1970 to 2005. (2006. Rated M, contains drug use and offensive language)
North atrium - free entry

 

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    We'll be running a lively schedule of talks, 'rockumentary' film screenings, performances and more to help you get more out of Who Shot Rock & Roll.

Type

Special event

Date & Time

Friday 22 - Saturday 23 February 10am - 10pm

Location

Auckland Art Gallery

Services

  • Wheelchair access available
  • Free
  • Wheelchairs available

Cost

Free

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