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Aurora Energy Sponsors Festival of Colour for 10th Year

26 February 2019
Aurora Energy is continuing to power local communities, supporting the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour for the tenth year, in 2019.

Aurora Energy Customer Engagement General Manager Sian Sutton said Aurora Energy had been a proud gold sponsor of Festival of Colour since 2009.

“We are pleased to continue our long-standing partnership with Festival of Colour, in this, our tenth year as a gold sponsor,” Ms Sutton said.

“Every festival we see more and more great local and international talent performing and this year is no different with more than 30 shows on offer over five days.

“We have been proud gold sponsors of the iconic Festival of Colour for more than 15 events over 10 years and we are looking forward to sharing the festival with the community again this year.

“As the electricity supplier to homes, farms and businesses in the Southern Lakes area, we are pleased to again be able to power the festival and share the entertaining and thought-provoking shows with all festival attendees.”

Tickets for Festival of Colour can be purchased at: 

Aurora Energy sponsored shows include:

A lo-fi puppetry spectacular that bends time and melts your heart. Bruce effortlessly sold out two seasons at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and is yet another award-winning international smash hit from the makers of The Adventures of Alvin Sputnik: Deep Sea Explorer. Keeping you at the edge of your seat, Bruce will sweep you away on an epic adventure of love and revenge.

  • Location: Hawea Flat Hall
  • Dates: 5, 6 and 7 April
  • Time: 6.00pm
My Best Dead Friend

My Best Dead Friend is a true story about heart-breaking grief and enduring friendship, featuring a soundtrack ranging from The Verlaines to the Backstreet Boys, and the words of Tuwhare, Baxter and Bishop. It’s a joyful comedy from a heavy heart.

  • Location: Rippon Hall
  • Dates: 2, 3 and 4 April
  • Time: 8.30pm
The Road That Wasn’t There

This is a story about a girl who followed a map off the edge of the world. In New Zealand there are some 56,000 kilometres of paper roads – streets and towns that exist only on surveyors’ maps. Or do they? A young woman from Central Otago strays from the beaten track and finds herself in a paper world. It seems a land of possibility, but she soon discovers that things that happen in the fictional world can have frighteningly real consequences.

  • Location: Hawea Flat Hall
  • Dates: 2, 3 and 4 April
  • Time: 6.00pm
Permission to Speak

It’s time to give a new generation permission to speak. High school students from around the country have spoken their truths on topics such as body image, gender equality in sport, and what feminism means to teenagers today. Their dialogues are supported with movement and song in this powerful local production.

  • Location: Wanaka Yacht Club
  • Dates: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7 April
  • Time: 6.30pm and 8.30pm on 6 and 7 April
Songs of Travel

New Zealand baritone Julien Van Mellaerts, together with world renowned South African pianist James Baillieu, professor and head of piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music in London they will perform a brand new sequence of short comic songs about four New Zealand birds, based on poems by Bill Manhire with music by Gareth Farr.

  • Location: Bannockburn Hall, 2 April – 12.00pm 
  • Location: Pacific Crystal Palace, 3 April – 12.00pm