Lighting the Beacons
July 2- 25, 2021
A multi-disciplinary arts festival for the whole family across the Kāpiti Region.
Bookended by two public light sculpture events at the beginning and end of July, Lighting the Beacons includes music, arts and theatre as well as multiple community events for Kāpiti whānau to enjoy.
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE The way we grow or purchase our food has a direct bearing on the functioning of the engine we call our body. Ancient and new knowledge about the soil beneath our feet and the moon above, offer ways to ensure we consume the food that will give us good health. Guest speakers […]
Ōtaki’s incredible yard market opens for evening eats! An incredible selection of delicious food trucks to make the start of the school holidays easy and fun for the whānau. Come down or stop by on your way through for a munch while you’re on your missions! This event is part of Matariki Lighting The Beacons […]
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE We deﬁne ourselves by the stories, histories, fantasies and lies we tell about ourselves. In the digital era and in a post-covid world we will need stories that deﬁne ourselves anew. Who are the people we need to become, and what are the stories to help us achieve that? Guest speakers to […]
TICKETS AVAILABLE HERE The Māori Sidesteps relives the glory days of the Howard Morrison Quartet and Prince Tui Teka but deliver a fresh take on some of those old familiar party tunes. They put their own political spin on well-known songs, and entertain crowds with soulful harmonies and stand-up comedy. Nau mai, haere mai and […]
Matariki, Lighting the Beacons Festival is a month-long multi-disciplinary arts festival to be held across the Kāpiti Region, July 2 – 25, 2021. Bookended by two amazing public light sculpture events at the beginning and end of July, Lighting the Beacons includes music, arts and theatre as well as multiple community events for Kāpiti whānau […]
THIS EVENT IS PRESENTED BY DUNCANS BREWING CO. Join us at Duncan’s Brewery Popup Bar on Saturday 10th July to celebrate Matariki. Our team have brewed a special small batch of Kawakawa stout!
If you’re passing through town or out and about, Ōtaki’s incredible yard market steps it up a notch for Matariki with market stalls, live music and bouncy castles! Fun, food and entertainment for all from 9am-2pm at the Ōtaki Yard site right on the main highway. This event is part of Matariki Lighting The Beacons […]
TICKETS AVAILABLE SOON – STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES More people than ever are learning the Māori language. It’s not the language spoken by our grandparents but it reﬂects a modern Māori world. How can we protect the Māori spirit of the language, and how can we do it with fun in the New Year and […]