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Kava Club Hosts Chop Suey Hui At Pūtahi Festival

Kava Club Hosts Chop Suey Hui At Pūtahi Festival

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  • Tue 9 Feb ’16, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Wed 10 Feb ’16, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Thu 11 Feb ’16, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Fri 12 Feb ’16, 6:30pm – 10:00pm
  • Sat 13 Feb ’16, 6:30pm – 10:00pm


Studio 77, 77 Fairlie Terrace, Kelburn, Wellington


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Wellington based Pacific and Māori arts collective Kava Club will be supporting art practitioners with their style of art raids at this year’s Pūtahi Festival, a platform for newly devised theatre and dance work, 9-13 February.

Kava Club will launch Pūtahi Festival 2016 with Chop Suey Hui: Te Whare Tapere, speaking with theatre makers and artists, Q and A sessions and a multimedia installation - the arts collective’s contribution to the annual festival. Featured artists who have newly devised work at Pūtahi Festival include Manuel Solomon, Patrick Godinet and Miria George.

“Pūtahi in Maori is a meeting place or a confluence, a place in the centre from which everything radiates from. The Kava club kaupapa of being a centre for Maori and Pasifika artists to gather, is reflected in our support of the Putahi festival. We are excited to be able to support Tawata Productions and the emerging indigenous theatre community in Wellington” - Kava Club member Ati Teepa said.

The Kava Club is an independent arts collective established in 2014 for emerging and established artists that hosts Chop Suey Hui, a monthly programme of events and art forums around the city of Wellington.

This year the group has successfully secured new funding from Creative NZ and with the continued support of Tautai Pacific Arts Trust is aiming to reach out to new audiences and artists. Following the Pūtahi Festival 2016, this years programme includes fostering a contemporary Pacific response to the Homosexual Law Reform, as well as collaborations with Tuhoe artists, supporting filmmakers in Siapo Cinema and celebrating Pacific and Māori music makers.

Pūtahi Festival 2016, 9-13 February, Studio 77, 77 Fairlie Terrace. Victoria University of Wellington.

Anyone interested in attending Kava Club Chop Suey Hui sessions and other events please contact: kavaclublove@gmail.com


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