Community Weavers

We are excited to begin a new storytelling and performance project in The Hutt celebrating the work of community weavers: the people and organisations who work to connect people to support, to services, to their neighbours, and to each other.

Peace – a Girl’s Perspective

In partnership with Wellington East Girls’ College we are creating a new devised theatre work exploring peace from the diverse perspectives of a multi-cultural group of 14/15 years olds. Starting from the personal we look out to the local and the global. This production will premiere on March 8th International Women’s Day, at Te Papa.

The Pride Awards

pride-awards-smaller-logoVoice Arts will be presenting two of these fantastic awards in a couple of weeks when they are presented to a deeply deserving group of young people at parliament.

Korero at Parihaka

pariWe’ve been visiting Parihaka to seed the possibilities of a collaborative project. The korero was rich and fruitful and we were hosted with great manaakitanga. Wellington East Girls College are joining us on this journey and we look forward to working with them.

Te Papa

Ko0uNFgpWe have a great history of using Museums as spaces for community creative expression. As our national Museum, Te Papa, embarks on a renewal of all its long term exhibits, we’ve been invited to offer our feedback on some of the initial concepts. It’s great to be one of voices in this significant process.

Small Windows on Big Stories

SWBS launch4A wonderful launch of our Small Windows on Big Stories radio dramas and partner book. Hosted by the Mayor, our tenant authors shared their experience of the project and what it is like being a first time author on National Radio. A great day!

Leadership with the Girl Guides

Girl guidesThis group of dedicated and passionate Girl Guide leaders have been learning how drama and improv based games and experiential exercises can be playful, powerful, and purposeful tools in a great leaders tool kit.

Great Time at Great Start

Taita Great startBringing together community organisations and agencies from across Taita, Voice Arts Trust facilitated a workshop to enable networking, sharing and learning. Hosted by Taita Great Start, with food provided by the Koha Kitchen, we played and laughed and got down to some serious connecting.  It was a great success with 15 different groups participating.  Thanks to Hutt City Council for supporting this workshop.