Anyone who would like to learn more about Brazilian choro. All are welcome, all levels of skills. You will learn what you need to know to join a roda de choro (choro jam) and play this treasured music.
In Brazil and worldwide, choro is famous as a form of community sharing and celebration. The typical setting is to gather around a table, open invitation to anyone, and each person plays as much or as little as they feel experienced to play. Dancing and group singing is also encouraged.
Classical guitar ensemble playing by members, solo playing by members, and sometimes a short concert by an invited guest or members of the Society.
The purposes of the Society are to: (a) Provide a forum for people of all ages who enjoy classical guitar to meet, play, and listen to classical guitar music through Member’s meetings, performances, concerts, courses, workshops, and the like;
(b) Assist, establish, and promote performances, speakers, concerts, and workshops by local, national, and international artists;
(c) Give Members opportunities to broaden their classical guitar skills and knowledge;
(d) Provide an environment to play and learn about other instruments compatible with classical guitar, including voice;
(e) Assist, establish, and promote competitions and examinations for guitarists;
(f) Foster contact with other guitar societies and organizations;
(g) Undertake other activities helpful to the above purposes.
6-8pm every second Friday
Gold Coin Donation
Anyone who has an interest in knitting, no matter how confident
Justice for Palestine is a human rights organisation working to promote justice, peace and freedom for the Palestinian people. We organise meetings, rallies and cultural events, and work with others, to raise awareness about the Palestinian cause and to advance Palestinian human rights.
We teach people awareness, de-escalation, legal rights/responsibilities, fitness, conditioning, how to fight back, how to use your voice, how to escape various holds, grabs, weapon threats, gang attacks, robbery, sexual assault...etc. We offer this training in an upbeat, friendly, open and welcoming, supportive and fun club culture and environment. We offer the most experienced, most pressure-tested and realistic self-defence training in all of Wellington. Operating since 2008.
Students who are interested are encouraged to join at the start of each school term. Please see www.tacticalsurvival.co.nz for dates.
Capoeira Angola Classes
Thursday,s 6pm -7.30pm
Our classes are open to beginners who would like to try out training with us.
This Conscious Dance practice is for anyone who likes to experience the joy of moving their body freely.
Upstairs hall, entry via Arthur St
Participants are guided to listen to and sense their bodies and give expression to their own individual movements, to dance the dance that only they can dance. A great variety of music and rhythms will inspire slow and internal dances as well as wild and exuberant ones. Doing this together creates community, an opportunity to commune with self and with each other – getting to know yourself a bit better and having fun along the way. Come play! No experience necessary, every 'body' is welcome.