From Scratch in one week!



We’re so excited to be bringing New Zealand music innovators From Scratch to Lake Wanaka Centre on Thursday September 10.

The group is famous for their invented instruments (including their iconic PVC pipe percussion) and home-grown rhythmic style, as well as their engagement with the sounds and rhythms of the Pacific.

This performance will feature Pacific 3,2,1,Zero: Part 1 (1982), their protest piece against French nuclear testing in the Pacific.

The From Scratch touring line-up is Adrian Croucher, Shane Currey, From Scratch co-founder Phil Dadson and Darryn Harkness.

We’re selling tickets according to Level 2 protocols, so get in quick, we only have a few seats left!

WHEN: Thursday, September 10
WHERE: Lake Wanaka Centre




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Do you love having arts events like the Festival of Colour and From Scratch in our community? Help us continue to make them happen!

Now, more than ever, the backing we receive from you, our supporters, is crucial to making our festivals possible.

Patron and Benefactor supporters are a crucial part of our funding mix – ticket sales cover only 30% of our costs. The rest of our expenses are paid for through the support of grantmakers, sponsors and private supporters like you.

Join us now as a Patron for $600 or a Benefactor for $2500 and be a part of bringing the Festival of Colour back to our community.

It’s easy to renew or join online here on our website.

Or you can:

– direct deposit your donation into our Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust bank account with your name as a reference
– post or drop off a cheque to the festival office: PO Box 630, Wanaka, 9343
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