Festival of Colour tickets on sale this Friday

Estère returns to Wanaka with her show Into the Belly of Capricorn.  Our programme is out, our performers, speakers and artists are ready, and now it’s your turn. Tickets for the 2021 Festival of Colour arts and ideas festival go on sale this Friday, February 12 from 8:30am. There are three ways to book. ONLINE: […]


The Festival of Colour arts and ideas festival today revealed a packed week-long programme featuring an exciting mix of theatre, dance, music, visual arts and conversation to take place in April in Wānaka. Known as ‘the best little arts festival in New Zealand’, the Festival of Colour takes place from Monday 12 to Sunday 18 […]

We’re launching a festival!

Rehearsals are under way for a festival premiere! We’re getting ready to launch a festival! The 2021 Festival of Colour programme has gone to print, and we’ll be sharing it with our stakeholders at our launch event on Monday evening next week. Directly afterwards it goes out to the world – check out our website from […]

Three weeks until the 2021 Festival of Colour programme launch!

Sophie Kelly. PHOTO: Tim Cuff. Welcoming Sophie Kelly as the Artistic Director for the 2023 Festival of Colour   A happy New Year to you, from us, the Festival of Colour team! With the new year comes a new team member at our organisation. We are delighted to welcome Sophie Kelly to the role of […]

Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust – NOTICE of AGM The Annual General Meeting of the Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust will be held on Tuesday 6 October at 12 noon at the Wanaka Hotel, 71 Ardmore St. All welcome to attend, please join us. Copies of the Annual Report and financial reports will be available […]

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 […]

Moving forward, together – June 2020 newsletter

Like many of you, we are back in our office, Level 1 style, and enjoying mingling with our fellow humans again. We’re proud of New Zealanders for our incredible effort in bringing COVID under control in our country, and proud of our community as we see the streets of Wanaka come back to life. We’ve […]

Words, music and takeaway coffee

Words, music and takeaway coffee: Festival of Colour May newsletter Wishing you a happy first week of Level 3 from the team at the Festival of Colour and Aspiring Conversations. We hope you are enjoying moving down a level, and the chance to support our local businesses by picking up a coffee, or a takeaway […]