We didn’t hit the $5,000 mark………we did one better and raised $6,850 instead. Hurray!

We cannot thank our 66 donors enough for getting behind  our new community production ‘Like There’s No Tomorrow’ and making it a reality for our local acting talent. Your generosity enables the cast and directors to now put plans into place and get cracking on staging a performance like there really is no tomorrow! Thank you, Thank You, Thank You!

In other news, we’re delighted to announce that after a few tense weeks at festival HQ we’ve now secured adequate funding for the 2015 festival to proceed with a full programme of dance, theatre, music, Aspiring Conversations, visual arts, street theatre and a schools programme.

We’ve been in everyone’s ear asking for donation and financial support so we would sincerely like to thank all those who have donated, and all of our Sponsors, all Patrons and Benefactors that have come to the party. Your support in helping to drive the festival forwards is both inspirational and invaluable and we couldn’t stage this festival without you all so thank you.
It’s now full steam ahead for us in the office finalising the festival programme but we do look forward to getting in touch shortly with some exciting Christmas ‘Sneak Peeks’……… this space!


New Gold Sponsor announcement!
We are delighted to welcome back Anderson Lloyd, this time as a Gold sponsor.

Bryan Henderson, Partner in the Queenstown office says, “Anderson Lloyd is delighted to be a gold sponsor of the 2015 Festival of Colour. Our connection with the Festival of Colour spans four festivals, and we welcome the opportunity to continue our partnership as part of our commitment to supporting the arts”

They will be sponsoring a brand new play, and we look forward to welcoming them and their guests to the premiere performances in both Wanaka and Queenstown in April.


Sponsors of the week!

The Aspiring Lifestyle Retirement Village is full of colourful people leading wonderful lives.  We are very proud on behalf of our village family, to support the Festival of Colour, and help bring wonderful performances and art to Wanaka.  If you’d like to be part of our village please come and see us when you are next passing by for a complimentary coffee and show home tour. Visit us at 14 Golf Course Road, Wanaka.


Florence’s Foodstore & Café is delighted to be a business sponsor of the Festival of Colour and are very much looking forward to the performances and entertainment of the 2015 programme. Our garden is having its own Festival of Colour at the moment with Christmas fast approaching. Please pop in, enjoy the garden, the food, the ambience, do your Christmas shopping and enjoy our gift-wrapping service while you do so.  Merry Christmas.


What’s On
Nairobi Trio, New Zealand’s favourite Jazz entertainers are bringing their brand of very accessible jazz back to Wanaka, performing at PEAK Function center on Saturday 10th January. With 25 years of preforming together in New Zealand and around the globe, the trio offer a night of upbeat energised performance that is always encouraged to have audience participation. Tickets are available from Event Finder and cost $38.


Call out for holiday houses!

Each festival we accommodate some of our long stay artists and performers in holiday houses and we’re on the lookout for some new houses to add to our portfolio. If you have a house in Wanaka that you’re willing to rent out over the festival period we’d love to hear from you. Please contact Anna or call the office on 03 443 4172.