White Night delights

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INVERCARGILL’S galleries, streets, alleyways and buildings will be taken over by Southland’s musicians and artists on Saturday night as White Night returns to the CBD as part of the Southland Arts Festival.

Arts Festival director Angela Newell said there would be a lot going on at venues throughout the city centre for the public to enjoy.

“From poets to musicians and local artwork, White Night is a platform for local artists to showcase their talents,” Newell said.

“Bring your walking shoes, a warm coat and the kids.”

The White Night concept originated in Europe to provide creative people with an opportunity to showcase and promote their art in their own city.

The concept has since spread around the world, with White Night events held in more than 120 cities worldwide.

Newell said professional musicians Jacinta Gilbert, Kip Tipuna, Michelle Lange and Daniel Monteath, Briar Babington and Mel Crennan would feature in the night’s entertainment, alongside cultural dance and drama performances and exhibitions.

Venues include Cornerstone New Life Church, Claridge and Brodrick Artisan Picture Framing, Tuatara Backpackers and Cafe, Invercargill Public Library, Speight’s Ale House, The Kiln, the former ASB Bank on Esk St, Cambridge Place and SIT arcades, Invercargill Public Art Gallery, SIT RAW gallery and the Invercargill Club.

White Night, Invercargill CBD, May 5, from 6pm. Free event. If you want to see what is happening ahead of time, the Google map locating the venues and detailing the timetable can be downloaded from either What’s on Invers website, the White Night Invercargill Facebook Page or the Southlandnz.com events listings, under White Night.

Hard copies of the map and timetable will also be available on the night at any of the venues.

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