Summer in Dowse Square 2019

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Nau mai haere mai!

Come down to Dowse Square and check out our free Sunday afternoon performances in front of The Dowse Art Museum in the heart of the Lower Hutt CBD.

Live music, dancing, singing, puppet shows and games, there's something for the whole family to enjoy! Bring the kids, a picnic, sunhats and fill up your water bottles with fresh artesian water from the fountains. Wander into The Dowse and check out the family lounge and great range of exhibitions.

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Summer in Dowse Square 2019 programme

Sunday 10 February
Jhan Lindsay, Inano Dance, Peyton Morete, String Bean Puppets, Imagination Playground, Chalk it up!

Chill to soulful tunes and laid back sounds with musicians Jhan Lindsay and Peyton Morete and catch some stunning Cook Islands dance from Inano Dance. Have your portrait painted by Enid, the portrait painting puppet and let the kids (and adults!) go wild with Imagination Playground and chalk drawing in the Square.

Sunday 17 February
Hutt City Brass, Faultline Chorus, Hutt Valley Community Choir, Imagination Playground, Chalk it up!

Enjoy the rousing sound of Hutt’s own brass band and the harmonies of beautiful voices covering the classics through to Bruno Mars. You'll love the mix of familiar and new music, and might even be inspired to join the Community Choir, open to all!

Sunday 24 February
Zamba Flam, Major Minor Children’s Choir, High Society, Kerry Irish Dance, Balkany, String Bean Puppets, Imagination Playground, Chalk it up!

Dance to irresistable Latin rhythms, be blitzed by cuteness from the children's choir, chill out to the jazz stylings of High Society, enjoy the classic Kerry Irish dancers and the energetic Balkan and Klezmer tunes of Balkany while your kids get inventive with our big blue Imagination Playground. You won't be disappointed!

Sunday 3 March
Horifyde, Amba Holly, Miharo, Kōkona Kēmu – Games Corner, String Bean Puppets, Imagination Playground, Chalk it up!

Chill to the smooth grooves of Horifyde, the soulful sounds of Amba Holly and the soul funk fusion of Miharo. Bring the tamariki for puppet shows and face painting and try out fun, familiar games in te reo - no previous knowledge of the language needed. This is a great way to send off the summer in style!