Mt Eden Village Centre News

Mt Eden Village Centre News


A special Auckland Heritage Festival Newsletter from us at the Mt Eden Village Centre. The Festival starts on 29 September and includes an enormous variety of events across Auckland over a two-week period. We are excited to host the Auckland Electric Tramways Trust here at the Village Centre for something ... a bit different. And the Mt Eden Village Business Association is bringing their wildly popular guided Heritage walks back for this annual event.

Auckland Heritage Festival 2018 is supported by the Auckland Council and Local Boards with organisations and interest groups across the region putting in a lot of work to make it a success. More information about the Festival is here

For the Mt Eden by Tram Exhibition and Mixed Media Presentation by the Auckland Electric Tramways Trust read on ...

Exhibition in the Foyer (Free)
Tuesday 9 October from 9.00am to 9.00pm
Wednesday 10 October from 9.00am to 9.00pm

Mixed Media Presentation in the Church (Coin Koha)
Wednesday 10 October 7.30pm to 9.00pm

The Auckland Electric Tramways Trust is the caretaker of a multitude of tramway collections which comprise blueprints, tracings, microfilms, film footage, uniforms, ephemera and even tram bodies themselves.

The collection is the result of efforts by numerous volunteers who have curated hundreds of items of significance. These items include the collection of the late Ian Stewart ONZM, which has never been on public view.

The focus of the Mt Eden by Tram Heritage Festival Exhibition and Presentation is to showcase the various collections and to show the public what Auckland was like in the 1950s to early 1980s.

The Mixed Media Presentation will focus on the scrapping of the Auckland Tramway system and how the Tramway preservation movement by volunteers began. It will also present, in an entertaining way, the work that the Trust plans to undertake in the preservation and interpretation of our Tramway and Public Transport Heritage. A conceptual link between the former Auckland Tramway system and the planned Auckland Light Rail system will enable the community to appreciate the benefits of light rail.

Bring the kids, bring friends and family, grandparents and all to this very distinctive and entertaining two day Exhibition and Wednesday evening Presentation. The Trust would like to acknowledge the generous support of the Albert-Eden Local Board.

If you feel like some fabulous Chamber Music with your Heritage, Eden Arts presents the Mt Eden Chamber Music Festival 2018 from Friday 28 September to Sunday 30 September. Artistic Director Simeon Broom has put together a programme which follows the theme of "Contrasts" and features music by Elgar, Debussy, Beethoven, Brahms and Bartok.

We are delighted to host musicians Simeon Broom (violin/artistic director), Rachel Church (piano), the Auckland Piano Trio of Xing Wang (piano), James Yoo (cello) and James Jin (violin), Yuri Cho (violin), David Samuel (viola), NZ Chamber soloists James Tennant (cello) and Katherine Austin (piano), and Peter Scholes (clarinet). Tickets are $30 per concert or $75 for all 3. To book, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. More information is here.

Best wishes
Sallyann Hingston & Ngaire Malpass

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