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The Dunedin Arts Festival is proud to present the opportunity for school students of all ages to experience world class performances at accessible prices right here in Ōtepoti Dunedin. Thanks to sponsorship and funding support, school groups are either able to attend performances at heavily subsidised prices, or we bring the shows to you!

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The Boy with Wings

Award-winning theatre company ‘Birdlife Productions’ promise laughter, tears and thrilling adventure when a young man’s epic journey unites with the miracle of Kuaka/Bar-tailed Godwit migration, asking the question; “how do we trust our inner map - how do we find our own wings?” This is a comic, touching, and environmental tale using puppetry, storytelling, songs, and exquisite hand-crafted sets, designed for children ages 5 to 9 (school years 1 to 4).

The Nukes

After learning some basic skills, the workshop participants then become part of the band, performing with The Nukes in a fun entertaining show. The workshops are for kids of any level of playing ability that combine a mix of ukulele, dancing and singing. Aotearoa’s most beloved and enduring ‘original ukulele trio’ have been wowing audiences up and down Aotearoa and Australia for over a decade. They have performed at events as diverse as Arts and Folk festivals to WOMAD as well as inspiring thousands of school kids throughout the country. The Nukes recently won the best NZ children’s music video award for their tune ‘worms’. Kiwiana, humour, fantastic song-writing, great musicianship and singing.

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