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SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Festival, Regional Competition Auckland South and East


Saturday April 6, 2019 @ 12:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Event Categories:
General, Co-curricular
Class years:
Year 9, Year 10, Year 11, Year 12, Year 13


BDSC Performing Arts Centre
575 Chapel Rd, Howick
Auckland,2016New Zealand
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09-273 2310

The SGCNZ University of Otago Sheilah Winn Festival, Regional Competition Auckland South and East, will be hosted at BDSC on Saturday 6 April 2019.

Doors open 12:15 pm, performances begin at 12:30 pm, first session 12:30 – 2:45 pm approx, second session 3:15 – 5.30 pm, and judging 5:30 – 6 pm. Finish 6:30 pm.

All schools in the region have been invited to take part in the festival which celebrates the work of William Shakespeare.

Performances of 15-minute (teacher directed and student directed) and 5-minute (student directed) Shakespeare extracts are entered into the festival.

Two assessors judge the performances with two performances being chosen to represent the region at the National Festival in Wellington, Queens Birthday weekend.

The assessors also have to opportunity to enter one student for direct entry to NSSP Workshop Week later in the year, with the chance to go to the Globe UK for three and a half weeks workshops and performances at the Globe in London.

Judging will happen on the day.

Entrance costs

To be confirmed.

  • Performers are due at 11.30am for health and safety briefing
  • The festival begins at 1 pm
  • There will be a break for afternoon tea
  • You are welcome to leave and re-enter in between each item
  • Your entrance fee is valid for the whole day
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For more, visit www.sgcnz.org.nz

So much of what is happening in politics and society right now parallels what happens within Shakespeare’s plays – and we’re not just talking Trump. With this in mind, the ‘new takes’ on the works of the Bard will be performed by Auckland South & East students in Shakespeare Globe Centre New Zealand’s University of Otago Sheilah Winn Shakespeare Festivals (SGCNZ UOSWSF). In their 5- and 15- minute scenes, they re-envisage the aggressors, the megalomaniacs, the despots, the abusers, the meek and many more identifiable personalities. School groups and home-schooled students from throughout the region will perform in the SGCNZ UOSWSF at Botany Downs Secondary College on Saturday the 6th of April from 11am. Tickets are available at the door. Two (or three, depending on the number of participants) of the most outstanding performances will have an encore at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington over Queen’s Birthday weekend. End times are approximate only.

Term 3: 22 Jul – 27 Sep
Term 4: 14 Oct – 5 Dec

Term 1: Between 27 Jan (at the earliest); and 7 Feb (at the latest)* – 9 Apr
*Staggered start dates apply for Term 1. Course confirmation for Y12-13 TBC. 
Term 2: 28 Apr – 3 Jul
Term 3: 20 Jul – 25 Sep
Term 4: 12 Oct – No later than 16 Dec

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