Public Programmes

Public Programmes

This Is Us Community Hui

Saturday 23 November 2019 - Saturday 23 November 2019

Open Hui Invitation

Lake House and Takapuna North Community Trust warmly invite you to partake in our Open Hui and to contribute your ideas towards our This Is Us Community Day 2020. Our Open Hui will be held at the Lake House on Saturday the 23rd of November 2019 at 10:30am. As part of Lake House’s 2020 Vision Programme, this festival will promote inclusiveness and support community diversity through a celebration of culture. It is the hope of Lake House Arts that This Is Us becomes a recurring Event and Exhibition Season at Lake House Arts.

Lake House and Takapuna North Community Trust would like your input, so that as a community, we can enable a safe, accessible and free North Shore Community exhibition and event programme where our people can present their cultural heritage and artistic voice.

This Is Us includes a Community Exhibition for children, inside Lake House main building from March 15th to the 27th.  Lake House invite children from all local community and cultural groups and schools on the North Shore. Our theme for this year’s exhibition will be “Our Diverse Community”. This will be installed and available to the public on the 15th of March, the first anniversary of the Christchurch Tragedy. This opening will not be an event, rather an opportunity to view the exhibition in quiet reflection and to write messages of support and hope for the families involved in the Christchurch Tragedy. 

A This is Us Community Day will be held in collaboration with Takapuna North Community Trust on Saturday the 21st of March. On this day, cultural food and craft stalls will offer opportunities for multi-cultural dialogue and exchange. Other scheduled activities and workshops will incorporate art, craft, dance and culture to the same effect. 

During the exhibition period, a series of events and activities will be scheduled for children and families to participate in. These events will seek to encourage active learning and dialogue about inclusiveness while celebrating our community diversity.

We would invite your input as to what the content of these activities might be. We hope that on the completion of the Festival, our community has strengthened, with more acceptance, resilience, learning, and wisdom gained through participation and public interaction. It is hoped that This Is Us, serves to honour the memories of the victims and families from the Christchurch Tragedy by helping our community give nothing to racism, celebrate wisdom through inclusion and build community bonds that continue to grow beyond the event itself. 

Your input from the Hui will aid us to build a Festival Programme which best honours and respects our community’s cultures, and most effectively generates awareness and an intolerance for any form of racism or discrimination.

At the Hui, we invite you to speak as to content and how you and your group might participate, and to register to be a part of our Community Day and season of activities.

Hui details:

• 10:30am Saturday 23rd November 2019 •

•Tindall Room in the Lake House Arts Centre Main Building •

Representatives from all cultural, school and community groups are welcome • Please RSVP to with the number of people attending from your group and contact details for one main point of contact •

Contact our Engagement Coordinator Marion Breinhorst ( for more information about the Hui or This Is Us.


Takapuna North Community Trust would like to thank the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

for their support in the delivery of the This is Us Community Day.


Lampshade Making Workshop - With Oscuro

Sunday 15 December 2019 - Sunday 15 December 2019

Lampshade Making Workshop - With Oscuro
Sunday 15th December 10am -12.30pm

A fun morning out learning to make your very own smallDrum Lampshade.
Bookings are essential - only 6 spaces per class.

You will be making a small drum lampshade 10-12" diameter
All materials provided except YOUR favourite fabric.
Cotton or linen is the best to use.
A small number of fabrics will be available to choose from for anyone who does not bring their own.

Lake House Arts Centre

37 Fred Thomas Drive,
Takapuna, Auckland 0622

Phone: 09 486 4877


Opening hours

Office/Reception/Shop Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm
Not open on weekends.

Gallery Hours
Monday - Friday 9:30am - 3:30pm,
Saturday & Sunday 10:30am - 2pm

Cafe Hours
Tuesday - Friday Open from 8am - 4pm
Saturday - Monday Open from 8:30am - 3pm
Mondays are coffee and counter food only.

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