The Yot Club


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Raglan Musicians Club


Orca Bar & Restaurant

ON HOLD

Thur 9:00pm–12:00am

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The Old School Art Centre


Raglan Arts Weekend back on – this time on Labour Weekend!

Raglan, 15 July 2020. After a small set back when its Easter event was cancelled, the much-loved Raglan Arts Weekend (RAW) event is now back on, with a new date set for Labour Weekend, 24th to 26th October this year.

 The popular open studio artist trail around Raglan is in its 11th year and enables visitors to meet artists in their own spaces, get a peek into the creative process and be the first to purchase new artworks developed specifically for the weekend.

“We’re keen to keep up our momentum and especially build on the success of our opening night of the Preview Exhibition, which we hosted literally a week before lockdown,” says Nicky Brzeska, RAW Co-ordinator. “It was pretty surreal going from an 80-person gathering and a new record for opening night sales, to no event in a matter of a week, but we’re so pleased we’re able to pull it off still,” she says.

 Local businesses have really helped make this happen with Raglan Signs reprinting and installing signage for free, local graphic designer Mafia Designs making changes to artwork at no cost and others volunteering their time and skills to help make RAW a reality this year.

 The 37 registered artists are rearing to go with only a couple sadly not making the new October date.  The event promises to surprise and delight with a wide range of media including paint, photography, illustration, pottery, mosaic work, jewellery and organic sculpture, to name but a few.

 One unexpected outcome from the postponement is the inspiration that many of the artists have drawn from lockdown, as well as the time and breathing space to create more works. One such artist is Jane Galloway, whose incredibly detailed realist paintings have given way to a newer more abstract style, one that she has been nurturing in lockdown through a new course and lots of practice.

For a taste of what’s on offer, interested folk should visit the Preview Exhibition at the Old School Arts Centre, open week days from 10 until 2pm until 26th October 2020. Here visitors will be able to see and purchase from the ‘Talking about Climate Change’ exhibition or pick up a limited 300x300 artwork for $200.

The Raglan Arts Weekend will run for three days over Labour Weekend from Saturday 24th October to Monday 26th October.  It is a self-guided art trail visiting open studios of the very best artists that Whaingaroa has on offer. Most artist studios are open from 10am until 5pm.

For further information, visit raglanartsweekend.nz, @raglanart on Facebook, or pick up a copy of the new brochure from the Raglan Old School Arts Centre or various cafes and galleries across the North Island.
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Care & Craft, Mon 9am 4 Tidd Drive 825 8716
Community Support Group, 1st Wed Stewart Street Hall 11.00
Crop Swop every 1st & 3rd Sunday 9.30 at the
Bowling Club
(Starting in July)
Knitting Circle, Wed 10.00 Orca 825 8008
Light Exercise, Mon & Thur 10am Anglican Youth Hall 021074648
Nia Dance Wed 9.30 & Move To Heal Wed 11.30 Town Hall

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The Lions Op Shop
10am - 4pm 7 days a week

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The Raglan House

The Op Shop open Mon-Fri 10am - 3pm

Justice of the peace services at the Raglan House
Wednesdays 12.30-1.30pm

Senior Technology every Thursday at 3-00, at the Raglan House. This is a great opportunity to upgrade computer, cell phone and ipad skills. For beginners there is a four week computer programme details available from the Raglan House.

The Saturday Club at the Raglan House Saturday 9am

Do you like helping people and have a couple of hours to spare?
If so we would love to talk to you about volunteering for the Raglan House. You can be involved either on a regular rostered basis or as an "on-call" casual helper. If you are interested in becoming part of our team
give us a call 825 8142 or call in

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Raglan Creative Market

  Sun Aug 9th 10:00am–2:00pm

Whaingaroa local kai and art - new stall holders welcome.
Come vote for your favourite food stall and

check out the market gallery exhibition. Enjoy music,
face painting for kids and more surprises on the day!
Whaingaroa local Kai and Art .
New stall holders welcome!
Contact Raglan Old School Arts Centre
for further information
Ph: 825 0023
Email: market@raglanartscentre.co.nz
Web site: www.raglanmarket.com

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The Raglan Club

 

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