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The week ahead…  


Disney on Ice presents Dare to Dream

7-9 August // Various Times // Horncastle Arena, Jack Hinton Drive

Join your favourite Disney Princesses and their heroic Princes in a classic meets contemporary celebration of 75 years of Disney Princess stories. Laugh at Disney’s hilarious hair-raising escapade, Tangled, as Rapunzel, her unlikely companion, Flynn and Maximus, the Captain of the Guard’s determined horse embark on an uproarious journey that takes adventure to new lengths. Travel to the enchanted forest with Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs as Snow White escapes from the Evil Queen in her search for her one true love. Watch as fanciful dreams become reality as Cinderella meets her Prince Charming, with a glass slipper fit for an unforgettable fantasy come true. And boogie to the beat of the bayou in a magical, musical journey that celebrates the story of The Princess and the Frog with Princess Tiana and Prince Naveen. Visit  for more information and to view a clip of the show.


New Zealand International Film Festival 2015

7-23 August // Various times and venues

Every winter the NZ International Film Festival (NZIFF) brings the best and brightest of world cinema straight from the international circuit to the giant screens of New Zealand. NZIFF is run by charitable trust, NZ Film Festival Trust, and held annually in Christchurch (from 7 August). Christchurch venue & booking info: Screening at Hoyts Northlands, and Isaac Theatre Royal. Follow NZIFF on Twitter, like it on Facebook and keep up-to-date on the website. Find the kids films here.


The Parenting Children Course

11 August // South City C3, 510 Colombo Street, Central City

$20 per family. Find all the info on the website.


Peter Pan

14-15 August // 7pm // Aurora Centre for the Performing Arts

Peter Pan will appeal to both adults and children alike with imaginations on fire in Neverland with pirates, mermaids, lost boys and Indians. We know you will not regret joining us for this adaptation of this magical, classical tale by J.M. Barrie. Contact Info: 355 7299. Official Website: Click here


Bounce Youth Snow Party

15 August // 1-4pm // Cathedral Square

New Zealand Red Cross is proud to present the Launch of The Bounce Youth Snow party will see the Cathedral Square covered with 3 truck loads of snow alongside live music from Drax Project (Wellington) and Stevie Tonks (X-Factor). Heaps of free activities including snow soccer, gladiator duel plus ride on some crazy bikes! Did we say FREE BBQ and Free Hot Chocolate too! Cathedral Square is definitely the place to be Saturday 15th August, 1.00 – 4.00pm! Check out facebook for more details: Click here


Dr Who Titan Comics Day

15 August // 2-3pm // Central Library Peterborough, 87-91 Peterborough Street

Calling all time lords, cybermen, daleks, and time/space travelling companions! Central Library Peterborough is hosting a Doctor Who themed event on Saturday the 15th of August, free for all humans and other species to attend. Cosplay as your favourite character and be in to win prizes for best dressed! There’ll also be colouring in, puzzles, Doctor Who books and DVDs to borrow, and from 2.30 – 3.00 we’ll be holding a quiz to test you on your Doctor Who trivia. If you get them correct then you’ll win a prize, and if you’re unlucky there might be the possibility of trying some fish fingers and custard a la the Eleventh Doctor! Who could turn that down? If you aren’t able to attend Doctor Who Day, don’t despair — we’re holding a Create Your Own Sonic Screwdriver competition which finishes on the 20th of September (more details TBA). And there’s always the plethora of Doctor Who fiction, craft books, DVDs, e-books and comics available at your local library all year round.


African Drumming for Small People

15 August // 10 – 11:30am // Chisnallwood Intermediate School, Breezes Rd, Wainoni,

All people welcome, young and old to come together to experience the joy of drumming with master drummer from Ghana, Robert Fugah. Although aimed at meeting the needs of younger people, we welcome people of all ages to join us.