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Thursday April 14, 2016

School Holidays April School Holidays at Capital E What is it about a cardboard box that inspires us to dream, invent and imagine new possibilities? These April School Holidays, Capital E is opening the box for children and young people to invent, explore and imagine their creations. From Monday 18 April – Saturday 30 April 2016 Capital E Central will receive a finely tuned makeover with a new installation BoxOpolis created by its visitors, play host to OnTV and MediaLab workshops, and presents the Wellington premiere season of Shu’s Song created by Laura Gaudin, Rachel Callinan and Gina Moss. BoxOpolis at Capital E Central on 4 Queens Wharf is a new evolving cardboard world featuring changing themes to inspire children’s creations throughout the school holidays. Children will watch their inventions come alive with afternoon interactive performances by Java Dance and PlayShop Performance Company. Inspired by Capital E National Theatre for Children’s Shu’s Song, a special Shu’s Zone will be added for children to create their own Shu costume. They can

& Gina Moss. From Monday 18 – Saturday 30 April at 10am, quirky character Shu conducts a symphony of colours, sound, music and fun in this visual theatre feast for the eyes and ears. Shu embarks on a journey of the secret life of everyday objects in a home office. Audience will watch as Shu’s imagination brings these objects to life in this charming and inventive story about exploring our environments and building relationships.  All participating workshops at Capital E require bookings. Visit Capital E’s website, capitale.org.nz to book or phone 04 913 3740 for more information.

exclusively to the April school holidays. Participants aged 8+ will invent curious characters and quirky storylines from the inspiration of boxes in Capital E’s OnTV Studio. Creations will be uploaded to the Capital E YouTube channel. OnTV workshops have limited spaces and booking are required. For the first time, Capital E will be offering E Chill- an added bonus especially for MediaLab and OnTV workshops. For an extra $20, participants in digital workshops can stay until 4.30pm after their 2.30pm finish from their digital experience. Heading to Capital E’s MediaLab, they’ll discover the joys of multi-player gaming featuring an environment of high emotion and full-on energy with Time trials, Team Deathmatch or Capture The Flag. Younger families from ages 2+ can head to the Hannah Playhouse for the premiere season of Capital E National Theatre for Children’s Shu’s Song created by Laura Gaudin, Rachel Callinan

save their memories from the day with selfies in the Capital E photo booth and email their snaps to themselves. BoxOpolis is open 9.30am-3.30pm from Monday – Saturday and is free entry. MediaLab doesn’t disappoint with two of its most popular workshops for children aged 8+. Rasberry Pi: Fresh from the Oven gets budding programmers to explore a computer the size of a credit card. They’ll discover how to set things up and unpack the software that comes with the Pi. For more experienced programmers, there’re epic projects like Control LEDs, Pi HATs and using Pi to program marshmallow. Plus, Your Virtual Reality workshops are back. In this jam packed workshop, participants will learn about VR technology, and will use the FREE Unity 5 to design a virtual world to explore inside a Google Cardboard headset. MediaLab workshops have limited spaces and booking are required. Out of the Box in OnTV is Capital E’s latest workshop available

Visit Laserforce Wellington for School Holiday Fun! Laserforce Generation 6 Supernova is a thrilling, state-ofthe-art, high-impact game which brings out the competitive streak in everyone, as well as laughs and smiles – it's just good fun! Choose every-man-for-himself individual challenges or form alliances for team games. Then take to the laser tag maze to zap your opponents and destroy as many enemy targets as you can through the swirling

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haze. Every hit scores you points – collect the most and emerge Wellington's laser tag champion! The Latest Laser Tag Technology When you put on the Laserforce Generation 6 vest, you're not just playing the game, you become part of it. Built-in speakers keep you informed throughout your mission and immerse you in the heart

pounding excitement. We're the only laser tag venue in Wellington to offer the latest Laserforce game! Experience the thrill of a laser tag mission today – take advantage of our great school holiday deal, or book in for an exciting birthday experience!  For more information check out the website www. laser-force.co.nz, or call us now on 384 4622

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A journey of self-discovery… and lots of running! Kidzstuff Theatre for Children Inc The Producers of The Princess and the Pea present:

The (Kiwi) Gingerbread Man Written by Guy Langford Directed by Patrick Davies 16 – 30th April Tararua Tramping Club 4 Moncrieff St., Mt. Victoria

Grandma and Grandpa bake a Gingerbread Man who runs off into the New Zealand forest to find his true calling in life. He meets a few characters along the way – but are they friend or foe? With our usual kiwi twist on traditional fairy stories, songs and audience participation (as well as a few jokes for the adults) The (Kiwi) Gingerbread Man is sure to delight! Run, run as fast as you can  To see The (Kiwi) Gingerbread Man! AWESOME ENTERTAINMENT FOR ALL THE FAMILY! Performance Times: Monday - Friday 11am and 2pm, Saturdays at 11am NO SHOW ANZAC DAY Tickets $10, Groups of 10+ $9.00 each, Children under 2 Free $7 Special Opening Preview, Saturday 16th April Bookings: phone 04 385 0292 or go to www.kidzstufftheatre.co.nz

Term 2 Children’s circus classes enrolling now! Learn circus skill skills in a fun and creative environment Term starts Monday, 2 May Classes are offered from preschool to teens

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