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    Weekend Kids Activities

    Date: March 20, 2019 - December 22, 2019

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    We love brunch as much as any good Wellingtonion – it’s one of our favourite times of the week! Every Saturday and Sunday from 10am-2pm, our place is the perfect spot to bring your family and friends for a bite to eat. We’ve got the kids covered, with colouring in, facepainting, toys and kid-friendly staff ready to get involved! If you’re keen to come in for some kai and kids activities on the weekend, we recommend you give us a bell first to book a table – you can reach us on 04 384 9085. Please follow and like us:

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    Stitch and Bitch Knitting Circle

    Date: April 1, 2019 - December 16, 2019

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Holy Knit Batman! It’s the Southern Cross Knitting Circle! Come join in—from beginners to experienced knitters. Now you can wile away the evening hours, stitch and b*tch or flip the script and give Grandma a cardie next Christmas. Everyone welcome, young or old, blokes or ladies. Just bring down some wool and needles. Hosted by the lovely Katharine from 2 Minute Needles, there’ll always be someone there to show you some tricks and teach you the bits and bobs of knitting. Monday nights at 7pm in our Lounge, first area on the right as you walk in the front doors. Please follow and like us:

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    Outdoor Movie Night

    Date: April 1, 2019 - December 2, 2019

    Time: 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Welcome to the Southern Cross Outdoor Movie Night! Every month, we screen a different cult classic movie on the big screen projector in our Garden Bar. Check out our website or Facebook page for the latest information on upcoming screenings. It’s free, it’s themed, and there’s always hot drinks, popcorn, blankets, hotties, and movie snacks at the ready. Please note, our licensing laws forbid us to allow patrons U18 in our bar after 5pm, so please do bring you ID or bring with your parent along if you aren’t 18+. Please follow and like us:

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    Cirque Du Play

    Date: June 25, 2019 - August 1, 2019

    Time: 9:30 am to 3:30 pm

    Roll up! Roll up to Cirque du Play at Capital E! Experience spectacle, shadow play, kinetic mobiles and sculptures to play with in this new installation, inspired by artist Alexander Calder. Contemporary, fun and bold, Cirque du Play lets your child be the Ringleader of their own curious circus! Inspired by artist Alexander Calder, this new experience challenges the perception of what a circus is with kinetic mobiles, majestic sculptures and intricate, interactive toys. Play is the foundation for creativity and this installation of structured/unstructured play grow curiosity, imagination, exploration and discovery. Our bold and inventive take on play helps nurture children in doing, trying, failing, risk-taking, creating, making and playing. Come along to PlayHQ and try our creative experiences with your little ones! Open Mondays to Saturdays. WHEN: 27/05/2019 – 14/11/2019 WHERE: PlayHQ PRICE: Free! DURATION: 9.30am – 3.30pm AGES: 3+ Please follow and like us:

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    Craft With The Crew: Intro to Movie Make-up Workshop

    Date: June 27, 2019 - August 4, 2019

    Time: 9:00 am to 10:30 am

    No humans were harmed in the making of this workshop! With the guidance of our crew, learn how to mix your own fake blood & create convincing wounds with special effects make-up. Our crew have been slipping and sliding on faux blood and loose limbs since the days of Braindead (1992). Learn the art of crafting convincing special effects by mixing blood and sculpting your own scars and scrapes. No experience or tools necessary. Just bring yourself and your enthusiasm! HIGHLIGHTS • Learn how to create convincing wounds with make-up and movie blood. • See how we make the consistency of blood oh-so-oozy for film and TV, as you whip up a batch of your own. • Sculpt and colour scars and scrapes with silicon gels and special-effects make-up. • Gain hands-on tips and techniques from our crew. Each workshop is limited to just 12 people. • Take home a vial of the red, sticky stuff. SUITABLE FOR Ages 14+. No experience necessary! Please follow and like us:

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    Family Fun In an Ancient Temple Escape Room

    Date: June 29, 2019 - December 21, 2019

    Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am

    The Escape Mate Intelligence Agency has uncovered an ancient hidden temple, home to a lost civilisation who worship powerful Death Gods. A dark secret, hidden for centuries has been uncovered. The Death Gods are awakening and plan to bring about the end of days unless they can be stopped! Our intel suggests that only the work of kind-hearted souls can seal away the Gods for all eternity, prevent the coming apocalypse and bring peace back to the world. Create memories with your family and experience our escape rooms, no experience required! Bookings are essential, visit us at the website. Please follow and like us:

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    The Wellington Underground Market

    Date: June 29, 2019 - December 22, 2019

    Time: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm

    The Underground Market offers shoppers a perfect little slice of creative Wellington on the waterfront and the chance to enjoy ethical retail therapy as they buy direct from the artists themselves. It’s a vibrant, community-focussed hub for all things creative and inspirational. Every Saturday* 10am-4pm on the Wellington waterfront, under Frank Kitts Park. *and Sunday during September/October school holidays (when WOW is on) and leading up to Christmas in December. The market closes over the Christmas/New Year period. Please follow and like us:

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    Cooking With the Impressionists

    Date: June 29, 2019 - November 9, 2019

    Time: 10:00 am to 1:00 pm

    If you love French cooking and Impressionist painting, you’ll love our series of half-day workshops, with a different artist featured in each session. Recreate dishes straight from the recipe collections of the French Impressionist painters and, while you cook, learn more about their life and works. Price includes short visual presentation, glass of wine, all fresh ingredients and recipes. You’ll explore French Impressionism, and celebrate the good life so joyously captured by the Impressionists, with hands-on cooking classes led by a professional chef and an art historian. Join one workshop or all four over the course of the year—once you’ve done one, you’ll be sure to want to do more! This year’s series includes all-new material and new artists after previous year’s very popular sell-out workshops. Book all 4 classes & save 20%. For this deal, please email for promo code. June 29: Claude Monet: In this workshop, we’ll explore dining at Giverny, with recipes from Claude Monet’s Normandy cooking journals. We’ll replicate Monet’s favourite creamy eggs and mushroom dish, a garden salad with edible flowers, and an apple tart based on Monet’s painting La Galette. September 7: Vincent Van Gogh. Learn how to cook two dishes Van Gogh ate while living at the Auberge Ravoux at the end of his life. We’ll make a roast, stuffed, rolled lamb dish as a main, an easy but impressive dish that looks great on the plate. And for dessert, chocolate rum truffles. October 19: Toulouse Lautrec. One of Lautrec’s favourite hang-outs was the Moulin de la Galette, a popular restaurant-cabaret in a windmill in Montmartre where he painted some of his most well-known works. Van Gogh, Pissarro and Renoir also painted the Moulin de la Galette! The Moulin specialised in serving both savoury and sweet galettes made from the flour milled on-site in the moulin. Today’s dishes recreate a savoury mushroom and bacon galette and a sweet pear galette. November 9: Paul Cezanne. Learn how to make dishes inspired by Cézanne’s native Aix en Provence. Provencal goat’s cheese and vegetable tart followed by an easy but visually stunning almond tuile and fresh berry and cream stack. Ts&Cs: Upon full payment, we’ll confirm bookings via email. We will not be able to offer refunds. If you are unable to attend you may transfer your ticket to another person in your place. We reserve the right to cancel or postpone classes. In this case a full refund is provided or you will be invited to transfer to another class. Please follow and like us:

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    Minecraft & Roblox Birthday Party or Gaming Class

    Date: June 29, 2019 - August 4, 2019

    Time: 1:00 pm to 3:30 pm

    Give your children a fun, enjoyable and immensely memorable 2½ hour birthday party or gaming session suitable for 6 to 10 children. We supply computers although you are welcome to bring your own laptop, excluding tablets, call to confirm if your device is suitable. Party goers play as a group and work towards a common theme. Bring your own food and decorations to setup an hour or two before the event. Call or email – Please follow and like us:

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    Saturday Sittings: Portraiture Sessions

    Date: June 29, 2019 - September 28, 2019

    Time: 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

    Come on down to the New Zealand Portrait Gallery for an afternoon of portraiture among the artworks. These free portraiture sessions are for everyone – from the complete beginner to accomplished artists, and are relaxed, informal and fun. BYO art gear or we can supply you with the basics here. We will have fresh brews from Mojo Coffee and refreshments. Don’t be shy – we’re a friendly bunch! Please follow and like us:

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    School Holiday Family Fun

    Date: July 1, 2019 - July 31, 2019

    Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am

    Bored these school holidays? Looking for something to do? Want to do an activity that doesn’t break the piggy bank? Come to Escape Mate and experience our live-action escape rooms! Family friendly for over 8 years, no jumping, crawling or running required. No intentional scares and affordable for everyone. We have interactive props, automatic puzzle sequences and mind intriguing scenarios: Save the world from an alien invasion in a hidden spaceship that has recently awoken in an underground vault. This room is minimum of 5 people due to the size of the room and maximum of 16, so invite the whole family! The Spaceship has been newly renovated and is New Zealand’s first fully automated escape room! Alternatively, defy the death gods in a long lost Ancient Temple home to a civilization that worship these god’s and have summoned an apocalypse to doom us all. This escape room is between 2-6 people, perfect for a couple or small family group. Explore the ancient ruins with fluorescent props, electronic puzzles and mysterious clues to save the world! Visit us today on (bookings essential) Please follow and like us:

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    After School, Saturday & School Holiday Computer Classes

    Date: July 1, 2019 - August 2, 2019

    Time: 3:30 pm to 5:00 pm

    Fun and excellent computer education for ages 5-17. Small groups of 4-6 children. For full details call or view After School and Saturday: Can’t wait for the holidays and need a course now? Sign up for our after school/Saturday courses and get started with your computer learning now. Our term time classes tend to be smaller, and focused to what you want to learn. Let us know which of our programmes interest you, and we’ll do a course on it. The programmes which lend themselves best to the term time structure are: Scratch, Python, Web Design, Discovery Computing, Creating 2D and 3D games (using Unity), That being said, if there is another course that appeals and you want to do during the term, contact us and we will see what we can do. Mathematics tuition also available. Mathematics underpins pretty much every aspect of computing. As such, a working understanding of mathematics will greatly aid you in understanding computers. This course aims to get you that understanding. We can also help with preparation for NCEA. School Holidays: – Minecraft Introduction: Woodpuncher to Worldbuilder Learn all about Minecraft. Work in a team to first survive, and then build a massive castle. Or a theme park. Or a sailing ship. Or whatever takes your collective fancy. Learn about Minecraft Survival Skills, Efficient Resource Gathering and Redstone Contraptions. Just be careful about those creepers… – Minecraft: Advanced – Tekkit & Beyond Come and learn all about the amazing world of mods that have been created by the Minecraft community. Do stuff you never thought possible in Minecraft, like doubling your ores and building a nuclear reactor. Or, best of all, blast off from the Earth and visit the Moon. Learn and use mods – how to find them, how to install them, what they add to the game. Minecraft will never feel finished again. – Scratch Coding – Beginners Age 7+. Get excited about the wonders of coding. Easy and enjoyable, create animations and games, interactive stories and other projects. Have fun developing important problem-solving skills. Learn to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively. – Scratch Coding – Intermediate Create more interactivity, animations, add multiple levels, timers and health counters. – Python Coding – Junior 7 to 9, Intermediate 10+ An enjoyable and accessible introduction to the fundamentals of Python. – Java Coding age 11+ Learn the principles and terminology in all coding languages by coding in Java. – Learn to Code – Introduction. Understand the principles and terminology behind all coding languages. No coding experience required. – A Discovery Course in Computing age 5+ Enjoyable and fun a voyage of discovery. Sessions on animations, use PowerPoint as an artist to make ID cards and drawings, Excel and Word. Discover and find out what is best for you. – Create 3D Video Games age 7+ Create a multi-level game with a labyrinth of rooms, water or lava below, sky above and outdoor scenes. Add doors, elevators, teleporters, enemies, guns, health packs Read more [...]