The first of the Soundbites 2021 services of lunchtime concerts kicked of today in Andrews Ave after the one scheduled for last Friday was cancelled because of bad weather. The concert today, featuring Aaron Andis was held in bright sunshine and attracted a festive crowd who came to listen and dance to the music. Aaron played a number of popular songs that pleased the assembled crowd.
These free music events will happen each Friday from 12 noon - 2pm in Andrews Ave until the 26th March. Refer here for the schedule of events.
The custom decorated art trees have been installed on High Street. Each tree has been decorated by a different local artist, so take a stroll along the street in the Southend precinct and admire the designs. These trees have been sponsored by the Hutt City Council a in support of the Southend Business Group objective of promotng the street and its businesses.
Central City Christmas Window Decorating Competition
This year the Southend Business Group is merrily challenging its fellow Central City businesses to a Christmas Window Challenge. Like in previous years we encourage you to decorate your street facing business windows in celebration of the silly season. This year we want the focus to be on Christmas Trees. The Southend is organizing Christmas on High and it is all about Christmas trees, on the street and in the windows. Christmas on High is a multi-year plan to bring a sense of festivity into the CBD.
Signs in the High Street featuring the Southend branding. Help make the Southend an identifiable precint by using the branding for your store or other communications. Contact the SEBG if you would like details of the branding including artwork.
The Southend Business Group welcomes back Massey University’s “The Living Lab” Pop-up Campus for social interventions through the design course – Urban Camouflage.
For three weeks this November, 20 students will work from a pop-up campus to look at what types of interventions and placemaking methodology could be used to design spaces in Lower Hutt to make them more fun and attractive for people to use.
Hutt City Council’s About Space Programme wants to team up with local artists, creatives and Christmas fanatics to bring back a new edition of the Re-Tree Christmas Tree Pop-up Exhibition to Central Hutt. As in previous years we are looking for art inspired unique Christmas trees to hold an exhibition that will be open to the general public during the Christmas shopping season.