FONA 2010 – Manawatu Festival of New Arts

Next weekend marks the start of the Manawatu Festival of New Arts 2010.  The theme for this year is “Back to Earth” and the programme features the prize-winning plays and poems from the competition that was run earlier this year.  My poem ‘Crunch’ was placed third in the competition and will be performed as part of the programme next Saturday 2nd October, Thursday 7th October and Saturday 9th October. 

There are two different programmes at weekends (ie you will need to go on both days to see everything) and the same material is rearranged into three programmes for performance at Square Edge during the week.  The programmes for Saturday and Sunday will last 90 minutes to 2 hours each and will be identical at both Massey and at the Globe Theatre. 

All performances begin at 7.30pm apart from the final Sunday’s performance at the Globe, which will begin at 3.30pm, and will be followed at 7.30 by the Student City Arts and Cultural Awards, at which the prizes for both the plays and poems will be presented. 

The full programme can be accessed here: Manawatu Festival of New Arts 2010

Back to Earth

A Programme of Film, Music, Performance Poetry, Theatre, Dance, and Visual Arts

Dates and Venues

2nd, 3rd October, 7:30pm
Sir Geoffrey Peren Building (formerly Old Main Building)
Massey University

5th, 6th, 7th October, 7:30pm
Square Edge
Palmerston North

9th October, 7:30pm
10th October, 3:30pm
The Globe Theatre
Palmerston North

To be sure of a seat, you can contact Joy Green at J.B.Green(at) for tickets.

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