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Crazy Creative Asians showcasing their talent

Press Release – AAAH
The Asian Aotearoa Arts Hui 2018 has landed in Wellington, and everyone is invited!

The Hui’s energetic acronym (AAAH 2018) is an excellent metaphor for this exciting programme of events. Spread out over twenty days, Wellington will have over a dozen home-grown activities.

Special guests include Yuk King Tan (Hong Kong), Vera Mey (London), Simon Kaan, and Ant Sang.

AAAH2018 will showcase the crazy hot bed of talent that springs from the Asian creative community of Aotearoa. It is a public festival and national gathering, celebrating diverse expressions of ‘Asian-ness’ in Aotearoa in the Arts.

Everyone is welcome to attend and be part of a new conversation. A dialogue with Aotearoa that will be expressed through many creative channels

• Take over the airwaves through the pop-up Renegade Radio station.
• Enjoy the art installations in restaurant windows.
• Listen to a sensory deprived musical jam.
• Hear Tame Iti and Alison Wong in conversation with Lynda Chanwai-Earle at “Chur”
• Learn from Master Artists at their Master Classes.
• Make a Zine.
• Hear about the Creative practise – home and away.
• Join a progressive morning tea and a stroll through history.
• Te Papa hosts the opening party – all welcome!
• Settle in to the Symposium –
Hear a variety of panelists talk about a range of creative experiences. They will share their stories and knowledge. Encounter a range of festival events.

Be sure to check the website and register for the events: www.aaah.org.nz because you don’t want to miss out.

Key takeaways
• Monday 3 – Sunday 23 Sept: Eat my Culture (pop up restaurant/takeaway installations – showing work plus story angles with eateries and artists)
• Thursday 20 Sept: Yum Chur – conversation with Tame Iti at Big Thumb Restaurant
• Friday 21 Sept: Opening night at Te Papa (festive extravaganza)
• Saturday 22 Sept: Symposium speakers including Yuk King Tan (HK), Vera Mey, (London), Alison Wong (Australia), Louise Fong, Simon Kaan, Alice Canton and Balamohan Shingade.

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