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The Māngere Ōtāhuhu Arts Noticeboard and monthly E-Newsletter is a place for creative artists, groups and organisations in the local area to share, seek, promote, and post a "call-out" to the local community.

The E-Newsletter goes out in the first week of every month and focuses on news and events happening within that month. E-Newsletter submissions are required by the last day of each month to be included in the following months newsletter. Noticeboard submissions can be received at anytime and will be published online within 1-2 days. 

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Performing arts workshops inspire the next generation

A desire to provide activities for south Auckland’s youth has produced a sought-after performing arts programme.

Queen Shirl’e runs the Pathways to Performing Arts, a free afterschool programme for young people that teaches the basics of singing, rapping and acting at Māngere Town Centre Library and Ōtāhuhu Library.

Shirl’e has performed and collaborated with some of New Zealand’s biggest hip-hop acts but it wasn’t until she launched her solo career that she stumbled onto the idea of empowering the next generation.

She was on her way to shoot her first music video when she noticed a group of teenagers on the side of the road during school hours.

“I suggested they help me with my music video,” she says.

Shirl’e took the group to a local community hall and taught them some basic performance skills.

She turned it into a regular programme on the advice of the council facility manager at the hall and worked with Ōtāhuhu Library to bring the workshop to youth who hang out at the library after school.

The following year, Shirl’e expanded her programme with the help of a grant from the Māngere Arts Broker, an initiative of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board.

Read the full article on OUR AUCKLAND.
Visit the Pathways to Performing Arts Facebook page for more information about the workshops.

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Renee Tanner