FESTA brought all sorts of awesome people and projects to the city for Labour Weekend. It was incredible!
Friday October 24 – Monday October 27
Here is a snapshot of the Gap Filler offerings for FESTA 2014.
LIGHT UP YOUR LIFE – YOUTH EVENT (Supported by Winter Chill Fund)
This was a participatory event where young people could get involved and show off their talents. The atmosphere was all glow glow glow lighting up The Commons with an array of lighting features. There was a procession-style parade of glowing activity and wearable arts through the Arcades.
Live music by Elly Rydge and The Generation Jazz Trio
KIDS EVENT – GIMME SHELTER (with support from Creative Junk)
Facilitated by Wellington artist, Simon Gray and making use of masses of recycled cardboard boxes, young people created shelters which together formed part of a city for people to walk through. Read more about the workshop here
Bike Light Disco! People were shaking it outside the RAD shed, under INFLUX: a cycle powered installation designed and built by a group of architecture students from Unitec.
THE GRANDSTANDIUM LAUNCH at the RETRO SPORTS FACILITY
Gap Filler launched it’s latest Spring/Summer anchor project – The GRANDSTANDIUM, a pop-up, mini-grandstand.
It featured live sporting commentary by MC Ciaran Fox and was pretty funny!
DANCE-O-RAMA at the DANCE-O-MAT
This city’s much-loved, coin-operated outdoor dance hall has seen thousands of hours of use in its life. Dance-related events and classes were held every hour.
CHUR CHUR FRENCH CRICKET
Gap Filler’s brand new pop-up Grandstandium (a mini-relocatable grandstand) took to the streets and popped up on a central city green space for a French Cricket afternoon. Again it featured live commentary by Ciaran Fox.
DJs Cease + Desist took over Gap Filler’s Dance-O-Mat for a special event with all the glamour, moves and sophistication of the Studio 54 heyday. Soulful melodies, classic tracks and fault line-shaking bass-lines took you on a transcendent voyage into dance. It was the perfect way to celebrate the last night of the FESTA weekend.
The Pallet Pavilion: a community experiment
A short film by local filmmaker, Jacob Stanley about this amazing Gap Filler project. It was screened using Gap Filler’s Cycle-Powered Cinema.
There was live music beforehand by Elly Ridge and the Blues Professor and people brought picnics and also enjoyed food from the Food Collective.