By the time you start getting close to Te Henga Studios, you begin to think your final destination will be a farmhouse or state-of-the-art paddock. The forest on either side of the winding road makes you think you have gone much further than the 50minute drive from Auckland.
The front of the studios is beautiful, warm colours evoking a Tuscan manor surrounded by dark Waitakere bush. I had traveled to this creative oasis to lead a poetry workshop and share some stories with local poets and poetry enthusiasts. On arrival I was led to an enclosed yurt where the workshop was to take place. Decorated with the tools of the spiritual trade, I always find circular rooms to be very democratising and relaxing.
The workshop was well attended and full of writing and laughter that made the time fly. We were fed pies by our gracious hosts before I was left alone to spend the night in the yurt.
Waking up to a very respectful rooster who started crowing at around 8am, I knew I intended to return for longer. Te Henga Studios is purpose built to relax, engage and inspire.
Ben Fagan Performance Poet • Arts Co-ordinator
AUGUST 8th 2015 - Re-Birth of Spring Meeting and Workshop
ANZATA member Sally Legg has generously offered the ANZATA Northern Regional Group the use of TeHengaStudios Eco-Arts Retreat for a day of creativity. Join Amanda Levey, Rachel Grimwood and Janet McLeod in a day of movement in relation to the environment and the making of totemic objects from natural and man made materials. This will be a chance to shake out those winter bodies and to prepare yourself for the re-birth of Spring. Please bring something for a shared lunch.
COMMUNITY SCREENING OF DOCUMENTARY "COWSPIRACY"
Friday August 7th
Join us from 7pm. Screening starts at 7.30 promptly
Te Henga Studios 130 Bethells Road
No charge for entry. All welcome... Spread the word - this is a life changing film.
Please car pool. Parking is past the house to the left. Shoes off in the house, no smoking. After the film there will be tea and snacks. For more info please ring Sarah Solaris 8108929
ABOUT THE FILM - Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid US filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organisations are too afraid to talk about it. Read more http://www.cowspiracy.com/
Thanks to Te Henga Studios for hosting.
Find out about this wonderful space at Te Henga here http://www.tehengastudios.com/