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Hutt City I-SITE Visitor Centre   Upper Hutt I-SITE Visitor Centre
The Pavilion, 25 Laings Road   6 Main Street
Lower Hutt   Upper Hutt
Phone: 04 560 4715    Phone: 04 527 2141

Christ Church Preservation Society
Christ Church, 73 Eastern Hutt Road, Taita
Contact: Mary Stevens, 04 472 8716

Open Day and Annual Service
Members of the public are very welcome to view the historic church (the first service was on New Year’s Day 1854) and/or attend the 152nd Annual Service at Wellington’s oldest church, followed by afternoon tea.
Sunday 11 June, Open Day 1pm, Annual Service at 2pm

Chilton Saint James School Concert
The choir of Chilton Saint James School will sing in the church and additional musical items will be performed by pupils. Members of the public are invited to visit the church and enjoy the beautiful music in this historic setting. Afternoon tea will be provided following the concert.
Sunday 18 June, 2pm

Eastbourne Lions Club
Muritai School Hall, Muritai Road, Eastbourne
Contact: Bill Ireland, 04 562 8441

An entertaining and fun evening
Featuring a wide range of musical items from our many talented local artistes, including Florence McFarlane, Bill Wollerman, and David Dell, plus a couple of sing-a-longs – the great old family songs we all love – followed by a friendly supper.
Friday 9 June, 7.30pm. Admission: $5

Expressions Arts and Entertainment Centre
836 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Contact: Reception, 04 527 2168 or
Free admission to galleries. Open Tuesday through Sunday, 10am–4pm and on public holidays

John Chen
As the youngest and first Australasian winner since the Sydney International Piano Competition began in 1977, John Chen's success in 2004 at the age of 18 has established him as New Zealand’s finest young concert pianist. Composers include Mozart, Liszt, Schubert, Dutilleux. John Chen appears in association with Chamber Music New Zealand
Monday 19 June, 8pm. Admission: $35 adult, $30 concession

Gilbert and Sullivan Light Opera Society
Little Theatre, Riddiford Gardens, Lower Hutt
Contact: Gillian Gordon, 04 389 9271

Nice and light
A concert of music from popular light opera, Gilbert and Sullivan, and Broadway musicals, featuring top soloists and full chorus. Composers include Lehar, Offenbach, Puccini, Verdi, Lloyd Webber, etc.
Monday 19 June, 7.30pm. Admission: $10

Lower Hutt City Libraries
Open during library hours throughout June
Contact: Neil Coup, 04 570 3745 or

Heritage music displays
Photos and books from the libraries’ heritage collections of local music activities in the Hutt Valley will be on display at all community libraries.

Hutt Valley Heritage Promotion Committee
Lower Hutt Town Hall, Laings Road, Lower Hutt
General contact: Roy Hewson, 04 568 6449 or

‘So you think you can dance?’
Wednesday 7 June (7.45pm-10.45pm) – ‘Old Time’ Dance. Old time, ballroom and sequence dancing to the live music of Tom Calder. Organised by the Wellington Old Time Dance Club. $6 entry fee includes supper.

Wednesday 14 June (7-11pm) – Showcasing rock-n-roll combining all Wellington rock-n-roll clubs. Contact: Kerry, 04 938 7430

Wednesday 21 June (7-10pm) – Salsa/merengue – dance styles of Latin America, with a demonstration of the basics and a chance to join in. Contact: Sandy, 04 570 6758 or

Wednesday 28 June (7-10pm) – A hip hop dance demonstration by the Secret Level and Hutt City Dance teams, and an opportunity for you to have a go. Contact: Sandy, 04 570 6758 or

Light House Cinema
52 Beach Street, Petone
Contact: Simon Werry, 04 939 2061
18 Miro Street, Upper Hutt
Contact: Fran Cole, 04 939 1060 or 021 231 9157

The Light House Cinemas in Petone and Upper Hutt will be screening movies with a musical theme throughout June.
Please check local newspaper for details of programme.

Lower Hutt Historical Society Inc
Hutt Valley Horticultural Society Rooms, Laings Road, Lower Hutt (entrance from civic carpark)
Contact: Graeme Ross, 04 565 1992

Bring out those old records . . .
There will be a phonograph and a gramophone at the Society’s June meeting. So bring along any cylinder (not wax) record and/or 78rpm records that you would like to have played. We can have an enjoyable evening listening to some of the songs that entertained many of us in the years gone by. Light refreshments will be served.
Friday 9 June, 7.30pm. Admission: $2 donation

Petone Historical Society
Petone Service Centre, Britannia Street, Petone (entry from Peel Car Park)
Contact: Vera Ellen 04 938 1946

Growing up musical
Ron Brazier, long-time Petone resident, will presented an illustrated talk about growing up in a musical family.
Thursday 15 June, 7.30pm

Petone Settlers Museum and Hutt City Council Archives
Settlers Gallery, Britannia Street, Petone (by the Library)
Contact: 04 568 8373 or

‘The beat goes on’ – an exhibition
From the early colonial music evenings to the rock-n-roll craze of the ‘50s; from singing round the piano in the parlour to brass bands and Elvis Presley, people have been entertained or have entertained themselves with music. This exhibition gives an insight into just some of the local musical activity over the years.
Until 14 June, Monday to Friday 10am-2pm, other times by arrangement

Sheet Music Archive of New Zealand Charitable Trust
Upper Hutt City Library, 844 Fergusson Drive, Upper Hutt
Contact: David Dell, 04 528 8591 or Liz Allen, 04 527 2171

‘Play it again, Sam’
A selection from the 3000 items of New Zealand sheet music held in the Sheet Music Archive of New Zealand, dating from 1850.
8 to 30 June: 10am-8pmMonday/Thursday/Friday. 10am-5.30pm Tuesday and Wednesday.  10am-1pm Sunday

The Hutt City Council
Lower Hutt Town Hall, Laings Road
Contact: Leisure Active, The Hutt City Council, 04 577 8099

14th Annual Lower Hutt Community Concert
This prelude to Heritage Month provides an afternoon of nostalgia in words, music and dance. A family show especially for the elderly and/or disabled. Compèred by Graeme Thomson, the concert includes: Drum Corps and Military Band of the 7th Wellington and Hawkes Bay Battalion Group, Hutt City Musical Theatre, Harbour Capital Chorus, word nut rhymester John Ansell, Titan Hutt City Brass, pupils of Jeanette Mullins’ School of Dancing – and, as usual, there will be community singing.
Sunday 28 May, 2-4.30pm. Free admission. Donations will be accepted for Te Omanga Hospice, the charity selected by Mayor David Ogden.

Titan Hutt City Brass
Little Theatre, Riddiford Gardens, Lower Hutt. Admission: $5
Contact: Robert James, 04 970 2998 (evenings)

Top brass
The Titan Hutt City Brass band will present a concert of brass band music and well-known popular tunes, including pieces to be performed at the upcoming National Brass Championships.
Sunday 11 June, 7pm