A  selection from Te Papa’s events programme. Click the links to see the full details on the Te Papa website.

Writers on Mondays

Mon 17 Jul–Mon 2 Oct 2017, 12.15pm–1.15pm

On Mondays from 17th July  to 02 October, discover New Zealand’s diverse and original contemporary writers in this lunchtime series, run by the International Institute of Modern Letters at Victoria University of Wellington.

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Writers on Mondays: Short Sharp Script 1

Mon 25 Sep 2017, 12.15pm–1.15pm, Circa Theatre, opposite Te Papa’s forecourt. Free entry

Actors perform dynamic new work by MA scriptwriting students from the IIML: Courtney Brown, Kate Burney, Madeline Bush, Lindsay Christopherson, and Fleur Cogle. Introduced by Ken Duncum.

Emergency Services Expo

Sat 30 Sep 2017, 11am–2pm, Te Papa forecourt and Amphitheatre, and Wellington waterfront. Free entry

Watch Wellington’s emergency services in action. Watch fire demonstrations, tugboat water cannon displays, harbour rescue drills, and get up close to their vehicles and equipment.

Free School Holiday Kids’ Activities

02 Oct - 13 Oct, Te Marae, Level 4 & Soundings Theatre, Level 2. Free events (except Balloon Workshop with Zappo)

Jump into the fun at Te Papa this school holidays – see the emergency services in action, create a balloon animal, watch a heart-warming play, and much more! These family-friendly events are for children accompanied by adults.

Steam Train Excursions: Remembering Passchendaele

Sat 14 Oct & Sun 15 Oct, 9.15am - 5.15pm, Wellington Railway Station, Platform 9, Bookings required

Te Papa commemorates the centenary of the Battle of Passchendaele with a series of events this October – talks, performances, and family activities. Join us to reflect on New Zealand’s most devastating World War I battle. Bookings required

Performance: Kakotaraphonia Orchestra

Sat 14 Oct 2017, 11am–12noon, Wellington Foyer - VOID, Level 2. Free Entry

Ivan Mršić’s Kakotaraphonia Orchestra is an experimental art ensemble comprised of musicians, sound artists and enthusiasts – all playing together for the first time.