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Save ONEONESIX - Whāngārei’s Community Space By Company of Giants

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About Save ONEONESIX - Whāngārei’s Community Space

Project 2016-08-16 19:54:21 +1200

A year ago Company of Giants took over the lease of the old church at 116 Bank Street for a trial period of one year. We wanted to create a vibrant community arts and performance centre with and for the people of Whāngārei. We had no money and heaps to do. Now, one year on, ONEONESIX is a thriving hub of activity.

 

Just this year we’ve had over 5,000 people through the space. It's filled with all sorts of awesome things:  community choir, movement therapy for kids, Skateschool, community radio, theatre making, touring theatre shows, Mau Rakau, coffee making, art galleries, performance evenings, circus and so much more! We’ve had massive interest from people wanting to be a part of ONEONESIX and we’ve got big plans for what happens next.

 

We’ve tried to say Yes! to everyone who needed a space and we asked that people contribute what they could in return. Any money made from renting the space has gone towards fixing it up and making it more usable and accessible as a quality venue. We’ve painted, fixed up the kitchen, replaced broken windows, bought tap fittings, put up theatre curtains, planted fruit trees and done a bunch of other things needed to run a community centre. The project has been run entirely by volunteers - thanks Whāngārei!

 

It’s been an amazing year and now, at the end of that year, we have a rates and utilities bill of $5,990.97 to pat. So we’re asking for your help. If everyone who’s visited the space this year donated just $1.00 for every visit we would get there!

 

If you’ve been to the space and enjoyed something there you’ll know what an amazing and important place ONEONESIX is. To help keep it going we’re asking you to please dig behind the couch, empty your pockets of change, ask your neighbour, tell your friends and help us reach our pledge so we can keep the ONEONESIX doors open, forever!

 

Thank you Whāngārei,

Company of Giants

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Company of Giants is a Whangarei-based professional theatre collective who specialise in new devised work, space activation, youth inclusive activity and community focused processes. We are committed to creating high quality world class theatre. We use theatre practice to engage old and young – using participation as a way of bringing people together, encouraging empathy and strengthening local leadership. We are committed to creating performance work with and for diverse people in our community, believing theatre, storytelling and collective art practices are a vital part of healthy cities. 

Currently we are acting as kaitiaki of the ONEONESIX space on Bank Street working both to generate and support arts, particularly performing arts practice as a way of engaging and stimulating community and also to provide a framework for other individuals and organisations doing the same thing both within Whangarei and wanting to visit and tour work and skills to Whangarei. This role has meant a short term shift in our focus of being the generators of new theatre work to providers of a larger framework as hosts of other work and activity in order to build the kind of space ONEONESIX has the potential to become.

We are on the way to building a vibrant performing arts hub which is owned and operated by the community and attracts high quality performance work from far and wide.

 

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