French up your weekend and celebrate Bastille Day in Remuera on Saturday 15 July... a free family festival offering a fabulous mix of French fun!
Now in its sixth year, Remuera's Bastille Day Festival celebrates everything French and will brighten your winter with French music, mime artists, street entertainers, circus, classic Citröens, Charleston, Cancan and a Treasure Hunt crafted by Alliance Francaise Auckland. Don your stripes, scarves and beret and join us in Remuera for coffee, croissants, plenty of joie de vivre and a great day out with the whole family.
Here's a taste of what's in store especially for Bastille Day 2017...
|LIVE ART WITH MISERY||JACQUES COUSTEAU PHOTOBOOTH||ALLIANCE FRANCAISE TREASURE HUNT|
|Watch a French-inspired painting evolve in real time - much loved artist and illustrator, Misery, will be painting one of her iconic characters live on Bastille Day. The large artwork will be available to purchase too! Find more information about Misery here.||Have some fun with Cousteau characters as they cruise around Remuera with a replica of the 'Anorep1' submarine - a travelling photobooth! Upload your photo to our Facebook page and the most Liked photo wins a $300 framing voucher from Sgraffito!||Pick up an Entry Form and help Marie Antoinette create her Facebook page. Uncover clues about the most famous queen of France at local Remuera businesses to complete the Treasure Hunt and be in to win a fabulous prize hamper!|
|> Remuera Gallery 360 Remuera Rd, 10am - 2pm||> Roving throughout Remuera, 10am - 2pm||> Entry Forms 319 Remuera Rd, 10am - 2pm|
|FRENCH WAITER'S RACE||DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING?
||PRETEND POODLE PARADE|
|Come along and take part in the French Waiters Race, marshalled by our fabulously funny Gendarmes. Don a waiter's apron and bow tie and balance a glass of water on a tray while racing on the red carpet at the BNZ Stage. All ages welcome!||A selection of favourite opera scenes and songs from Les Miserables. More than a dozen singers from Opera Factory present well-known French opera and musical highlights from Les Mis including the spine tingling finale, 'Do you hear the people sing'||An adorable pair of acrobatic poodles will show off some tricks and help to judge the Poodle Parade. Bring your poodle to parade along BNZ Stage... if you don't have a poodle, just give your pooch a few French accessories and join the fun...|
|> BNZ Stage, 336 Remuera Rd, 12pm||> The Village Green, 415 Remuera Rd, 11am||> BNZ Stage, 336 Remuera Rd, 11.30am|
|CLASSIC CITROËNS||STREET ENTERTAINERS||FRENCH MUSICIANS|
|The Citroën Car Club will cavalcade through Remuera at 10.45am in a fabulous range of classic Citroëns. Make a donation to the Club's chosen charity and you can ride in one of the vintage Citroëns too!||Look out for mime artists, French gendarmes and other street entertainers around Remuera. Guaranteed to bring a smile to your face or make you laugh out loud with their crazy French antics!||Tracey Collins on accordion will take you straight back to Paris, while Club Manouche, Twistin' the Swing and French Toast will have you dancing in the streets along with Ceroc dancers from Cityside Dance Studio.|
|> BNZ Forecourt, 336 Remuera Rd, 11am - 2pm||> Roving throughout Remuera, 10am - 2pm||> Roving throughout Remuera, 10am - 2pm|
|LE CIRQUE DE JP||CREATE AN UNDERWATER REEF||FRENCH CANCAN & CHARLESTON|
|The one and only Le Cirque de JP is a fabulous French clown who can teach you to ride a unicycle and to juggle! Join his workshop on BNZ Stage at 10.30am, catch his Circus Show at 1pm or find him roving.||Join Sally Blyth at Remuera Library and create fish and coral for an underwater reef Jacques Cousteau would be proud of! New Caledonia's UNESCO World Heritage-listed reef provides the inspiration...||Bastille Day wouldn't be complete without the Roaring Antoinettes performing French Charleston and French Cancan. Join in as they demonstrate a few Charleston steps!|
|> Roving throughout Remuera, 10am - 2pm||> Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Rd, 10am - 2pm||> BNZ Stage, Charleston 12.30pm, Cancan 1.30pm|
|STORYTELLING EN FRANÇAIS||FREE MINI FRENCH CLASS||KIDS COLOURING COMPETITION|
|Alliance Francaise teachers will welcome "les petits" at Remuera Library for some fun reading and craft activities in French with SamSam, le petit super héros français! Youpi!||Alliance Francaise teachers will welcome you at cosy Artusi with fun and immersive activities to make your first steps in "la langue de Molière", no "faux pas" guaranteed! Places are limited so please pre-register by calling 09 376 0009.||Kids can colour in Jacques Cousteau and a New Caledonian reef for the chance to win vouchers from Bakers Delight! Download the artwork here and take completed masterpieces to Bakers Delight by 2pm on Saturday 15 July.|
|> Remuera Library, 429 Remuera Rd, 11am||> Artusi, The Village Green, 415 Remuera Rd, 10am||> Take to Bakers Delight, 1 Victoria Ave by 2pm|
|WORLD FAMOUS SNAIL RACE||CROISSANT ART||FACEPAINTING|
|Bring your favourite snail along for Le Cirque de JP's world famous Snail Race and settle in for the action! This very entertaining race attracts a lot of competition and the stakes are high...||With plenty of croissants around on Bastille Day why not use a few to create Marie Antoinette or another French face? Come down to Poppies Books in the Village Green and get arty with croissants...||Blue, blanc, rouge, an Eiffel Tower or something else French-inspired - a facepainter from The Magic Brush will create something special on your child's face to celebrate Bastille Day!|
|> Barfoot & Thompson, 417 Remuera Rd, 11am||> Poppies Books, 415 Remuera Rd, 10am - 2pm||> Mainly Toys, 333 Remuera Rd, 10am - 2pm|
|LES CREPES DE CATHERINE||MAISON VAURON RACLETTE||BALLOON SCULPTING|
|For an authentic taste of France, you can't go past traditional sweet crepes or savoury galettes, made by Les Cêpes de Catherine!||Maison Vauron will be serving up their fabulous raclette, a divine melted cheese. A range of French cheeses and other goodies also available.||Le Cirque de JP can create almost anything with balloons. For Bastille Day he's got frogs, snails, poodles and lots of other options up his sleeve...|
|> Tudor Mall, 333 Remuera Rd 10am - 2pm||> Mainly Mags, 319 Remuera Rd - 10am - 2pm||> Barfoot & Thompson, 417 Remuera Rd, 12pm|
Download a full Programme for Bastille Day here - we look forward to seeing you in Remuera on 15th July!
Parking is available in the Clonbern Road Car Park or at the Commerce Club, 27 Ohinerau Street, Remuera.
PLUS there's the chance to win a four day getaway to New Caledonia when you shop in Remuera during July. More details here.
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