You have never seen anything quite like the amazing SHADOW WORLDS – Ten Tales of Matariki in Ten Shop Windows on a Starlit Winter’s Eve.

In celebration of Matariki we will be taking over the town centre of Kerikeri after dark to entertain our community with enchanting stories of each Matariki star, told in magical Shadow Puppet scenes. 

Schools and community groups from the area have taken on the challenge to create and perform the Shadow Puppet theatres, with support and guidance from the Morph Puppet Festival team. These performances are set to the stunningly beautiful Spark audio series, 0800MATARIKI.

Each night there will be several free performances. Details for the event are available through the Turner Centre and registration is essential. 

This free event is made possible with sponsorship from Spark, Creative Communities, Bunnings, The Magic Play House and and will kick off five-days of fun at the Morph Puppet Festival.

Presented by The Magic Play House and Morph Puppet Festival 

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Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th July

Kerikeri Town Centre

Performances: 6pm-7pm & 7:15-8:15pm each night

This experience is FREE but registration is essential to receive information about participation.