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Top Public Mural Artists become ‘visual contributors’ to the Worlds Big Sleep Out event in Hutt City.

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City

The musical line-up for the December 7th event in McEwan Park has become very impressive and with the unusual setting and multiple stages one element was missing to help accentuate the core message of the awareness around Homelessness. A visual statement!
Organiser Phil Sprey said, “we created … View more
The musical line-up for the December 7th event in McEwan Park has become very impressive and with the unusual setting and multiple stages one element was missing to help accentuate the core message of the awareness around Homelessness. A visual statement!
Organiser Phil Sprey said, “we created at least five stages with an industrial look around 20 foot shipping containers and scaffolding and with the exposed front side facing the audience what an opportunity to turn these areas into ‘canvases’ and add to the occasion.”
Without giving any specific briefs as to content and a freedom to express themselves openly, six top well-known artist stepped up and offered their talent and creative flare.
Gorse (Ruth Robertson-Taylor) has been active painting public murals in the Wellington Region for 10 years and the works of Chris Barrand in the UK and NZ span almost 25 years.
Jack Kirifi also jumped in with his unique contemporary Pacifica style and illustrators, multimedia artists and well known contributors from children’s books to national exhibitions are the outstanding Margaret Tolland and Alice Masters
Rounding of the group is the enigmatic DSIDE. If there is an artist who has become know for the scale of his art and part of the Global Street Art world then DSIDE would be amongst its best.
As Phil says, “we have no idea at this time what the panels will contain, but we will have the opportunity to see them evolve in full view over the next three weeks right in the busiest part of Wellington City in the front lobby of the Asteron Centre opposite the Railway Station”.
As New Zealand is the first country to start the WBSO on December and with the assistance of photographer Simon Woolf we will be sending out images to every other city around the world to use on their video presentations from London to New York and LA.
DestinationHutt is most gratefully to Resene Paints and Supercolour for their support and to Mark Dunajtschik who at short notice let us use the front lobby of the Asteron Centre in Featherston Street.

3 days ago

New Zealand Rock Icons – DEVILSKIN to play special cameo appearance at The World Big Sleep Out in Hutt City on December 7th.

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City

Fresh from their nationwide tour ‘Onward a Decade of DEVILSKIN, Paul Martin had no trouble in saying yes when asked if the band would be one of the cameo headliners to play at the big charity event to call for an end to global homelessness on December 7.
The event is part of a worldwide 50 city … View more
Fresh from their nationwide tour ‘Onward a Decade of DEVILSKIN, Paul Martin had no trouble in saying yes when asked if the band would be one of the cameo headliners to play at the big charity event to call for an end to global homelessness on December 7.
The event is part of a worldwide 50 city phenomenon which has seen a host of celebrities and entertainment stars throw their support behind the awareness and fundraising effort. From names like Helen Mirren, Will Smith, Randy Jackson the local concert & sleep out has attracted Richard Taylor, Merrin, Pale Lady, Hypnumb. Seamus Johnson, Ainslie Allen, Orchestra Wellington and others free donating their time and talent. Added to this are poets like Tarns Hood, American Ambassador Scott Brown and his band and mural artist like Gorse and D_Side. Even Sol3Mio is beaming in from the USA.
Six stages, big screens and a location on Petone’s waterfront at McEwan Park will make the night something to be part of. DestinationHutt’s head Phil Sprey says, ‘we have jazz, country, orchestral, opera, blues, folk, pop, classic rock, soul and plenty of rock, not a bad bedtime lullaby on what will be an extraordinary night’,… ‘and admission is a $30 donation to OrangeSky via our Givealittle Page, where can you get such a huge line -up of talent on a balmy Petone night.”

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7 days ago

DestinationHutt announces artist line up for SANTA@SUNSET

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City

DestinationHutt announces huge line up of local and national talent who will be entertaining at SANTA@SUNSET the return of 'Christmas in the Park' ....... We thanks all these artists who have so generously donated their time and talent as part of the the two events happening in McEwan … View moreDestinationHutt announces huge line up of local and national talent who will be entertaining at SANTA@SUNSET the return of 'Christmas in the Park' ....... We thanks all these artists who have so generously donated their time and talent as part of the the two events happening in McEwan Park on December 7. While the younger people at this FREE family event wont be able to stay for the Worlds Big Sleep Out programme their being at Santa@Sunset too is a celebration of life and optimism for a better future!
Our programme.........
Money of Old Rope -- Kids from the Goodtime Music Academy -- Phoebe Rose Osborne -- Orchestra Wellington -- Gareth Barker -- Steely DNA -- Sol3Mio via satellite -- DogTown -- Nathan King -- Mieke and Kaylpso -- Tim Brown and Caramello Blues -- Vox Ethno -- The BeatGirls -- plus Santa of course & Richard Taylor is presenting a special children’s bedtime story being filmed at WETA Workshop -- Our MC is the funny and talented Greg Ellis.

PLEASE NOTE** There is a separate line up of artists entertaining the crowds after 9pm at the Worlds Big Sleep Out to be announced tomorrow!

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7 days ago

Event Volunteers Needed Urgently

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City

Special Call to anyone 18+ who can volunteer for the Worlds Big Sleep Out and Santa@Sunset on December 7th. This is part of a global charity event and we need those extra people to assist with a number of important duties on the day.
Please email us directly: office@capitalc.co.nz

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10 days ago

December 7 ------------ Worlds Big Sleep Out ---------- Are you going to be there?

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City

Four Weeks to go until the Biggest Global Call to End Homelessness begins..... and Hutt City is the First. Join with us and 50,000 people in 50 other cities to be seen and be heard. You can stay for the entertainment or stay the whole night under the stars and be part of generational wave across … View moreFour Weeks to go until the Biggest Global Call to End Homelessness begins..... and Hutt City is the First. Join with us and 50,000 people in 50 other cities to be seen and be heard. You can stay for the entertainment or stay the whole night under the stars and be part of generational wave across the world. We have Limited Space at McEwan Park so you need to Donate to be at the event! Visit our website at www.worldsbigsleepout.org.nz... and link to our Givealittle Page. TODAY! Re-post and Share this Post to all you friends.

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17 days ago

Big wave of new Artist join The Worlds Big Sleep Out on December 7 this year!

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City

Joining already announced Helen Mirren, Will Smith, Chris Martin and Richard Taylor are a growing number of artists who recognize the need to take a stand against the growing number of homeless and displaced people. Like Band Aid and Live Aid this is the event of this generation.
IN Hutt City the … View more
Joining already announced Helen Mirren, Will Smith, Chris Martin and Richard Taylor are a growing number of artists who recognize the need to take a stand against the growing number of homeless and displaced people. Like Band Aid and Live Aid this is the event of this generation.
IN Hutt City the first in the world and the only NZ Location there will be Multi Stages, Massive Screens! Awesome Sound! Spectacular Setting! Over 150 Artists and Performers. Our first images will be seen globally!
In New Zealand the place to be is McEwan Park Petone – Admission is by Donation only (18+) at www.worldsbigsleepout.org.nz... and then via WBSONZ on Givealittle.

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20 days ago

Need a temporary place/warehouse for mural artists to work in.

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City

Special Call for Help.
We have a number of great local mural artists working together on 5 huge canvases that will feature at the Worlds Big Sleep Out on Dec 7. What we urgently need is to borrow a warehouse or similar for the next 5 weeks where they can paint. Pref in Porirua area but the Hutt … View more
Special Call for Help.
We have a number of great local mural artists working together on 5 huge canvases that will feature at the Worlds Big Sleep Out on Dec 7. What we urgently need is to borrow a warehouse or similar for the next 5 weeks where they can paint. Pref in Porirua area but the Hutt Valley or anywhere in between will help. Don't need anything fancy as they are painting but their work is a vital component of the awareness on Homelessness.

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24 days ago

Satna@Sunset - Just Like Christmas in the Park - McEwan Park Dec 7

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City

Once upon a time there was 'Christmas in the Park' in the Hutt Valley ......... Now its Back! For three (3) hours before The Worlds Big Sleep Out on Dec 7 at McEwan Park Petone, we are shaking things up with Santa, Music, Food and Fun for the Whole Family and it's FREE! Starts at 6pm… View moreOnce upon a time there was 'Christmas in the Park' in the Hutt Valley ......... Now its Back! For three (3) hours before The Worlds Big Sleep Out on Dec 7 at McEwan Park Petone, we are shaking things up with Santa, Music, Food and Fun for the Whole Family and it's FREE! Starts at 6pm ..... See you at 'SANTA@SUNSET'

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24 days ago

The Biggest Event Globally this Year And It's In the Hutt this December

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City

The Global Event that is right here in the Hutt!
6 Stages, Super Screens, Awesome Sound, Multiple Bands, Poets, Performers, Food and a chance to Sleep Out under the stars for a very good cause……Homelessness!
Donate and register on our Givealittle Page and that’s all you need to do…. Stay … View more
The Global Event that is right here in the Hutt!
6 Stages, Super Screens, Awesome Sound, Multiple Bands, Poets, Performers, Food and a chance to Sleep Out under the stars for a very good cause……Homelessness!
Donate and register on our Givealittle Page and that’s all you need to do…. Stay for the music or the whole night…. On December 7 we will join 50,000 others worldwide in an experience of our generation. Don’t miss out!

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33 days ago

The Event got Bigger and we need the community to pitch in.

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City

Hi,
The World's Big Sleep Out is getting bigger by the day. We are calling on the Hutt Community for volunteers to help with various tasks on the 12 hour overnight event. Please visit our main website at www.worldsbigsleepout.org.nz... - Click the Volunteer link at the top of the page and … View more
Hi,
The World's Big Sleep Out is getting bigger by the day. We are calling on the Hutt Community for volunteers to help with various tasks on the 12 hour overnight event. Please visit our main website at www.worldsbigsleepout.org.nz... - Click the Volunteer link at the top of the page and fill out a simple form. Thanks and it's appreciated.

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35 days ago

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City - get involved!

Worlds Big Sleep Out - Hutt City

Visit our main NZ website now!
We need volunteers for Dec 7 in Hutt City.
We need top name artists, poets, presenters and celebrities to step up and join the fight against homelessness!
We need you to hold your own Sleep Out if you aren't the Lower North Island. Your Club, School Council … View more
Visit our main NZ website now!
We need volunteers for Dec 7 in Hutt City.
We need top name artists, poets, presenters and celebrities to step up and join the fight against homelessness!
We need you to hold your own Sleep Out if you aren't the Lower North Island. Your Club, School Council can all get involved.
Homeless people are not an overseas issue.... we have homeless here!
Sponsors and supplier support welcome. Every bit helps!

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41 days ago

Major New Global Event Comes To Hutt City! World's Big Day Out!

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Hutt City, New Zealand Takes The Global Lead
On What is Expected to be
The Largest Charitable Campaign In a Generation!
On Saturday 7th December, the world will unite to help fight Homelessness & Displacement with what is thought to be the largest charitable fundraising campaign in a … View more
Hutt City, New Zealand Takes The Global Lead
On What is Expected to be
The Largest Charitable Campaign In a Generation!
On Saturday 7th December, the world will unite to help fight Homelessness & Displacement with what is thought to be the largest charitable fundraising campaign in a generation. With an aim of raising $50,000,000, The World’s Big Sleep Out, spearheaded by Josh Littlejohn MBE, founder of social enterprise Social Bite, will take place in up to 50 locations around the world.
Research by the Institute of Global Homelessness shows that figures have reached a new level with more than a 100 million people homeless and displaced around the world.
Today, October 10, is World Homeless Day and this is when DestinationHutt, a New Zealand Charitable Trust, supported by Hutt City Council has chosen to announce our participation in this global call to action.
Featuring cities and towns like London (Trafalgar Square and The Oval), New York (Times Square), Edinburgh, Dublin, Belfast, Chicago, Cardiff, Newcastle, Newport, Brighton, Manchester, Los Angeles, New Delhi, Vina Del Mar, Madrid, Rijeka, Kharkiv, Brisbane, Manila, Cebu, Amsterdam, Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarpur, Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Visakhapatnam, Guntur, Chennai, Coimbatore, Mumbai, Hong Kong, Philadelphia, San Jose (Costa Rica), Malibu, Singapore….. And now Hutt City, New Zealand, with our international dateline giving us a jump start.

Each of the city locations are confirmed along with a host of celebrities, musicians, Olympians, acting royalty, top broadcasters and influential politicians who will take part in sleep out events on the night. They are part of an overall target number of 50,000 people, creating the world’s largest display of solidarity to those experiencing Homelessness and Displacement.

#worldsbigsleepoutNZ #destinationhutt

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44 days ago

DestinationHutt the

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On October 10, DestinationHutt the New Zealand Charitable Trust will announce globally it's first major event of 2019. We will be making a call to every Kiwis, corporate, business, organisation and individual to get involved! It is the time for Hutt City and the region to show the world we … View moreOn October 10, DestinationHutt the New Zealand Charitable Trust will announce globally it's first major event of 2019. We will be making a call to every Kiwis, corporate, business, organisation and individual to get involved! It is the time for Hutt City and the region to show the world we care.

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