Fab five things to do

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20 October 2017

With so much going on in Hamilton this weekend, we have collated our fab five things to do:

1.  Hamilton Fringe Festival – Friday 20 October to Saturday 28 October – various venues

Improvised theatre, improvised music, improvised dance and even improvised live drawing. And some opportunities not merely to watch but to get involved. The chance to make something weird. Or if you prefer to sit back and observe there’s plenty of theatre on stage too. So whether you’re dipping your toe outside your comfort zone or taking the plunge, there’s something at the Fringe for you.

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2. Model Railway Exhibition – Saturday 21 October to Monday 23 October – Hamilton Gardens

Hamilton Model Railroaders annual model railway exhibition at Hamilton Gardens Pavilion. With a variety of tracks and layouts, in different scales and with different themes. Includes trade stands and operating layouts. An ideal day out for all adults and children included. Come along and have a look.

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3. Martin Poppelwell: Index – Saturday 21 October to Monday 23 October – Waikato Museum

This idiosyncratic look at the alphabet uses images and icons that Poppelwell has built up over years. Exploring the idea of the ‘alphabet’, the project is an acknowledgement of how in the context of New Zealand, Te Reo Maaori is entirely integral to how we think about English.

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4. Tweed Ride Number Three – Sunday 22 October – Hayes Common

Starting at Hayes Common at 10am, we will then bike to a yet-to-be-decided destination and then we will turn around and head back to somewhere else. All invited. All bikes allowed and all manner of attire although we strongly encourage the wearing of Tweed in every possible form.

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5. The Topp Twins: Heading for the Hills – Sunday 22 October – Clarence Street Theatre

After the sell-out success of their April/May shows New Zealand’s well-loved national treasures are hitting the road in October bringing their original style of merriment, mayhem and mirth to more towns. The country’s hills will be alive with the sound of laughter.

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Page reviewed: 18 Aug 2017 2:13pm