Silo Park bursts into life for summer

Silo Park has announced its line-up of  free entertainment over summer at Auckland's Wynyard Quarter along the waterfront.

From Friday 23 November, Silo Park will present a range of special cinematic, music and community events every Friday and Saturday.

Markets will kick off each weekend at 5:00pm on Fridays, where visitors can grab dinner from a range of street food style stalls, browse a variety of pop-up clothing stores, and toast the end of the week at the Silo Park bar.

There will also be weekly entertainment from local and international DJs.

Fridays will also home to Auckland's only regular open-air cinema.

Movies of all genres will be projected onto the iconic Silo 7 at 9pm with a short film curated by Show Me Shorts before each main feature.

All profits from popcorn sales throughout the season will go to a variety of charities chosen by the public.

Markets will also take place from 12pm-6pm every Saturday, offering a mix of food stalls, vintage clothing, contemporary artists and street performers.

Once a month, Silo Park will play host to some of New Zealand's best musical talent with a series of free concerts, unique showcases and performances, curated by special guests, community groups and collectives creating.

The 2012 Schedule

Silo Park organisers are excited to reveal its Silo Cinema ine-up for 2012, kicking off with the comedy classic, 'The Blues Brothers' on Friday 23 November. This will be followed by Israeli film 'The Band's Visit' (Nov 30), the heart-warming documentary 'Spellbound' (Dec 7), cult classic 'Grease' (Dec 14) and everyone's favourite Christmas movie 'Home Alone' (Dec 22).

On December 1st, Silo Park will host its first Silo Session of the season, with Israeli producer Kalbata taking the stage as part of 'Weird Together presents 'World Together' - a mini festival of sights & sounds from all four corners of the globe. This session will be curated by Nick D and Dick Johnson, who will also be joined by a full live band and Caribeanz Southern Stars Steel Pan Orchestra.

There are also a number of other Silo Park highlights that are yet to be announced, including music and festival collaborations, and charity initiatives.


- The Aucklander

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