Deco programme biggest yet

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SURPRISES: Sally Jackson, general manager of the Art Deco Trust, says the new Deco programme contains some surprises. PHOTO FILE
SURPRISES: Sally Jackson, general manager of the Art Deco Trust, says the new Deco programme contains some surprises. PHOTO FILE

The recently released programme for the 2017 Tremains Art Deco Festival is the biggest set in print yet.

As Art Deco Trust general manager Sally Jackson pointed out, there are "a whopping" 25 new events on the schedule for next February's's big event.

"So even if you have been year after year there is something new for everyone."

Among the additions to the programme is an international Cole Porter musical cabaret show, a 1930s themed variety cabaret, an exclusive lecture at the MTG Hawke's Bay of Art Deco houses as well as newly developed walks and tours showcasing Napier's heritage and its colourful stories.

Ms Jackson said some of the traditional favourites had been refreshed, among them the regularly sold-out Black Tie Ball which will be staged at the Hawke's Bay Opera House Plaza for 2017.

A purpose-built dance floor would be installed.

As in past year's the Royal New Zealand Navy would be welcomed back and some people will get the opportunity to host an officer "of their own" at the Gatsby Picnic on the Marine Parade gardens.

Ms Jackson said as with past festivals there would be a large number of visitors heading to Napier to take part in what had become a globally recognised event.

She said it would be wise for people to ensure they had accommodation booked as soon as possible "as we have heard it is already starting to fill".

- Hawkes Bay Today

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