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Arts Festival 2022

With much excitement and joy, the Sacred Heart Girls’ College and Minaret College Arts Festival returned on Friday 7 October. This was the first time, since 2019 that the full event was able to be staged and it was a true celebration of the artists and performers from both schools. Over 200 students were involved directly on the night, either as performers, caterers, or crew members, with many more having their artworks displayed.

There was an abundant display of student talent with solo and ensemble musical performances covering a variety of genres including classical, jazz, rock and other contemporary styles. Audiences also enjoyed traditional Indian and contemporary dance, live drama and songs from this year’s College co-production of Beauty and the Beast.

Our visual and multi-media artists exhibited their work in animation, fabric and textile design, ceramics, painting and graphic design. Beautiful, and delicious food was provided by the Unit 1 and 2 Food Studies class.

An event like this, is only possible with the help of many and we extend our thanks to everyone involved. A great debt of thanks to Fozia Malik, of Minaret College, who organised the art display for Minaret students.

Special thanks to The Drums of Manihiki Henua, for their performance of traditional Cook Island songs and dances, and especially to organiser Elizabeth Tepania and former student Eliinia Topetai (Class of 2019) for coming back to dance.

We also thank Matthew Little and the students from Salesian who performed on the night.

A virtual gallery of the artwork can be found here:

Congratulations to all the artists and performers from both schools.

What a wonderful display of abundant talent!