Leigh News & Events
Acclaimed US multi-instrumentalist, producer, songwriter and adored folk artist.
Sneaky Bones returns to NZ for another epic nationwide tour.
Matthew Bean, who writes and performs under the pseudonym Sneaky Bones, sets out on his second tour across New Zealand to support his third full-length record – Strangers I’ve Already Met. After spending a month in New Zealand on tour in March 2018 as a solo act, he is finally returning for 14 nights, this time with the full outfit! We are stoked to be part of his tour. Sneaky Bones
DOORS 7:00pm | ONSTAGE 8:00pm
TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 7:00pm
PRE-SALES: $10.00 + b.f at undertheradar | DOOR SALES: TBC
Fundraiser for Leigh Hall – entry includes tea and cakes
Blues maestro Ash Grunwald will play four headline shows across the North Island in support of his new album ‘Mojo’ – out on August 30 – and we’re thrilled to be one
With unique storytelling through song and unleashing an avalanche of rhythmic fury on guitar, Ash will bring his brand-new show to life for Kiwi’s this Summer.
Fans can expect to hear brand new tunes from the upcoming album Mojo, including the latest single ‘Whispering Voice’ (feat. Kasey Chambers) as well as old stomping Ash G favourites ‘Walking’ and ‘Money’.
Recorded in the US and Australia, Mojo is Ash’s first new studio album in four years and features guest appearances by The Teskey Brothers, Mahalia Barnes and Joe Bonamassa amongst others. Of the record, Ash says…
“At this point, Mojo represents a journey through my own valley of darkness, and out the other side into the fresh sunlit glory of optimism and positivity. This may sound like a cliché, but when you’ve lived it it feels very different.”
Joining Ash on all dates, will be kiwi blues and roots duo Swamp Thing. Made up of multi-instrumentalist Michael Barker and guitar virtuoso Brett Adams, Swamp Thing play every show as if it was their last. With a resume including stints with Split Enz, The Mockers, John Butler Trio and Tami Neilson between them, these guys certainly have a wealth of musical experience.
Get in quick for this limited capacity show – on sale Friday 19 July @ 12pm.
DOORS 5:30pm // ONSTAGE 6:30pm
TICKET HOLDERS ONLY from 5:30pm
PRE-SALES: $39.00 + b.f at Ticketmaster
DOOR SALES tbc
Children’s Games, Children’s Prizes, Fire Truck, Santa
Bring your own picnic and drinks
Carol Singing followed by a cup of tea, all welcome.
Discover what’s under the sea at Leigh Community Preschool Gala
Leigh Preschool Gala will be an event filled day with magic, bouncy castles, raffles, pre-loved treasures, a photo booth and lots of marine life. Joy for all members of the family with gourmet food, a selection of drinks and live music.
Leigh Preschool is passionate about the marine environment and this year there will be a Marine Discovery Station with interactive displays and a touch tank. The Leigh Marine Laboratory and local artist have come together to create a beautiful under water environment.
Leigh Preschool Gala will be held on the 27th October, Labour weekend Sunday from 10am to 4pm at Leigh School Fields. The money raised will be used to upgrade Preschool’s outdoor space.
For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2396867390527765/
- Scavenger Hunt & Face Painting (see events)
- Night market at beautiful Leigh Central, so you can shop with stunning views of the ocean. Market from 4pm until 8pm.
- Light Up Competition (see below)
- Places to eat;
– Leigh Bar: Light Up Leigh Special – Homemade soup, mulled wine and much more
– Leigh Eats
– Amaranto Pasta and Cucina Food truck
For more information please email Michelle on email@example.com
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