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    What's coming up at the Aurora Centre? This page has details of upcoming events hosted at Burnside High School's Aurora Centre. Both school-based and outside events are featured.

    Please note that not all events are published - due to the nature of the booking.

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    Aurora Events


    MAY 2017

    Kelvin Cruickshank - Soul Food

    Friday 12 May - 7:00pm

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    By popular demand NZ Medium Kelvin Cruickshank with SOUL FOOD!

    Passing on messages from people who have died and are in spirit is what Kelvin was put on earth to do. However, since the incredible success of Sensing Murder there's been such a great demand from people on this side wanting private readings that it is just not physically possible for him to do them anymore. The best way for Kelvin to be able to put people in touch with the loved ones they've lost - and also help them to understand how the afterlife works - is through his live shows, Soul Food.

    When you come to his Soul Food shows, please come with an open heart and an open mind. Kelvin tries to read for as many people as possible but what happens on the night is up to spirit, not Kelvin. If there is a lot of expectation from the audience it can create a barrier. So relax, chill out and enjoy the show, and you never know - it could be your loved ones who show up. And even if they don't, hopefully the evening will open your eyes to the fact those we've lost are now in the white light, and their spirit lives on.

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842538 or

    Burnside High School - Open Evening

    Tuesday 16 May - 5:45pm



    Enrolment packs available on the night and closer to the time, information will be available to download at:

    Frenchy - 'Unleashed'

    Tuesday 23 May - 8:00pm


    Frontier Comedy are thrilled to announce that multi-talented comedian, writer & internet sensation Frenchy is returning to New Zealand this May with his brand new stand-up show Frenchy Unleashed.

    With his charming, self-deprecating humour Frenchy has achieved critical acclaim and sold out seasons across Australia and the UK. In 2017, Frenchy’s back with a brand-new hour of inappropriate banter, Gumby-like moves and observational humour. Find out what his 2 million social media followers love about him - and prepare to be offended!

    Don’t miss your chance to see Frenchy unleashed upon New Zealand this May!

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842538 or

    2017 SmokeFree Rockquest NZ

    Saturday 27 May


    Smokefreerockquest is New Zealand’s only nationwide, live, original music, youth event. Now in its 27th year, the series of over 40 events reaches audience numbers in excess of 10,000 every year.

    Smokefreerockquest aims to motivate young musicians to prove their ability and realise the heights they can reach in their music careers, and to encourage their peers to support original New Zealand music.

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842538 or

    JUNE 2017

    The Jazz Gala

    Tuesday 6 June 

    5:30pm - Drum Workshop

    8:00pm - Concert


    Presented by: The Wellington Jazz Orchestra

    Starring: Dave Weckl, Tony Lindsay, Adam Schroeder and Alex Sipiagin

    Catch the jazz beat with one of the world’s greatest living drummers, Dave Weckl. A regular performer with jazz great Chick Corea, Weckl delivers every time, creating an “explosive” (All About Jazz) fusion of funk, rock and blues. He’s joined by Grammy Award-winning Santana vocalist Tony Lindsay, Down Beat rising sax star Adam Schroeder, Mingus Big Band trumpeter Alex Sipiagin all in concert with Rodger Fox and The Wellington Jazz Orchestra.

    Dave Weckl Drum Workshop
    Modern Drummer Hall of Fame named Weckl as "one of the 25 best drummers of all time."  He currently performs with the Chick Corea Electric Band and Mike Stern. Don’t miss the opportunity to be part of a workshop with him prior to the concert. Tickets only $20 and available here.

    Box Office Opens: 5:00pm
    Dave Weckl Workshop: 5:30pm
    Jazz Gala Concert: 8:00pm
    Doors Open: 20 minutes prior to each event
    Concert Running Time: two hours including interval

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842538 or

    JULY 2017

    Alex Williamson

    Thursday 6 July - 8:00pm


    Presented by: Frontier Comedy

    “Overwhelmingly politically incorrect” (What’s Good, NZ) Alex Williamson knows how to Banter. Alex has smashed out a new live multimedia comedy show every year since he decided to channel the genius that has earned him 3 million social media followers, into writing and performing live shows. Darkly intelligent and crassly funny Shooter will bring his latest live offering Make The World A Banter Place to New Zealand  –  See what comedy looks like in the 21st Century!

    Tickets available from Ticketek:  0800 842538 or