Walk Of Wonders 2021 Shining Light on Mental Health

Walk Of Wonders 2021 Shining Light on Mental Health
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New Zealand’s most exciting emerging light and fire festival Walk Of Wonders is set to help inject new life and vital funds into the Hawke’s Bay Foundation.
The creative directors behind Walk Of Wonders Ant van Dorsten and Henry Gordon are on a mission to raise awareness and funding for the Hawke’s Bay Foundation and mental health and addiction support centre Whatever It Takes, through the August show’s ticket sales and optional donations.
Ant van Dorsten says after the last twelve months we have all experienced, a show like this is just what the community needs.

“The team behind Walk of Wonders are grateful to be in a position to contribute to local grassroots mental health charities in Hawkes Bay, facilitated by the Hawkes Bay Foundation.

“We believe the approach Hawkes Bay Foundation has to grassroots charitable activity is visionary, sustainable and will have a compounding positive impact long term in our community.”

Since its inception over ten years ago, the Hawke’s Bay Foundation has been supporting local charities with critical funding. As the region’s only community foundation it encourages giving throughout the region to build assets and resources for future generations – last year distributing a record $250,212 to local charities

Foundation executive officer Amy Bowkett is grateful for the partnership.

“We are delighted to be working with Walk of Wonders as one of their chosen charity partners. To be able to raise more awareness of the work we do to a mass audience of predominantly local show-goers and be aligned with such a progressive outdoor production is really exciting for us.”

Now in its second year, the multi-sensory festival celebrates the whimsical world of artistic expression through light and fire. Set again in the surrounds of Havelock North’s Black Barn vineyards, the experience will take audiences on an emotional journey cast out over a site wide sound system and moving musical score.

Last year the show was a near sell-out and organisers are hoping this year will be bigger and better than the first, with over 12 thousand people expected over the week long show.

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