Elemental AKL set to dazzle

The Sculptureum Story includes a gallery tour and a three-course meal.

Auckland’s major arts, cultural and culinary festival, Elemental AKL, launches on October 1 and includes a string of events in Matakana.

Now in its second year, Elemental AKL is run by Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) alongside leading events, entertainment, arts and hospitality experts.

It features more than 30 events showcasing arts, eats and beats (music).

ATEED general manager Steve Armitage says he is looking forward to seeing the festival come to life this year.

“It will be a great opportunity for locals and visitors to experience the rich and diverse culture and cuisine of Tāmaki Makaurau; all while giving a much-needed boost to our events, entertainment, hospitality and arts sectors,” he says.

Matakana events include:

Matakana River Tours and Herons Flight      
October 10 & 11     
Cruise the river learning about Herons Flight wines and Mahurangi Oysters.
Oysters and Wine on the Matakana Coast. 

Multiple venues and offers, throughout October.     
October 1 – 31    
Marrying the elements of earth and sea, with some of Matakana’s best winegrowers joining forces with local oyster farmers from Mahurangi Harbour.

The Sculptureum Story - Art, Food & Wine
Fri, Sat, Sun throughout October   
October 1 – 31    
Owners Anthony and Sandra Grant have spent over 10 years creating Sculptureum – a destination designed to unlock the imagination. To celebrate, they’re hosting The Sculptureum Story.
The event includes access to the sculpture gardens, a gallery tour and a set three-course meal at Rothko Restaurant, with menu delicacies inspired by specific Sculptureum artworks.

Rosé Release Long Lunch at Brick Bay  - SOLD OUT
November 5     
Join the team at Brick Bay Wines for the release of their 2020 Rosé. They will be hosting a lively long lunch to share the first taste of this highly anticipated wine release.

Matakana Village Farmers' Market with Mahurangi Matters cuisine columnist Lauraine Jacobs.
November 14  
Lauraine take a group through her favourite farmers’ market, followed by lunch at a local venue. 

For more details and bookings visit, aucklandnz.com/elementalfestival/events

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