CHB Municipal Theatre
The Perfect Venue For All Occasions

 SEPTEMBER  20th    7:30pm

$25 GA 

     $15 Meal add-on available -  6:30pm  Doors open 6pm, Cash bar available 

Helen Webby will unpack her harp, the Concert Grand and present an intimate tour of the world of harp: Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Bach and the Baroque, to Paris and La Belle Epoque. The concert will showcase pieces written for Helen from her solo CD Pluck, including NZ composers Mark SmytheClaire Cowan and Anthony RitchiePluck was commissioned after the Christchurch Earthquakes, nominated for Best Classical CD in the 2013 NZ Music Awards, and was made into a DVD film Harps Make Fine Companions, recently screened by Television New Zealand.

Principal Harp with Christchurch Symphony, Helen Webby loves to take her harp out from the back of the orchestra, and tell the stories:
Made by her brother Kim Webby from South Island Red Beech, the Concert Grand harp is a work of art. Helen’s dancing fingers will pluck her strings and your hearts in this magical night of harp music.


The extravaganza is part of the Central Hawke’s Bay ‘Spring Fling’ with events happening throughout the region.

2017 was the Spring Floral Extravaganza’s inaugural year and was extremely well received. Local floral artists got creative and designed fantastic works of colourful, beautifully scented art. After the success of last year, we are hoping to expand and fill even more space with the vibrant displays from local and further afield artists.

This year there will be ‘Avante Garde’n Cocktails & Creations’ Fashion show. Entrants will design wearable creations inspired by spring and can enter in to 1 of 3 categories; Kids (primary school) Students (College) and Adult. Open to anyone. Winners for each category will be determined by judges on the night. The evening will consist of a cocktail on arrival and canapés, followed by the fashion show set within a floral wonderland.

We also have a “Create your own Design” Floral Installation / Display category. The entry will be part of the overall display throughout the weekend and will be judged by the public with a People’s Choice Award. 

The ‘Avante Garde’n Cocktails & Creations’ will start the weekend off with a bang from 7pm Friday 5 th October, with the Floral Extravaganza open to the public 10am – 4pm Sat 6 th & 10am-2pm Sun 7 th.

We encourage you to create a wearable design / installation / stall capturing the essence of spring and be part of the Spring Fling’s Floral Extravaganza!

Download an entry form below or pick one up from the Theatre.

Entry Forms
Avante Garde'n / Peoples Choice
Entry forms.pdf (376.26KB)
Entry Forms
Avante Garde'n / Peoples Choice
Entry forms.pdf (376.26KB)