Calendar of Events

If you're interested in holding your zine or book launch at Alphabet City, running a workshop or presenting some other kind of event, please get in touch with us to discuss the details.

December 6, 2014

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Start: December 6, 2014 8:00 am
End: December 6, 2014 8:00 am

December 19, 2013

Auckland Letter Writing Club and Closing Party

Auckland Letter Writing Club is a monthly gathering for folks to write letters to their friends, loved ones or strangers. Open to all. No previous letter writing experience required. No need to sign up ahead of time.

No cost (other than coins for postage). Supplies provided.

Start: December 19, 2013 8:00 am
End: December 19, 2013 8:00 am
Venue: Alphabet City
Address:
71 Mt Eden Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland, New Zealand

December 12, 2013

Printmaking for the People – evening 2

Anyone can make prints!

Want to learn how? Printmaking doesn’t have to be a space-intensive and costly process. Everyone can make prints at home or in other community spaces; you just need the knowledge and some basic tools. This workshop series will give you both, including information on where to obtain materials cheaply in Auckland. We’ll also discuss printmaking’s role in our history, culture and communities.

One Tuesday and one Thursday evening workshops:
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December 10 and 12 | 6:30-9PM

The first session will include a presentation about the history of printmaking. The second session will include brainstorming for how you can further share their new knowledge and art with their communities. Both sessions will focus on learning skills, guided practice, troubleshooting, and helping you figure out how you can keep

Thank you to Creative Communities, Creative New Zealand and Auckland Council for making this an affordable workshop anyone can take!

Co-Director Erin Fae will lead the workshops

$10 (register here)

Start: December 12, 2013 6:30 pm
End: December 12, 2013 6:30 pm
Venue: Alphabet City
Address:
71 Mt Eden Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland , New Zealand

December 10, 2013

Printmaking for the People

Anyone can make prints!

(register here)

Want to learn how? Printmaking doesn’t have to be a space-intensive and costly process. Everyone can make prints at home or in other community spaces; you just need the knowledge and some basic tools. This workshop series will give you both, including information on where to obtain materials cheaply in Auckland. We’ll also discuss printmaking’s role in our history, culture and communities.

One Tuesday and one Thursday evening workshops:
+++please note date change++++
December 10 and 12 | 6:30-9PM

The first session will include a presentation about the history of printmaking. The second session will include brainstorming for how you can further share their new knowledge and art with their communities. Both sessions will focus on learning skills, guided practice, troubleshooting, and helping you figure out how you can keep

Thank you to Creative Communities, Creative New Zealand and Auckland Council for making this an affordable workshop anyone can take!

Co-Director Erin Fae will lead the workshops

$10 (register here)

Thanks to:

Start: December 10, 2013 6:30 pm
End: December 10, 2013 6:30 pm
Venue: Alphabet City
Address:
71 Mt Eden Road, Auckland, New Zealand
Cost: 10

November 21, 2013

Auckland Letter Writing Club – November 2013

Auckland Letter Writing Club is a monthly gathering for folks to write letters to their friends, loved ones or strangers. Open to all. No previous letter writing experience required. No need to sign up ahead of time.

No cost (other than coins for postage). Supplies provided.

This month, we’re teaming with Amnesty International NZ! So you can write a letter to Nan and write a letter to help save a life.

Every year, hundreds of thousands of people around the world write to someone they’ve never met. They send these letters in solidarity to people whose human rights have been abused.

They write directly to governments too. A single letter to the authorities might be brushed aside. But thousands of letters all calling for human rights change are harder to ignore. We know from decades of campaigning that writing letters does change lives.

Join Write 4 Rights 2013 and write letters that can change lives.

Start: November 21, 2013 6:30 pm
End: November 21, 2013 6:30 pm
Venue: Alphabet City
Address:
71 Mt Eden Road, Auckland

November 5, 2013

Lucky Penny

More info soon

Start: November 5, 2013 7:00 pm
End: November 5, 2013 7:00 pm

November 1, 2013

G is for Glasses – one night show

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Four eyes forever! You’re invited to the launch of a compendium of new paper cut works celebrating eyewear.

Alphabet City’s Artist-in-Residence Julie Schneider is having a one night only show of her new  glasses themed alphabet.

Start: November 1, 2013 6:00 pm
End: November 1, 2013 6:00 pm
Venue: Alphabet City
Address:
71 Mt Eden Road, Eden Terrace, Auckland , New Zealand

October 31, 2013

Off-Site Halloween Event: Spooky Postcards and Films with the NZ Film Archive

Get ready! Halloween is coming and we think this is a great excuse to send some haunted post.  We’re teaming up with the NZ Film Archive for a night of postal (witch)craft, music and film. Alphabet City will bring along everything you need to make some spooky postcards! Rubber stamps of skeletons, bats, spiders and things that go creep in the night, stencils and ephemera. Send a spook-tacular Halloween greeting that is sure to make your favorite ghoul or ghost smile.

Info from the NZ Film Archive (RSVP on Facebook)
Hunter Moon Rising II: New Zealand Film Archive’s Halloween Spooky Special!!!
Come along early to the Wine Cellar for an early Halloween film programme! Drop in and ghoul out! Your $5 entry includes bottomless popcorn cups!

6pm: Short films

7pm: Live undead performances:
short film soundtracks by Ducklingmonster the dunt loop
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and
Chronic Fatigue (double “whammy” with Pseudorobustus later playing the All Hallows’ Eve event next door)

8:15pm: Crush (1992) directed by Alison Maclean. Many of you will have seen Maclean’s germinal short “Kitchen Sink” (1989). This Halloween we are channeling that Gothic energy and playing her debut feature, the noirish ‘Crush’. From the NZFA catalogue: “The film revolves around four characters – a famous writer, Colin, and his 15 year old daughter, Angela, and the two women who were coming to visit them, until a car accident intervened. Like Kitchen Sink , Maclean’s prize- winning short, Crush is about the shifting power in relationships, and it has similar tonal elements. The film’s dark, psychological manoeuvrings become tense and dramatic, because the characters are all completely real”

Start: October 31, 2013 6:00 am
End: October 31, 2013 6:00 am
Venue: Wine Cellar
Address:
St Kevin's Arcade, Auckland
Cost: $5

October 26, 2013

Paper Cut Workshop

 

Snip, snip! In this class, we’ll be making the best kind of paper cut: the kind that turns a humble sheet of paper into a small piece of art (and not the kind that kind that leaves your skin smarting!). There is something magic about this process of combining the power of the sharp edge of a cutting knife, positive and negative space, and paper into something totally new. We’ll explore tools and techniques for this process and make singular cards that double as mini mailable works of art.

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.nz/event/8960674619

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Teacher info

Julie Schneider is Your Secret Admiral. She is an artist, writer, and teacher with a handmade heart visiting from Brooklyn, NY. She earned a BFA in Craft from Virginia Commonwealth University, and has worked for the past 6+ years for Etsy, where she writes and edits, develops creative community programs, and coaches sellers.

Start: October 26, 2013 12:00 pm
End: October 26, 2013 12:00 pm

October 22, 2013

Etsy Workshop

Join long-time Etsy seller and staff member, Julie Schneider for a workshop on how to start selling on Etsy. She’ll guide you through the process of setting up your own shop and landing your first sale. 

The hour-long workshop will be followed by a meet & greet with Julie and local Etsy sellers. Meet, mingle, and enjoy some snacks and drinks.

Start: October 22, 2013 6:30 pm
End: October 22, 2013 6:30 pm