It's Christmas time, so that's got to be an excuse for some family fun doesn't it?

The Rose Centre
& The Faithful Living Trust present
Belmont's Got Talent!

If you have talent, show off. We’ve organised the place and the time. You audition, maybe you make it, and then it’s showtime. It’s magic, it’s fun, it’s Christmas!

Film a less than one minute audition. Make sure to give us an insight in to what you will do and send us one sentence to describe the performance you will put on.

Use to email the file to by 1 December 2018. You will be advised asap after that if your audition was successful and what time you will be performing at the Christmas Talent Show on December 20.

You will need to pay the very small $10 entry fee to the bank account of Faithful Living Charitable Trust, Westpac, 03 1322 0237953 000, at the same time as you submit the entry to be considered for entry please.

You will be grouped in to one of three age ranges in the show, 5-7 years old with show pieces 1.5 to 2 minutes long, 8-12 years old with show pieces 2 to 3 minutes long, and 13+ with show pieces of 2.5 to 3 minutes long.

To attend the show, tickets will also be just $10 each and available through The Rose Centre or by bank transfer to Faithful Living Charitable Trust, Westpac, 03 1322 0237953 000.

Come along, make Belmont’s Got Talent at Christmas an amazing night out and family fun at this most family time of the year!

All proceeds support The Rose Centre Inc (CC28613) and Faithful Living Charitable Trust (CC54649), both registered charities.

The Rose Centre
& The Faithful Living Trust present
Bollywood in Belmont

There’s something mesmerizing and just wholly uplifting about Bollywood dance and drama!

December 21, come and enjoy a full on Bollywood show from 5-7pm and then join in the after party. Dress Bollywood style and be in to win. Dance, eat, drink and just have an outrageously fun night at The Rose Centre.

Enjoy the glitz and glamour and learn a few new moves! By the way, the after party will feature delicious Indian food, both savoury and sweet delights, with a cash bar available with everything from soft drinks to socially acceptable licenced beverages.

Enjoy the Theatre Show at 5pm December 21, just $15.00
Dance the evening up at the After Party at 7pm at only $15.00
Or do what most will do and love both for just $25.00

Book your tickets at The Rose Centre or by bank transfer to Faithful Living Charitable Trust, Westpac, 03 1322 0237953 000.

All proceeds support The Rose Centre Inc (CC28613) and Faithful Living Charitable Trust (CC54649), both registered charities.

RoseTalks Kids Book Readings

Whilst we would really appreciate koha, this is essentially free kid’s entertainment. It’s a book reading from a local kiwi author of one or sometimes more of their kids’ books. It’ll be a lot of fun. On the Friday we’ll be featuring a Te Reo day as well which will allow kids to enjoy a book in both English and Maori, a real added value experience! At each book reading one lucky guardian will win a book to take home to share within their whanau.

11am December 17, Judy Lawn reads "Jossie's New Home" - Jossie the Jersey cow is tired of living in a paddock – so she goes off in search of a new home. She tries the orchard, the dog kennel, the hen house and even the garage, only to discover she can’t sleep a wink. Just when Jossie is wondering what else to try, and if she will ever sleep again, she spies the perfect place.

11am December 19, Norah Wilson reads "My Sweet Girl and the bag of purple balloons", a book for 2-6 year olds. It's a story about the ups and downs of toddler life. There are so many emotions to discover and cope with. Join My Sweet Girl on her journey through one day where she discovers the joys and delights that come with her bag of twenty purple balloons.

11am December 20, Geoff Allen reads "The Fairies of Down Under and Other Pākehā Tales" a collection of sixteen short stories, each set in New Zealand. Thirteen of the stories are in the north, four in the South Island; and one that takes you around our entire coastline in a single night. Together they create a journey you can make around the country, either in story or in reality.

11am December 21, Paraweta alongside Poo Bum, the English and the Te Reo. Once there was a little rabbit who could only say one thing…Poo Bum! A genuinely funny story whose humour still amuses on repeated readings … John Davies from The Rose Centre will read the English, and local Te Reo speaker and Rose Centre preschool Grandma Gail Kapa will read in Te Reo.


The Rose Singers present - Carols and Crackers

The real deal Christmas concert followed by a meal, and it’s koha only. 6.30pm December 16

Voice Studio “Premiere” invites you to the Russian New Year Concerts

7pm 28 & 29 December experience the vibrant Russian culture, including folk songs and cultural performances by Voice Studio Premiere and its junior performance group. Entirely in Russian language, it’s a delight and truly awe inspiring voices and costumes. Ticket info: (09) 489 3717, 022 415 8184,