STEAM Lab is our newest stage, a place full of wonder. Come and hear speakers from Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics fields talk about incredible breakthroughs and their journey of innovation.

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Book Club

New to WOMAD 2020 is Book Club! It aims to bring people together to express their perspectives and explore the themes within the book, while getting insights from the author. Get reading!

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Village of Wellness

This is the village of gentle zen and restfulness. Have a massage, a moment of calm as you receive a henna tattoo, or just relish in the soothing atmosphere.

More information coming soon.

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World of Words

World of Words is a celebration of voices, ideas, creativity and the spoken word. This extremely popular festival gem has an inspiring line-up of award-winning thinkers, authors, comedians, poets and photographers.

More information and the 2020 line-up announced soon.

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Te Paepae

Te Paepae continues to be the cultural heartbeat, the meeting house of the festival. Engage with Maori culture: have a go at learning Te Reo or experience 360 degree virtual reality Powhiri.

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Community Programme

Bringing WOMAD to you, our community programme aims to spread the festival love. We engage with local schools to provide enriching learning experiences. Watch out for the free WOMAD Pop-Up Festival held on Puke Ariki Landing each year.

More information coming soon.

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Kunming Garden

The Kunming Garden is a special corner of Brooklands Park. Presided over by the Kunming Pagoda, this inviting garden space hosts the World of Words stage. There is also a lawn of sun-umbrellas for you to relax and enjoy a drink or a snack.

More information coming soon.

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Friday Dress Up Night

Oh yes! Bring all the (biodegradable) glitter and incredible costumes to dance the night away and maybe even win a prize or two!

More information coming soon.