Central Otago District Council is proud to support Alexandra Thyme Festival and celebrate arts and sustainability in our community.
Thyme Festival originated from a community desire to celebrate the beauty of the Central Otago landscape in November when the wild thyme blooms.
In 2002 the festival evolved into a week celebrating the arts and sustainability with the theme of Cherishing Our Environment. The theme is reflected in the week-long workshops, working artists, demonstrations, walks, talks, performances and exhibitions.
Central Otago Mayor Tony Lepper officially opened the 2013 festival today and was one of the crowd gathered to watch the unveiling of the Youth Community Mural opposite Alexandra Community House (on the side of the Tin Goose Cafe). The opening was also the launch of the Thyme Festival Primary School Art Exhibition at Alexandra Community House.
Mr Lepper said the festival had firmly cemented itself on the Alexandra calendar now and was full of opportunities for the whole community to get involved. Check out the full programme at www.thymefestival.co.nz and make some time in your week for Thyme Festival fun and learning!
The festival runs until this Sunday 17 November, when there will be a fun day in Pioneer Park with buskers, a talent quest, markets, a community garage sale, food swap, art sale and a 'Sustainable Alley' with community groups and businesses showcasing sustainable products and services.