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The shell of the new gallery, featuring precast concrete cleverly disguised with a wood panelling effect on the exterior, was examined by the mayor along with the start of a studio block on the former Keall House site at the rear. Part one of the project also includes a cafe, which Mr Brown said would be extremely popular; an administration building, meeting room and a studio courtyard. Ms Bowers told Mr Brown the users had been looking forward to the new building for so long after many stop-start stages over a number of years. Uxbridge art classes have been temporarily shifted to the council-owned former Police Station building at 34 Moore Street, while administration staff members are in an office off the existing hall and theatre. Ms Bowers said staff members and classes were expected to move into the new building next March. Stage two will follow involving a restoration upgrade of the existing theatre in the old church facing Uxbridge Road and the hall to the rear. After the Uxbridge visit, Mr Brown took a stroll through the village accompanied by the Howick Village Business Association chairman Ken Scott, HVBA manager Jenny Foster, and Mr Collings. Auckland Mayor Len Brown, second from left, took a tour of the village with, from left, Howick Village Business Association (HVBA) manager Jenny Foster; Howick Local Board chairman, David Collings and HVBA chairman Ken Scott. Times photo Marianne Kelly mayoral visit Arts centre site tour ■■ By marianne Kelly Learning was put into good use for a class of entrepreneurs at Our Lady Star of the Sea School as they prepared for the school’s annual gala. Split into groups, they came up with product ideas which they designed, put together, worked out budgets and pricing and produced support advertising collateral. When the Times visited, the groups were waiting with their sales pitch at the ready. Projects ranged from Bootles, a device to keep boots upright, Eggheads – “they’re ready for adoption” one creator said, and 100 per cent recycled crayons melted into a variety of shapes called Mo Ho Krazy Krayons. “Light ‘em up” involved tin cans filled with water which was frozen, allowing the team to drill holes in the side and, after removing the melted ice, lanterns were placed inside. Activities will include bouncy castles, adventure games, face painting and crazy hair. Families are being encouraged to create authentic ethnic food for the food stalls and home baking will be sold at the cafe. ■➤ Our Lady Star of the Sea School gala day is at 10am- 2pm on October 17 at the school at 14 Oakridge Way, Northpark, Howick.
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