Empowering young people through creativity.

Empowering young people through creativity.

An introduction

The heart of Mixit is our Saturday afternoon sessions, bringing together a diverse group of young people to mix, create and express themselves. Running from 2pm to 4.30pm, it’s an open space where anyone is welcome. We usually have 10-15 participants and a mix of regulars and newcomers, led by 2-3 Mixit leaders and guest artists. These Saturday sessions are commitment-free. Participation is fluid and our young people come along whenever they can. One thing we guarantee is that every Saturday during the school term, Mixit is here for them.

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Activities

Here are the latest events, projects and activities imagined, performed and created by our Mixit community.

In a Curious Garden

Join us for a wonderful adventure on the 18th & 19th January 2020. Taking the imaginative framework of Lewis Carroll’s ‘Alice In Wonderland’ classic as a starting point, In a Curious Garden will weave together stories, moments and unexpected encounters throughout the beautiful grounds of the Auckland Botanic Gardens.

Find out more

When: 11am & 3pm on 18th & 19th January 2020

Where: Auckland Botanic Garden, 102 Hill Road, Manurewa

People

Mixit is all about people. Meet our Alumni, our Youth Leaders and the support team that have made Mixit what it is today.

Meg Sydenham
Meg Sydenham

Alumni squad

Meg worked with Mixit for the first time on the 2019 summer project JUMP CUT as a creative coach. She is from an acting background, and recently graduated from Toi Whakaari. Her range of teaching experience is diverse: putting on plays with primary school drama classes, working with kids right through to adults as an acting coach for short films, t...

Younis Ahmat Abdallah
Younis Ahmat Abdallah

Youth leader

Younis Ahmat Abdallah has been part of the Mixit family for 3 years, and joined our Youth Leadership programme in 2018. He is currently in Year 12 at Mangere College, and also studies Building at MIT. When he finishes school he hopes to become a builder and actor.

Batanai Mashingaidze
Batanai Mashingaidze

Alumni squad

Batanai is an emerging professional artist who has worked in a range of roles since graduating from Toi Whakaari as an actor. She has been employed as a performer in theatre, film, on dance projects and as an AD in the film industry. She was a creative coach on a Mixit summer project FRESH EYES and the Assistant Director on the JUMP CUT summer proj...

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