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Art lovers have a chance to enjoy the latest sculpture exhibition opening at the Waitakaruru Sculpture Park and support worthwhile causes.

Proceeds from tickets sales for the gala opening of Summer: Utopia into Dystopia on Saturday, December 1 will support Save the Children’s Emergency Fund and the arts education function of the Waikato Sculpture Trust.

The next evening a local cause is being supported by a concert in the park.

From 5.30pm Saturday, guests will hear a performance of Opera Lovers, including a programme of musical theatre and opera favourites sung by Beverly Pullon, Alice Gower and Michael Potts accompanied by Anya Nazuruk. The evening features songs from South Pacific, Sound of Music and the Marriage of Figaro. All washed down with wine.

Tickets, $30 each, can be purchased from the Save the Children Shop, 378 Grey St, Hamilton East or at the Park.

The following evening, Sunday, December 2, there will be another fundraiser – Summer Sounds in the Quarry – a twilight outdoor concert in support of Tauwhare School’s swimming pool fund.

Performances will include many well-known artists including Pamela Wallace, Julia Booth, Sam Weir, Nick Wilkinson, Sam Cleaver and Gary Snape.

Tickets, $40 each, cover entry to the park from 2pm, the concert at 5pm and a complimentary drink on arrival. Tickets are available from Janine Broekhuizen by email or phone (07) 824 0199.

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