“….’First Friday’ is a name for various public events in some cities and towns that occur on the first Friday of every month. These citywide events may take on many purposes, including art gallery openings, and social and political networking, “see and be seen” events that serve as a block party or social gathering open to the general public. These events may involve gallery openings, pub crawling, other retail establishments such as cafes and restaurants, and performances by fire twirling acts, belly dancing, street musicians, or others.”
Featherston First Fridays create an opportunity firstly for fun times together as a community, with music being key. Linking together creative events, social networking, and encouraging use and ownership of public spaces. Each month has a different flavour and the concept evolves organically, in the spirit of a Fringe Festival.
FFF (Rebekah and Martine) will continue to organise and co-ordinate the main community party each month: if you have an idea for a satellite FF event, and would like work with us and promote this as part of First Friday, we’d love to hear from you.
Some highlights from Summer 2016-17 below.. for more, go to our blog