Mini-Preneur Market

Saturday 24th September |9:00am-12:00pm

Our Kids market is back, but at a new location this time:

Northcote War Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney Road, Northcote

Its time for the kids to get creative again at our mini-preneur market. Let your imagination run wild coming up with a stall selling whatever you want.

If you are interested in being a part of this fun market please email

Gift Bag & Wood Rounding Workshop

Saturday 8th October | 3:00-4:30pm

Come along and decorate a set of wood rounds for your Christmas tree and a gift bag.

All items and material provided as well as tea and coffee.

All ages welcome over 5.

Book your ticket here.

Funk Up Your Clothes Workshop

Friday 14th October | 10:00am-12:00pm

These October School Holiday’s….

Come & join Alex from Littlefoot Creations to learn how to prepare & paint your clothes, making them POP!

Please bring any clothing you would like to paint on, denim generally works best but any fabric will work. And make sure you wear clothing that you don’t mind getting paint on.

All painting materials are provided. Please note this is for ages 10 yrs +

Get your ticket here

Seniors Digital Confidence Workshop

Friday 14th October | 10:30am-1:30pm

Join Kia Kaha’s friendly digital facilitators to help you feel more confident using technology & online websites.

  • Be more confident using websites & tools
  • Increase digital skills & knowledge
  • How to be safe online & avoid scams

All devices, tea/coffee & biscuits will be provided.

Please email to register or phone 48058279

Highbury Walking Collective

Saturday 15th October | Wai Manawa Le Roys Bush Walk | 9am

Route: Highbury House – Wai Manawa Le Roys Bush – Highbury House (1.5 hours)

Description: For this walk we will be joined by Bella Burgess from Pest Free Kaipatiki. Bella will be sharing her knowledge of the biodiversity in Wai Manawa Le Roys Bush Reserve. This will be a slow-paced walk allowing time to stop and look at and discuss what we see. Morning tea will be provided back at the house finishing up by 11am. Wear suitable shoes for walking in the bush.

Saturday 29th October | Chelsea Heritage Park Walk | 9am

Route: Highbury House – Chelsea Heritage Park – Highbury House (1.5 hours)

Description: From Highbury House we’ll head down Rugby and Telephone Roads towards the Chelsea Sugar Refinery and Chatswood Reserve followed by morning tea and a chat back at the house. Wear suitable shoes for walking in the bush.

Saturday 12th November| Little Shaol Bay Walk | 9am

Route: Highbury House – Little Shoal Bay – Highbury House (1.5 hours)

Description: For this walk we’ll head down Maritime Terrace to Little Shoal Bay where those who wish to can spend 10-15 minutes barefoot walking on the grass. Then back to the house via Wai Manawa Le Roys Bush for a chat and morning tea.

Saturday 26th November| Birkenhead Heritage Walk | 9am

Route: Highbury House – Birkenhead Wharf – Highbury House (1.5 hours)

For this exploration we will be joined by local Historian David Verran who will take us down Rugby, then Palmerston, Brassey, and Wanganella before heading down to the Wharf. Morning tea will be provided back at the house finishing up by 11am.

Polymer Clay Earring Workshops

Saturday 15th October & Saturday 17th December | 1:00-4:00pm

Learn to make your own polymer clay earrings with jewellery maker Vanessa Fong from Dewdrops.

Included in the workshop:

  • A fun and relaxing 3 hour hands-on experience with all materials provided.
  • 3 – 6 pairs of earrings to take home (more earrings can be made if you have time).
  • Learn all the basic techniques from conditioning clay, colour mixing, slab making, screen printing and finishing techniques.
  • A booklet (pdf) on everything covered in the workshop.
  • Tea/coffee and biscuits will be provided for afternoon tea.

Book here.

Creative Art Tuition/Mentoring Course

Tuesday | 9:30am-12:30pm

8 weeks | 18th October – 6th December

The course is designed for both students and experienced artists with the emphasis on developing a creative approach to art through a relaxed and non-structured series of mentored sessions.

With the main emphasis on creativity the courses are suitable for all age groups and regardless of experience and are designed to help artists derive pleasure from their work. Students intending to enter University to study fine art or design can receive help with portfolio management and preparation.




Kids Learn to Sew Classes

Wednesday | 3:30-4:30pm

8 weeks | 19th October – 7th December

We are excited about this course coming to the House!

Join Tracy from Holly View Creations to learn how to sew in our new after school sewing class.

Your kids will start with basic hand sewing skills & then move in to using a machine.

They will work towards a project of their choice, for example a tote bag, crown or an item of their choice.

Cost: $90+GST, all materials provided.

*Please note this is for ages 9 years & over

Click here for tickets.

After School Art Course for Kids

Wednesday | 3:30-5:00pm

6 weeks | 19th October – 23rd November

To teach youngsters from 7-17 yrs to be creative and innovative in a relaxed and friendly environment. The aim is to turn them into “winners” with a high self-esteem. This usually becomes a habit that effects their other studies i.e. maths, English, reading, writing, science, languages and sports etc.

Older students up to 17 yrs can be helped to build portfolios for university entry to courses in Art, Architecture, Product Design, Graphic Design, Fashion and others.

Cost: $150 for 6 weeks.

Contact: 09 4825443: 0211161450: 021677295

Email: or


Vinyl Record Sale

Saturday 22 October, 12 November & 10 December | 10am-1pm

Vinyl Record Sale at Highbury House, 110 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead. Hundreds of 2nd hand LP’s in GREAT condition and at unbeatable prices. Free entry and free parking. EFTPOS PAYWAVE or CASH.

Morning Meditation

Saturday | 7:00-8:00am

6 weeks | Starting 29th October

A beautiful time just for you. Set your intentions for the week ahead.

Silent Meditation 30 min

Easy yoga Asanas 5 min

A Poem reading 5 min

Petite Dejour (tea, cookies, fruits) and chat. 15 min

Click here for your ticket.

Making + Fun = Mental Wellness | Art Fundraiser for 7-11

Tuesday 1st November | 3:30-4:30pm

Making + Fun = Mental Wellness for children aged 7-11yr. This is a fundraiser for Gumboot Day, so all donations go to I AM HOPE.

Experience using creativity to assist mental wellness.

Book your child into these fun and useful workshops facilitated by Gumboot Friday registered Arts Therapists Renee Barker ( and Jo Harris (

Art materials provided

Wear old clothes or bring an apron that you don’t mind getting messy

Click here for tickets.

Making + Fun = Mental Wellness Art Fundraiser for 12-18yrs

Tuesday 1st November | 4:30-5:30pm

Making + Fun = Mental Wellness for children aged 12-18yr. This is a fundraiser for Gumboot Day, so all donations go to I AM HOPE.

Experience using creativity to assist mental wellness.

Book your child into these fun and useful workshops facilitated by Gumboot Friday registered Arts Therapists Renee Barker ( and Jo Harris (

Art materials provided

Wear old clothes or bring an apron that you don’t mind getting messy

Click here for tickets.

Gumboot Friday Fundraiser | Children, Wellbeing & Navigating Change presentation

Thursday 3rd November | 7:00-8:30pm

An evening with Samantha Patel CPsychol (she/her), Registered Psychologist, Chartered Member Institute Organisational Psychology.

As part of Gumboot Friday, we are partnering up with Samantha to bring this amazing talk about supporting children with change & uncertainty.  This is certainly what the Pandemic has brought us in bucket loads.

Do any of these sound familiar?

  • How do I know if my child is behind at school?
  • What can I do to support my kid(s) not becoming overly worried?
  • Is it ‘normal’ for my child to ask these questions (insert any question you like)?
  • Just when I think I know how to deal with this – we have something else go on
  • Feeling exhausted
  • Experiencing sudden moments of feeling overwhelmed
  • Changes in appetite, diet and sleeping patterns

Supporting the wellbeing of children has no easy fix; it is an ongoing journey of connection and communication.

Join Samantha for this interactive face to face session where we will explore the impacts of change and uncertainty (such as Covid) on children and caregivers whilst drawing upon up to date theory and research in this area.

Areas covered will include: –

  • Why is this Pandemic so hard for us all, especially our children?
  • Habits and practices to support children to thrive
  • The crucial Covid lessons for children
  • Safeguarding children’s wellbeing

All proceeds from this event will go towards I Am Hope. So please come & show your support for such a worthy cause.

Get your tickets here.

About Samantha:

You can see more on I Am Hope here:

Gumboot Tea | Morning Tea

Friday 4th November | 10:00-11:30am

Especially for Gumboot Day!

To Finish off our gumboot week here at the house we will be holding a morning tea & will have a guest speaker.

Tillie Lima from Hearts & Minds will be joining us to discuss:

– Identifying a struggling teenager

– Positive conversations

– Tools & strategies for wellbeing

And she will be able to answer any questions that you have.

Just a gold coin donation which will go directly to I Am Hope.

Birkenhead Repair Cafe

Saturday 5th November | 9:00am – 12:00pm

ADDRESS: St Andrew’s Church, 172 Hinemoa Street, Birkenhead

Do you have small item that needs to be repaired?

A broken kettle, necklace or hem on your favourite dress is unraveled?

Bring them along to our Repair cafe; We have various volunteers who are donating their time to repair your items that you have been storing away not knowing what to do with them.

Accepted on the day will be small appliances, general repairs, jewellery & clothing.

There will be a children’s activity, tea and coffee for that neighbourly chat and a talk on book repairing.


  • Any clothing that you bring will need to be washed.
  • Please bring anything that you need fixed to your broken item, for example a new zip or new plug attachment.

Reusable Christmas Cracker Workshop

Saturday 5th November | 3:00-5:00pm

Come along and learn how to sew a fabric reusable Christmas cracker ready for Christmas.

You can bring your own Christmas fabric or fabric will be provided. The ethos and theme is sustainability so the material provided will be second hand and re-purposed, but don’t worry, it will look beautiful. Sewing machines and all equipment provided as well as tea and coffee.

Book your ticket here

Kintsugi Workshop

Saturday 13th November | 10:30am-12:30pm

Learn the magical art of Kintsugi with Artist Ema Frost in this new Workshop. You can bring along a piece of your own pottery to restore in this beautiful style. (I’ll also have a few as back up if you don’t have your own piece) (All Levels)

Book your ticket here

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Saturday 19th November | 6:30-8:30pm

Grab a friend & come along for a creative evening!

Together with a glass of bubbles we will be getting into the Christmas spirit with a wreath making class.

Book here or email Jess from Table Flower:

Kokedama Christmas Workshop

Saturday 26th November | 11:00am-1:00pm

Come and enjoy two hours of fun making and learning the art of Kokedama. You will get to make two Kokedama to take home and light refreshments to keep you going!

This class is a light and fun approach to the traditional Japanese Garden Art that has become so popular all over the world, by the time you leave, you will be ready to create and gift your own beautiful living Kokedama.

Book here.

Success Starts Here Event

New date to decided

Highbury House has teamed up with Dress for Success to bring a team of wonderful experts to help you get that job. Our aim is to give you that confidence boost to start looking for work. We will style you with work clothing (that you get to keep), give you make up tips, talk to you about interview tips & techniques & then end the event with any questions you may have.

We have Dressing Up with Monique Doy & Fromjess2you Makeup Artistry joining us to share their pro tips.

Please note this is a FREE workshop, but spaces are limited & booking is essential. You can email us at

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