Monthly Archives: October 2021


The Riverslea Retreat weekend, October 22-25, is cancelled, but The Joan Prior Young Performers Showcase, Thursday October 28, is GOING AHEAD.

Sadly, Riverslea has fallen victim, for the second time, to Covid restrictions. The Government decision to keep us at Level 2 means it would be impossible to comply with the distancing and other restrictions at this site.

However, with the proper precautions, we will be able to run our Young Performers Concert under Level 2 conditions at our regular venue, Roseneath School Hall.

Here are the details:
THE 2021 JOAN PRIOR AWARD CONCERT – 7.30pm, Thursday October 28 – featuring Peyton Morete, Sayaka Kirkman, Zephyr Wills, Maeve Hughes and Danica Bryant.

This will be an inspiring evening with five gifted young singers, musicians and songwriters.

But we will need to follow these conditions:-

Under current Level 2 restrictions, we have to observe social distancing requirements by carefully arranging the seating, and restricting the numbers who can attend, so you will need to book. 

Please think carefully about attending the concert if you are not vaccinated, so we can make the gathering as safe as possible for everyone.

The audience will need to wear masks and everyone must scan or sign in at the door. We will not be able to provide the usual tea, coffee and biscuits at the break, but you can bring your own refreshments.

To protect the performers, vocal mics will be covered and the covers changed between acts. We will also have hand sanitizer available for everyone attending.

ENTRY: $15 ($10 for Acoustic Routes members). Pay at the door, cash only (no Eftpos available).

BOOKINGS:  Contact Ruth Birnie 027 451-5486;