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Auckland Community Arts Service Ensemble, 1953

Auckland Community Arts Service Ensemble, 1953

The Community Arts Service (CAS) was founded by adult education staff at Auckland University College in 1946. The service organised tours of performing artists and exhibitions into rural areas. CAS was phased out in the early 1960s and its work was taken over by the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council (now Creative New Zealand). This is the Auckland Community Arts Service Ensemble in 1953. That year they toured the North Island, performing Giovanni Pergolesi's 18th-century opera La serva padrona

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Alexander Turnbull Library, Donald Munro Collection
Reference: PAColl-0230
Photograph by Steele Photography

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Adult education - Growth of adult education, 1940s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 17 June 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012