Celebrating Deco Heritage

On the third weekend of every February, Napier celebrates its unique Art Deco heritage with age-old fashions, wine, dance and song. The official programme of events has grown so much over the years that it cannot be confined to a weekend and this year’s four day-affair gets under way on 16 February. “The four days which the city’s Art Deco Trust dubs ‘a not-too-serious celebration of the Art Deco style’ include elaborate champagne breakfasts and dinner banquets by the beach and balls at which the Charleston, Black Bottom and Dixieland jazz are de rigueur,” Monsters and Critics writer David Barber explains.


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