Festival Theme

2022 Theme

“State of Flux”

Change, movement, fluidity, comings and goings, always moving. This is something we have all experienced the last two years, we have had to adapt and dare we say...pivot. 2022 is our transition year, the festival is in a stage of flux, this moment before a big change, the turning of the tide. 

The one constant in life is change. From the early buds to the flower, the wind and the seasons, our lives are a state of flux. 


Dine Wellington
Following this year's changes to Dine, we will again be asking you to use your Dine dishes as a medium to tell a Wellington Story. It's a great time to start thinking about and researching what these might be. It may be a piece of Wellington history, a person, a song, a place etc. There were some incredible Dine Wellington stories in this year's festival, don't hesitate to get in touch if you need some examples to get you started!


The role of the annual theme

Each year we choose a theme for Visa WOAP to tie the programme together, to communicate what's important, to provide inspiration for participants, to keep the programme dynamic and changing each year, and is also used as a basis for our marketing campaign.

While it is not mandatory to use the theme (we will never turn away a great idea), we encourage you to strongly consider it. It's a great way to think outside of the box and present fresh ideas.