Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Steampunk fantasy announced as next production from Peter Jackson

A new Peter Jackson feature film has been announced today, to begin production early next year in Wellington. But though Sir Peter is producing and co-writing the new film, he won’t be directing it. Read more »

It’s legal, again: Planet Key didn’t breach electoral laws

There’ve now been two rulings confirming that the satirical “Planet Key” song written and sung by Wellington musician Darren Watson did not breach the Electoral Act. This was the reason given by the Electoral Commission when it banned the song and its music video in 2014. Read more »

Romantic songs re-imagined, at Bats

Press Release – Musique Romantique
In a not-to-be-missed pre-festive season show at Bats Theatre, Wellington vocalist Matthew Pike will present arrangements of much-loved songs from the late romantic era of the 19th century. Read more »

Bowen Street cafe closing and partying after 28 years

Press Release – Ministry of Food

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Ministry of Food cafe hosts a Grand Closing Party after 28 years in their cafe premises next to parliament Read more »

Film School graduates win four NZ awards

Press Release – Whitireia NZ

Four films produced by student crews from Wellington’s New Zealand Film School won awards at the inaugural New Zealand Cinematographer Society (NZCS) Awards on Saturday night. Read more »

SanFran: The Mockers reunite after 30 years

Press Release – Plus1

The Mockers – 1987 (from left); Geoff Hayden, Andrew Fagan, Tim Wedde, Brett Adams.

Kiwi legends The Mockers are reforming their classic line-up for their first New Zealand tour in 30 years, with nine shows from January 19-29. Read more »

Miller Yule joins Ben Harper at MFC

Press Release – Live Nation
Live Nation is pleased to confirm promising New Zealand singer/songwriter Miller Yule as special guest on the Ben Harper & The Innocent Criminals Call It What It Is Tour of New Zealand this December. Read more »

Long Cloud Youth Theatre presents Invaders from Mars at Bats

Press Release – Long Cloud Youth Theatre

It’s almost midnight. As the fog rolls in over the graveyard, thunder and lightning can be heard all around and there is something lurking there in the shadows. A glowing flying saucer appears from behind the clouds and slowly hovers overhead…This is the time of year when the devil and the boogey-man rise out of the darkness to wreak havoc, terrorise the population and fight for control of the world…(oh, and it’s also Halloween). Read more »

Coastella Music Festival returning next February

Press Release – Coastella
Coastella Music Festival will return to the Kāpiti Coast on 25th February, after the success of its “near perfect” inaugural year. Early bird tickets go on sale 27th October 2016 with next year’s Festival featuring toe-tapping music from Ireland, promising festival-goers an unmissable day out. Read more »

Fawlty Towers on stage at the St James next year

Press Release – Michael Coppel and Philip McIntyre
Tickets to the 2017 New Zealand World Premiere Tour of Fawlty Towers – Live will go on sale on Thursday, October 20. Read more »

Orchestra Wellington planning musical journey to Paris

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington

Orchestra Wellington music director Marc Taddei.

Orchestra Wellington have become masters of the slow reveal, and their 2017 “Season Teaser” was no exception. Audiences at the Orchestra’s “Nutcracker” concert on Saturday were given dates and a few names, but the full programme for 2017 will not be known until the Orchestra’s final 2016 concert on December 3. Read more »

Ken Nicol, former Steeleye Span member. playing in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Paul Lambert
Former Steeleye Span singer, songwriter and guitarist Ken Nicolplays Mainly Acoustic Music Club in Upper Hutt on Tuesday. Ken was our guest a few years agoand many will remember his last visit where he mesmerised the Mayfair audience with his sublime guitar playing, and his riffs effected with the ease of someone, very much at the top of his game. Read more »

Abba Show coming to Wellington and Upper Hutt

Press Release – Showtime

New Zealand is set for a big month of dancing and sequined frivolity when the world’s premier ABBA tribute The ABBA Show jets in for a full national tour this November. Read more »

Welsh-born Mari Morgan to conduct Cymanfa Ganu in cathedral

Press Release – Welsh Society
The Welsh Society of Wellington will welcome Mari Morgan as guest conductor at the Festival of Singing or in Welsh Cymanfa Ganu to be held at the Wellington Cathedral of St. Paul at 2 pm on Sunday 23 October. Read more »

Baggage at Bats, celebrating 20 years

Press Release – Bats Theatre
Baggage @ Bats is the overarching title of a season of 3 original NZ works celebrating 20 years of creative work from the Baggage Co-op and being staged in The Studio, 3rd floor at Bats Theatre. Read more »

Peaches schedules extra Wellington show

Press Release – Great Things

There has been a huge response to the Peaches tour announcement last month, and the Wellington concert on Friday December 16 has sold out. A second Wellington date has been added for the following night, Saturday December 17. Tickets are on sale now via Read more »

Indian music, food and dance for Diwali Festival

Press Release – Asia New Zealand Foundation
Captivating artists and performers from four states of India will entertain audiences at Wellington’s 15th Diwali Festival of Lights at Labour Weekend. Organised by Wellington City Council in partnership with the Asia New Zealand Foundation, the festival runs from 1.30pm to 10pm on Sunday 23 October at TSB Arena, Queens Wharf. Read more »

New Kapiti theatre named

Press Release – Coastlands
The newly anticipated Kapiti Performing Arts Centre Principal Theatre was tonight named “Coastlands Theatre” in an official ceremony held at Coastlands Shoppingtown. Read more »

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