Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Dark and dreamy electro duo unveil new EP

Press Release – NicNak Media
Emerging from the shadows of Wellington’s dark and dreamy electro-pop scene isBlackveil with their EP, Dreams – for release on May 25. Read more »

New novel is Wellington spy story

Press Release – Lawrence and Gibson
A savagely satirical new novel by Wellingtonian author Brannavan Gnanalingam asks how New Zealand security agencies would respond when they really do think they have an Islamic terrorist to fear. Read more »

The Vultures at Bats

Press Release – Tawata Productions

The Vultures is a vivid new play by Mīria George – a story of familial greed and destruction. Read more »

Tickets on sale for The Magic Flute

Press Release – Positively Wellington Venues
A celebration of true love conquering all, Mozart’s The Magic Flute is the opera that has everything – drama, comedy, magic, good conquering evil and of course, sublime music. Read more »

Pop up dance performance at Te Papa

Press Release – New Zealand Dance Company
A captivated crowd of Te Papa visitors filled the museum foyer this morning for a surprise performance of the New Zealand Dance Company’s contemporary light, sound and movement showcase – ‘Lumina’. Read more »

A month of Matariki events

Press Release – Te Papa
Celebrations for Matariki, the Māori New Year, kick off across Wellington’s galleries and museums on 2 June. Read more »

Queen Margaret student excited by teenage role in Shortland Street

Press Release – Queen Margaret College
Rising star Madeleine Knowles hit the small screen last month after landing a role on the New Zealand soap, Shortland Street. Read more »

Masterful playing by Stephen Hough with the NZSO

Scoop review by Max Rashbrooke
Hough Plays Brahms
New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Saturday, May 14
In his interview with Scoop [Rachmaninov’s hairy chest, and other entertainments], pianist Stephen Hough made the point that playing Brahms’s Second Piano Concerto requires the artist, more than with most pieces, to keep the entire work in their head at every moment. Because it finishes on a more contemplative note than most concertos, the earlier movements have to be played with some restraint, otherwise the end comes as an anti-climax. Read more »

$2 entry to Zealandia and the Zoo

News from Zealandia
This weekend two of Wellington’s top nature attractions are opening their doors to locals for just a couple of bucks. Open Weekend is back, and on the 21st & 22nd of May people will be able to visit to Zealandia and Wellington Zoo for a $2 donation. Read more »

Comedy Festival awards: winners have the last laugh

Press Release – NZ International Comedy Festival
Over 300 performers came together in 2016, creating over 220 shows to delight New Zealand audiences, across nearly 1,000 individual performances in Auckland and Wellington. Read more »

Winter concerts in Hall of Memories

Press Release – Ministry For Culture And Heritage
Wellingtonians and visitors to the capital are invited to attend six Sunday concerts over winter at Pukeahu National War Memorial Park. Read more »

Wellington trio Groeni and Alexander Green release EP and video

Press Release – Warner Music
Hotly tipped Wellington electronic trio Groeni have today released their 4 track EP HINDE through Wondercore Island. To accompany the release is a video clip created by singer Alexander Green, the third visual treatment for the EP, joining two transfixing music videos already released in collaboration with young Wellington designer Joel Fear and sponsored by Radio New Zealand in partnership with Red Bull Sound Select. Together, they perfectly set the stage for Green’s angelic and exploratory vocal refrains. Read more »

DOC Edge names award winners

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Judges at the 11th Documentary Edge International Film Festival (Doc Edge) have tonight announced the event’s award winners. Read more »

My shout – another round at the Thistle Inn

Press Release – InSite
Through research, improvisation and investigation, InSite have created a dynamic piece of theatre that captures the essence of Wellington’s first pub. Read more »

Twenty One Pilots next year

Press Release – Live Nation Entertainment
Fresh off their massively successfully, sold-out Australian and New Zealand headline tour, TWENTY ONE PILOTS have announced their biggest New Zealand shows to date when they return in March 2017. Read more »

Film Festival names its first five premieres for July programme

News from NZIFF
The New Zealand International Film Festival has this week revealed the first five films of its 2016 programme, which will begin in Wellington on 22 July. Read more »

Pop up shop in Jackson Street for CanSurvive dragon boat team

Press Release – Can Survive
We are a group of breast cancer survivors who have become Wellington’s Sports Team of the Year and the current 2016 Wellington Dragon Boating women’s champions. Read more »

A comedy monster from New York

Press Release – Kiriata Publicity

Red Bastard is a dangerous seductive comedy monster. America’s number one bouffon spreads through the audience like a big red virus, challenging everyone to play along. Red Bastard brings his show to the New Zealand International Comedy Festival in Wellington for the first time with shows on May 10 – 14. Read more »

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