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Future Playground a unique digital adventure for festivalgoers

Eureka! The National Children's Museum - Celebrating 25 Years - The Spark Gallery – Picture date Monday 10 July, 2017 (Halifax, West Yorkshire)    Photo copyright, contact for licensing. For licensed images, credit should read: Jonathan Pow/jp@jonathanpow.com (REF: POW_170710_0038)
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News from NZ Festival
A family-friendly digital wonderland is to transform Shed 6 on Wellington’s waterfront from 1–11 March as part of the three-week 2018 New Zealand Festival. Read more »

Terry Gilliam’s brilliant ‘Brazil’ at the film society next Monday

Review by Howard Davis

Harry Tuttle: Bloody paperwork, huh?
Sam Lowry: I suppose one has to expect a certain amount.
Harry Tuttle: Why? I came into this game for the action, the excitement. Go anywhere, travel light, get in, get out, wherever there’s trouble, a man alone. Now they got the whole country sectioned off, you can’t make a move without a form.

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Kapiti bike festival aims to keep riders Shiny Side Up

Press Release – Accident Compensation Corporation
Motorcyclists from around the Wellington region will have a chance to gain riding skills and hear from international experts when the “Shiny Side Up” motorbike festival hits the Kapiti Coast on Sunday. Read more »

Ria Hall performs ‘Rules of Engagement’ at NZ Festival

Review by Howard Davis

Concerned with the perennial themes of conflict and resistance, Rules of Engagement took five years for Ria Hall to complete. Her key inspiration came specifically from a letter written by Henare Taratoa (Ngāi Te Rangi) in March 1864 to the Governor of New Zealand, Sir George Grey, which outlined how both Māori and British should conduct themselves in battle. This code of conduct became known as the ‘Rules of Engagement’ and the album features kōrero about both the battles of Pukehinahina and Te Ranga from Hall’s great-uncle Turirangi Te Kani. Read more »

30 per cent increase in Coastella’s audience

Press Release – Coastella

Image credit: Kent Blechynden

Coastella Music Festival welcomed over 3500 festival-goers to the third annual Festival on Saturday, including artists, volunteers and crew, who were united for a day of great music, delectable food and dancing at Southward Car Museum. This was over a 30% increase from 2017, and exceeded the expectations of festival organisers Gerry Paul and Paul Brown who commented, “seeing over 3000 people smiling, dancing and having fun makes all the hard work worthwhile”. Read more »

Wellington production studio on the rise with new international signing

Press Release – Dusk
Dusk, a Wellington live action and motion graphics production studio, is heading into 2018 with a revamped identity, a new web site, some cool new work and the impressive signing of a new director whose history includes working with the Beatles and Gorillaz. Read more »

14,455 join round-the-bays event on the waterfront

Photo: Sport Wellington

The number of participants in today’s Cigna Round the Bays event on the Wellington waterfront was 14,455 – higher than the 14,300 who ran last year. Read more »

Bicycle Film Festival in March

News from Nga Taonga
A fresh selection of films for the ‘wheel world’ is gearing up to screen in Wellington from 7 to 17 March. Read more »

DogEdge at Roxy in May

Press Release – Documentary New Zealand Trust
The power and presence that belongs to the documentary film returns to Wellington for the 13th Documentary Edge International Film Festival (Doc Edge). The festival, which programmes over 50 films and attracts international film makers to our shores, launches at Wellington’s Roxy Cinema from 9th – 20th May . Read more »

Earnest gets 1920s makeover

Press Release – Stagecraft
The Oscar Wilde classic comedy “The Importance of Being Earnest” gets a 1920’s makeover in Stagecraft’s upcoming production, opening 28 February. Read more »

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