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James Roque taking new show on tour

Press Release – A Mulled Whine
In 2018, James Roque returned to the Philippines for the first time as an adult. His next big trip is across the North Island. Both are more life-changing than they first sound. Read more »

NZ conductor making NZSO debut with psychedelic symphony

Conductor Holly Mathieson. Picture credit: Martin Stewart

News from NZSO
Award-winning New Zealand conductor Holly Mathieson will lead the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra next month for the first time, including performances of Hector Berlioz’s groundbreaking psychedelic Symphonie Fantastique. Read more »

L.A.B at TSB Arena in July

Press Release – Loop Media Ltd

L.A.B are to return to Wellington this July. Fresh off a massive summer, including sold-out headline shows at Auckland’s Mt Smart Stadium and the TSB Bowl of Brooklands, the show will be the only opportunity to catch L.A.B live throughout winter.

After a massive 2020 saw the band hit number one on the NZ Singles Chart twice and their album L.A.B IV debut at number one on the NZ Album Chart, the band have played to huge audiences across summer 2020/21, including appearances at a number of festivals alongside their own headline shows.

These shows will see the band emerge from the studio, where they are hard at work on their fifth album. Running through tracks from their ever-expanding catalogue, including the number one hits ‘Why Oh Why’ & ‘In The Air’, these shows will be accompanied by the full lighting and visual experience audiences have come to expect from L.A.B.

The appearance at Wellington’s TSB Arena will be the band’s first headline performance in the capital in over two years. L.A.B will return to Hamilton one year after selling out Claudelands Arena, and both these shows are expected to sell out.

Each show will see L.A.B supported by Summer Thieves, who will be bringing their party-starting indie/pop/rock to the table. Another band hard at work through 2021, Summer Thieves are set to release a new album in time for these two shows, and have just released the first single, ‘Potions’.

Saturday July 3 – TSB Arena, Wellington
Saturday July 17 – Claudelands Arena, Hamilton

Tickets for both shows on sale Friday April 16 9am. Head to loop.co.nz for all the info. Presented by Loop, thanks to Jim Beam & Mai FM.

Listen to L.A.B IV – https://smarturl.it/LABIV

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Everyone invited to Newtown’s festival street fair

News from Newtown Festival
You are invited to celebrate with one of Wellington’s most exciting, diverse, and vibrant communities. Discover the unique Newtown community at the Newtown Festival Street Fair on Sunday. Free to all – a family-oriented public celebration in the heart of Newtown – this is Newtown’s community party to which all of Wellington is invited. Read more »

Flying Nun joining street party at Newtown Festival

News from Flying Nun
This Sunday in Wellington, we’ve got the Newtown Festival. It’s happening directly outside the front door of our shop in Riddiford Street. Read more »

Grand opening for Marton’s $1.3m Destination Playground

Press Release – Marton Development Group
The Marton community is having a grand opening for Te Āhuru Mōwai, their new destination playground, at 10am on Saturday 17 April. Read more »

Songs based on Katherine Mansfield’s poetry at the MFC in June

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Following a postponement due to COVID lockdowns in 2020, the highly anticipated live performance of Mansfield – In Her Own Words has confirmed new 2021 dates. A full complement of top-notch Kiwi musicians will be joined by narrator Miranda Harcourt to perform the expansive masterpiece live for the first time, coming to Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre on June 14. Read more »

Bringing life back to Civic Square

civic square perfect ex expedia

by Andy Foster
Te Ngakau – Civic Precinct should be the beating heart of our city – a place for events, music, entertainment, relaxation, casual fun, protests, celebrations; a place that reflects our heritage and our stories, a beautiful, flexible, resilient, connected place to enjoy and be proud of – a place for everyone, a place for life! Read more »

Theatre For Children presents a circus tale

Press Release – KidzStuff Theatre for Children

Tale of a Dog
Written By Peter Wilson
Starring: David Ladderman, Fergus Aitken
Directed By Fraser Hooper & Amalia Calder
By arrangement with Playmarket
Tale of a Dog was originally commissioned by Capital E National Theatre for Children.
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Petition wants to keep historic boat at Queens Wharf

sealion petition

Dylan Pyle, right, and Simon van der Zeyden have launched a petition to keep the Sealion on the waterfront. Picture: Yann Kohout.

by Yann Kohout
A petition has been launched to oppose the removal of an historic ship that has become a centre of youth and music on Wellington waterfront. Read more »

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