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48 acts for Homegrown in March

Press Release – Jim Beam Homegrown
Celebrating its 10th year, the Jim Beam Homegrown festival will be back on March 4th and ready to fire on all cylinders. Kiwi music’s biggest party will take over the Wellington Waterfront with 48 acts spread over 6 independent stages and the first announcement gives a damn good nudge at how epic this day will be. Read more »

Mice On Stilts at San Fran

Press Release – NicNak Media
Top-notch Kiwi acts have been named as support for the upcoming Mice On Stilts tour, which kicks off in less than two weeks. Read more »

NZ designer wins top WoW award

News from WoW
From a field of 133 garments, New Zealand designer Gillian Saunders’ Supernova won the Brancott Estate Supreme WOW® Award at tonight’s international World of WearableArt™ (WOW®) Awards Show. Read more »

Justin Lester pledges to keep council fund that supports WoW show

News from Justin Lester
Wellington mayoral candidate Justin Lester is pledging to retain the City Growth Fund that pays for the Wellington City Council to be a partner of the World of Wearable Arts awards show, in response to the pledge by other candidates to scrap the fund. Read more »

Supertonic presents all-jazz concert

Press Release – Supertonic Choir
Supertonic is proud to present “Minor Alterations”, its first entirely jazz based concert, at Hannah Playhouse on Saturday October 8. Read more »

Bats celebrating 21 years of Stab

Press Release – Bats Theatre
The Bats annual commission, STAB is turning 21 this year. STAB was created in 1995, with support from Creative New Zealand to provide a platform for artists to take their production to the next level. STAB has grown to include STAB LAB, which was developed in 2013 to nurture new ideas by giving them space to be developed. Read more »

Weta Group to be major sponsor of cinematographer awards

Press Release – Weta Workshop
The Wellington-based Weta Group of Companies will sponsor the Cinematographer of the Year Award as the major sponsor of October’s New Zealand Cinematography Society (NZCS) Awards. Read more »

Wellington tenor wins Malvina Major Aria Award

Press Release – Dame Malvina Major Foundation
Wellington tenor Frederick Jones has won the prestigious Dame Malvina Major Foundation Wellington Aria, taking out the first prize ahead of a field of 18 contestants. Second place was awarded to soprano Sophie Sparrow. Read more »

Peaches at San Fran in December

Press Release – Great Things

Amy Schumer told Time Magazine “Peaches is just the shit. She’s the bravest one of us out there.” We couldn’t agree more, and we’re massively excited to announce that boundary-breaking musician and performance artist is coming to Wellington, following her headline slot at Australia’s Meredith Festival this December. Read more »

Fly My Pretties in Wellington in January – full cast announced

Press Release – LOOP Recordings Aotearoa
With the new album String Theory mixed, mastered, and ready to be unleashed on the world, Fly My Pretties have today confirmed the 14-strong cast for their six date January tour. Read more »

Latin Festival at Wellington High School

Press Release – MIA – Mujeres in Aotearoa
MIA Latin Festival 2016
Music and traditional dance performances
Traditional Food Stalls
Craft Stalls
Face Painting
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CubaDupa wins top Regional Community Award

Press Release – Wellington Airport Community Awards
Wellington street festival CubaDupa won the Supreme Award at the 2016 Wellington Airport Regional Community Awards tonight. Read more »

Four teams enter. One team wins … until

Press Release – New Zealand Improvisation Festival

Each night, four teams of improvisors will be at the mercy of Master & Blaster, who issue scene challenges round by round. At the end of the night, the strongest team is victorious. Until they return to defend their title… Read more »

West Auckland music collective planning album release show at Meow

Press Release – Great Things

A true band of the digital age, the five musicians behind Kiwi music collective Leisure do things their own way. Read more »

Bats partnering with RadioNZ to record productions and events

Press Release – Radio New Zealand Limited
BATS and RNZ have partnered in the Live on Stage. Now! initiative. The project will make audio recordings of selected productions and events live on stage at BATS over the next 12 months. RNZ and BATS hope to make top-quality New Zealand stage works more available to audiences everywhere, within the theatre itself and further out. Read more »

Pacific Choreographic Lab coming to Whitireia

Press Release – Pacific Dance
Since 2009 the Pacific Dance Choreographic Laboratory has produced three original choreographic works from three up-and-coming Pacific choreographers. Read more »

Show your talents and raise money for a great cause

Press Release – Project Starjam
Help empower young people with disabilities across NZ by getting involved in StarJam’s first ever Buskathon and you could also be in to win a 1 day recording session at Stebbing Recording Studio in Auckland. Read more »

Improv Festival presents masterclass

Press Release – NZ Improv Festival

To many in Wellington, the New Zealand Improv Festival (NZIF) is a celebration of improvised performance; to those within the industry, it is also an opportunity to develop skills and foster collaboration between national and international practitioners. With its most comprehensive workshop programme yet, NZIF is delighted to have almost 100 practitioners registered to participate in a week of improvisation masterclasses led by some of New Zealand & the world’s most experienced and talented improvisors and directors. Read more »

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