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Silverstein with Comeback Kid at Valhalla in May

Press Release – John Howarth
Get ready for a double shot of Hardcore with SILVERSTEIN and COMEBACK KID joining forces to head our way in May. Read more »

Dance meets visual art at NZ Festival

Press Release – Movement of the Human
The uplifting, experiential and multi-award-winning Rushes makes its Wellington debut in the 2018 New Zealand Festival, presented by Movement of the Human in collaboration with Te Papa and Circa Theatre. Read more »

Connan Mockasin at San Fran in February

Press Release – Great Things
After a stand of three Auckland concerts that sold out in minutes in January, Connan Mockasin is hitting the road across Aotearoa for the first time in eight years this summer for a select run of headline shows. Read more »

Big Gay Christmas Drag Show back for one night

Press Release – Hugo Grrrl
There’s frankincense and gold … but wait – there’s mrryh! ‘The Big Gay Christmas Drag Show’ is back, for one night only. This innovative, festive cabaret starring the capital’s most daring queens and kings extends their sold-out holiday season, returning to The Fringe Bar on Friday December 22nd. Read more »

Muted NZSO ‘Messiah’

Review by Max Rashbrooke
After last year’s stripped-down – and very good – Messiah, I was expecting something completely different at the MFC tonight: an all-guns-blazing performance led by an Australian conductor, Brett Weymark, well known for renditions that feature as many as 400 singers. Instead what we got was a performance that couldn’t quite seem to make up its mind. Read more »

Tiny Ruins with Fleet Foxes at the Opera House

Press Release – CRS Management

Tiny Ruins will be opening for Fleet Foxes at the American indie-folk legends’ two New Zealand shows in January. Read more »

55 issues unresolved: Peter Jackson complains about Movie Museum deal

There’s a standoff between Peter Jackson and the Wellington City Council, over the prolonged negotiations for the city to build a Movie Museum. Read more »

Andrew Beattie wins best short at Terror-Fi Film Festival

Press Release – Terror-Fi Film Festival
The Hunting Party from writer/director Andrew Beattie has won Best Short Film at the first annual Terror-Fi Film Festival in Wellington. Read more »

Fringe Festival bringing 130 shows to Wellington

Press Release – Wellington Fringe Festival
For the last 28 years, Wellington’s Fringe Festival has played host to a bevy of fresh, up and coming talents and provided a playground for established artists, not only from New Zealand, but around the world, to perform exciting new works from all mediums including theatre, music and visual arts. Read more »

French Film Festival reveals first titles

Press Release – Alliance Francaise
Bringing the best of French cinema to Wellington from 1 March to 18 April, the Alliance Française French Film Festival is delighted to welcome Kate Rodger as the 2018 Festival Patron. Read more »

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