Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Maoriland Film Festival announces programme

News from Maoriland Film Festival
Māoriland Film Festival today revealed their official programme for 2016. Read more »

Wellington band teams up with winner of NZ’s Got Talent

Press Release – Towers
Wellington band Towers has teamed up with NZ’s Got Talent winner Clara van Wel for a new single ‘Radio Silence’ Read more »

Oscar-nominated filmmaker to screen new documentary in Wellington

Press Release – Palestine Solidarity NZ
Oscar-nominated Palestinian filmmaker Emad Burnat will pay a rare visit at the end of this month. Read more »

Hello Pigeons – starting on the waterfront

Press Release – The Performance Arcade


Photo: Luke Scott

Hello Pigeons
A Designed Meeting Between Two Species, Human & Pigeon
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The Owl and the Pussycat at the Fringe

Press Release – Company of Giants
The Owl and The Pussycat
Directed by Laurel Devenie and Ash Holwell
Taking over Fringe one paw at a time, get ready to be swept away in a pea-green boat with The Owl and the Pussycat. An audacious cat falls in love, a timid owl sings to his small guitar, a celebrant turkey shakes his wiblet and a lonely piggy stands in a wood. This is a tale of delight and wonder set to the dusky hues of a late night jazz club. Read more »

Waitangi celebration on Waitangi Park from midday

News from WCC
The annual Te Rā o Waitangi celebration is going to be bigger on Saturday. It will be hosted by popular MC Frankie Stevens, with DJ Ayesha keeping the good vibes rolling. Read more »

Penny Black movie helping Kaibosh

Press Release – Penny Black Film
New Zealand feature film Penny Black opens in theatres this month, touring 25 cinemas to raise funds for food rescue charities across the country. Read more »

Kites, movies, music: Kapiti council helps pay for three local events

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
The Council has approved one-off funding for three significant events to be held in Kāpiti this year. The grants were approved today by the Environment and Community Development Committee. Read more »

Weta Workshop playing creative role in Magic Leap partnership

Press Release – Weta Workshop
It’s looking to be a watershed year for Magic Leap’s Mixed Reality LightfieldTM technology, and Wellington’s Weta Workshop is playing a pivotal creative role. Read more »

Miramar Peninsula will be Ciclovia’s Valentine

Press Release – Ciclovia
Miramar Peninsula will be closed to cars and open to people on Sunday 14th February when Wellington’s third annual Ciclovia event encourages locals, and visitors, to explore a beautiful area of the city in a new way. Read more »

World premiere of family favourite at Circa for NZ Festival

Press Release – Circa Theatre
The world premiere of The ACB With Honora Lee will feature as Circa’s offering in The New Zealand Festival 2016. Adapted for the stage by Jane Waddell from Kate De Goldi’s acclaimed 2012 children’s novel, is a charming exploration of kindness, patience and acceptance. Read more »

Māoriland Film Festival to announce its programme on Saturday

Press Release – Maoriland Film Festival
The Māoriland Film Festival is to announce its 2016 programme at Te Rā o Waitangi celebrations in Wellington this Saturday. Read more »

Cain and Phillips with Roger Fox Big Band

Press Release – Rodger Fox Big Band
Cain – Phillips together in concert for the first time.
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Sabrina D’Angelo at the Fringe

Press Release – New Zealand Fringe Festival
Following hit seasons at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2014 (The Age’s Must See Critic’s Picks) and NZ Fringe Festival 2014 (Winner – Best Comedy, Nomination – Stand Out Performer), body-poet Sabrina D’Angelo returns to Wellington with her dazzlingly absurd physical comedy, Why Do I Dream? Described as ‘Kate Bush meets Mr Bean’, Sabrina is the dream weaver in this one woman tour de farce, combining 80’s dance, 60’s folk ballads, 90’s magic tricks and a haunting teddy bear for all ages. Why Do I Dream? was created with acclaimed UK comedy director Cal McCrystal (Mighty Boosh, Sacha Baron Cohen) and plays at FatG for four nights only. Read more »

Death Never Blinks: a rather silly radio play, at the Fringe

Press Release – Kickin Rad Productions

Wellington, 1953. Local mobsters. Greasy pawnshops. Gambling debts. And literally miles and miles of bunting. What does it mean? Will Dick Mason, Private Detective, solve the case before the case solves him? This Fringe, Kickin’ Rad presents an old timey radio play, recorded before a studio audience. Read more »

Nipple show at Fringe

Press Release – Dead Leg Theatrics

A dynamic pair are set to explode into the New Zealand Fringe Festival this month. The 2016 NZ Fringe will host the world premiere of THE OFFENSIVE NIPPLE SHOW, a new show tweaking those tiny lumps of double standard on the female front. Charging through this censored territory with neon wit and fluorescent charm, the show teases out our truths atBATS Theatre from 16th to 19th Feb at 8.30pm. Read more »

Live art meets fresh stand-up in Sketch/Comedy

Press Release – Humorous Arts Trust
Sketch/Comedy is back, bringing its uniquely impromptu mix of stand up and live drawing to this year’s NZ Fringe Festival. Read more »

Award-winning performer returns after eight years

Press Release – Bridie Connell

“Outrageously talented” – Timeout“A phenomenal acting talent” Sydney Fringe Blog
“Bridie is amazing. Even her talent’s got talent!” – David Collins, Umbilical Brothers
“Awkwardly funny and sure to delight.” – The Brag Read more »

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