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School of Dance students exploring choreographic talents

Press Release – The New Zealand School of Dance

New Zealand School of Dance 3rd year Contemporary student – Christopher Mills, photographed by Stephen A’Court.

The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) Choreographic Season is a highlight of the Wellington arts calendar, relished by dance afficionados and newcomers. Read more »

Piano genius and star conductor with NZSO

Press Release – NZSO
Britain’s greatest living pianist, a fast-rising conducting star and the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will join forces to present a titan of classical music in May. Read more »

Documentary festival starts on Wednesday at the Roxy

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
The 11th Documentary Edge International Film Festival (Doc Edge) opens on Wednesday at Wellington’s Roxy Cinema, bringing directors and documentary subjects from around the globe. Read more »

Whitireia student dancing in Paris with acclaimed dance company

Press Release – Whitireia
Whitireia Performing Arts student Nazerene Paea will perform today with New Zealand/Samoa choreographer Lemi Ponifasio’s dance company, MAU, at a UNESCO event in Paris to mark International Dance Day. Read more »

Creative team announced for 28th World of Wearable Arts

News from World of Wearable Arts
World of WearableArt® has announced the creative team for the 28th WOW® Awards Show, New Zealand’s largest performing arts event founded by Dame Suzie Moncrieff. Read more »

Empire cinema restoration wins colour award in Melbourne

Press Release – Dulux
The renovation of the Empire Cinema and Eatery in Wellington’s Island Bay has won the international category in the 30th year of the Dulux Colour Awards in Melbourne. It was also commended in the Commercial Exterior category. Read more »

Three new wines celebrate release of new movie

Press Release – Torchlight Films
Ahead of their world premiere, Torchlight Films are delighted to reveal three beautiful New Zealand wines in celebration of the upcoming feature film The Great Maiden’s Blush. Read more »

Orpheus Choir and Orchestra Wellington – behold, the sea!

Press Release – Orpheus Choir
The sea holds a special significance for all island nations. So it’s ultra-fitting for Wellington that the Orpheus Choir’s upcoming concert features three sea-focused masterpieces. Read more »

Jazz Festival announces 100 gigs at 40 venues over five days

News from Wellington Jazz Festival
The Wellington Jazz Festival (8 – 12 June) will ignite the city’s night life, with over 100 gigs at around 40 venues, says Wellington Jazz Festival’s Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza. Read more »

Ladyhawke at Bodega in July

Press Release – Ladyhawke
Ladyhawke has announced a Wellington concert in support of her new album WILD THINGS (released June 3). Read more »

Othello reimagined by a cheeky Maori and his masks, at Circa

Press Release – Te Rehia Theatre Company
SolOthello will mark Māori actor Regan Taylor’s solo debut of at Circa Theatre during Matariki. As part of the inaugural Kia Mau Festival (formerly Ahi Kaa Festival), Māori Performance Mask (Te Mata Kokako o Rēhia) will come to life for the first time in Wellington as Taylor unfolds his adaptation of Shakespeare’s Othello in his solo performance. This production is also the first time Auckland’s leading Māori theatre company Te Rēhia Theatre’s is presenting a theatrical piece in Pōneke. Read more »

World premiere in Wellington of movie on e-cigarettes

Press Release – New Zealand Vaping Alliance
The New Zealand Vaping Alliance is very pleased that the documentary ‘A Billion Lives’ is having its world premiere in Wellington, 11 May. Read more »

Comedy Festival review: Vote Batt

Scoop review by Robert Kelly

The political campaigning in the US over the last eight months or so has provided a stark insight into how far political candidates are willing to go. This background came into focus as “former comedian” – now politician – Tim Batt ushered people up into the front seats at the Fringe Bar, passing out badges and taking photographs with his not entirely adoring public. Read more »

Shaolin Warriors at St James in August

Press Release – Skip Ink
Direct from China, the legendary Shaolin Warriors will return to Wellington, punching, kicking and tumbling in a spectacular, dynamic new production. Read more »

Two world premieres in one night for NZSO at MFC in May

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
Wellingtonians will be the first to hear orchestral music inspired by a nineteenth century conman and a giant of twentieth century literature when the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra premieres two works next month. Read more »

Visa granted for Iranian director to attend DocEdge Film Festival

Press Release – Documentary Edge Festival
A visa has been granted for Iranian filmmaker Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami to attend the Documentary Edge International Film Festival in Wellington. Read more »

Plenty for kids of all ages at Scale Models Expo in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Scale Models

Laura Vale aged 9 concentrates on finishing her robot model for Scale Models Expo

The best scale modellers from around New Zealand flock to Wellington as the country’s largest scale model show comes to Upper Hutt over the weekend of 23-24 April. Read more »

Great War Exhibition – open late over Anzac weekend

Press Release – The Great War Exhibition
The Great War Exhibition, created by Sir Peter Jackson, is open over the school holidays including Anzac Day from 9am to 6pm. Read more »

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