Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Speakers confirmed for TedX Wellington

Press Release – TEDxWellington
The TEDxWellington team are proud to introduce our family of speakers for the TEDxWellington line-up. Nominations from the city’s residents poured in with twelve clear stand-outs taking their place to share their ideas worth spreading. Read more »

Forbidden voices – performances and presentations at VUW

Press Release – NZ School of Music
An online ‘Event tour’ facility through the national Eventfinder portal will make it much easier for people to register for individual sessions in the ‘Recovering Forbidden Voices Conference’ which takes place in Wellington from 21-25 August. Read more »

Sir David Gascoigne standing down after 14 years as chair of NZ Opera

News from NZ Opera
New Zealand Opera has announced that John Harvey has been appointed as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He follows Sir David Gascoigne, who is standing down. “I have chaired the Board since 2001, and that seems long enough,” says Sir David. Read more »

Mark Hadlow: Middle-aged man in lycra

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Formerly a Sensitive New Age Guy (SNAG) in the 90s, one of New Zealand’s most beloved actors, Mark Hadlow is a little older but his character none the wiser as he returns to the stage as the most polarising of species – a middle aged man in lycra.MAMIL, a new play from Gregory Cooper premiers at Prefab Hall, Wellington from September 5th. Read more »

150 Hobbit fans coming to Wellington for a private screening with Sir Peter

News from Tourism New Zealand
New Zealand is about to become the talk of fantasy enthusiasts around the world, with the call going out globally to find fans keen to take an ultimate Middle-earth journey to New Zealand. Read more »

From e-book to paperback – Wellington publisher’s mouth-watering decision

News from Awa Press
With the help of some mouth-watering recipes and sage advice from the Duchess of Windsor – “If you don’t take care you may serve an entire meal pinkish mauve, from lobster bisque to sherbet” – Anne Else’s memoir of her food-entwined life rocketed to five stars and the No. 1 spot on Amazon’s food memoirs’ bestseller list within a few weeks of its release as an ebook original and has stayed there for months. Its Wellington publisher, Awa Press, was so impressed it decided to release a print edition. Read more »

Best-selling American crime writer to speak at the library next month

Press Release – New Zealand Book Council
International bestselling crime writer Karin Slaughter and Crime Watch blogger Craig Sisterson will meet for the first time in Wellington, thanks to the New Zealand Book Council, Wellington City Library and Random House NZ. Read more »

Orchestra Wellington presents Song of the Nightingale

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
On Saturday, August 9, pianist Jian Liu joins Orchestra Wellington for Ravel’s Piano Concerto in G, a work combining Gallic sass and sparkle with moments of bluesy reflection. Read more »

Australian eco designer woos crowd in Lower Hutt

Press Release – New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed
Western Australian designer Zuhal Kuvan-Mills of Green Embassy wooed the crowd at New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed (NZ’s Eco Fashion Week) held in Lower Hutt over the weekend. Read more »

Sol3Mio announce two more Wellington shows

Press Release – Noise PR
Following a critically lauded and completely sold out tour of New Zealand earlier this year, Civic Events is proud to present the incomparable SOL3 MIO at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre on Sunday September 28, and Monday September 29th. Read more »

Pacifica Beats 2014 – Wellington final in Lower Hutt on Saturday

Press Release – Smokefreerockquest
The Sacred Heart College hall in Lower Hutt will be pumping this Saturday (2 August) as the Wellington entrants play off in the regional final of Smokefree Pacifica Beats 2014. Producer Elena Lome says the regional finals provide a really professional environment for young musicians. Read more »

Standing ovation from Embassy audience for NZ premiere at film festival

The 43rd Wellington Film Festival began tonight with the premiere of a strongly moving new New Zealand film – The Dark Horse – with a standing ovation from the full house for producer Tom Hern, director James Napier Robertson and star Cliff Curtis. Read more »

Eco fashion showcase opens with style

Press Release – New Zealand Eco Fashion Exposed
New Zealand’s eco fashion week, NZ Eco Fashion Exposed, opened in Lower Hutt last night with an intimate Buyers & Media event, showcasing looks from a selection of NZ and international eco designers. Read more »

NZ’s first production of Shakespeare’s Timon of Athens in 150 years

Press Release – Wellington Summer Shakespeare
Want to know how a city’s most popular and successful man can end up
bankrupt and destitute? The Summer Shakespeare Trust is thrilled to
announce that 2015’s Victoria University of Wellington Summer
Shakespeare will be Timon of Athens, directed by Brett Adam, Head of
Directing at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School. This once-in-a-lifetime
production of one of Shakespeare’s most timely but least-known stories
will open on Friday 13 February 2015 in the Dell, Wellington Botanic
Gardens. Read more »

Louis Baker – new video ‘Just Want To Thank You’

Press Release – Aston Road
Aston Rd is proud to release the third instalment of Aston Rd Sessions featuring Louis Baker performing his new song ‘Just Want To Thank You’. Read more »

Air NZ to mark 75th anniversary with exhibition at Te Papa

Press Release – Air New Zealand Public Affairs
Air New Zealand will commemorate its 75th anniversary with an exhibition at Te Papa in Wellington. Read more »

Otaihanga Domain to host Buggy Walk

Press Release – Sport Wellington
Hundreds of buggies are to stroll through Otaihanga Domain in Kapiti on Thursday 7th August for Sport Wellington’s monthly Buggy Walk. Read more »

NZSO performs The Creation with the Orpheus Choir

Press Release – NZSO

One of history’s most famous composers, Joseph Haydn, once confessed, “I want to write a work that will give permanent fame to my name in the world”. Read more »

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