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Labour Weekend – the council’s suggestions

Press Release – Wellington City Council
The forecast may be a bit hit and miss in the capital this Labour Weekend, but we’ve got a list of things to do to suit all weather types – and all types of people. Read more »

Recorded in Newtown: Anxiety Club release ‘Black Heart’ EP

Press Release – Anxiety Club
Alt-country/indie act Anxiety Club will release their new EP ‘Black Heart’ on Friday 19th October 2018. The 5-song EP will be available from Bandcamp, iTunes, Spotify and other good streaming platforms. Read more »

French Film Festival coming to the Penthouse

Press Release – Alliance Francaise
The Penthouse Cinema, in conjunction with the Alliance Française and the French Embassy, is pleased to announce that the French Film Festival will return to the big screen in March 2019. Read more »

Committed to smashing mental health stigma – at Bats

Press Release – Bats Theatre
The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 was ‘let nature in’. It’s pretty difficult to let nature in when you are being held against your will in a room with the windows bolted shut. For Wellington comedian, storyteller, and former psych ward resident, Clarissa Chandrahasen, being locked up was a reality. Putting a human face to the diagnosis of bipolar disorder, award-winning theatre show Committed returns for its Bats debut. Read more »

Ziggy Alberts sold out at Caroline in December

Press Release – NikNak Media
Ziggy Alberts is showing just how far you can push the boundaries as an independent artist. Read more »

Bryan Ferry at TSB Arena in March

Press Release – Frontier Touring Company

Frontier Touring is thrilled to announce arena shows in Wellington and Auckland by one of Britain’s most iconic and sophisticated names; Bryan Ferry, the acclaimed solo artist and leader of Roxy Music. Ferry returns to New Zealand in March as part of his extensive world tour. Tickets to both shows go on sale on Monday 29 October (2pm local time) viafrontiertouring.com/bryanferry.
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Jon Toogood’s band headlining Artisan Awards

Press Release – Massey University
Musician Jon Toogood’s The Adults are the headline act for the VNZMA Artisan Awards to be hosted next month at Massey University’s School of Music and Creative Media Production on the Wellington campus. Read more »

Eminem bringing “Rapture” tour to Westpac Stadium in March

Press Release – Blackout Music Management
The wait is over! Eminem is booked for a massive stadium show, performing for the first time in Wellington at Westpac Stadium on Saturday 2 March, presented by Teg Dainty. Read more »

HighLight carnival this weekend supporting Te Omanga Hospice

Press Release – Hutt City Council
HighLight: Carnival of Lights has chosen Te Omanga Hospice as its charity partner for 2018, raising money to help with the rebuild of its earthquake-prone building. Read more »

Otaki film having world premiere in Toronto

News from Maoriland Film Festival
A short film written and produced by the director of Otaki’s Māoriland Film Festival is to have its world premiere in Toronto at the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival. Read more »

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