Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

National recognition for Sue Paterson, as Senior NZer of the Year

Sue Paterson has been named as Senior New Zealander of the Year. Read more »

Sabu Toyozumi at the Pyramid Club

Press Release – Audio Foundation
Audio Foundation and sound explorers are proud to present one of the greatest living improvising drummers – Sabu Toyozumi from Japan. Read more »

Pre-register for Bike the Trail for chance to win a new bike

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
The Hutt Valley’s annual Bike the Trail event is set for Sunday 5 March and is free to attend. Bike the Trail is a free family-friendly cycling event that follows the Hutt River Trail from Harcourt Park in Upper Hutt to Hikoikoi Reserve in Petone. Read more »

My Dad’s Deaths – a comedy at the Fringe

Press Release – 2hoots Productions
2hoots Productions presents
Jon Bennett: My Dad’s Deaths (A Comedy)
Just for Laughs Award nomination for Best Comedy (Montreal Fringe 2013
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Streetdance workshops partnering with smokefree campaign

Press Release – Street Dance New Zealand
Street Dance New Zealand (SDNZ) has partnered with Smokefree to inspire the community to live smokefree lives through some of New Zealand’s top talent taking free community workshops around the country. Read more »

French director to be guest at film festival

Press Release – French Film Festival
The Alliance Française French Film Festival is delighted to announce director Rebecca Zlotowski will travel to New Zealand to present her stunning feature film Planetarium at a screening in Wellington. Read more »

The Prototypes at Betty’s in March

Press Release – Logic Touring Agency
Wednesday 15th March: Betty’s, Wellington
2016 was a massive year for Brighton-based duo The Prototypes. It saw the release of their highly successful album City Of God; their track ‘Rockets Guns Blazing’ made a Beatport no.1; they launched their own imprint titled Get Hype Records, and the release of their epic music video for ‘Transmissions’ gave onlookers some next-level visual stimulation. Read more »

Choir’s first concert series announced

Press Release – Voices New Zealand
New Zealand’s premier professional choir, Voices New Zealand Chamber Choir is releasing its first ever concert series subscription offering four different concert programmes in five centres around the country this year. Read more »

Te Papa’s Ngāti Toa exhibition closing next month

News from Te Papa
Wellingtonians and visitors have just a few more weeks to explore the taonga of Ngāti Toa Rangatira through Te Papa’s Whiti Te Rā! The story of Ngāti Toa Rangatira Exhibition, which closes to the public on March 17. Read more »

The BeatGirls at Circa for their 21st

Press Release – Circa Theatre

One of Wellington’s leading entertainment institutions, The BeatGirls will return to Circa Theatre in April with their latest show The BeatGirls 21st – All Grown Up, celebrating 21 years entertaining audiences the world over. Read more »

1000 Band at the Kilbirnie Festival

Press Release – 1000 Band
If you’ve ever seen one of those Youtube videos where a thousand people with guitars and drums perform an epic version of a hit song and thought you’d love to be a part of a band that big, here’s your chance. The Kilbirnie Festival is hosting New Zealand’s first-ever attempt at a thousand-member band, at noon on Sunday 26 February. Read more »

Mayor welcomes Pasifika Film Festival

Press Release – Pasifika Film Festival
Wellington Mayor Justin Lester warmly welcomes the Pasifika Film Festival beginning in Wellington on Thursday, as it crosses the ditch for the first time. Read more »

Lake South at Caroline in April

Press Release – Home Alone Music
Lake South is touring Aotearoa in March and April to promote his debut album If You’re Born On An Island The Ocean Heals You. From Auckland to Dunedin, Lake will perform his sentimental synth-pop live, as a two piece, with bassist/vocalist Seamus Maguire. Read more »

International judges select 3 Wellington photographers for festival show

Tank Image. Antony Kitchener

News from Photival
Three Wellington photographers have been selected from a national open call for Photival, the first photography festival in the capital for over ten years, which opens on Saturday. Read more »

Women’s Theatre Festival at Circa Theatre

Press Release – Circa Theatre
Circa Theatre is proud to curate and host WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival, celebrating women’s voices and following on from 2016’s hugely successful Women in Theatre Hui. A second conference will be hosted at Whitireia on 11 March (to coincide with International Women’s Day 8 March) – Women in Theatre Hui 2 – The Next Stage. Read more »

Jacob Dombroski flies solo

Press Release – Arts Access Aotearoa
This is story is about strength, family and dreams; about overcoming fears, facing challenges and speaking up about your truth. Meet Jacob Dombroski, a young talent from Wellington, whose first solo performance, Big J Stylez, will be presented on 22 and 23 February as part of Pūtahi Festival 2017. Read more »

Watch Tomás Ford in the Fringe

Press Release – Tomas Ford
Following an Australian season that has seen rave reviews and packed houses, cabaret crooner Tomás Ford brings his one man musical spy thriller Tomás Ford’s CHASE! to Wellington. Read more »

Homegrown on target to sell out

Press Release – Jim Beam Homegrown
Jim Beam Homegrown is celebrating its 10th year in the capital and there will be no shortage of people coming to the party. Over 21,000 people are expected to enjoy the 6 stages set up along the Wellington waterfront on March 4th. Read more »

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