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Semi-Permanent announces Wellington participants for November event

News from Semi-Permanent
The Semi-Permanent design symposium will be back in the capital on the 4th and 5th of November. Following the success of its tenth anniversary events. and a mind-blowing Auckland season in February, it’s again time to turn Wellington’s Embassy Theatre into a hive of energy, as designers from every discipline converge to share the innovation and inspiration synonymous with the Semi-Permanent experience. Read more »

New Caledonian artist selected for WOW

Press Release – Embassy of France to New Zealand
New Caledonian artist Florence Dosdane will be participating in the 2014 World of Wearable Art Festival in Wellington. Read more »

Award-winning Fringe living-room solo show coming to Bats

News from my accomplice theatre
Originally performed in living rooms around Wellington as part of this year’s New Zealand Fringe Festival – where it won Best Solo and was nominated for Best Theatre – Everything is Surrounded by Water is the latest show from award-winning, audience-favourite theatre company My Accomplice. Read more »

Seven Days coming to Opera House in November

Press Release – Elephant Publicity


Jeremy Corbett, Dai Henwood, Paul Ego, Ben Hurley, Jeremy Elwood, Josh Thomson, Urzila Carlson

Back for another round of live laughs. For five years TV3’s 7 DAYS has reigned as favourite NZ comedy show on TV. However, not content with Kiwis just chortling from their settees, the tour bus has been booked and the gang are on the road once more – to hear those hearty belly giggles in the flesh. Read more »

Wellington’s vampires voted “most popular” at Toronto Film Festival

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Wellington’s vampire movie What We Do In The Shadows has won one of the top awards at the Toronto Film Festival. Read more »

NZ Ballet appoints new artistic director from Italy

News from Royal New Zealand Ballet
The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to announce the appointment of 36 year old Italian Francesco Ventriglia as the company’s new artistic director. Read more »

Kirsty Dunn coming home from London to talk about her Thorndon book

Press Release – Bridget Williams Books
One of New Zealand’s leading writers is returning ‘home’ in early October, accompanying her acclaimed book Thorndon back to its roots in Wellington’s historic suburb. Read more »

Martin Edmond coming to Unity Books for launch of new memoir

Press Release – Bridget Williams Books
The launch of Martin Edmond’s new memoir, Barefoot Years, marks a return to New Zealand and childhood. Read more »

Wellington Youth Council launches 60-second video competition

Press Release – Wellington City Council
Wellington’s Youth Council is launching a new video competition this week aimed at giving young people the opportunity to show the Capital through their eyes. Read more »

Louis Baker limited edition 7″ ‘Just Want to Thank You’

Press Release – Red Bull
In hands right now is the exclusive 5th installment of the Red Bull Music Academy limited edition vinyl, featuring Wellington-based singer songwriter Louis Baker. Read more »

Jarred Fell at Fringe Bar

Press Release – Jarred Fell
Jarred Fell hits Wellington for a one-night-only show, on Saturday September 20th at Fringe Bar. Read more »

Contemporary Maori Art Market back on waterfront in November

Press Release – Toi Maori
The Toi Maori Art Market showpiece of contemporary Maori visual art is returning to Wellington City in early November and will be staged across two waterfront venues at Te Papa and the TSB Event Centre. Read more »

Rodriguez changes date of Wellington show

Press Release – Olivia Young
Legendary singer-songwriter Rodriguez is returning to New Zealand this October for two shows in Auckland and Wellington. While the date of the Wellington performance at the Wellington Opera House was previously scheduled for 16 October, this show will now take place one day earlier on Wednesday 15 October. Read more »

The Last Saint cast to answer questions after Paramount screening

Press Release – 818 Entertainment
Beulah Koale, Joe Naufahu and Sophia Hybands will join writer/director Rene Naufahu for a special Q&A screening of ‘The Last Saint’ at Wellingtons Paramount Theatre on September 25th at 8.00pm. Read more »

Pre-sale deal offered to Hutt fans of Elton John

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Hutt City residents can be some of the first to have access to Elton John concert tickets, thanks to a deal with the promoters. After nine years, Elton John and his band will return to Westpac Stadium for one spectacular concert on Saturday 21 November next year. Read more »

Slash coming to TSB Arena in February

Press Release – The Publicity Machine
Stewart Macpherson of the Stetson Group is pleased to announce, legendary British-American musician / songwriter and former lead guitarist of Guns N Roses, Slash is bringing his World on Fire tour to Wellington’s TSB Arena on 18 February 2015 with a show that promises to set your world alight. Read more »

Kevin Bloody Wilson coming to Upper Hutt in November

Press Release – Hot Off The Press
Australian comedian Kevin Bloody Wilson is one of few funny-men who totally embody the spirit of ‘Aussie’ humour. He’s performed around the globe, from outback pubs to the hallowed halls of the London Palladium, and now he’s on the road again with his First of the Final Farewell Tours – Perhaps and is heading across the Tasman to New Zealand. Read more »

Minuit’s final tour coming to Bath House in November

Press Release – Minuit
It’s been 11 years since the release of Minuit’s debut album, The 88. In 2003, tunes like ‘Menace’, ‘Except You’, ‘Body-Shaped Box’, and ‘The Boy With The Aubergine Hair’ popped up out of nowhere thanks to a loyal live following and a spooky music video directed by Alyx Duncan. Released on record label Tardus, the album went gold. Read more »

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