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The NZSO and nature – Saturday’s lovely concert

Scoop review by Max Rashbrooke
There was a great moment at the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s concert on Saturday night when the announcer suggested to the audience that they might want to take photos and share them on social media, and there was an audible roll of laughter in response. As if that was something they would do! Ah, the classical music audience, where ‘social media’ is a witticism rather than a real-world thing. Read more »

Big Blues at the Bristol

Press Release – Roger Fox
BIG BLUES Horn Drivin’
Bristol Hotel – Thursday April 06
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Andrew Keoghan at Meow

Press Release – The Label
Andrew Keoghan will be at Meow in April during a tour of New Zealand and Australia. Read more »

CubaDupa tells its story

Press Release – TrustPower Community Awards
While most of Wellington was busy revelling in music and street theatre performances on Cuba Street this weekend, one of the CubaDupa’s founding members shared the festival’s story at the Trustpower National Community Awards, held in Rotorua. Read more »

Teenage Improv Mob at Bats

Press Release – Bats Theatre
Brace yourself for Wellington’s newest, youngest, freshest improvisors, the Improv Mob! These guys are so fresh, they’re still in their packages with the price tag, but you won’t want to miss them. Read more »

Unique and handmade at Berhampore School

Press Release – Berhampore Primary School Knack Market
If you in the mood for something a little bit different and interesting to brighten up the shortening days, drop by the Autumn Knack Market next weekend at Berhampore Primary School. Read more »

Jon Bennett returns

Press Release – 2hoots Productions
Australian award-winning storyteller Jon Bennett returns to New Zealand shores this April with a string of dates showcasing his breadth of shows. Read more »

Laser Kiwi at the Comedy Festival

Press Release – Colossal Productions
Colossal Productions Presents
Zane Jarvie, Imogen Stone, Degge Jarvie Read more »

Wellington feature starts NZ release, after premiere in Berlin Film Festival


News from NZFC
A new Wellington feature film which starts screenings throughout New Zealand today had its world premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in February. Read more »

Miramar-made robotic ‘Ghost in the Shell’ costume on show at Weta Cave


News from NZFC
In the lead-up to the release of Paramount Pictures and DreamWorks Pictures’ Ghost in the Shell, a costume from the film has been unveiled at the Weta Cave on Wellington’s Miramar Peninsula, where it will remain on free public display. Read more »

French Film Festival repeating most popular movies

Press Release – Alliance Francaise
Following a successful run in Wellington, the Alliance Française French Film Festival have announced encore screenings. Read more »

Seven months since the vote, but the council’s “key project” hasn’t started


by Lindsay Shelton
It’s now more than seven months since the Wellington City Council voted unanimously to spend $150million constructing a new building for Peter Jackson’s Movie Museum, with a Convention Centre on top. But work hasn’t started. And no one has explained the delay. Read more »

Rose Kirkup to debut first solo work at Bats

Press Release – Art Access
Using American pop star Beyoncé as her inspiration, Rose Kirkup will perform her first solo work I Am Tasha Fierce at Bats Theatre in Wellington from 28 March to 1 April. Read more »

Queen Margaret College presents Beauty and the Beast

Press Release – Queen Margaret College
Prepare to be taken on an enchanted journey as Queen Margaret College brings the classic fairy tale Disney’s Beauty and the Beast to the stage next month. Read more »

Commemorating Anzac day at Te Papa

Press Release – Te Papa

Michael Hall 2015 © Te Papa. Lieutenant Colonel Percival Fenwick 1

Visiting Te Papa’s Gallipoli: The scale of our war exhibition is a fitting way to commemorate our fallen servicemen and women this Anzac Day. Read more »

CubaDupa’s chocolate-coated virtual reality

Press Release – Cubadupa
The CubaDupa street festival (March 5-26) will offer an unforgettable high-tech showcase with a ‘bean-to-bar’ virtual reality experience at the Wellington Chocolate Factory. Wellington-based property developers, The Wellington Company, one of the festival’s major sponsors, together with The Wellington Chocolate Factory will provide the virtual reality shows to offer festival-goers a novel new encounter in the heart of the historic Cuba-quarter. Read more »

A band with no name in a gig at an old hall

Press Release – Old Hall Gigs

When a bunch of musicians got together to play a concert organised by expat-Wellingtonian Age Pryor at his house in Piha not so long ago, it went so well that they decided they didn’t want it to be the last time. Not quite a band, but a collection of like-minded musicians who are all well known in their own right, in April they share their songs as part of the non-profit Wellington series Old Hall Gigs. Read more »

The Baroque Fusion of L’arpeggiata

Review by Howard Davis

Named after a toccata by German composer Girolamo Kapsberger, L’Arpeggiata produces its unmistakable sonority mainly from the resonance of plucked strings, creating a tightly-woven acoustic texture that is both idiosyncratic and immediately identifiable. Director Christina Pluhar engenders this distinctive tonality associated with the ensemble she founded in 2000 by inviting musicians and vocalists from around the world to collaborate on specific projects illuminated by her musicological research. Read more »

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