Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

Something Magical (free) at Capital E

Press Release – Capital E
In Capital E you’ll find books upon shelves,
Filled with stories about animals, kings and elves.
One storyteller will read a tale or two,
With the help of your little ones to help see it through.
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Buggy Walk at Government House

Press Release – Sport Wellington

Sport Wellington’s June Buggy Walk
Sport Wellington Buggy Walks are a free event occurring every month. The walks take place at a different location every month and aim to provide parents and caregivers with the opportunity to discover some of the many buggy friendly walking tracks throughout the Wellington region. Read more »

10cc at St James in November

Press Release – The Publicity Machine
English art rock band 10cc are returning to Wellington for a show in November. Read more »

Count Basie Orchestra at Opera House

Press Release – The Publicity Machine
Count Basie’s 18 piece American big band is arriving in New Zealand this weekend for shows next week. This will be their first concert here in almost 40 years and is their 80th Anniversary tour! Read more »

Dai Henwood and Hamish Parkinson win two top comedy awards

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Hamish Parkinson and Dai Henwood have capped off an incredible NZ International Comedy Festival by picking up the country’s most prestigious comedy awards; the Billy T Award and The FRED Award at last night’s Last Laughs hosted by Nick Rado. Read more »

Success – new play by Stephen Sinclair at Bats

Press Release – Jeremy Elwood
Carl, Jules and Derek are stand up comedians. Starting out in Auckland, they shared dreams, ideas, and a flat, convinced they were changing the world with every laugh they could elicit. And then Carl went and did something stupid. He moved to America, and made it big. Read more »

Robbie Williams at the Basin Reserve in October

Press Release – Chugg Entertainment
Robbie Williams is to give a show at the Basin Reserve in Wellington on 31 October. It will be part of his Let Me Entertain You tour which is heading to Australia and New Zealand. Read more »

Five Sundance Film Festival award winners chosen for NZIFF in July

News from New Zealand International Film Festival


The New Zealand International Film Festival (NZIFF) today revealed five Sundance award winners that will be screening on its 2015 programme in Wellington in July/August, including two women-centred comedy dramas, Grandma and The Diary of a Teenage Girl, hailed for their originality and frankness. Read more »

Michael Flatley’s dance show in Wellington in August

Press Release – Sandra Roberts
The world’s most successful dance show explodes onto the New Zealand stage this August with a spectacular new staging of Michael Flatley’s masterpiece – Lord of the Dance: Dangerous Games. The theatrical extravaganza opens in Wellington on 25 August. Tickets will be on sale from 5pm on 22 May. Read more »

Witches vs Vampires at Repertory

Press Release – Wellington Repertory Theatre
Wellington Repertory Theatre presents Terry Pratchett’s Carpe Jugulum adapted for the stage by Stephen Briggs, a production that will appeal especially to dedicated Pratchett fans wanting to honour his memory. Read more »

Cabaret, music and clowning for Matariki

Press Release – Hannah Playhouse
They’ve been charming audiences around New Zealand and now the Modern Māori Quartet are heading back to where it all began – in Wellington. Read more »

“A coup:” World of WearableArt exhibition to open in Townsville

Press Release – Wearable Arts
WOW, The World of WearableArt Exhibition is to open in Townsville, North Queensland on May 29th. The Perc Tucker Regional Gallery will present the first overseas showing of the exhibition which was recently hosted for four months by Auckland War Memorial Museum. During that time 135,000 people visited the exhibit. Read more »

Fox and Houstoun breaking new ground at jazz festival

Press Release – Rodger Fox
Two of New Zealand’s pre-eminent musicians came together by chance. Now that impromptu meeting is seeing a unique and musically ground breaking event in four concerts, climaxing in a show at the Wellington Jazz Festival on June 7. Read more »

Joan Baez in Wellington in October

Press Release – Elephant Publicity
Her voice is as clear and distinctive as it ever was and her ability to tell a story still as spellbinding.
– The Independent, 2014
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Sixty free events for Wellington region’s celebration of Matariki

Press Release – Sally Woodfield
Eight Wellington museums and galleries have joined forces to present a major programme of exhibitions and events to celebrate Matariki 2015, the Māori New Year.
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Edinburgh Tattoo at Stadium next February

News from NZ Festival
Scotland’s famous Royal Military Edinburgh Tattoo is known as the “greatest show on earth”. Set against the stunning backdrop of Edinburgh Castle, the Tattoo is always a sell-out and has been watched by millions over its 65 year history. Read more »

No more sex till war is ended – Lysistrata at Bats

Press Release – Brianne Kerr Publicity
2426 years since its premiere in 411BC, Lysistrata has remained the most famous of all the extant plays by the Greek comic writer Aristophanes, because its premise is so simple: fed up with dirty politics and the continual appropriation of public money to commemorate wars that half the country never agreed with or supported, Lysistrata of Athens comes up with the perfect plan to put control in the hands of women: no more sex until war ends. Read more »

“Dazzling success” of opera praised by critics

Press Release – Spotlight Creative Media
Superlatives are seldom laid out by reviewers in such unstinting praise of an opera season’s opening night, says general director of New Zealand Opera , Stuart Maunder . The Wellington season of the NZ Opera co-production of La cenerentola (Cinderella) opened on Saturday to an enchanted and enthusiastic audience at the St James Theatre. Read more »

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