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Laurie Anderson to be a guest curator at next year’s arts festival

The Festival of the Arts has announced that Laurie Anderson will be a guest curator for next year’s event in Wellington. Marnie Karmelita, Creative Director, writes about her. Read more »

Daffodils at San Fran in November

Press Release – Live Nation
After a killer 2019 so far, rising Kiwi indie-darlings DAFFODILS will play two huge solo shows in Auckland and Wellington at the end of this month. Read more »

Over 200 musicians and singers for NZSO’s Mahler concerts

Press Release – NZ Symphony Orchestra
One of music’s most ambitious and grandest symphonies will be performed by the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra with two internationally acclaimed soloists and choirs in Wellington and Auckland next month. Read more »

School of classical Indian Dance celebrating 20th anniversary


News from Natraj School of Dance
From a humble beginning, the sheer passion for dance has nourished Natraj School of Dance (NSD) to grow as an institution of excellence in the Wellington region. Two decades of dedication in promoting the classical Indian dance form of Bharatanatyam, has established NSD as a premier school for learning the ancient art form. Read more »

Graduation season at NZ School of Dance

News from NZ School of Dance
The New Zealand School of Dance (NZSD) 2019 Graduation Season promises outstanding performances of both classical and contemporary dance. Expect a showcase of powerful, timeless classics and striking new works from NZSD, 20-30 November at Te Whaea: the National Dance & Drama Centre, in Newtown. Read more »

Gay love story premiering in Irish pub

Press Release – Red Scare Collective
Four Nights In The Green Barrow Pub by Auckland playwright Kieran Craft has its New Zealand Premiere in November in JJ Murphy & Co, the Irish Pub on Wellington’s Cuba Street. Read more »

Violent Femmes at the Opera House

Press Release – The Label
Milwaukee’s finest, Violent Femmes are hitting Auckland and Wellington stages in March to perform songs so many Kiwis hold dear to their hearts. Read more »

40 Years Of Chaos tour at San Fran

Press Release – Nuclear Blast
Sex and Violence, Army Life, Fuck The USA, Troops Of Tomorrow, UK ‘82and Cop Cars represent a taste of the anarchy that the Exploited bring to every show. Read more »

Fat Freddy’s Drop announce new album, drop single

Press Release – The Label
New Zealand juggernaut Fat Freddy’s Drop announce the release of their new studio album Special Edition Part 1 in November and without further ado are dropping the single Kamo Kamo to whet appetites. Read more »

Katherine Mansfield’s house reopening


News from Katherine Mansfield House
The Wellington birthplace of Katherine Mansfield, New Zealand’s most internationally acclaimed writer, will reopen to the public on Sunday after months of closure for renovations and enhancements. Read more »

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