Archive for the 'Entertainment' Category

A song to farewell Middle Earth

billy hobbit
Photo: Entertainment Weekly

A US publication has released the first music video of the song that will be played over the closing credits of the third and final film in Peter Jackson’s Hobbit trilogy. Read more »

Wellington’s “irresistible” vampires popular with two London critics

Two London critics are full of praise for the Wellington vampire comedy What We Do In The Shadows which has just started its theatrical release in the UK. Read more »

Farming documentary to have world premiere in Wellington

Press Release – Organic Systems Ltd
The new documentary Family Farming in New Zealand – our stories will have its world premiere in Wellington on Tuesday. Read more »

Louis Baker at San Fran in December

Press Release – Aston Road
Louis Baker plays his soul induced track ‘Get Back’ with live band for his third and final Aston Rd Session. Baker has spent 2014 touring internationally as a solo artist, this is the first time we see him on film with a band. Read more »

Production of new Disney live-action movie to be based in Wellington next year

News from Film New Zealand
Walt Disney Studios announced today that it will shoot the live-action film Pete’s Dragon in New Zealand, with production to be based at Stone Street Studios in Wellington. Work is anticipated to begin early next year. Read more »

Bats reopens in its strengthened and refurbished Kent Terrace building

bats reopens
Photo via Twitter from Abby Rainbow/Bats

Bats Theatre reopened tonight on Kent Terrace after its building had been closed for almost a year. Bats has a long-term lease from the new owners Sir Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh, who bought the building and covered the cost of strengthening and restoring it. Read more »

Christmas Brass concert helping Upper Hutt Foodbank

Press Release – Paul Lambert
A Christmas Brass Band Concert with an emphasis for children and family is being staged by Upper Hutt Cosmopolitan Club Brass Band. Read more »

Dance, theatre, festivals – council paying out $109,000 to 26 organisations

News from WCC
The Wellington City Council this week agreed to pay $109,000 to 26 organisations from the capital’s arts and culture community – community festivals, WW100 commemorative projects, and theatre and dance groups will all be benefitting from grants. Read more »

Paddling pool opening in Upper Hutt

Press Release – Upper Hutt City Council
The popular toddlers’ paddling pool in Harcourt Park will reopen on Wednesday 26 November. The summer season will last until 18 March but may be extended if weather permits. Read more »

Latinaotearoa coming to Meow, with Alda Rezende

Press Release – Martyn Pepperell
Auckland-based trio Latinaotearoa will be releasing the follow up to their debut album ‘Sonido de Latinaotearoa’ through Mucho Aroha Music. Conceptualised in Brazil and featuring another influential line up of guests, Latinaotearoa in Latinoamerica will be available through iTunes on December 5. Read more »

Whitireia dance graduation show

Press Release – Whitireia

FRAMED- Whitireia Commercial Dance Graduation Show Read more »

AnimFX speaker rates Australasia over US for game industry culture

Press Release – AnimfxNZ
Lifetime gamer and gaming community manager Tara Brannigan believes industry culture in Australasia is galaxies apart from that in the United States, where she began her career. Read more »

Broods at Opera House in February

Press Release – Mushroom Group
After spending the last few months touring across the USA as special guests of Sam Smith, next February Broods will return home for their biggest New Zealand tour to date; taking in six major centres including Wellington and performing to all age crowds everywhere. Read more »

20,000 expected for singing and dancing at Christmas in the Hutt

Press Release – Hutt City Council
Christmas in the Hutt is to feature big-name local acts, community groups, favourite radio hosts and more food and entertainment than you can shake a (hot-dog) stick at. Read more »

All-girl Johnny Cash tribute band coming to Out in the Park

Press Release – Out in the Square
The Johnnys, the world’s first and only all-girl Johnny Cash tribute band, is the headline act for Out in the Park 2015. Read more »

Vlog, looking at world of geekery, launching on Saturday at Golding’s

News from Beyond The Achievements
The locally produced vlog Beyond The Achievements launches this weekend with a public event at Golding’s Free Dive in Wellington. Read more »

Frank Turner and the Sleeping Souls at Meow

Press Release – Chicksthatscream
Saturday 18th April – Meow, Wellington
Tickets from
Tickets on sale 9am Wednesday 26th November.

“Frank Turner is British music’s secret star.” -Telegraph
“…sincere and attention-grabbing, with the comfort of open-hearted honesty.” – NME

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US comedian Bill Burr in Wellington in February

Press Release – Adrian Bohm Presents
“One of the best stand-ups working today ****”
The Scotsman
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