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Mitch James at Hunter Lounge

Press Release – NicNak Media
Kiwi pop sensation Mitch James is about to take the world by storm, announcing a string of international shows and a New Zealand tour. Throughout May, James – who now shares a booking agent with Ed Sheeran – will play shows in the UK, including a sold-out show in London. He will then return to New Zealand to embark on his biggest headlining tour to date. Read more »

‘Charlie Parker With Strings’

Article – Howard Davis

“[Charlie Parker] always filled me with a kind of despair, because he played the way I would have liked to write, and this wasn’t possible for me or anyone else. Read more »

Ultimate Drag Show at the Hannah Playhouse


News from Drag Supershow
International Drag Queen Kelly Fornia is bringing back one of the biggest drag shows Wellington has ever seen: it’s The Ultimate Drag Supershow at the Hannah Playhouse. Read more »

Mane at MFC with Matt Corby

Press Release – NicNak Media
Following an unbelievable six months since her breakout single Chasing Butterflies took over the airwaves, Adelaide’s MANE has unleashed her new single ‘Save Yourself’ alongside the announcement that she’ll tour New Zealand this month with Matt Corby. Read more »

Dara O Briain at the Opera House

Press Release – Elephant Publicity

“His set is a masterclass in intelligent, no-frills stand-up” – The Guardian
New Zealand finally gets the chance to see Dara Ó Briain in his brilliant new show Voice Of Reason in September. Dara has taken Voice Of Reason through the UK and Europe with brilliant reviews. Read more »

Photival photography festival next month

Press Release – Photival
Photival is back for its third edition. In collaboration with Wellington’s most innovative art spaces, the capital’s only dedicated photography festival is reflective, current and seeking to influence. The festival runs from 4 May through to 26 May.
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Wellington tourism campaign offers to make you younger

News from WREDA
WREDA’s new tourism campaign – The Wellington Effect – suggests that a short break in the Capital may reverse the ageing process. Read more »

Pop-Up Globe at the Opera House

Press Release – Sandra Roberts
It’s sold over half-a-million tickets, performed over 1000 shows, and wowed audiences across Australasia with its performances. Now, for the first time, the magic of Shakespeare performed in a style for which the Pop-up Globe Theatre Company has become famous is coming to Wellington. Read more »

Baynk at Meow with new single

Press Release – NicNak Media
Kiwi songwriter, producer and artist BAYNK has today released a new single ‘Water’ and announced his return to New Zealand for a four-date nationwide tour. Read more »

Wellington broadcaster “breached good taste and decency”

Press Release – Broadcasting Standards Authority
The Broadcasting Standards Authority has found comments made by Newstalk ZB host Heather du Plessis-Allan, referring to Pacific Islands as leeches, breached broadcasting standards. Read more »

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