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Karori Event Centre needs $1m before it can open

Press Release – Karori Event Centre
Council elections are drawing to a close and a new council will soon be confronted with funding seismic upgrades for a number of community orientated buildings – the central library being a major one. While many venues across the city are being closed for multi-million dollar seismic upgrades, a purpose-built venue, engineered to meet current earthquake standards, sits waiting near completion. Read more »

Virtuoso violinist Jennifer Koh making her NZSO debut

Press Release – NZSO
One of the most exciting violinists of the decade will perform for the first time with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra in November. Read more »

TEDxWellington puts its talks on line

Press Release – TEDxWellington
From body positivity and mindfulness for children, to building sustainable houses and rethinking the justice system. 12 speakers, 10 talks, 1 stage. This year’s TEDxWellington brought together 200+ attendees for a day of ideas worth spreading and chance interactions. The 10 talks from the sold-out TEDxWellington 2019 event, held on 11 August at Te Auaha, are now available online at tedxwellington.com. Read more »

Annual Kristallnacht concert in Synagogue for first time

News from Holocaust NZ and the NZ School of Music
A Kristallnacht concert is to be held at the Wellington synagogue for the first time next month. Read more »

Dazzling Violinist Amalia Hall takes centre stage

Press Release – Orchestra Wellington
Orchestra Wellington’s concertmaster Amalia Hall is performing Samuel Barber’s beautiful violin concerto, while music director Marc Taddei leads the orchestra through Aaron Copland’s mighty Third Symphony. Read more »

Footnote presents new work at the Opera House


News from Footnote
Footnote New Zealand Dance and Ross McCormack present ‘ The Clearing ’ at the Opera House on October 24. Read more »

From Beirut to Bats – the inspiring life of Eglantyne Jebb

Press Release – Save The Children

Anne Chamberlain as Eglantyne Jebb

EGLANTYNE, a play recently performed in the UK, Beirut, Geneva, Dar Es Salaam and Melbourne which tells the story of Eglantyne Jebb, the courageous woman who founded Save the Children, will be performed at Bats Theatre this October. Read more »

Korean Film Festival at the Roxy

Press Release – Korean Film Festival
The 2019 Korean Film Festival in Wellington comes with an exceptional opportunity for audiences to enjoy five feature and two short Korean films. Co-organised by the Korean Embassy in Wellington and the Korean Cinerama Trust with support from the Roxy Cinema, the Korean Film Festival runs annually creating cultural exchanges between Korea and New Zealand. Read more »

SPCA invites you to Jazz on the Hilltop

Press Release – SPCA
You don’t normally hear jazz along the top of Mt Victoria. But for the Wellington Fever Hospital’s 100th birthday, people will be able to hear the birthday songs, with a jazz concert called ‘Jazz on the Hilltop’. Read more »

Exhibition will showcase historic film rescued from rusty tins

Press Release – Nga Taonga Sound and Vision

Never before seen film footage of the 1931 Napier earthquake will be a highlight of a new exhibition opening on 11 October at the National Library in Wellington. Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, New Zealand’s archive of film, sound and television, has mounted the exhibition Rust + Restoration – He Waikura He Whakauka as its first major public activity in its new home in the Library building. Read more »

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