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Engineers identify seismic dangers on cinema levels at Readings

News from WCC
Wellington City Council senior staff have been kept informed over the past few days by representatives of Reading New Zealand about Reading’s decision to close the Courtenay Central site last weekend. Read more »

Pink Line | Whai Mai Te Rārangi Māwhero

News from Wellington City Council
A vinyl laminate pink line and decals are being installed along the waterfront as part of the build-up to next month’s Performance Arcade 2019 Festival, acting as a navigational tool from the Wellington Railway Station to Oriental Bay. Read more »

US award for Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie

Eighteen-year-old Wellington actress Thomasin Harcourt McKenzie has won the award for best breakthrough performance from the US National Board of Review. Read more »

Garry Starr at the Fringe

Press Release – MILKE
Who is Garry Starr? Come experience this PLAGUE OF iDiOTS’ award winning debut solo show, fresh from fantastically successful runs in Australia and the UK. Read more »

A shrinking culture capital

by Lindsay Shelton
Wellington may claim to be the culture capital – as WREDA has branded us – but the city is now short of 6000 seats for its culture-focussed events. Read more »

Elaine Paige in Wellington next week

Press Release – NicNak Media
Elaine Paige will touch down in New Zealand next week. Britain’s first lady of musical theatre is performing at the Michael Fowler Centre in Wellington on Saturday January 19 – giving Kiwi fans one final chance to see and hear the famed singer in concert. Read more »

Look! I’m Blind! at the Fringe

Press Release – Josh Davies
Josh Davies is a complete expert on growing up almost completely blind. Embrace and celebrate the funny side of disability with him, while also exploring the ways our world views those with a disability, the matter of accessibility and the impact it has on people. Read more »

Performance Arcade will be back next month

Press Release – The Performance Arcade
The Performance Arcade will be back on the Wellington Waterfront for a spectacular lineup of live art and music from 22 -24 Feb and 28 Feb – 3 March. Open hours 10am-11pm daily. The Performance Arcade is an accessible and FREE event for all. Read more »

Cancer Society benefitting from sales of band’s new single

Press Release – Anxiety Club
Hot on the heels of their widely acclaimed Black Heart EP, Wellington band Anxiety Club have released live favourite, Ginger in the Summer as a single. The single’s release coincides with the band’s show at Wellington’s Botanic Garden on 10 January – as part of the Gardens Magic concert series. Read more »

Swedish singer makes stop in Wellington

Press Release – Sofia Talvik
Sofia Talviks is an Americana/Folk musician and her music has a special tint of her Scandinavian heritage, making her a favorite among music lovers. A North Sea siren blending sparkle and melancholy. She is a veteran performer with 7 full length albums who tours both Europe and USA every year. Read more »

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