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Celebrating 75 years

david niven on set

by Caroline Garratt
In October 1945 Gordon Mirams, then widely known for his film criticism in the New Zealand Listener, placed an advertisement in the Evening Post inviting interested parties to a meeting to discuss the formation of a ‘Wellington Film Society’. Initially named the Wellington Film Institute, screenings officially began in 1946 and by July of that year membership was almost at 300. Seventy-five years later, the Wellington Film Society continues to take its members further into film, offering classics and films that may escape mainstream distribution. Read more »

Fat Freddy’s Drop at MFC in September

News release from The Label

Digital Release FRI 20 August Read more »

Wellington short film at Cannes

Press Release – Accentuate
A Wellington short film The Haka has won selection to two festivals in France – the Cinema des Antipodes Cannes Cinephiles which runs from 6-17 July, and the 23rd Festival des Antipodes, Saint-Tropez 13-17 October. Read more »

Lorde’s Days Bay show sells out in minutes

News from Frontier Touring
Frontier Touring and Eccles Entertainment are thrilled to announce that after going on sale today at midday, Lorde’s shows in Lower Hutt (Days Bay on March 1), Upper Moutere and Havelock North all sold out in a matter of minutes. Read more »

Rhian Sheehan and Arli Liberman at Old St Paul’s

Press Release – LOOP Recordings Aotearoa
Saturday September 25 – Old St Paul’s Wellington w/ Dream Chambers Read more »

Las Vegas producer promises “unforgettable experiences” for WOW this year

News from WOW
American producer Brian Burke will join forces with veteran show director Malia Johnston to deliver this year’s spectacular 2021 WOW Awards Show in Wellington from 30 September to 17 October. Read more »

‘Chocstock’ – NZ’s first Craft Chocolate Festival this weekend

Press Release – Chocstock
Hundreds of chocolate lovers will be coming to Eva Street and Hannah’s Laneway this weekend to meet the best craft chocolate makers at Chocstock, New Zealand’s first craft chocolate festival. Read more »

New date for Drax Project in Wellington

Press Release – Mushroom Promotions
Drax Project + Mitch James two postponed shows in Wellington have now been upgraded to one massive show at TSB Arena on Saturday 17th July. Read more »

The White Tree at Circa Theatre for the school holidays

Press Release – Little Dog Barking
From the producers of Black Dog, Duck, Death and Tulip, Rainbows and Fishes and many more much-loved children’s theatre productions. New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed Little Dog Barking Theatre returns to Circa Theatre with its new work The White Tree. Read more »

Students reimagining unique experiences for Heritage Week

heritage week 2021

News from Heritage Week
As the Premium Experience Team for Wellington Heritage Week, Brittany Jacobsen and Millie Burton are reimagining heritage experiences for the annual festival. Read more »

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