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Arts and culture events coming to Kapiti

Press Release – Kapiti Coast District Council
A battle of the bands, a beach art competition and the return of the Pickle Pot Be-In are among the arts and culture events coming to Kāpiti in the coming months. Read more »

Digital screens will show Art Exhibition for Mental Health Awareness Week

Press Release – Urban Art Foundation
Artworks by some of New Zealand’s most famous artists will be on show on digital screens in Wellington and across the country as the Urban Art Foundation (UAF) and the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) draw attention to Mental Health Awareness Week, which runs from 27 September through to 3 October. Read more »

Midsummer Night’s Dream to end year for Royal New Zealand Ballet

Press Release – Royal NZ Ballet

The weather fairies have delivered a touch of warmth, Summer’s peeking around the corner, and the Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) dancers have begun rehearsals for the Christmas season of their beloved, beautiful production, the Ryman Healthcare Season of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, created by British choreographer Liam Scarlett. Read more »

Jane Campion’s Venice award-winner for opening night at film festival in Wellington


News from NZIFF
Whānau Mārama: the New Zealand International Film Festival today reveals that Jane Campion’s highly anticipated film The Power of the Dog is to be the opening night film for the 2021 festival in Wellington. Campion won a Silver Lion as best director for the film at the Venice Film Festival on Saturday. Read more »

Hoardings to be made more creative

News from Wellington City Council
The Wellington City Council is this month launching a pilot Creative Hoardings programme to activate our public spaces and to support property developers in revitalising the city. Read more »

Parkin Drawing Prize exhibition attracts record sales

Press Release – Parkin Drawing Prize
Art sales in the 2021 Parkin Drawing Prize have hit a record high for the first time since the prestigious national award was launched nine years ago. Read more »

Jane Campion named best director at Venice for her new feature

jane at venice

Wellington-born director Jane Campion has won her second major award at the Venice Film Festival. Read more »

Chamber Music concert goes ahead with reduced audience numbers

A Sunday afternoon chamber music concert at St Andrews on the Terrace has been changed so that it suits the restrictions of Level 2. Instead of one concert, there will be two – each restricted to an audience of 50, with spacing. Both concerts have quickly sold out. Read more »

12 NZ features in film festival in November

The New Zealand International Film Festival today announced that 12 feature-length New Zealand films, seven of them world premieres, have been selected to screen in its programme this year. The film festival opens in Wellington on Friday November 5, in cinemas including the Embassy, the Roxy, the Lighthouse and the Penthouse. Read more »

Film Festival announces first six premieres for its 50th year in Wellington

The New Zealand International Film Festival, marking its 50th anniversary in Wellington this year, has announced the first six new films for its programme in November. Read more »

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