After their recent critically acclaimed production of Monteverdi’s 1607 opera Orfeo in August, Eternity Opera is preparing for its next fully staged production, Puccini’s masterpiece Madam Butterfly from 16-24 November at the Hannah Playhouse in Wellington. Madam Butterfly follows a young bride in 1950’s Japan who renounces her religion... Keep Reading
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The Japanese Film Festival is held annually, in order to encourage the growth of Japanese culture and understanding in New Zealand. Each year, we try to give the people of New Zealand some insight into the culture, customs, and traditions of Japan, alongside what is popular with Japan’s society today, through film. Keep Reading
The Artist Sessions run from Morag Stokes’ Khandallah studio in Wellington on Monday and Thursday mornings. They are aimed at experienced painters who can initiate their own project. Tuition is provided, plus access to a studio crammed with GOLDEN acrylic and watercolour paints and products, on a help-yourself basis. Keep Reading
Join ethnic folk band Klezmer Rebs unplugged at the Mana Little Theatre. Hear an acoustic concert of old country songs, ethnic folk, swing, Roma, Ladino, Russian folk and quirky originals. Keep Reading
An exhibition of new works by Johanna Mechen, Toi Pōneke's inaugural visual artist in residence. Johanna Mechen’s exhibition Sonorous Shadow explores the sometimes joyful, sometimes dark push and pull between creativity and motherhood. Collaborating with her children through photography and video, Mechen restages the remnants of play to offer a... Keep Reading
This exhibition features new portrait paintings by artist Toby Raine. In his ongoing portrait series of infamous or popularised male figures - Elvis Presley, Al Pacino, Mel Gibson, Bob Dylan - Auckland artist Toby Raine mixes and pushes thick impasto paint across the canvas, to the point where colour and form merge and threaten to dissolve the... Keep Reading
Vincents Gallery presents an exhibition celebrating the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 - 'Let Nature In'. Vincents artists have created a wonderful range of artworks in a variety of mediums which explore how nature makes us feel and how being in nature improves our mental health. Keep Reading
Mr Jeff tours New Zealand with his playfully perplexing fusion of circus and mime. Our debonair object-manipulator takes the audience on a mischievous and memorable journey of the mind. Dazzling the senses with colour, sound and optical illusion, Mr Jeff explores endearing new forms of circus while pushing at the boundaries of imagination. Keep Reading
Grammy award winning operatic bass and recently appointed patron, Jonathan Lemalu, joins creative forces with Virtuoso Strings Youth Orchestra and acclaimed conductor Maestro Kenneth Young for a fantastic evening of classical and popular music at Wellington's Opera House on Monday 3rd December at 7.30pm. Keep Reading
TAPAC & The Stage Company present a colourful and clever adaptation of the classic fairy-tale that will delight audiences of all ages. This is Beauty & the Beast as you’ve never seen it before! Songs from contemporary artists feature alongside classical pieces and even a kiwi folk song. With a gutsy heroine, plenty of comedic moments with... Keep Reading
The Candle Wasters, a group of young New Zealand women creating a “fierce and funny webseries” called Tragicomic, is focussing on mental health in its latest project. Keep Reading