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The New Zealand city of Dunedin is raising eyebrows around the country by ditching traditional Easter trading rules to “paint the town Ed” in honour of Ed ... The British pop-star is scheduled to play three stadium concerts over Easter weekend, and the city council has planned a weekend-long festival to ...
In its 11th year as the CMC Rocks franchise (it moved to Queensland in 2014 following promises of government and tourism support) reached its largest crowd, with 20,000 attending Ipswich Speedway. This figure was up from 15,000 last year, after promoters Chugg Entertainment and Rob Potts ...

The latest to adopt interactive video technology in order to connect students with educators is the National Institute of Dramatic Art (NIDA). ... come into the classroom to teach students because he was working with a renowned director on a high profile film in New Zealand, the class is able to come to him.
HUNTINGTON - Marshall Campus Recreation is bringing the Banff Mountain Film Festival to the big screen at the Keith-Albee Performing Arts Center in ... rock climbers, kayakers, backcountry skiers and other adenturers, shot in locations around the world including New Zealand, the Canadian Arctic, the ...
Pasifika Festival, the biggest Pacific cultural event of its kind in the world, opens in Auckland today. ... Arts and crafts display at Pasifikia Festival 2018. Photo: RNZ Pacific/Sara Vui-Talitu. A new component this year showcases small and medium size businesses from the Pacific to New Zealand consumers.
The New Zealand Festival in Wellington and the Auckland Arts Festival have presented some extraordinary examples of theatre, dance, visual arts and ... and The Select in Wellington, Akram Khan's Giselle and 1984 in Auckland as well as Orpheus and The Piano, which were presented at both festivals.

Wellington's Cuba Street comes alive this weekend as it hosts CubaDupa - New Zealand's largest immersive arts festival. More than 120 acts and 250 performers are on hand in an experience which "blurs the line between audience, performer, stage and street". Artistic Director Drew James says ...
Even past its peak, the annual South by Southwest Music Festival was a prodigious thing, with some 2,000 acts performing in Austin's clubs, theaters, .... chord changes, dramatic buildups and guitar tremolo filled the songs of Marlon Williams from New Zealand: “Now that you've left me, what can I say?/
New Zealand Arts Festival's programme has a picture of this - a boy with arm outstretched in wonder and psychedelic lines swirling behind him - as the poster image for Future Playground. Six of us file into the room, which has mirrors on the floor and ceiling and projections on each of the four walls. Nobody ...
Hosted in Wellington from February 23 to March 18, 2018, New Zealand Festival is the country's largest melting pot of arts and culture. From theatre and ballets to talks and special events, the Festival is a must-visit while in Wellington. Planning a last minute getaway? Here's what we suggest. Advertisement ...
Autumn New Zealand's unique cultural identity came alive on Feb 23, 2018 as tens of thousands of spectators gathered on Wellington's waterfront for 'A Waka Odyssey'- a spectacular on-water show launching the 30th New Zealand Festival. A fleet of waka led by four majestic waka hourua – double-hulled ...
A "chilled out" atmosphere was fostered by combining art and creativity with nature. Natural features at the park were ... Newman's ambition to bring the outdoor arts event to New Zealand was sparked when she attended the Just So Festival in England several years ago with her son. "I just wanted [other ...
It's the first time the festival has been held in New Zealand, after running for almost a decade in the United Kingdom and having also being staged in Brazil over the past three years. Just So is aimed directly at children and seeks to replicate bigger, adult-orientated music festivals, but with a family friendly ...
Jamie Harkins from New Zealand is best known for his paintings of surrealist landscapes. ... The fourth edition of Dubai Canvas, the annual 3D art festival organised by Brand Dubai, the creative arm of the Government of Dubai Media Office (GDMO), will feature these new contemporary art forms that are ...
A United Kingdom family festival being held in New Zealand for the first time "couldn't be a better place", an organiser says. Sarah Bird, co-director of Wild Rumpus, which produces the Just So Festival, was excited about sharing the event with Kiwi families. The New Zealand edition was particularly special ...
Hawke's Bay residents experienced circus delights at the New Zealand Juggling and Circus Festival 2018 at the weekend. The event was held at the Hawke's Bay Showgrounds with an Art Deco theme to coincide with the Tremains Art Deco Festival. The 26th annual event, organised by the New Zealand Juggling ...
Napier was full of sun, smiles and thousands of costumed revellers as the city's biggest Art Deco extravaganza came to an end yesterday. The 30th annual Tremains Art Deco Festival drew more than 25,000 people from throughout Hawke's Bay and New Zealand as well as several thousand international guests.

The soap box derby is an event that's been dominated by one local family for nearly 20 years. Source: 1 NEWS. Related. Sean Hogan · Arts and Culture · Hawke's Bay · Basketball. Breakers slump to another loss as Kings complete comeback win. 12:48am. share. Source: NZN. They fell well short of the finals but the Sydney ...
More New Zealand performing artists and arts organisations than ever before will seek new international opportunities at the upcoming Australian Performing Arts Market (APAM). Held in Brisbane from 19-23 February, APAM is an opportunity to exchange ideas, engage in critical dialogue, develop networks and to seek and ...
Some of New Zealand's best vintage cars were on display during the annual Vintage Car Parade in Napier on Saturday. As part of Tremains Art Deco Festival's 30th year, this year's parade showcased 30 of "simply the best" pre-1946 cars from around New Zealand and the world. Thousands of people, sometimes three ...
Taking place annually in March, the Auckland Arts Festival is a globally recognised event that celebrates people and culture, and showcases the unrivalled location, cultural diversity and vibrant energy of New Zealand's largest city. Over 1.7 million people have attended the event to date. An event like no ...
When New Zealand artist Lisa Reihana's colossal video work in Pursuit of Venus [infected] premiered in its full form at the 2017 Venice Biennale – the ... could've taken and exhibited the work just about anywhere in the world, but instead decided to bring it to Campbelltown Arts Centre for Sydney Festival.
The multi award-winning event, run by Wild Rumpus, also has sister festivals in New Zealand and Brazil. With a love of stories and childhood escapades at its heart, Just So Festival enables families to step out of their day to day lives and into a wonderland of literature, arts, theatre, dance, music, comedy ...
A total of 24 works showcasing Reihana's 30 years of video art and photography are on display in Cinemania. Another of artist Lisa Reihana's works in Cinemania. Picture: Robert Pozo. Campbelltown Arts Centre director Michael Dagostino said the exhibition was a coup for the venue, which celebrates its ...
These include New Zealand wheelchair dancer Rodney Bell; Canadian virtuoso violinist Adrian Anantawan, who was born without a right hand; and Ma Li ... The festival will also host the inaugural Arts And Disability International Conference, a one-and-a-half day event on March 22 and 23 with 400 or so ...
The festival officially started on Wednesday with a pōwhiri, but the Hawke's Bay Vintage Car Club's rally at the Napier Soundshell on Thursday was one of the first events to draw large crowds of locals and out-of-towners. This year's event was scheduled to host two Royal New Zealand Navy ships, but one ...
Among the who's who in the fest were Steve Butcher from New Zealand and Randy Engelhard from Germany, who described their experience at Indira Gandhi National ... When it comes to art, money is never a factor, more so when you have an artiste of Butcher's stature working on it," the customer said.
Traditional Samoan tap tattooing has been the star turn at the New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival in New Plymouth this weekend. ... McCown, who learned the art from a neighbour in South Auckland and has been practising it for about a decade, said traditional tattoos were becoming increasingly popular ...
The Auckland Arts Festival next year will feature a number of local and international acts including theatre, music, dance and the visual arts. The festival's new ... New Zealand dancer and choreographer Michael Parmenter will direct his first full-length contemporary dance work in a decade. OrphEus – a ...
... Arts partners with Asia Pacific Cultural Center to present a free culture and arts festival. Performances from groups from Tahiti, New Zealand, ...
Meurant thinks the art festival could open doors to North Korea and be a good ... for a kapa haka group to attend an arts festival in North Korea next year. ... Back in 2007, a number of people thought New Zealand could help ...
The festival will be held in April 2018 and will celebrate rural New Zealand with sculpture, art, music and awards. Spokesperson Paula Allen ...
Burbank Beer Festival is our neighbor to the north's big annual ... Venice for an immersive look at New Zealand's indigenous art and culture. ... NoHo Arts District, North Hollywood; Wed., Oct. 25, 6 p.m.-mid.; free. litcrawlla.org.
New Zealand's Poet Laureate Dr Selina Tusitala Marsh will perform at the Readers and Writers programme of the Nelson Arts Festival on ...
Tauranga Art Treasure Hunt team leader Wendy Pedersen gets lost among the ... Arts Festival and we thought 'how can we relate birthdays and art?' ... Hospitality New Zealand's Rachael Shadbolt said businesses were ...
After much anticipation, Tauranga Arts Festival is here. ... Among the reasons the five New Zealand festivals were keen to secure the Palace is ...
She is a first-year majoring in Fine Arts on the SMFA campus and ... 28 marked the 20th anniversary of the Manhattan Short Film Festival, the only film ... Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and South and Central America.
After eight years of visionary service for Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts, contemporary ... Along with this, the curator-at-large is occasionally writing for art magazine ... with one of 12 festivals that makes up Edinburgh's festival season, which ... to put Te Tuhi on the arts map in New Zealand, his answer is modest.
Calls for an arts event answered with a whole festival ... When one Taranaki district says it wants more art, it gets more art. ... South Taranaki, coinciding with the region's popular and established garden festivals. ... tour around the libraries and a New Zealand film festival at Everybodys' Theatre in Opunake.
Lincoln Tan is the New Zealand Herald's diversity, ethnic affairs and ... Diwali is a Hindu festival of lights that celebrates the victory of light over ... food, fashion, arts, crafts and street theatre, ending with a fireworks finale.
The Street Prints Otautahi festival will be hosted by the YMCA in ... "Christchurch is the street art capital of New Zealand and these 12 murals ...
New Zealand Festival executive director Meg Williams said ... of the Ocean) arriving at the Festival of Pacific Arts in the Solomon Islands in 2012. ... sense of festivity, which is why festivals were designed in the first place. ... the best art from around the world and also presenting the best New Zealand artists.
Tatau, the practice of hand-tapping ink into the body, was on show at the New Zealand Tattoo and Art Festival. Tattooist Su'a Fuiavailili Lawrence Ah Ching returned from England for the festival where he demonstrated the traditional practice. Su'a said conventions are an opportunity for him to share an ...
The closing weekend of the Harcourts Hawke's Bay Arts Festival is proving ... as part of the arts festival as it was the group's very first trip to New Zealand.
... has taken out the Supreme Award at the World of Wearable Arts in Wellington last night. ... The New Zealand design award was won by Auckland's Carolyn Gibson with her piece ... The festival will run for another two weeks and ends on 8 October. ... Leonie Trathen - lynchpin of the World of Wearable Art.
... of her daughter's birth is now an award winning piece of body art. ... trip to the New Zealand Tattoo & Arts Festival and a $500 tattoo voucher.
The festival has come a long way since the first modest Art Deco Weekend ... "Festivals don't have 30 year histories, events like this don't usually last that long," Mr ... "The reason this one has is because it is supported so well locally and by our die hard fans around New Zealand, and all ... Arts festival showcases local talent.
This Saturday, Supernova Outdoor Digital Animation Festival will light up the LED screens at the Denver Center for Performing Arts with work by artists ... China, Denmark, Hong Kong, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, ...
The graphic artist, designer and musician will be set up in the Hastings Community Art ... of the Hawke's Bay Arts Festival, from September 18 to October 14. ... with a very serious (and very talented) New Zealand artist in 2008, ...
The Best of The Meadows Music and Arts Festival 2017 ... New Zealand sibling duo Broods was a clear favorite of the entire weekend. Singer ...


 

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