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NZ Festival announces distinguished Writers Week line-up

Friday, 29 January 2016, 10:02 am | New Zealand Festival

Some of the world’s most esteemed writers and thinkers will gather in Wellington across 8-13 March 2016 for the 30th anniversary of New Zealand Festival’s Writers Week. Launching the 2016 Writers Week at Wellington’s Unity Books on 28 January, ... More >>

Soul star D’Angelo confirmed for one-off show at NZ Festival

Tuesday, 8 December 2015, 12:12 pm | New Zealand Festival

The multimillion-selling Grammy award winner D’Angelo will perform a special one-off concert at the New Zealand Festival on 17 March. More >>

NZ Festival presents an evening with Richard Dawkins

Monday, 30 November 2015, 9:08 am | New Zealand Festival

30 November 2015 A Life in Science: New Zealand Festival presents an evening with Richard Dawkins Renowned scientist, vocal atheist, and controversial critic Richard Dawkins will speak about his life and work in Wellington on 4 March. In a special ... More >>

A kick up the arts! New Zealand Festival

Thursday, 22 October 2015, 9:23 am | New Zealand Festival

A kick up the arts! New Zealand Festival celebrates 30th anniversary and launches 2016 line-up Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza today announced the New Zealand Festival’s programme of events taking place in Wellington over three weeks from 26 February ... More >>

Dance enthusiasts sought for opening night spectacular

Monday, 14 September 2015, 1:28 pm | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival, in a new partnership with Kiwibank, is calling for hundreds of dancers to star in the Festival’s opening-night event, Le Grand Continental ® by Sylvain Émard Danse on 26 February 2016. Auditions will be held in Wellington ... More >>

New Zealand Festival-goers in for rare treat

Thursday, 27 August 2015, 10:04 am | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival’s Artistic Director Shelagh Magadza tonight confirmed the Festival will present a special season of performance and film, honouring the great artist Pina Bausch (1940-2009). The season is set to be staged as part of the ... More >>

World-class NZ Army Band confirmed for Tattoo in WLGTN

Tuesday, 18 August 2015, 5:34 pm | New Zealand Festival

World-class NZ Army Band confirmed for 2016 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo in Wellington   As the 66th Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo gets underway in Scotland, the New Zealand Festival has confirmed that the popular New Zealand Army Band will play a ... More >>

2014 New Zealand Festival a spectacular celebration

Monday, 17 March 2014, 10:12 am | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. More >>

2014 New Zealand Festival a spectacular celebration

Monday, 17 March 2014, 9:36 am | New Zealand Festival

2014 New Zealand Festival a spectacular celebration The New Zealand Festival welcomed the world to Wellington over 24 days (21 Feb – 16 Mar) of arts events across the city. Festival Executive Director Sue Paterson said, “It’s been a wonderful Festival ... More >>

Christchurch poet honoured at Writers Week

Tuesday, 11 March 2014, 4:31 pm | New Zealand Festival

Christchurch poet Michael Harlow was presented the Lauris Edmond Memorial Award for Poetry today, a prize given biennially in recognition of a distinguished contribution to New Zealand poetry. More >>

Free events, with Writers Week guests all around town

Monday, 3 March 2014, 2:48 pm | New Zealand Festival

Book fans will be spoilt for choice with free events this Writers Week, including the 2014 Janet Frame Memorial Lecture More >>

Writers Week: expert in how money makes the world go round

Monday, 3 March 2014, 1:42 pm | New Zealand Festival

Decoding terrorist money laundering is all in a day’s work for best-selling Italian author economist Loretta Napoleoni, and the New Zealand Festival is delighted to host this "economic provocateur" (Time) during Writers Week, 7-12 March 2014. More >>

Writers Week welcomes candid friend of Christianity

Monday, 3 March 2014, 10:43 am | New Zealand Festival

"I was brought up in the presence of the Bible, and I remember with affection what it was like to hold a dogmatic position on the statements of Christian belief. I would now describe myself as a candid friend of Christianity." - Diarmaid ... More >>

Writers Week presents experts on "the war to end all wars"

Monday, 3 March 2014, 10:30 am | New Zealand Festival

As part of a year of commemorations of the outbreak of World War I, the New Zealand Festival is pleased to host two of the finest military historians during Writers Week, 7-12 March. More >>

Hot little Jazz Festival to warm up cool capital every year

Monday, 3 February 2014, 1:46 pm | New Zealand Festival

Wellington City Council and the Wellington Jazz Festival have announced that the popular music festival has secured funding to take the four-day event annual for the next three years. The 2014 Wellington Jazz Festival on Cuba will take place from ... More >>

2014 NZ Festival Writers Week Asks the Big Questions

Thursday, 30 January 2014, 2:58 pm | New Zealand Festival

From New Zealand’s own Man Booker Prize-winner Eleanor Catton to a cast of international authors, 130 of the world’s finest writers and thinkers will converge on Wellington to take part in the biennial New Zealand Festival Writers Week from 7-12 March 2014. More >>

Audience members become the players

Wednesday, 15 January 2014, 5:22 pm | New Zealand Festival

“. . . a deliberate slap in the face to the flashmob phenomena . . . it reshapes the cultural landscape.” - The Londonist More >>

Lexus Song Quest Winner Tops the Charts

Monday, 23 December 2013, 11:47 am | New Zealand Festival

Young opera star Amitai Pati has gone from winning the prestigious 2012 Lexus Song Quest, to hitting the Number 1 spot with New Zealand’s best-selling album of 2013, O Sol3 Mio as part of operatic trio Sol3 Mio , which features his brother Pene Pati ... More >>

Fancy yourself as the Face of the New Zealand Festival?

Thursday, 19 December 2013, 3:17 pm | New Zealand Festival

The New Zealand Festival, in association with TV3, has just launched their search for ‘ The Face of Festival TV’ . More >>

New Zealand Fesival Releases Extra Tickets

Tuesday, 19 November 2013, 9:55 am | New Zealand Festival

“It is hard to do justice to the dark poetic brilliance of The Tiger Lillies, so the best thing I can advise is that you go and see them yourselves” The Scotsman More >>



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