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Wellington set to host its biggest Jazz Festival yet

2017 Apr 13

The capital’s streets are set to hum as the city gets ready to host its biggest ever jazz festival in June. With more than 150 gigs at 45 venues, 250 jazz musicians and thousands of live music fans …

2017 NZ Composer Sessions Concert

2017 Apr 11

The eight works selected for the 2017 NZ Composer Sessions will be rehearsed and recorded at Wellington’s Michael Fowler Centre over the week beginning 10 April. Each work will be performed by the N…

NZ artists at prestigious contemporary exhibition

2017 Apr 07

Arts, Culture and Heritage Minister Maggie Barry has congratulated three New Zealand artists whose work will be exhibited at documenta -  breaking new ground  for New Zealand art at one of the1world…

World premiere of First World War-inspired work by Kiwi composer

2017 Apr 04

Following Anzac Day commemorations later this month, the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra will premiere a ground-breaking work by acclaimed New Zealand composer Gareth Farr, inspired by his family’s1s…

Coffee and art, the perfect partners

2017 Mar 29

Coffee and art go hand-in-hand at Circa Café in the Christchurch suburb of St Albans, where regular exhibitions feature work by artists from The White Room creative space. The exhibitions are the1res…

Te Papa’s Mahuki seeking next generation ideas for the culture sector

2017 Mar 29

Te Papa launches the 2017 programme for Mahuki, the museum’s innovation hub, on Monday 10 April. Applications for the residential programme, which saw seven companies secure business opportunities w…

Largest Literary Festival Launches Expansive Programme

2017 Mar 15

The 18th Auckland Writers Festival takes to the sea, the pavement, festival halls and a glittering pop-up venue in its most ambitious programme yet, which sees a record 42 international writers,1histo…

Come along to our Public History talk on Wed 05 April

2017 Mar 14

You are invited to this the first of the free public history talks presented by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and the National Library of New Zealand. The monthly talks are at lunchtime 12.15pm…

Capital to welcome star cast to Jazz Festival in June

2017 Mar 09

From guitar great Bill Frisell to space-jazz pioneers The Comet is Coming, the Wellington Jazz Festival returns with a stellar cast of international musicians, 7 - 11 June.  Image of the Wellington …

Auckland Arts Festival opens tomorrow

2017 Mar 07

Arts-lovers, take your marks… The annual Auckland Arts Festival (AAF) kicks off tomorrow, Wednesday 8 March. For the next 19 days, the AAF will once again envelop the city in vibrant music, dance, t…

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