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A collection by Christchurch photographer Doc Ross, featuring portraits of artists, writers and other members of the local arts community who, like al …

Play Readings – Liz Breslin

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This is a first for the Festival of Colour ? readings of two works in progress. A unique chance to get an insight into new works at an early stage in …

Seymour Hersh – How do you find out the truth?

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Listen to the audio from the 2013 festival Seymour Hersh is one of the world?s most celebrated investigative journalists. He first gained worldwide re …

Adam Page – Schoolfest

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A gifted and hilarious multi-instrumentalist and looping artist. His primary instrument is the saxophone but his show includes a variety of instrument …

Amiria Grenell – Schoolfest

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And for our very youngest audiences Amiria Grennell will visit the local pre-schools to sing and tell stories for the under 5?s. Thursday 18th and Fri …

Ivy – Schoolfest

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Ivy is a cleaner in a museum, whom we meet in her basement hideaway where she has gathered a vast collection of treasures over the years. Not least of …

Strike – School Workshop

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A high energy drumming group made up of New Zealand’s most outstanding percussionists, specialising in movement-based, choreographed percussion. Pacif …

Ivy

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From her hideaway in a museum basement comes Ivy, a cleaning lady with a difference. Her humble set of wheels may look like a cleaning cart, but just …

Schoolfest

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Schoolfest has an exciting programme for primary, intermediate and secondary school students. Ivy ? See page. Strike Percussion ? New Zealand?s leadin …

Local Exhibitions

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ART at HOME The ART at HOME trail is an opportunity for art lovers to view an exciting variety of homes and art collections throughout the Wanaka area …

Politics – The New Generation

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Listen to the audio from the 2013 festival Three smart young politicians who are all destined for Cabinet positions: Nikki Kaye (National), Jacinda Ar …

Poetry and Song

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Leading New Zealand poet Bill Manhire introduces a genre-busting session where his poems become stunningly beautiful songs. Hannah Griffin?s voice wil …

Married to their Art

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Novelist, broadcaster and teacher of creative writing Emily Perkins has continued to win literary plaudits, most recently with her novel The Forrests. …

Nicky Hager – Fighting Other People?s Wars

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Listen to the audio from the 2013 festival Afghanistan has been the longest foreign war in our history, but just what were we doing there? For years, …

Seymour Hersh – Invitation to another war

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Listen to the audio from the 2013 festival Seymour Hersh is one of the world?s most celebrated investigative journalists. He first gained worldwide re …

Beautiful Losers

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An edge of your seat theatrical experience, inspired by Jack Kerouac?s ground- breaking novel On the Road. Exploding with words, laughter, music and m …

Oddity

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Oddity are a five piece band and are currently in Year 11 at Mt Aspiring College. Their quirky original sound, whimsical lyrics and youthful zest have …

Martine Harding

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Growing up in Wanaka has sculpted Martine Harding into the talented musician that she has become today. Her unique voice combined with dreamy and easy …

Lloyd Geering – Living this Life

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Listen to the audio from the 2013 festival Religious traditions used to show us the way to live. But their answers were geared to a world very differe …

Play Readings – Dave Armstrong

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This is a first for the Festival of Colour ? readings of two works in progress. A unique chance to get an insight into new works at an early stage in …

Moana Jackson – Who Owns Water?

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There?s a political fight, a battle in the courts and various findings from the Waitangi Tribunal – not to mention the fulminations on talk-back radio …

Between Darkness and Light

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Jenny Wollerman has brought together a compelling series of songs in this beautiful new recital, exploring the emotional spaces between darkness and l …

Michael Houstoun plays Beethoven

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Michael Houstoun is not only New Zealand?s foremost Beethoven pianist: he ranks among the great Beethoven pianists of our age. He celebrates his 60th …

Pouwhenua – Billboards

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Four artists will be painting billboards on the Wanaka lakefront. They will pick up on the idea of pouwhenua ? markers that tell something of people a …

Tracing Hamlet

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Something is rotten in the state of Denmark. A royal prince is missing, the media are having a field day and the music of the Thieves of Mercy has bee …

SALON

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Created by the multi-award winning Site Specific Theatre NZ Company, SALON is an immersive glimpse into the lives of the staff and clients of an up-ma …

On the Upside Down of the World

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This play is based on the journals of Lady Ann Martin, the young wife of our first Chief Justice who arrived in New Zealand in 1841. They set up home …

Aaron Tokona

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Catch this unique solo performance by Aaron Tokona. You?ll know him from his current bands Cairo Knife Fight and AHoriBuzz but he has been a feature o …

Adam Page

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His high energy, his sense of fun and his fantastic music, make for an unforgettable performance. Adam Page is at the forefront of a new style, record …

Electric Wire Hustle family

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Electric Wire Hustle?s modern take on hip hop, psychedelic and soul music has seen this Wellington band tour extensively throughout the world includin …

Songs to Leave Behind

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Three of New Zealand?s finest singer songwriters lay their hearts and voices on the line. Don McGlashan from those iconic bands Blam Blam Blam, The Fr …

The Yoots

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A high-energy calypso ska sound from Wellington supergroup The Yoots ? with their unique take on classic waiata. Hopepa, trombonist of Fat Freddy?s Dr …

Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells For Two

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Mike Oldfield?s Tubular Bells in 1973 was perhaps the most unlikely smash hit record ever released. Now 40 years later, two Aussie musicians perform t …

Fabulous Arabia

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Hailing from different realms of the musical universe, Lawrence Arabia and Mike Fabulous are two of New Zealand?s young musical titans. Captured just …

Amiria Grenell

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Hailing from the iconic Grenell tribe, youngest member Amiria is a highly regarded singer-songwriter and recording artist. She has toured New Zealand …

New Zealand Guitar Quartet

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Formed in 2010 at the NZ School of Music, the New Zealand Guitar Quartet is quickly developing a following around the country with invitations to perf …

Strike

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Enjoy a high-energy, exhilarating mix of percussion, fire, water, dance, music and theatre. Strike is a high energy drumming group of New Zealand?s mo …

Black Grace

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Following a sellout tour of Germany, Black Grace now bring their masterpiece to Wanaka and Queenstown. Enjoy the high energy and the sheer style and p …

Bella Kalolo

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Bella?s velvety voice will explode into passionate and soulful vocals that will warm your heart and leave you longing for more. She wowed audiences at …

Baby O

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Scottish Opera is set to prove that you are never too young to enjoy music. Baby O has had sell-out UK tours and a sell-out season in last year?s Chri …

Kings of the Gym

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A brand new comedy by Dave Armstrong. From the writer who brought you King and Country, Niu Sila, Le Sud, The Tutor, and Rita and Douglas, comes a del …