Big band bash

Just in time for warmer weather, The Christchurch Big Band Festival is celebrating its 15th year in Ōtautahi this October. The festival brings fresh, musical vibrancy to Christchurch streets and venues in spring, attracting thousands of listeners to exciting, toe-tapping entertainment all around the city. Most of the performances are free events and there are […]

At home movie feast

Going to the movies used to be the only option to see the newest film releases, however a popular option now is to stay home and go online to see some of the latest and greatest. Film festivals are one way to relax with a glass of wine and enjoy cutting edge and also controversial […]

Yoga Day in Christchurch

For the first time yoga en masse is planned for Saturday November 27 in Christchurch, timed to coincide with a similar event in Auckland. Timed on the eve of summer, it is an opportunity to feel the grass under your toes, the sun on your back and experience the collective energy of doing gentle yoga […]

An amazing events venue: Milton St Substation

A space for creatives is developing in the suburbs as they seek out new and interesting places for their pursuits. A recent collaboration between live music booking agency Rattle and Strum and Whisko Creative saw them record music videos for 10 local acts. They filmed in what is the best deliberately-kept-secret venue in the city, […]

Time flies for Ladyhawke

  Whether you’ve been a supporter from her first eponymous debut album or a more recent convert, you’ll be pleased to hear 2021 has been dubbed the comeback year for beloved Kiwi singer Ladyhawke (Phillipa Brown). Jess Murray catches up with the songstress to discuss new music, mental health and where to next.     […]

Celebrating 30 years: City Choir

  Three special concerts for music lovers round out the Christchurch City Choir’s 30th anniversary year programme.     Not to be missed on July 3 is the Voices Found concert with soloist Adrian Lowe at St Andrew’s College Chapel in Normans Rd. Celebrating works by female composers from throughout the centuries, it will be […]