Head to the moon

  Christchurch will host the inaugural South Island Moon Festival from September 30 to October 2.       The city’s newest cultural event is set to illuminate it with a vibrant display of art, lanterns, performances and food this spring. The Moon Festival is a traditional time of celebration in China and many East […]

A skilful storyteller

  Actor and director Martine Baanvinger takes centre stage in Lyttelton next month in a new one-woman play ‘Aperture.’   DramaLAB founder Baanvinger, who wrote and starred in the award-winning play Solitude, showcases the life and work of Ans Westra, a New Zealand Arts Foundation Icon photographer. In 1957, Westra emigrated from the Netherlands to […]

Following the light

When Matariki fireworks streak into the night sky at New Brighton Pier on Saturday July 10, Sheena Baines will light up too.   Events Manager at Spectrum Lighting and Sound, Sheena has been leading one of the teams responsible for several aspects of Ōtautahi-Christchurch’s first ever Matariki light and fireworks display! Proudly produced by Christchurch […]

Amazing Grace

It was always in his mind to cast an actress as young as possible in the role of Juliet because Shakespeare’s Juliet, of Romeo and Juliet, was a 13-year-old girl. Derek Doddington, Founder and Director of Top Dog Theatre, stands firmly by his ground-breaking decision. “With casting such a young cast, I’ll either fall on […]

A grand palaver!

Local comedic favourite Shay Horay presents his latest busker’s baby – Palaver Grand. With a handful of showbiz buddies, in the style of Graham Norton, riotous banter and sparing of wit will entrap the audience in the Spiegeltent on 14 February. The two-hour show promises hearty belly laughs.     It’s for one night only […]

Sensational street food

The Night Noodle Market is not just noodles – it’s music, fun and fabulous Asian flavours.     Hagley Park’s lakeside Entertainment Triangle will have 21 local and international hand-picked food stalls from February 6, Waitangi Day, until February 15. That’s 10 mouth-watering nights for Christchurch’s celebrated pop-up event under neon lanterns. Event Manager Vanessa […]