Arts & Entertainment

Wicked worth travelling to see

wicked

It's worth making the trip to Auckland to see the magic, music and moving dragon in Broadway musical Wicked.

Former ABs captain joins NZSO

Anton Oliver

Rugby and art will collide in the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra performance of Prokofiev's Peter and the Wolf this weekend.

Musicians do their bit for mental health

Like Minds gig

Top Wellington musicians are getting together for a special gig for mental health awareness week.

Cartoonists of the future

cartoon archivist

If a picture is worth a thousand words, a satirical cartoon might be worth ten thousand.

Armenian duo light up dance floor

Armenian dance duo

Having danced their way around the world Erik Petrosyan and Margarita Taryan are eyeing up New Zealand's top dancing prize.

Scoring a novel with a difference

Piano Novel

TALIA CARLISLE - The Wellingtonian

Have you ever wanted to know what would happen to a grand piano if it fell two metres from a crane?

Off to snap the Beijing punk scene

John Lake

Photographer John Lake is heading to China to photograph Beijing's emerging punk music scene.

Baker's happy with new EP

Louis Baker

After six years, Wellington musician Louis Baker is almost satisfied with his self-titled EP.

WOW inspires clever young designers

WOW students

Six year 13 students will have their WOW- inspired garments displayed in shop windows around Wellington.

Top author to help young writers

Philippa Werry

Aspiring young writers are being given the chance to work under children's author, blogger and non-fiction writer Philippa Werry during school holidays later this month.

Grieving over Downstage

Harcourts

Dame Kate Harcourt and her daughter Miranda, part of the first family of New Zealand theatre, say they are heartbroken at the closure of Downstage.

Jewellery a festival highlight

Jewellery

HANNAH MCKEE - The Wellingtonian

Fashion in the Capital has returned to Wellington.

Jane Eyre the musical

Jane Eyre

One of literature's best-loved characters will appear on stage in Wellington this month.

Always look on the bright side

Monty Python

Monty Python is coming to Circa this weekend with silly gags, witty comments, a balloon animal tiger and plenty of naughty bits.

From scientist to opera star

Orla Boylan

AMY JACKMAN - The Wellingtonian

Irish soprano Orla Boylan was working towards life in a lab when she found herself singing operas all around Europe.

Art aims to repulse

Javier Murcia

TALIA CARLISLE - The Wellingtonian

Special effects artist Javier Murcia has presented beauty through ugliness in his Belleza Visceral exhibition at Roxy Cinema.

Rare Newtown films a hit

Newtown film

SASHA BORISSENKO - The Wellingtonian

After tickets sold out at the Newtown Festival in March, Film Archive enthusiasts last weekend got a second chance to see rare footage of Newtown's colourful history.

Arrr! The Pirates are coming

pirates

AMY JACKMAN - The Wellingtonian

It's one of the most famous patter songs in the world and it will be George Henare's job to spout all the reasons why he is the model of a modern major-general next week.

Comedy - yet is a little different

Yeti

Things are getting wild at Bats with its latest show, A Yeti Trilogy, opening next week.

Lottie - a teddy bear on a mission

Carolyn Collis

A teddy bear named Lottie has helped young Porirua residents learn to ride horses.