Arts

Bard attracts more performers

The annual Marlborough Regional Shakespeare Festival again brought the bard to life on Monday night at the Marlborough Girls' College hall.

Director goes for the Paris look

Unframed screenprints by Coromandel artist Michael Smither will fill a wall at The Diversion Gallery in Picton over Easter.

Beach bum made good in revue

Manpower

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Panto is just the cat's whiskers

A traditional European fairytale will be brought to life next week when the Marlborough Children's Theatre performs Puss in Boots the Panto.

Steinway meets perfect match

A large audience attended Friday night's recital by world-famous pianist Philip Fowke

Prince hits top note with musicians

Kevin Moseley

Talented musical Marlburians did the region proud yesterday during the wreath-laying ceremony in Seymour Square

Much ado about Shakespeare fest

Students from Kaikoura High School will swell entries in the 2014 Marlborough regional Shakespeare Festival.

Broadcaster to speak on design 'genius'

One of Britain's most important designers and art theorists in the 19th century will be discussed at a lecture in Blenheim on Thursday.

Two gigs by indie duo

Southern indie duo Into the East members Graeme Woller and Liv McBride talk to Chris Chilton about the music they are bringing to Picton and Kaikoura this week. 

Girls to meet Prince

 Olivia Burns

Marlborough teenagers Olivia Burns, 16, and Alice Schofield, 16 are to meet Prince William.

Manpower in Blenheim

Hear the Thunder? Manpower Australia is heading this way.

Artistic touch

Bonnie Coad

Community causes can be helped through art and Renwick artist Bonnie Coad has made a tiny collage to raise money and awareness for Amnesty International.

Design work earns scholarship

Tarn Greenlaw

Queen Charlotte College pupil Tarn Greenlaw is more than just a step ahead - he is a whole year ahead of his fellow art pupils.

Trio keep it happy

Sol3 Mio are Pene Pati, left, Moses Mackay and Amitai Pati

Laughter is a great tonic and an essential component in getting rid of the mustiness of opera, says baritone Moses Mackay.

Concert series begins

"Commitment, consummate technique and passion," were the words one reviewer used to describe the Rangitoto Trio.

Talented musician returns home

Renee Maurice

The 2013 New Zealand's Got Talent winner returned home to Marlborough for her debut post-win performance in the region on Friday.

Strike up the band for royal couple

Todd Smith

Todd Smith shrugs when he's asked how he feels about playing in front of British royalty next month.

Sing along

Good songs are like poetry and tell stories, says Blenheim musician Neil Wilson.

Russians bring ballet to town

Russian Ballet

A troupe of Russian ballet dancers will glide onto the stage tonight to perform Don Quixote in Blenheim.

Trash well-transformed

With the season quietening down and the weather more suited to indoor pursuits, now is the perfect time to get on with those costumes for this year's Recycled Trash Fashion show.

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