Handbag changes last days

What would you think if your elderly mother suddenly spent $11,000 on a handbag?

Fun is common theme

"Fun" is a word used by two artists with separate exhibitions opening in Blenheim on Saturday.

Teen tale - and so much more

 Denis Teeling

ANGELA CROMPTON - The Marlborough Express

Teenage hormones are high in a New Zealand stage comedy opening at the Boathouse Theatre in Blenheim tomorrow night.

Brass band's window on the world

 Denis Teeling

ANGELA CROMPTON - The Marlborough Express

As New Zealand's political future goes down for the count on Saturday night the Marlborough District Brass Band will offer people in Blenheim a more global view.

Let's talk about glass

Caroline MacDonald-Haig

Glass used by artists in ancient and modern times will be discussed in Blenheim on Thursday by English glass lecturer Caroline MacDonald-Haig at the Marlborough Decorative and Fine Arts Society.

Radio theme captures imagination

Caroline MacDonald-Haig

A quirky take on New Zealand's century-long love affair with radio is coming to the Millennium Art Gallery in Blenheim on Saturday.

New era of music for Blenheim


"Upbeat" programme of works planned for inaugural concert at St Andrew's Church this weekend.

Opera in surround Sound

Three New Zealand opera singers will fill the five-star Bay of Many Coves lodge in the Marlborough Sounds with opera, operetta and musical theatre next month.

Artist is doing what he 'loves'

Norman Sinclair

Artists need to create work that people want to look at, says high-country painter Norman Sinclair.

Quartet to open festival

The Europe-based Faust String Quartet will open the three-day St Andrews Music Festival in Blenheim on Friday.

Colourful tribute to Abi

'A bit of beauty in a world of sadness.'

abi hone

A Blenheim interior designer is spreading colour to mark the life of her goddaughter who was killed in a car accident earlier this year.

Homemade with inspiration

diy art

In the second part of a series on DIY art, Sophie Preece finds a Marlborough woman looking outside the square and inside the frame.

Little Oceans in bigger pond

little oceans

A new recording grant confirms that former Marlborough band Little Oceans are on the right track.

High flying dancer to showcase skills

little oceans

Ballet dancer Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson wowed The Nutcracker audiences in June and will show off other dance skills when he performs in Blenheim again on Saturday.

Home is where the art is

Archie Matheson

SOPHIE PREECE - The Marlborough Express

When a wealth of creativity hits an expanse of bare wall, the result can be stunning.

Students in this musical together

High School Musical

Marlborough students - 12 leads and 41 cast members - show off their instrumental, vocal and dance prowess in the Combined Colleges senior production, High School Musical.

Growing up with jazz

High School Musical

ANGELA CROMPTON - The Marlborough Express

There will be plenty of live jazz around Marlborough this week, when musicians from 15 South Island secondary schools arrive for the 11th Southern Jam.

Five go mad in the Sounds

Marty Banks

Five friends become steadily insane when they are trapped by a storm in a boat-access-only bach in the Marlborough Sounds.

It's all about transmission

Marty Banks

Three contemporary Maori artists bring their works together in an exhibition Whakawhiti Aria: Transmission.

Musical a big, fun production

Students make a song and dance of it

Crystal Clear

Ninety senior students will appear on stage in this year's combined colleges stage production, High School Musical.

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