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.

Loads of laughs in anniversary production

Crystal Clear

A "laugh-out loud" stage comedy will celebrate the Picton Little Theatre's 50th anniversary production.

A literary dame's inspiration

Ian Woolley

Sonia O'Regan had the chance to ask author Dame Fiona Kidman a few questions ahead of her appearance at at the inaugural Marlborough Book Festival.

Paintings launch seldom-heard tales

Jane Vial

ANGELA CROMPTON - The Marlborough Express

Museums hold the memories of a community and 10 stories will be told in a new exhibition opening at the Marlborough Museum on Sunday.

A life's work on show

Jane Vial

Fifty years' work by Spring Creek artist JF Reed can be examined in his new exhibition ARtExhibition JK Reed, A Crossection.

Audiences connect with classics

Good energies created by big band music can be seen reflected on audience members' faces, says vocalist Bryan Anthony from the Tommy Dorsey Orchestra.

Arts to get month-long boost

Marlborough Arts Month features 60 events

Marlborough Arts Month

Climate change warnings on canvas, college rock music, amateur theatre, and a festival of New Zealand books are packed into the first Marlborough Arts Month.

Dancer shares Juilliard tips

From the Big Apple to Blenheim

Hannah Roche

New York-based dancer Joshua Guillemot-Rodgerson has the lead role in The Nutcracker ballet opening in Blenheim on Friday.

Sculptures capture heart of the Pacific

Hannah Roche

ANGELA CROMPTON - The Marlborough Express

Pacific mood stories will emerge from sculptures representing "5 Quarters of the Pacific" in a collaborative exhibition by five Marlborough artists.

Band previewing champs tunes

The Marlborough District Brass Band will show off the music it will perform a at the national brass band championships i in a concert in Blenheim on Sunday.

Glass can start conversations

Sue James

ANGELA CROMPTON - The Marlborough Express

TV screens are used by Wairau Valley glass artist Sue James in works she hopes will start conversations.

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