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Arts

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.

Rest home jottings is now a book

EMMA JAMES - The Marlborough Express

A New Plymouth retiree says she either had to publish her book Rest Home Lives or feature in it.

Writers' chance to display their talents

Entry is free to a Writers and Readers Forum at the Picton Little Theatre next month.

'Exceptional musician' comes to town

Robyn Malcolm

A violinist said to have "bewitched" audiences before judges named him the winner of the 2013 Michael Hill International Violin Competition will perform in Blenheim next Monday.

No Girls Aloud all set for contest

Marlborough Boys' College choir No Girls Aloud joins other contestants in the Nelson-Marlborough 2014 Big Sing competition in Blenheim tomorrow.

Curtain rises on many voices

No Girls Aloud

Popular songs from time-honoured musicals make up two "Showtime" concerts in Blenheim this weekend.

Author is committed to helping others

Someone is always fighting somebody in the world but the wish for unbroken peace and happiness is universal.

Crafts may save the day

Creative Fibre Guild

Creative Fibre Guild members will save the day if a national disaster strikes.

Getting words out

A four-hour workshop on self-publishing will be held in Blenheim on June 14.

Right moves for a fitting farewell

The musical Chess "ticks all the boxes" as a Marlborough Floor Pride Civic Theatre farewell production.

Big Sing big deal for choirs

Secondary school choir members are warming their voices for next Wednesday's top of the south Big Sing.

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