Weekly arts diary

Last updated 05:00 16/09/2014
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Exhibitions

■ New Zealand's century-long love affair with radio is celebrated in a Sounds Like Us exhibition showing at the Millennium Art Gallery in Blenheim.

■ Rainlight, Hokianga by Mary McFarlane. It opens at The Diversion Gallery, London Quay, Picton at 6pm this evening, then can be viewed from noon to 5pm, Wednesday to Saturday until October 19.

■ Boats, seascapes and large landscape scenes are the preferred subjects for Blenheim watercolour artist Jim Campbell. His paintings hanging this month at Framers on Queens, Queen St, Blenheim.

■ 3 P's in a Pod, Blenheim artist Lesley Griffiths' first exhibition, can be viewed in the Clear Skies room, Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, Blenheim, from Saturday until September 28.

■ Contemporary works by Nelson-based artist Florence Berthold make up Revelations, showing in the Clearwater room of the the Yealands Estate Marlborough Gallery, High St, Blenheim, from Saturday until September 28.

Music

■ The Marlborough District Brass Band plays Windows on the World at 7.30pm on Saturday night and 2pm Sunday in the Floor Pride Civic Theatre, Blenheim. Tickets: Adults $25, seniors $20, children $8.

Theatre

■ Marlborough Repertory's newest production, The Motor Camp opens tomorrow night at 7.30pm in the Boathouse Theatre, Blenheim for a 10-show season. Nightly sessions continue until September 27 except Sunday, September 21, when there is a 4pm matinee. Tickets $29.50 adults, $26.50 seniors, $22.50 students and 10 or more group bookings.

■ Gloria's Handbag, a one-person play performed by Helen Moulder, will be staged at 2pm on Thursday (tickets $20/$15) and at 7.30pm on Friday (tickets $25/$20).

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- The Marlborough Express

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