REVIEW: If the audience got paid a dollar for every rippled muscle and blood splatter seen while watching 300 Rise of an Empire, we'd all walk out of the theatre rich
Everything you need to know and various things that aren't even that useful. Matt Rilkoff takes you through the A to Z of Womad.
Quirky show delights audience
With a giant fluffy coat and the voice of a star Kimbra took Womad by storm.
Last night thousands packed the TSB Bowl of Brooklands to soak up a world of music.
Womad 2014 kicks off
New Zealand great Tim Finn has opened Womad with an ode to Parihaka.
Check out the tweets, photos, facebook statuses, social media gems and news from Womad 2014.
This week’s quiz is called Sue, Suzie and the Sioux and all the questions have a link to one of those words. Good luck.
It's that wonderful time of year again - Womad time, the best three days of the year for me. I just love new music, and what better place to discover it than Womad.
Unreported doesn't like starting out with a telling off, but we think there is no avoiding it today.
It's going to be a wet Womad with Taranaki forecast to taste the wild weather from Cyclone Lusi.
Waitara was transformed into a melting pot of the world's cultural diversity.
Three friends with a desire to travel to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival sat on a Southland deck chatting and drinking wine.
Artists gathered in New Plymouth for this weekend's Womad Festival had an iconic Kiwi experience last night.
Students gather for a dance workshop with Zimbabwean band Mokoomba.
Playing new tunes at Womad
TARYN UTIGER - © Fairfax NZ NewsKiwi songstress Kimbra is about to play her first show in NZ since she won a Grammy.
ISOBEL EWING - © Fairfax NZ NewsThe art of record playing is alive in downtown New Plymouth and the playlist varies from Lady Gaga to Jimi Hendrix.
With all the talk about the Oscars this week, we have a quiz called "Walt's World".
In what may become a regular feature of Unreported we turn to Facebook and the comments left by readers of this paper's social media account.
Run run as fast as you can...
Calling all budding musicians and performers - South Taranaki has Talent needs you.
An East-West showdown takes place on Thursday at New Plymouth's Black Harp.
© Fairfax NZ NewsEltham art-lovers hope the new location of Arts in the Park will help develop an "arts trail" in the village.
Exciting, electrifying and passionate is the description that has become associated with Hungary's Kelemen Quartet.
International artists from Germany and the United States will grace the Taranaki Cathedral Church of St Mary in two separate recitals this week.
"Faced with a four metre square block of compressed snow to carve in minus 30 degree temperatures is not a situation many southern hemisphere artists would face in their career," according to Michaela Stoneman.
The book is out on a controversial project that had people wondering: is it art? Taryn Utiger at last gets to interview the artist behind it.
Taranaki organisers hope free entry into the 48 Hour Film Festival will boost team numbers this year.
Taranaki's premier arts venue is now leaps ahead of other performance venues around New Zealand.
Everyday housewife Harriet Wakefield shares her thoughts on the week past, as relayed by satirist Steve Braunias.
We start of this week with shock. Our shock. Unreported could hardly believe it.
Here's a nice little video about convicts' writing letters to their younger selves.
© Fairfax NZ NewsWomad is fast approaching.
Ahead of her performance at Womad, one of New Zealand's top female artists is singing the praises of songstress Lorde.
© Fairfax NZ NewsWith strong influences from country, folk, blues and jazz their sound has been described as a mix of Paul Simon, Leonard Cohen, Debbie Harry and Ry Cooder with a modern Nouvelle Vague twist.
Quietly cultivating a great little music scene and boasting a unique location, Taranaki has all the ingredients to be a musical melting pot.
With the Winter Olympics currently on in Sochi, Russia, a quiz with a Russian theme might be a good idea. It’s a pretty tough quiz this week, so good luck.
Sticking with hearts, it is true that the chest muscles throughout the Taranaki bubble have been at full steam ahead this week.
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Don Quixote will leap onto stage in Taranaki next month.
Twelve spaces remain for a life- drawing workshop being held by Marianne Muggeridge at Stratford's Percy Thomson Gallery next month.
Thespian Jackson Coe, formerly of New Plymouth, is tackling the lead role in Wellington's Summer Shakespeare season of Macbeth.
Schedule it into your diary, because Calendar Girls is worth seeing.
A night of great music is planned for March 1 at the New Plymouth Senior Citizens Hall in Liardet St.
With the launch of the Auckland Nines this week I have written a quiz called "Nine". All the questions are linked to that number.
15 short films and a night of fun
The cast of Taranaki's only TropFest finalist film will watch it for the first time on Sunday.
"Are you guys gay to go to the park?" Luckily these men were happily in love and didn't take him up on his unintended offer.
Primary School students get busy creating flags for the Womad Festival.
In April of 1968, seven days changed fair housing forever.
When the lights go on, their tops come off.
Do you think state schools should conduct religious instruction for primary-aged children?