When Christchurch was our creative capital

The late Dame Ngaio Marsh, pictured in 1977.

Ngaio Marsh, Colin McCahon, James K Baxter, Allan Curnow, Toss Wollaston - they were all in Christchurch in the inter-war years

Some of the best of the fest video

Miss Sharon Jones! looks at the life and career of ones of music's unsung heroines.

Christchurch's annual feast of cinema gets under way on Thursday. The Press previews 13 titles from the vast selection of choices on show.

Ten exhibitions to see right now

Julia Holderness, The Group home-wares, 2016

Christchurch galleries are currently playing host to a diverse and exciting line-up of exhibitions.

The artist as a young man

Artist Ronnie van Hout with his sculpture Quasi before it was craned atop the Christchurch Art Gallery.

The Christchurch artist behind Quasi talks to Charlie Gates about how his upbringing on a chicken farm in 1970s Aranui has influenced his work.

What's on in Christchurch

The New Zealand International Film Festival starts in Christchurch next Thursday, July 28.

 The NZSO and Troye Sivan head for Christchurch, as the city prepares for this year's NZ Film Festival.

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Visual Art

Ten exhibitions to see right now

Julia Holderness, The Group home-wares, 2016

Christchurch galleries are currently playing host to a diverse and exciting line-up of exhibitions.

What's on in Christchurch

 The NZSO and Troye Sivan head for Christchurch, as the city prepares for this year's NZ Film Festival.

Illustrating the Power of Place

Painting as unique, vital means of communication

Christchurch Music

What's on in Christchurch

The New Zealand International Film Festival starts in Christchurch next Thursday, July 28.

 The NZSO and Troye Sivan head for Christchurch, as the city prepares for this year's NZ Film Festival.

Flume delivers a beautiful night

Flume wowed the Christchurch crowd during Wednesday night's concert at Horncastle Arena.

REVIEW: Christchurch crowd not keen to let Flume and his lightshow go

How to make a hit musical

Esther Stephens, who plays Kate Sheppard, does her make-up backstage at The Court Theatre's production of That Bloody Woman.

Bette Midler, tents and songs dashed off in a lunch hour. The five year bloody struggle to bring the suffragettes to punk life.

Broods' high-energy act wows

Georgia Nott worked the Christchurch crowd like a pro at Broods' concert on Thursday.

It's a disconcerting feeling walking across the tarmac to Horncastle Arena for a gig with a half empty parking lot and no line out the door.

What's on in Christchurch

Tui and Silver Scroll winner Lawrence Arabia will performed at Blue Smoke at The Tannery on Saturday.

Katchafire on Friday, Lawrence Arabia on Saturday, Flume on Wednesday. It's a week of music in Christchurch.

Theatre

Some of the best of the fest video

Miss Sharon Jones! looks at the life and career of ones of music's unsung heroines.

Christchurch's annual feast of cinema gets under way on Thursday. The Press previews 13 titles from the vast selection of choices on show.

What's on in Christchurch

The New Zealand International Film Festival starts in Christchurch next Thursday, July 28.

 The NZSO and Troye Sivan head for Christchurch, as the city prepares for this year's NZ Film Festival.

What's on in Christchurch

Tui and Silver Scroll winner Lawrence Arabia will performed at Blue Smoke at The Tannery on Saturday.

Katchafire on Friday, Lawrence Arabia on Saturday, Flume on Wednesday. It's a week of music in Christchurch.

Traviata triumph from go to woah

The NZ Opera's latest production of La Traviata allowed the soloists to become believable characters, rather than ...

REVIEW: From chorus to soloists, this staging oozes pure class on every note.

The long road home

Mike Friend gets passionate while talking about theatre, Lyttelton and his new play.

Mike Friend stands in front of the Lyttelton Arts Factory. He talks fast and cups a cigarette in one hand between deep draws of smoke.

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