Art and Stage

Talking books

Eleanor Catton

Writing stars draw crowds

Book lovers and political junkies were out in force at Word Christchurch events last night.

Nicky Hager in Chch

Nicky Hager The author and investigative journalist, whose latest book landed like a bombshell into election campaigning, will be speaking in Christchurch tomorrow.

If your boy won't read

Alex Fulton Alex Fulton, 7, loves reading and devours books in bed - the more outrageous the better.

'Godfather of country'

Pat Dugan Pat Dugan performed his first gig in Christchurch in 1936 and has barely been off a stage since.

Fanfare campaign begins

Fanfare sculpture A public fundraising appeal will be launched on Monday to bring a 24-metre sculpture to Christchurch.

Arts shows different side to NZ

Aaron Kreisler Video of driver doing burn-outs and portraits of vegans among the Kiwi works at major Edinburgh art show.

Is a yellow square art?

There's nothing like a robust, no-holds barred cultural debate over the age-old question: What is art?

City art branching out

Sculptures moved to new gnome

Robert Scott's new album

Robert Scott NZ musician Robert Scott talks about his new album, The Clean's tour plans, and life as a teacher aide.

Brooding over success

Caleb Nott, of Kiwi music sensation Broods, is not sure he could deal with the same level of fame as compatriot Lorde.

A birthday without mum

Star's song for Cathedral Square

Song-a-month challenge

Christchurch musician Julian Hay challenged himself to write, produce, record and release a song a month.

Review: CSO

Amanda Atlas In a city the size of Christchurch the performance of a gargantuan work such as Mahler's Symphony No 2 is a rare event.

Review: Blood Brothers

The Court Theatre's slick and handsomely staged production is ultimately a success but has some uneven moments.

Spot of Shakespeare?

The theatre company with no theatre

Review: La Boheme

Having seen La Boheme many times, I'd rate NZ Opera's production one of the most enjoyable.

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