Art and Stage

Festival offers new views on city


OPINION: People from outside Christchurch can help Cantabrians to see their strange, ruined and hopeful city in new ways.

Most successful WORD festival yet

Nicky Hager Sold-out shows and thousands of attendees have made this year's Christchurch writers festival one of the most successful yet, its organiser says.

Hager's relationship with hacker

Nicky Hager The hacker who helped Nicky Hager did it because he thought Whale Oil blogger "was a p****".

Talking books

Eleanor Catton 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.

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

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

Is a yellow square art?

City art branching out

Song-a-month challenge

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

Robert Scott's new album

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

Brooding over success

A birthday without mum

'Godfather of country'

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

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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