Art and Stage

A boost for buskers

Iron Chicken award helps performers go global

Prize money from the Press Critics Choice award helps performers bring their shows to the world.

Comedy meets burlesque

Aussie duo The English Gents go back to their acrobatic roots at the buskers festival.

From the West End to Chch

Sam Wills is back at the buskers festival with the original version of his hit show, Boy with Tape on his Face.

A moving piece of cabaret

British diva Lili la Scala has returned to Christchurch with a gentle and, at times, emotionally raw show.

Accessible Jane Austen

Local performer Penny Ashton has brought her critically acclaimed show Promise and Promiscuity to the World Buskers Festival.

Water sculpture has been forgotten

Why does no-one want to rescue an elegant Avon River sculpture from its dense bed of weeds and discarded bottles?

Retro shopkeepers recognised

Trevor Phipps was quick to spot his late brother-in-law behind the counter in an untitled series of 1977 photographs.

Wild new art in central city

Arts precinct plan 'outdated'

Shapeshifter headlines new festival

Shapeshifter return home to Christchurch to top the Electric Avenue Music Festival next month.

The Bats headline Nostalgia fest

If good music, local beers and unique food is your scene, you might want to get your tickets booked for next year's Nostalgia Festival.

No holding back for Veronicas

'We're not a boy band'

Bucket busker a big hit

Jackson Roche just needs a few buckets and his drum sticks to entertain crowds in Cashel Mall and Cathedral Square. 

The Ego has landed for 7 Days show

The Friday night TV comedy show 7 Days is taking to the road on a national tour.

A proper theatre for a proper city

Velvet curtains, chandeliers, spectacular dancing and a standing ovation - last night's Isaac Theatre Royal opening was a truly giddy affair.

Final push for theatre

Theatre a labour of love

A force to be reckoned with

British comedian Eddie Izzard returns to New Zealand next month as part of a grand world tour.

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