Art and Stage
Colourful and creepy creations hit the catwalk as D&A makeup design students show off their skills.
The facade of the historic Isaac Theatre Royal was lit up for the first time this week as restoration work continues.
The X-Factor music competition is returning to NZ next year and budding musicians are already lining up to enter.
Special song penned for Cup winner
With three New Zealand Trotting Cups to his name there is no doubt Terror To Love has the X factor and now he has a song to prove it.
The Eastern tour often. So much so there's a joke or two about opening your wardrobe to find the band playing in it.
In 1993 Radiohead performed in Cathedral Square. A decade later, the drummer still remembers the gig "vividly".
Six performance artists are set to enter the old AMI stadium and broadcast every story they can find relating to the site.
'Oddity' shows attract world-class performers
Many performers have honed their unique shows at the Darkroom Bar's magic nights.
Shihad among the acts for Cathedral Square gig
Cantabrians in for a great start to 2015 after Shihad, Airbourne, Cairo Knife Fight and I Am Giant announce New Year's Eve performance.
Fans of the British musician snap up tickets within minutes, leading to second Auckland show being announced.
Music legend delivers polished performance
Bic Runga shone and Neil Finn delivered a polished performance in the last show on his world tour.
Art exhibitions, children's theatre, free cupcake workshops... there's plenty around to entertain the children over the break.
After losing her grandmother to cancer, Candice Milner wrote a song with a purpose - to inspire others.
Christchurch parolees' stories are being told through contemporary dance as part of the city's Body Festival.
Young@Heart did it with rock, now a Kiwi documentary shows you're never too old for hip-hop.
Peter Gutteridge was met by police on his return from the US, was admitted to hospital and died.
Christchurch performer is no diva
She may be jetting off to New York to perform but Ali Harper says her life is anything but glamorous.
Timaru-based trio Earthshield started out playing blues but now they are playing metal with finger-bleeding riffs.
An arthouse cinema could be part of a proposed performing arts precinct.
TV presenter shocked at homelessness
Gerard Smyth, award-winning director of When a City Falls, reveals Christchurch through lives of everyday people living in extraordinary times.
Unique theme nights are breathing new life into the Arts Centre's Gymnasium.
Record label pays tribute to "great talent" of Peter Gutteridge, a pioneer of the Dunedin sound.
Festa returns to popular LuxCity format
A dozen elevated, glowing frames will be installed on High St for Labour Day weekend.
Jol Mulholland is a producer, engineer and instrumentalist, and occasional member of The Mots and Gasoline Cowboy.
Kiwi rockers Shihad last night played their new album to enthusiastic fans in Christchurch.
Live music fans in for a treat
Allen St is set to open soon in Christchurch, promising great music, good times and friendly doormen.
World Buskers Festival at a turning point with new director, funding cuts and plans to move shows back to city streets.
Shihad's Phil Knight and Karl Kippenberger talk about Christchurch, favourite records and the importance of white towels.
Band explain why they chose Christchurch for one-off show tonight - and even front a live chat for fans.
OPINION: The appreciation of a live performance depends on how it meets your expectations.
Legendary singer often books four hotels
Bob Dylan has apparently arrived in Christchurch by private jet, ahead of his concert at Horncastle Arena tonight.
Developers asked to include works in new buildings as part of a scheme to generate work for local artists.
The Black Keys will play in Christchurch and Auckland next year as part of their world tour.
One guy asked: 'Where are the scones love?'
New book and website exposes challenges for women working in all-male environments.
Author Jean Watson's long-standing relationship with India has become the topic of a feature film.
Circus meets burlesque in amazing show
Mixing up somersaults, slapstick and striptease, Empire will be a hot ticket in Christchurch next month.
OPINION: Look for any tangible sign that the council building is one of Christchurch's pivotal cultural hubs, and you won't find much.
World Buskers Festival appoints new director as the popular event prepares for major changes.
A Christchurch band may be the first to create a song dedicated to the star of '80s TV show Magnum P.I.
World Buskers Festival could be fully reintegrated back into central-city streets by 2017.
OPINION: People from outside Christchurch can help Cantabrians to see their strange, ruined and hopeful city in new ways.
Sold-out shows and thousands of attendees have made this year's Christchurch writers festival one of the most successful yet, its organiser says.
The hacker who helped Nicky Hager did it because he thought Whale Oil blogger "was a p****".
Writing stars draw crowds
Book lovers and political junkies were out in force at Word Christchurch events last night.
Investigative journalist 'funny in real life'
The author and investigative journalist, whose latest book landed like a bombshell into election campaigning, will be speaking in Christchurch tomorrow.
Alex Fulton, 7, loves reading and devours books in bed - the more outrageous the better.
Pat Dugan performed his first gig in Christchurch in 1936 and has barely been off a stage since.
A public fundraising appeal will be launched on Monday to bring a 24-metre sculpture to Christchurch.
'It was much, much stronger than I expected'
Within the cardboard structure of the cathedral he designed, architect Shigeru Ban opened Christchurch's biennial writer's festival.
Eleanor Catton and other well known writers are in town for the WORD Christchurch Writers & Readers Festival.