Art and Stage

Christchurch photographer wins national award

Dennis Radermacher Photographer of the Year

Christchurch snapper wins coveted award for striking image of lake-swamped willow tree in Wanaka.

Hundreds of students will use Arts Centre

Arts Centre Old Chemistry Building

Hundreds of music students will use a repaired Arts Centre's building for eight years from April.

Fans see a diamond in the flesh


Lorde launches her first headlining tour of NZ with a bang at Horncastle Arena.

Artists gloomy over city plans

Christchurch rebuild

The rebuild will fail without more help for the arts, artists and art leaders say.

Lorde's first show in Christchurch

Lorde launches her first headlining tour in NZ with a performance in Christchurch tonight.

Christchurch clown turns playwright

Court Jester pens show about stag weekend

Dan Bain

Dan Bain must be one of only a few people who can say their higher education included being a "clown major".

Festa puts life back in the city's heart

Festa 2014

Next generation of NZ architects turn Christchurch's quake-damaged heart into a "spectacle of light".

TedX takes on new science focus

Siouxsie Wiles

Many speakers at the Christchurch conference will be modern-day scientists bringing the topic to a new generation.

From a doorstop to the Man Booker prize

Keri Hulme

In 1985, Keri Hulme didn't turn up to the Man Booker ceremony as she didn't think she had a chance - she won.

Students to bring life back into Arts centre

Andre Lovatt

Hundreds of music students could return when half of the quake-hit historic complex reopens in mid-2015.

Passing on the power of dance

Dancer Olivia Russell

Olivia Russell gave up her promising dance career after her father died. But she couldn't fight her dream, and now runs a Christchurch training school.

'Music geeks' find keys to success

Black Keys

Heartache and Sid Vicious' guitar play a part in The Black Keys' latest album, Turn Blue.

Flashback to Square's movie past

Heavenly Creatures

OPINION: There will be a free open air screening of Peter Jackson's Heavenly Creatures in the Square tonight.

Secret pyrotechnics promised at Diwali festival

Abacus Bhangra

Christchurch's Diwali festival promises a glimpse into another culture, along with delicious food and serious pyrotechnic displays.

Christchurch, you must see this


OPINION: Empire, a production by United States company Spiegelworld, is unlike anything else you've seen. | 'I had to wear a false penis'

Empire show comes to Christchurch

Jonathan Taylor and Anne Goldmann perform in Empire

When the Empire show was in Japan, one act had to be modified because it's illegal to get naked on stage.

Plenty for kids to get stuck into at Festa


Dance-O-Rama, jelly cities, glowing costumes and more to be found at this year's Festa.

Vibrant Linwood mural lifts morale

Motorists stuck in traffic get a closer look

Linwood Ave mural

Motorists stuck in Linwood Ave traffic have had a chance to enjoy a closer look at a massive new mural.

Creations come to life on the catwalk


Colourful and creepy creations hit the catwalk as D&A makeup design students show off their skills.

Theatre Royal tests its colours

Isaac Theatre Royal

The facade of the historic Isaac Theatre Royal was lit up for the first time this week as restoration work continues.

Music hopefuls lining up for TV stardom

Whenua Patuwai

The X-Factor music competition is returning to NZ next year and budding musicians are already lining up to enter.

Song penned for Terror to Love

Special song penned for Cup winner

Terror To Love

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.

GO Live: The Eastern

The Eastern

The Eastern tour often. So much so there's a joke or two about opening your wardrobe to find the band playing in it.

Radiohead drummer recalls Christchurch gig


In 1993 Radiohead performed in Cathedral Square. A decade later, the drummer still remembers the gig "vividly".

What's your best stadium memory?

Haast eagle

Six performance artists are set to enter the old AMI stadium and broadcast every story they can find relating to the site.

'Magic' lights up the Darkroom

'Oddity' shows attract world-class performers

Skye Broberg and Pascal Ackerman

Many performers have honed their unique shows at the Darkroom Bar's magic nights.

Shihad to sing in the new year in Christchurch

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.

Ed Sheeran's NZ tour sells out in minutes

Ed Sheeran

Fans of the British musician snap up tickets within minutes, leading to second Auckland show being announced.

Review: Neil Finn and Bic Runga

Music legend delivers polished performance

Neil Finn

Bic Runga shone and Neil Finn delivered a polished performance in the last show on his world tour.

Fun events for the school holidays

Washington skate park

Art exhibitions, children's theatre, free cupcake workshops... there's plenty around to entertain the children over the break.

Stories of jail and parole told through dance

Hagley Dance Company

Christchurch parolees' stories are being told through contemporary dance as part of the city's Body Festival.

GO Live: Teen sings from the heart

Candice Milner

After losing her grandmother to cancer, Candice Milner wrote a song with a purpose - to inspire others.

Hip to be old: Age no barrier to hip hop

Hip Hop-eration

Young@Heart did it with rock, now a Kiwi documentary shows you're never too old for hip-hop.

The rise and fall of a music legend

Peter Utteridge

Peter Gutteridge was met by police on his return from the US, was admitted to hospital and died.

Bombshell on Broadway

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.

GO Live: Timaru band based in long friendship


Timaru-based trio Earthshield started out playing blues but now they are playing metal with finger-bleeding riffs.

Arthouse cinema at performing arts precinct?

Town Hall Conservation and Performing Arts Precinct Project

An arthouse cinema could be part of a proposed performing arts precinct.

TV series shows Christchurch as it is

TV presenter shocked at homelessness

Gerard Smyth

Gerard Smyth, award-winning director of When a City Falls, reveals Christchurch through lives of everyday people living in extraordinary times.

Free Theatre books gym time

Ubu Nights

Unique theme nights are breathing new life into the Arts Centre's Gymnasium.

The Chills' Peter Gutteridge dies

Peter Gutteridge

Record label pays tribute to "great talent" of Peter Gutteridge, a pioneer of the Dunedin sound.

Festa plans outrageous spectacle in Christchurch

Festa returns to popular LuxCity format

FESTA 2012

A dozen elevated, glowing frames will be installed on High St for Labour Day weekend.

Soundtrack of my life: Jol Mulholland

Gasoline Cowboy

Jol Mulholland is a producer, engineer and instrumentalist, and occasional member of The Mots and Gasoline Cowboy.

Shihad give back to Christchurch

Shihad concert

Kiwi rockers Shihad last night played their new album to enthusiastic fans in Christchurch.

'It's all about the music'

Live music fans in for a treat

Tarquyn Read

Allen St is set to open soon in Christchurch, promising great music, good times and friendly doormen.

Another round of changes for buskers festival

World Buskers Festival

World Buskers Festival at a turning point with new director, funding cuts and plans to move shows back to city streets.

Shihad Live Chat - read their answers


Shihad's Phil Knight and Karl Kippenberger talk about Christchurch, favourite records and the importance of white towels.

Shihad talk Christchurch, karaoke and Jimmy Barnes


Band explain why they chose Christchurch for one-off show tonight - and even front a live chat for fans.

Review: Bob Dylan in Christchurch

Bob Dylan at Horncastle Arena

OPINION: The appreciation of a live performance depends on how it meets your expectations.

Bob Dylan lands in Christchurch

Legendary singer often books four hotels

Bob Dylan

Bob Dylan has apparently arrived in Christchurch by private jet, ahead of his concert at Horncastle Arena tonight.

Developers asked to include art

paint brushes

Developers asked to include works in new buildings as part of a scheme to generate work for local artists.
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