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Preview: Medusa

With a head of poisonous snakes and a murderous gaze, Medusa has come to epitomise female monstrosity. Caravaggio painted her. Shakespeare wrote about her. Freud had a bloody field day. The...

Budburst is here to celebrate natural wines – win a double pass

I like any event centered around wine, so I’m really excited about Budburst, coming up on November 11 – the country’s only natural wine festival. Natural wines, you say? What exactly does...

Review: She Danced on a Friday

She Danced on a Friday is a spiritually evocative and heartbreaking play about a Hamilton murder in the early 1990s. Having only been in the country for four days, 32-year old Margery...

A sausagefest with Harrington’s at Logan Brown

As should be obvious by now, we love a free dinner here at the Wellingtonista. So when we were invited by Harrington’s Smallgoods to dinner at Logan Brown, of course we said yes. It ended up...

Review: Modern Girls in Bed

What would you do if you found Kate Sheppard in your bed? I’ll be honest, I don’t really know, but Modern Girls in Bed attempts to find out. Ally (Maria Williams) and Petra (Isadora Lao) are...

Review: Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn

Maggie Flynn is buried and under the earth at Kororāreka. She’s dead but a thing like that isn’t going to stop her from telling us her tale in the hopes that her memory at least will last...

Review: (A Smidge of) Pidge

I’m not entirely sure how to describe this show. Part costumed-wonder, part avant-garde art piece, (A Smidge of) Pidge is a black comedy about identity and anxiety and pigeons. I...

Review: Cabaret de Paris

I’ve had Art vs Science’s song Parlez-Vous Francais stuck in my head for two days because of this show and I’m not even a little ashamed to admit it. The Cabaret de Paris is a glorious...

Preview: Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn

Red Leap Theatre presents Kororāreka: The Ballad of Maggie Flynn, written by Paolo Rotondo and directed by Julie Nolan. The show is set in the era of the signing of Te Tiriti o Waitangi, up at...

Preview: (a smidge of) Pidge

Hank of Thread presents (a smidge of) Pidge, a black comedy about identity and the anxiety that is inextricably tied to it. The show fuses clowning, song and dance to show the myriad ways that...

Review: The Dinner

  Take one part absurd comedy, one part awkward dinner with your parents, and a dash of glorious manicism, and you have The Dinner, a unique improv show currently being played at Circa...

Book in for DCM Bookfair this Saturday

Head to Shed 6, this Saturday 4 August, 8am-6pm,  for the DCM Bookfair  (the largest of its kind in Wellington) supporting an amazing cause – ending homelessness. Yes, go shopping for books...

Hackathons are NOT competitions

In all good hackathons there has to be a range of organisations supporting the event.The finest supporters are those that directly contribute to the attendees at the event - ensuring the WiFi...

Preview:WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival 17 Aug – 27 Oct 2018

Circa Theatre is delighted to announce the lineup for its annual WTF! Women’s Theatre Festival. A packed line up of four plays, one devised work, one developmental season, two play readings,...

WOAP 2018: Forage Kitchen + Bar

I’ve lived in central Wellington for more than five years and had no idea there was a hotel on The Terrace behind Willis Street, nestled just over a dark residential hill. The more you...

Preview: Songs for Nobodies

Songs for Nobodies shares five life-changing encounters between five everyday women whose lives have been touched in some way by five legendary divas – Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith...

Preview: Songs for Nobodies

Ali Harper singing, arms wide, in front of a pink backgroundSongs for Nobodies shares five life-changing encounters between five everyday women whose lives have been touched in some way by five legendary divas – Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith...

The Goldilocks of Hackathon Challenges

The six things every hackathon / unconference / barcamp needs are well known, namely:Suitable venueConvenient date / timeEngaging ddentity (“logo”)“Just right” PurposeRelevant peopleALL the...

Review: The Don

Lust, Murder and Revenge.  The Don is a bastardization of Don Giovanni, and I mean that in a very good way. One man, accompanied by a musician, several films, and a puppet, aims to...

Review: The Don

Lust, Murder and Revenge.  The Don is a bastardization of Don Giovanni, and I mean that in a very good way. One man, accompanied by a musician, several films, and a puppet, aims to...

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