The Gig Guide: April 2017

The Christchurch Banjo, Mandoline and Guitar Orchestra, 1907. h Wright.

Planning on attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue? Comedy Cosmic Shambles, featuring Robin Ince, Dr Michelle Dickinson, James Nokise, Dr Helen Czerski, Professor Lucie Green 10 April Flick Electric Co. Comedy Gala hosted by Urzila Carlson 28 April Kids […]

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NZSO Mozart & Beethoven concert winners

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Recently we ran a competition to win a double pass to the NZSO's Mozart & Beethoven concert. All you had to do to enter was name one of our Music eResources. We had a healthy number of entries but there were only 2 winners, namely: C Dodd W Harvie Disappointed that you didn't win? You […]

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Win tickets to the NZSO Mozart & Beethoven concert

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Music lovers, take note! The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra's 2017 season continues next month with a concert featuring works by Beethoven, Mozart, and John Adams on 4 April at Horncastle Arena. A free pre-concert talk also takes place 45 mins prior to the concert. The pieces performed will be: John Adams Shaker loops Mozart Clarinet concerto […]

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Caraval: Magical fantasy

Caraval by Stephanie Garber

If George R. R. Martin's Westeros of the Game of Thrones series is a magical take on an historical Britain, then the world of Stephanie Garber's Caraval is a similarly fantastical Italy. The story starts on a sun-soaked isle, the home of heroine Scarlett Dragna and her sister Donatella, but inevitably progresses to the home […]

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Emily Writes talks

Emily Writes

Emily Writes is a Wellington-based writer whose blog posts have a habit of going viral. She is mother to two year-old Ronnie and four year-old Eddie and over the last couple of years I have chatted with her online quite a bit. With a three year-old myself our online conversations have covered the full range […]

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Chatting with a Poo-Bah

Andrew Collis as Poo-Bah

A NZ Opera production of Gilbert and Sullivan's most popular comic opera, The Mikado, opens this week in Christchurch at the Isaac Theatre Royal. Australian bass-baritone Andrew Collis has performed all over the world and appears in this production in the role of Poo-Bah. I chatted with him last week about the world of The […]

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Modern Māori Quartet & NZSO and Pixies ticket winners

Pixies

Recently we ran not one but two competitions giving away tickets to concerts here in Christchurch. The lucky winners who have each scored a double pass are... Pixies D Fernandes Modern Māori Quartet & NZSO G Caughley F Brooker Congratulations! We hope you have a wonderful time. Kōrerorero mai - Join the conversation

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The Gig Guide: March 2017

Audience

Planning on attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue? Comedy Fawlty Towers live 21 February - 4 March Kids Peppa Pig: Muddy puddles live! 3-4 March Music Steve and Ainsley Apirana 1 March Alison Wonderland 2 March Dictaphone Blues […]

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Win tickets to see the Modern Māori Quartet and NZSO

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Excellent news! The NZSO Summer Pops tour arrives in Christchurch this week, not only bringing this amazing orchestra to town but also the irresistibly entertaining Modern Māori Quartet. These guys were the hot ticket at the 2015 Christchurch Arts Festival and they're back again at their crooning best at Horncastle Arena, Friday 3 March at 7pm. […]

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Christchurch – Our underground story

Christchurch: Our underground story

Christchurch: Our underground story is a "lift-the-flaps" picture book with a difference. It has the sturdy thick board pages and colourful illustrations you'd expect to find in other books of this kind but the topic is a bit less straightforward than teaching simple colours or counting. It's about infrastructure, which is not a particularly thrilling […]

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