Arts

Musicologist delves into rock star’s life

Sending the completed draft of his book on the music of theatrical rock singer Alice Cooper to the man himself was a nerve-wracking experience...

Playwrights kept afloat

A Dunedin playwriting mentorship programme has survived the collapse of the Fortune Theatre, thanks to the generosity of friends. Created seven years ago by then...

Flash Fiction winners revealed next month

In a fast-paced modern world, the ancient art of ultra-short stories is growing in popularity under the new banner of "Flash Fiction". Dunedin writer Iona...

Globe Theatre repair project set to begin

A $20,000 grant from the Otago Community Trust will help the Friends of the Globe Theatre tackle urgent repair work at the theatre. Newly appointed...

Real-life, local stories basis of ‘Mental Notes’

Dunedin's Suitcase Theatre company has gathered and adapted a collection of real-life, local stories around mental health for its show Mental Notes The stories, which...

S. American stories become dance theatre

Stories by South American writers are the inspiration for two physical theatre pieces to be performed during the Dunedin Fringe Festival. Dunedin actress and dancer...

‘Joy of fringe’ size, diversity of programme

The "joy of the fringe" is its huge and diverse programme, Dunedin Fringe Festival director Gareth McMillan says. In his first year as festival director,...

Spirit of city inspires bill

The spirit of Dunedin is the inspiration for the Fortune Theatre's 2018 season. That was the message from Fortune artistic director Jonathon Hendry at Monday...

Choir stalwart sings its praises

A lifelong love of music keeps Dunedin RSA Choir stalwart David Christie singing after 42 years. Mr Christie (77) joined the RSA Choir in 1977...

High-flying Kiwi loving Cirkopolis

High-flying New Zealand circus artist Rosita Hendry (27) is about to descend on Dunedin – literally. An aerial gymnast and specialist on the cyr wheel,...

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