Colour & Light Exhibition
13 Jul 2013 (Sat) - 12 Jan 2014 (Sun)
Te Papa Tongarewa
Colour & Light: Impressionism from France & America presents an illuminating selection of paintings, sculptures, and prints from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston – one of the world’s great impressionist collections.
In the late 1800s, the impressionists transformed art on both sides of the Atlantic. Abandoning the studio for the outdoors, they captured the changing world around them with broad brushstrokes and bold, unblended colours. Whether painting the boulevards of Paris or the farms of New England, they brought a new intimacy and immediacy to their subject matter: the everyday experience of modern life.
Colour & Light includes works by Monet, Cézanne, Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, Rodin, Whistler, Cassatt, Homer, Hassam, and more. Don’t miss this opportunity to see the masters of French impressionism alongside their American devotees.
All Whites World Cup Qualifier
20 Nov 2013 (Wed)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Join the All Whites on the road to Brazil 2014 and be part of the team of 35,000 All Whites.
Having been undefeated at the 2010 FIFA World Cup™, the All Whites are looking to do it all again as they bid to reach Brazil 2014. The All Whites will play the fourth placed team from CONCACAF in an Intercontinental Playoff over two legs with the deciding home game in Wellington on Wednesday 20 November.
Get behind the team and be one of 35,000 All Whites by purchasing your ticket to the second leg of the FIFA World Cup Brazil™ Qualifier in Wellington.
It’s going to sell-out quickly so grab your tickets now and be part of the sporting event of the year.
David Strassman - Careful What You Wish For!
23 Nov 2013 (Sat)
The Opera House, Wellington
Riotously funny! An all new comedy creation from the twisted mind of Strassman.
Alternate realities? Parallel universes? Strassman's side-splitting new show tumbles down the rabbit hole -- a mind-bending journey where nothing is as it seems.
Chuck and Ted E. Bare are back, transformed by a strange 'wish" into bizzaro-alternate selves. The road home may be scary for Strassman… but an hilarious scream for us!
What have the critics said? At the Edinburgh Festival, The List said “Absolute genius. The writing is truly superb and the performance – or should that be performances? – breathtaking in linguistic and ventriloquistic dexterity. Takes the ancient art of ventriloquism up several notches.”
17 Dec 2013 (Tue) - 18 Dec 2013 (Wed)
TSB Bank Arena, Wellington
The Frontier Touring Company is delighted to confirm the return of critically acclaimed music legend Leonard Cohen to New Zealand for a series of enigmatic performances in December.
Cohen - along with his incredible nine piece band featuring the likes of Sharon Robinson, the famous Webb Sisters and musical director Roscoe Beck - will be performing to audiences for the first time since his successful 2010 tour.
An artist who requires no introduction, Cohen is arguably the greatest singer songwriter of modern times. His foundations as a poet can be seen throughout his colourful and emotive songwriting, Cohen has created an anthology of songs that indulge the senses and stay with you long after the music finishes.
Albums like Songs Of Leonard Cohen (1967), Songs Of Love And Hate (1970) and I’m Your Man (1990), right up to 1992’s The Future, 2001’s Ten New Songs, 2004’s Dear Heather and last years Old Ideas are rightly considered classics.
Since returning to the stage in 2008 after a 15-year hiatus, Cohen has lost nothing in his years off the road and his shows have quickly been recognised as musical history. Recent performances across the United Kingdom confirm that some things get better with age, like fine wine, cheese and Leonard Cohen.
With a career spanning six decades and sell out shows around the world, the hunger to see this highly influential writer, poet and troubadour remains undiminished.
Jimmy Carr - Gagging Order
25 Jan 2014 (Sat)
The Opera House, Wellington, Wellington
One of the most original and distinctive stars on television, radio and the stage in the UK, Jimmy Carr is set to tour New Zealand for the first time.
Over the past 10 years, Jimmy Carr has deservedly earned his place amongst the very best of British comics. His stand-up achievements to date include a British Comedy Award for Best Live Stand Up Tour, a Loaded LAFTA Award for Best Stand-Up & a Perrier Award nomination.
Having now played to over 1.5 million people on his live tours Jimmy knows a thing or two about making people laugh. Gagging Order is the chance for New Zealand fans to catch this award winning comedian at his near-the-knuckle best.
Sevens Wellington 2014
7 Feb 2014 (Fri) - 8 Feb 2014 (Sat)
Westpac Stadium, Wellington
Sevens Wellington, New Zealand’s biggest annual sporting event is once again here at Westpac Stadium in Wellington on 7 and 8 February 2014.
Don’t miss your chance to see all the action and get up close to some of the world’s best rugby sevens players at the 5th leg of the HSBC Sevens World Series event. With 15 International teams and the hosts, the All Blacks Sevens side in action, there will be plenty of excitement on and off the field.
With Waitangi Day celebrations the day prior, there will be plenty to enjoy for an extra-long weekend in the capital of cool. We look forward to seeing you at Westpac Stadium with all the colour, fun and first class international rugby action that Sevens Wellington brings to the capital. This event is always fast to sell out, so get in quick!
Jim Beam Homegrown 2014
14 Feb 2014 (Fri)
Wellington Waterfront, Wellington
After 6 consecutive sell outs, Jim Beam Homegrown returns to the Wellington Waterfront on February 15th 2014.
True to form, next year’s Homegrown promises to be bigger and better, with 8 stages, over 60 acts and significantly more ‘free to the public’ entertainment. The first announcement gives a hint of just how massive this beast will be!
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