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Whats On - New Zealand Fringe Festival Wellington 2012

3 Mar 2012 (Sat)

New Zealand Fringe Festival Wellington 2012

NZ Fringe Festival Wellington 2012
Over 60 Visual, Music, Dance and Theatre performances will be found in 30 sites around the city featuring hundreds of participants. 20 of these performances are free or koha. Fringe Festival Wellington.


New Zealand Fringe Festival Wellington 2012





































New Zealand Fringe Festival Wellington 2012Over 60 Visual, Music, Dance and Theatre performances will be found in 30 sites around the city featuring hundreds of participants. 20 of these performances are free or koha.











Three weeks celebrating weird and wonderful expressions of art – 60 Visual, Music, Dance, Comedy and Theatre shows will be found in 30 sites around the city featuring hundreds of participants! With over one-third of the festival made up of free or koha shows, and plenty out in the streets, this is the perfect chance to check out new creations and brave artists.











Date: 10 Feb 2012 (Fri) - 03 Mar 2012 (Sat)



When:
Various times and locations



More Info:
http://www.capitaltimes.co.nz/Fringe-Festival









Whats On - First Aid Kit

9 Mar 2012 (Fri)

First Aid Kit

First Aid Kit
(Sweden) The folk-inspired songs of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg are flooded with crafty melodies and warm vocal harmonies that completely belie their youth. more information...


First Aid Kit





 First Aid Kit (Sweden) The folk-inspired songs of sisters Klara and Johanna Söderberg are flooded with crafty melodies and warm vocal harmonies that completely belie their youth.



Since being catapulted onto the international music scene with a YouTube cover of Fleet Foxes’ Tiger Mountain Peasant Song, the angelic duo have gone on to produce a full-length debut album The Big Black And The Blue. This was a resounding critical success in Europe and has paved the way for tours all over the world.



Date: Thu 8 Mar 2012

Venue:
Odlins Plaza (Between the Lagoon and St John's Building)

Time:
7.30pm

Whats On - Tinariwen

14 Mar 2012 (Wed)

Tinariwen

Tinariwen
“Relentless and brilliant as the Saharan sun” - The Guardian (UK)Guns, guitars and Gaddafi – the epic story of this North African band is as fascinating as their music. more information...


Tinariwen









Tinariwen “Relentless and brilliant as the Saharan sun” - The Guardian (UK)Guns, guitars and Gaddafi – the epic story of this North African band is as fascinating as their music.




Born out of Libya’s refugee camps and refined during Mali’s Tuareg revolutions, Tinariwen’s music began as a way to highlight the persecution of their nomadic people.





Their hypnotic brand of ‘desert blues’, based on traditional West African rhythms, features incredible electric guitar riffs and the vibrant beats of hand drums. Their lyrics rage against the indifference to their plight and express nostalgia for a lifestyle that has existed for thousands of years, but is fast disappearing.





In a career that has now spanned 30 years, Tinariwen has produced five albums (their last recorded on acoustic instruments in the desert) and played over 700 major festival concerts throughout the world, inspiring everyone from Carlos Santana to Coldplay’s Chris Martin along the way. From the sands of the Sahara to the Town Hall stage, you have to be there for this extraordinary group.





Presented by arrangement with Arts Projects Australia View Tinariwen.





Funny, moving and achingly beautiful, Raoul is a mesmerising journey into the mind of one of Europe’s most creative and versatile artists.





Date: Tue 13 Mar 2012


Venue:
Wellington Town Hall


Time:
8pm


Whats On - James Hill

17 Mar 2012 (Sat)

James Hill

James Hill
Described as one of the world’s top ukulele composers and arguably the best player on the planet more information...


James Hill





James Hill (Canada) With an incredible rendition of Michael Jackson’s Billie Jean strummed and tapped out on his ukulele, James Hill changed the way the world looks at this much-loved instrument forever.



Described as one of the world’s top ukulele composers and arguably the best player on the planet, Hill’s unusual techniques, humour and creativity have seen him build a global base of fans. He will be joined by cellist and singer Anne Davison for an evening of serious virtuosity and unpredictable fun.

Sponsored by Mainzeal With support from Pub CharityView James Hill on the NZIAF website: www.festival.co.nz/festival-club/james-hill/



Date: Wed 14 Mar 2012 — Thu 15 Mar 2012

Venue:
Odlins Plaza (Between the Lagoon and St John's Building)

Time:
7.30pm

Whats On - The Galileo Project - Music of the Spheres

17 Mar 2012 (Sat)

The Galileo Project - Music of the Spheres

The Galileo Project - Music of the Spheres
Dazzling images of the universe combine with beautiful classical music and poetic narration to create a fusion of science and culture that is simply out of this world. more information...


The Galileo Project - Music of the Spheres









The Galileo Project - Music of the Spheres “An event steeped in intellect and imagination” - The New York Times Dazzling images of the universe combine with beautiful classical music and poetic narration to create a fusion of science and culture that is simply out of this world.



Galileo Galilei’s development of the astronomical telescope was an innovation that was to forever change the way we view the universe and our place within it.





To commemorate the 400th anniversary of this achievement Tafelmusik, one of the world’s most prolific and celebrated baroque orchestras, has created the astounding Music of the Spheres.





More of a performance than a concert, works by Galileo’s contemporaries are performed from memory, playing in perfect harmony with stunning astrological images and words from the writings of Galileo, Isaac Newton and other great astronomers.


This is an unmissable event for anyone who has marvelled at the beauty of the night sky. As the Toronto Star put it: ‘it’s hard to come back down to Earth when it’s all over.’


Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra (Canada)





Date: Fri 16 Mar 2012


Venue:
Wellington Town Hall


Time:
8pm


Whats On - New Zealand International Arts Festival Wellington 2012

18 Mar 2012 (Sun)

New Zealand International Arts Festival Wellington 2012

NZ International Arts Festival Wellington
With more than 300 incredible performances to savour, the Festival takes audiences from fairy tales to opera, from Shakespeare to salsa, from the Sahara Desert to a circus tent and beyond. Arts Festival Wellington.


New Zealand International Arts Festival Wellington 2012





























New Zealand International Arts Festival Wellington 2012With more than 300 incredible performances to savour, the Festival takes audiences from fairy tales to opera, from Shakespeare to salsa, from the Sahara Desert to a circus tent and beyond.









The New Zealand International Arts Festival is New Zealand’s premier cultural event and a leading multi-arts festival in Australasia.  The Festival has an esteemed reputation among artists and audiences for bringing the very best from around the globe to Aotearoa, New Zealand.







Every two years Wellington transforms into one of the world’s great festival cities. For 24 days, its easily accessible theatres, concert halls, museums, galleries and open spaces come alive with theatre, dance and music, literature, film and visual arts.







The Festival attracts 290,000 people to over 300 events across three Festival weeks.  Enlivening New Zealand’s coolest little capital, Wellington, it is a national Festival for all New Zealanders.







While the major focus of the Festival is on international works, it also showcases the best of New Zealand work, fostering creative and professional opportunities for many New Zealand artists. The Festival has commissioned a significant body of new work, producing more than 89 new plays, operas, music, dance and other events that tell our stories and reflect our culture.







Date: 24 Feb 2012 (Fri) - 18 Mar 2012 (Sun) 







Venue:
Various Wellington venues







Info:
http://festival.co.nz/







Whats On - Leo (Circle of Eleven)

19 Mar 2012 (Mon)

Leo

Leo
Circle of Eleven (Germany) The laws of gravity are made to be broken in this brilliantly mind-boggling piece of theatre. more information...


Leo (Circle of Eleven)









Leo Circle of Eleven (Germany) The laws of gravity are made to be broken in this brilliantly mind-boggling piece of theatre.




The rules of the physical world disappear and a place of boundless imagination emerges in Leo.Amidst fabulous scenes and landscapes, Leo lives at a ninety degree angle to the rest of us. Defying gravity through an ingenious combination of stage design and video projection, he embarks on an adventure that is funny, witty and unexpected. A triumph of coordination, Leo interacts perfectly with all that appears around him, meeting the physical challenges thrown his way by an ever-changing environment and leaving you wondering which way is up and which way is down.





Leo premiered at the 2011 Edinburgh Fringe where it was a stand-out success, receiving glowing reviews and winning no fewer than three awards, including the Three Weeks Editors Award and the Carol Tambor Best of Edinburgh Award. A perfect blend of cutting-edge technology, creativity and story, this might just be a Festival event you have to see twice. Sponsored by Springload.





For more info visit http://www.festival.co.nz/theatre/leo/





Date: Tue 13 Mar 2012 — Sun 18 Mar 2012


Venue:
Downstage Theatre, 12 Cambridge Tce, Wellington


Time:
13–16 March 7pm - 17, 18 March 6pm


Whats On - Raoul

20 Mar 2012 (Tue)

Raoul

Raoul
Leave reality behind and immerse yourself in a place of dreams, imagination and giant puppets as one of physical theatre’s most celebrated sons unleashes his stunning array of skills. more information...


Raoul





Raoull Leave reality behind and immerse yourself in a place of dreams, imagination and giant puppets as one of physical theatre’s most celebrated sons unleashes his stunning array of skills.


Few do theatrical spectacle better than multi award-winning artist James Thiérrée. Not surprising really, given that he grew up in a renowned theatrical family and has been perfecting the art of performance since he was knee-high to a ringmaster.



After wildly popular Festival performances in 2004 (The Junebug Symphony) and 2006 (Bright Abyss), Thiérrée returns in his new full-length piece as Raoul, a lone figure adrift in an incredible, ever changing world of billowing sails, steel pipes and driftwood. Alone, that is, until the arrival of a destructive doppelgänger that attacks Raoul’s home and has him questioning his very identity and existence.



Unexpected at every turn, Thiérrée draws from a seemingly endless repertoire of theatrical talents as he pushes his mind and body to incredible new places. In his hands every part of the intricate set comes alive as Raoul’s world begins to spectacularly crash down around him.



Funny, moving and achingly beautiful, Raoul is a mesmerising journey into the mind of one of Europe’s most creative and versatile artists.



Date: Wed 14 Mar 2012 — Sun 18 Mar 2012

Venue:
St James Theatre, Courtney Place, Wellington

Time:
14, 16–18 March 8pm

Whats On - BLACKCAPS vs South Africa International Cricket

23 Mar 2012 (Fri)

BLACKCAPS vs South Africa International Cricket

BLACKCAPS vs South Africa International Cricket
Westpac Stadium / The Basin Reserve
Support the Black Caps this Summer international cricket Twenty20, ODI and Test series in Wellington. Blackcaps in Wellington info.


BLACKCAPS vs South Africa International Cricket

















BLACKCAPS vs South Africa International CricketNew Zealand host South Africa in Wellington. Support the Black Caps this Summer international cricket action.






Friday 17th February 2012



BLACKCAPS vs South Africa



International Twenty20 at Westpac Stadium








Saturday 25th February 2012



BLACKCAPS vs South Africa



One Day International at Westpac Stadium








Friday 23rd - Tuesday 27th March 2012



BLACKCAPS vs South Africa



Test Match at the Basin Reserve




Whats On - Wellington Phoenix 12

30 Mar 2012 (Fri)

Wellington Phoenix

Wellington Phoenix A-League
Home Games at Westpac Stadium
Get behind your team the Wellington Phoneix in 2011/12 and enjoy the pride, passion, power and prestige only top-flight football can deliver. Wellington Phoenix games.


Wellington Phoenix A-League Home Games, Wellington Accommodation





















Wellington PhoneixYOUR CITY, YOUR TEAM. Be part of something exceptional with the Wellington Phoenix FC. Get behind your team in 2011/12 and enjoy the pride, passion, power and prestige only top-flight football can deliver. As a Phoenix supporter you’re part of the team. Together we are strong..







It is the hottest ticket in town - a Wellington Phoenix match at Wellington's Westpac Stadium during the Hyundai A-League season. As the Phoenix take on Australia’s best football clubs in an expanded competition, the football action will be hotter and more intense than ever.











Venue: Westpac Stadium Wellington





Tickets: Ticketek
















16 Oct 11 4:30pm Vs Newcastle Jets FC





30 Oct 11 4:30pm Vs Melbourne Victory FC





04 Nov 11 7:30pm Vs Central Coast Mariners FC





27 Nov 11 4:30pm Vs Sydney FC





10 Dec 11 5:00pm Vs Perth Glory FC





23 Dec 11 7:30pm Vs Newcastle Jets FC





04 Jan 12 3:00pm Vs Sydney FC





08 Jan 12 4:00pm Vs Perth Glory FC





29 Jan 12 4:30pm Vs Melbourne Heart FC





12 Feb 12 5:00pm Vs Brisbane Roar FC





04 Mar 12 4:30pm Vs Gold Coast United FC





25 Mar 12 4:00pm Vs Central Coast Mariners FC

Whats On - Wellington Summer City Festival 2012

1 Apr 2012 (Sun)

Wellington Summer City Festival 2012

Wellington Summer City Festival 2012
The Summer City festival is held in Wellington every year and is full of free concerts and cultural events. Summer City 2012.


Wellington Summer City Festival 2012













































Wellington Summer City Festival 2012The Summer City festival is held in Wellington every year and is full of free concerts and cultural events.













The Summer City Festival is Wellington's summer in the city festival of outdoor fun and entertainment - and with a wide array of events and concerts over three months, there are heaps of reasons to get out and join in the action in Wellington.
















  • Films By Starlight - 18 Jan 2012 (Wed) - 08 Feb 2012 (Wed)




  • Splash and Dash - 18 Jan 2012 (Wed) - 28 Mar 2012 (Wed)




  • Mish Fitness Sessions - 01 Feb 2012 (Wed) - 07 Mar 2012 (Wed)




  • Salsa @ Sunset - 01 Feb 2012 (Wed) - 29 Feb 2012 (Wed)




  • Chinese New Year Festival - 11 Feb 2012 (Sat) - 12 Feb 2012 (Sun)




  • Bowl-A-Rama International Skateboarding Competition - 11 Feb 2012




  • Island Bay Festival 2012 - 11 Feb 2012 (Sat) - 19 Feb 2012 (Sun)




  • The Rotary Big Dig 2012 - Oriental Bay - 11 Feb 2012 (Sat)




  • Summer Shakespeare: Twelfth Night - 17 Feb 2012 (Fri) - 03 Mar 2012 (Sat)




  • Dragon Boat Fun Day - 25 Feb 2012 (Sat)




  • 2012 AMI Round the Bays - Wellington - 26 Feb 2012 (Sun)




  • ASB Sunset Sessions - 03 Mar 2012 (Sat) - 11 Mar 2012 (Sun)




  • Culture Kicks Football Tournament - 03 Mar 2012 (Sat)




  • Newtown Festival Fair Day - Newtown Street Fair - 04 Mar 2012 (Sun)




  • Kilbirnie Festival 2012 - 12 Mar 2012 (Mon)




  • ASB Gardens Magic Concert Series - 14 Mar 2012 (Wed) - 25 Mar 2012 (Sun)




  • ASB Gardens Magic Lighting - 14 Mar 2012 (Wed) - 27 Mar 2012 (Tue)




  • 2012 NZCT Wellington Dragon Boat Festival - 17 Mar 2012 (Sat) - 18 Mar 2012 (Sun)




  • Cancer Society Relay For Life 2012 - 31 Mar 2012 (Sat) - 01 Apr 2012 (Sun)















Dates:
18 Jan 2012 (Wed) - 01 Apr 2012 (Sun) 








When:
Various times and Locations








More Info:
http://www.wellington.govt.nz/services/events/annuals/summer/summer.html















Whats On - Unveiled 200 years of wedding fashion

22 Apr 2012 (Sun)

Unveiled: 200 years of wedding fashion

Unveiled: 200 years of wedding fashion
17 December 2011 – 22 April 2012 at Te Papa
Unveiled showcases 200 years of extraordinary wedding fashion from one of the world’s most superb collections. Wellington Events.


Unveiled: 200 years of wedding fashion









Unveiled: 200 years of wedding fashionUnveiled showcases 200 years of extraordinary wedding fashion from one of the world’s most superb collections – that of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. See outfits inspired by tradition, practicality, celebrity, fantasy and, of course, love.





Highlights include lavish gowns by some of the biggest names in international fashion – Charles Worth, Norman Hartnell, Christian Lacroix, Vivienne Westwood, and more. Also on show are special commissions by leading New Zealand designers WORLD, Lindah Lepou, and Jane Yeh.





How is it that the traditional Western European white wedding dress has become the garment of choice for brides in many cultures? And what do wedding dress styles say about the social and economic conditions of their day? Learn the answers in this magnificent exhibition.




Dates: 17 December 2011 – 22 April 2012


Venue:
Te Papa Museum, Visa Platinum Gallery, Level 4


More Info:
http://www.tepapa.govt.nz/WhatsOn/exhibitions/WeddingDress/Pages/default.aspx


Admission charges apply