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Without literature, life is hell!

by Herbertimo November 13, 2014

This Saturday a large number of spots in Wellington are taking part in a pub crawl but without the pubs. And with literature instead. A LitCrawl if you will! Actually that’s a slight lie. There are not only three pubs involved (Hashigo Zake, Meow and Little Beer Quarter) but there’s a Writers’ Beer as well. Nine […]

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World Press Photo Exhibition

by Herbertimo September 6, 2014

A picture not only speaks a thousand words but has the ability to leave you speechless. Currently at the NZ Portrait Gallery in Shed 11 on the waterfront you can see a collection of photos that do exactly that. The photos that make up the World Press Photo Exhibition are selected from over 10,000 images […]

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Walking in Light

by Tom August 28, 2014

We’ve already previewed the LUX festival, but now we’re a bit over halfway through and the weather’s looking kind, it’s worth reminding you to See. It. Now. You have until Sunday. We had a wander around last night, and the atmosphere was (appropriately) electric. Quite apart from the installations themselves, the experience of being around so […]

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Let There Be Light

by Herbertimo August 7, 2014

lux — n , pl lux the derived SI unit of illumination equal to a luminous flux of 1 lumen per square metre. 1 lux is equivalent to 0.0929 foot-candle. I don’t know about you, but to me a luminous flux sounds like it should be a lot of fun. It sounds like a light […]

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A bunch of reasons to get outdoors

by Joanna January 17, 2014

Look at that weather. Just LOOK AT IT. Woah! We’re going to assume from all the cars parked in Thorndon that you’re already going to Garden Magic events in the dell as part of  Summer City,but here are some other things you might wanna consider: Positively Pasifika: The winner of New Zealand Idol is going, […]

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Whakuku a Nga Kina

by stephen clover February 11, 2013

The art world is full of sharks[citation needed], but one recent public sculpture is attracting watery beasts of a different kind. Via his Facebook group, artist Michel Tuffery has been documenting the sting-rays which have been cruising his Nga Kina at Kumutoto wharf which was installed in November 2012.

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Children on the waterfront – what to do on Anniversary Weekend

by Emily Fatali January 15, 2013

Hey, it’s Wellington Anniversary Weekend this coming weekend! That’s pretty exciting. There’s a great story in the newest issue of Fishhead all about the games and races they used to have in olden times to celebrate, but in current times, we have The Great Scavenger Hunt. Capital E (still very much alive even though they […]

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A secret to share

by Joanna October 17, 2012

Today’s guest post comes from Heather of Foodie Gems of Wellie. Yay, we love guest posts! We all love a secret. Especially one that delivers pleasure. A jaunt around the recently launched Secret Art Walk uncovered all sorts of Wellington treasures. From the magnificent rata cone architecture of the Supreme Court to the holographic display […]

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Wonderful Wellington Lux

by Joanna September 6, 2012

Today we have a guest post from Suzanne over at Observations. Yay guest posts! Last night I went to the fascinating Wellington Lux lighting event on the Wellington Waterfront. (Runs from 6pm to 11pm, 1 to 9 September) This  “teaser” event consists of four lighting installations, using new and interactive technology. The idea is to […]

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New Zealand International Arts Festival 2012

by librarykris February 24, 2012

The New Zealand International Arts Festival opens tonight with a live event in conjuction with the launch of First Contact. It’s FREE, family friendly, and starts at 8:30pm outside Te Papa. There are visuals by Linechecker and music and dance from the Whitireia Performing Arts School, The Nomad, Horomona Horo, Rhombus in Dub and Rayjah45. First […]

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