The Wellingtonista

Random stuff about Wellington since 2005

Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival

by Martha Craig June 1, 2015

The Wellingtonista sent along Glen Barris, a mature and frankly very attractive, student of Architecture along to the launch of the Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival. He seemed to enjoy it: “The Resene Architecture and Design Film Festival is on in Wellington until 10 June. On Thursday night I went to see ‘Bernardes’ – […]

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God Save the Makers

by Sue Tyler May 29, 2015

It’s Queens birthday most of us have the following priorities 1. sleeping in 2. wondering who isn’t doing a public holiday surcharge on Monday   some of us have another overriding annual priority How much making can one person do in a single weekend at Handmade. Wellington annual Festival celebrating those who make, the bakers, […]

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Review: Wings

by librarykris May 29, 2015

Quinn (Victoria Seymour) and her younger sister Bambi (Hannah Botha) are on a road trip to their mother’s funeral. They haven’t seen each other since Quinn left home suddenly 10 years ago. On the way they stop in a remote part of the Waikato to pick up their other sister Mo (Lydia Buckley-Gorman). Quinn doesn’t […]

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The Third Eye + Boar & Blade + Mojo = The Vanuatu Fundraiser

by Herbertimo May 12, 2015

UPDATE: Due to that dastardly weather causing havoc across Wellington today the Beer & Blade Vanuatu Fundraiser has been postponed until tomorrow night, Friday, 15 May. You may recall, amidst all the atrocities that occur on a far too regular basis throughout the world, that in mid-March Vanuatu was hit by Cyclone Pam. The cyclone killed over 10 […]

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Review: Don Juan: an adaptation of the play by Moliere

by librarykris May 12, 2015

Before we’re in the theatre the performers come to us. “Allo” they cry in their French accents “You are looking gorgeous tonight!” They sweep us before them into their seedy world. It’s part cabaret, part shabby theatre, part sophisticated storytelling, part improv. It feels like a troupe of travelling actors has arrived in town and […]

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Grimm Bedtime Stories

by Martha Craig May 12, 2015

As part of the New Zealand International Comedy Festival the Playshop Performance Company presents Grimm Bedtime Stories. I took along my three children aged 6, 10 and 12 on Saturday and I’ll allow them to share their experience. Let me say that as an adult I found it super enjoyable and laugh out loud funny. […]

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Win tickets to the Grand Speakeasy Murder Mystery

by Joanna May 11, 2015

Champagne, canapes and cold-blooded murder are three of our favourite things, so we’re pretty happy to be able to have a double pass to give away to The Grand Speakeasy Murder Mystery on this Saturday, May 16. Romeo was found tragically poisoned in the speakeasy, join the investigation into his murder and help a psychic detective solve […]

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Make a meal in May for Kaibosh

by Joanna May 8, 2015

Last week we went to Kaibosh’s launch of their fundraiser Make A Meal in May, and frankly it’s an amazing idea for an amazing cause, and you should do it, please and thank you. Oh, you want more explanation than that? Okay, the idea is that you get your friends/acquaintances together, make a meal at […]

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Review: Spyfinger! A show about spies

by librarykris May 7, 2015

My Accomplice tackles the spy film in their latest production which is part of the Comedy Festival. We follow globetrotting Agent Spyman Finger (Alex Greig) around the globe in his efforts to bring the bad guy to justice. He is accompanied by various (in)appropriately named team members (played by Hannah Banks and Paul Waggott). The […]

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Commemoration vs Celebration

by Tom April 27, 2015

Over the last week, Wellington has been the focus of an Anzac Day like no other. The long-awaited Pukeahu National War Memorial Park opened with a “spectacular” light show, and on Friday the city stopped to cheer a “spectacular” Anzac parade (paging Guy Debord!). This was followed by a huge turnout for the dawn service on […]

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