Shake it out

Well, that was an interesting night! I am pretty stoked to live in an old single storey wooden house right now, I tell you. How are you feeling today, Wellington? Have at it in the comments…

From the Aunty Club

Now I don’t have any kids but most of my friends have a few mini ones running around. I’m forever on the hunt for decent gifts for them so a recent stumble across Lelu – the Baby Boutique in Kilbirnie, has been a bit of a revelation. Lelu is opposite KFC near the Pak and […]

Benefit Concert for The Court Theatre at Circa

Next Monday (20 August) a group of Wellington performers will be getting together to raise funds for The Court Theatre in Christchurch. Badly affected by the earthquakes (forced to abandon thirty-five years of sets, costumes, and scripts) The Court Theatre has opened again in a new venue affectionately called ‘the Shed’. They have a space […]

Happy happy birthday

I have a sneaking suspicion the Masked Barfly has a few Mandatory suits in his wardrobe. And now the Cuba St store is celebrating a special birthday – 15 years in business!!! Designers Clare Bowden and Fiona Edwards first met while training in fashion and fashion textiles at Wellington Polytechnic. Now they have a league […]

Action! Claude Rains brings it to the Hutt.

If you happened to be cruising near the Avalon Skate Park a couple of weekends ago, you may have been lucky enough to witness a most unusual scene, local band Claude Rains were filming their first music video for their upcoming, self-titled first album. Director Gwen Isaac pulled in some favours and there was a […]

Beautiful Burnout tasting session

Frantic Assembly and the National Theatre of Scotland are over here with their acclaimed show Beautiful Burnout. Tonight there’s a special ‘Social Media Call’ for social media users.  The cast will perform two key scenes from the show, then will be available for a short Q&A session. You’ll be able to film, photograph, tweet, and/or […]

My highlights for 2011

I had a busy year, which shows in my poor posting record recently. Despite the manifold reasons to be cheerless, there were also plenty of good things happening in Wellington: on the waterfront, up Cuba St and all over town.

Urban Harvest

Urban Harvest is a Wellington-based company that delivers locally grown produce, meat and other culinary delights. For the festive season, they’ve branched out into Christmas hampers, and have opened a pop-up shop in their Mt Victoria headquarters (29 Hania St) for those who like to get up close with their yuletide nomz. The Wellingtonista were […]

Little Bark – Party

Friday music video time. Here’s a new one from Wellington’s Little Bark. Lots more good Little Bark listening (and free downloads) over at her bandcamp page.

Review: Wake Less

Binge Culture Collective were “attempting to create an environment that’s as fluid and responsive as a dream is.” They want to “push the boundaries of performance and explore the things that can’t be done onscreen or online.” I think they have successfully achieved these two aims. Whether the performance says anything more than ‘experimenting with […]