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Review: Uther Dean Reads 300 Haiku

by Emma Maguire March 22, 2019

Uther Dean Reads 300 Haiku is indeed that. 300 haiku in a row. But what the title doesn’t tell you is the wandering narrative Uther tells through the 300 haiku. “These haiku were written by Peter the Poet,” he says. Yes, we agree, though I’m not convinced. Peter is desperately in love with Janine, who is a […]

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Fringe Festival 2014 – Brooks & Brown in Literally Anything

by Sue Tyler February 26, 2014

We sent along intrepid theatre goer and Yarn Celebrity  Tash Barneveld to check out a new Fringe Show by Brooks & Brown. He’s what she thought.   ‘Brooks & Brown are a brand new transTasman duo who have no idea what their show is going to be about.’ Christine Brooks and Rik Brown have worked together only […]

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Review: [title of show] take two.

by Herbertimo March 5, 2013

I realise Kris has already given a review of [title of show] but I figure I may as well throw my thoughts into the ring. There’s no such thing as too many voices on the internet right? This review consists the one-two punch of a guest review from my partner Laura, followed by my take […]

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On the fringes

by Joanna February 22, 2013

The Fringe Festival is happening from now until March 9! This is exciting! There are approximately six zillion shows happening, and while the ‘ista is covering as many as it can (and thank you for your invites, producers, we appreciate them!), we do all have day jobs and are all only human, except for Tom […]

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Review: The road that wasn’t there

by librarykris February 13, 2013

Oliver de Rohan’s mother’s neighbours think she is going mad. Oliver is pretty sure she’s always been mad. She’s always been fanciful anyway, telling him stories of fairies and taniwha.  Did she really meet his father in a paper world? How did she get there? How did she get back? What is really going on? […]

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A lovely trim

by Sue Tyler February 8, 2008

It’s upon us, Fringe Festival time.

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I always love this time of year becuase you never quite know what might be happening around the corner. But you do know it’s a celebration of creativity that’s truly unique to our lovely Wellington.

Driving home today i saw art installations being installed, and i can’t wait to go visit them tomorrow

My cellphone sent ‘SECRET’ to 2343 along with my name and email so i could find out more about the Footnote Plus fuse secret production.
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My ears and eyes are preparing for a 3D film plus octophonic sound at the Paramount courtesy of SpartacusR.

Do let us know what you’re looking forward to over the next few days and weeks!

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Sounds of the city

by Tom January 14, 2007

Frey (aka Damian Stewart, aka Mr bleep) is putting together a reactive sound and light installation for next month’s Fringe Festival, and he wants your help. Specifically, if you know of any interesting sounds around Wellington that he can record and use in the installation, drop him a line.

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Busking 2006

by llew February 24, 2006

I guess it’s the Fringe, or the Festival itself that brings these guys here, but this particular busker is well worth a look at. Today he was in Manner’s Mall. I could hear him a block or so away & the sound he was producing made me wonder if one of the theremins was in […]

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More Fringe Action

by noizyboy February 17, 2005

Just a quick update on what’s going down in Fringe Festival Land over the next couple of days… If theatre’s your thing, try Origin 7 down at Frank Kitt’s amphitheatre. “Two people, a man and a woman. Both in pursuit of childhood dreams of becoming astronauts awake to find themselves stranded on an unknown planet. […]

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Box @ Fringe Festival

by noizyboy February 14, 2005

Wellington’s Fringe Festival is up and running, and the one event we highly recommend you get along to see is the extremely complicated-sounding multimedia and performance extravangza which goes by the very simple name of ‘Box’. Doubtless there will be many more events of quality and acclaim, but when you put dozens of dancers, musicians, […]

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