ON the beat: Dusky Sounds – 5 reasONs to see The Blue Moments Project (review)

ON the beat: Dusky Sounds – 5 reasONs to see The Blue Moments Project (review)

ANNABEL WILSON attended the first stop of The Blue Moments ‘Blue Spaces’ three-town tour of  Otago and shares five reasons to catch their show. Because of the words. First, there was … the words. The Blue Moments Project (now in its third iteration following a 2015 development showing then 2017 Festival of Colour premiere) begins and ends with the fine words of Laura […]

ONstage: Valerie – intensely intimate: like breathing in a secret. (Theatre review)

ONstage: Valerie – intensely intimate: like breathing in a secret. (Theatre review)

ANNABEL WILSON muses on cabaret show Valerie: the latest installment from Last Tapes – the creatives behind “theatre that gives a shit”. On Suffrage Day (the anniversary of the day women in New Zealand won the right to vote), I went to see Valerie – a show centred around a strong, resilient woman and the impact she has on her descendants. […]

ONstage: The Explicit Veneer of Anahera

ONstage: The Explicit Veneer of Anahera

ANAHERA Written by Emma Kinane (co-writer Turbine, Paua, The December Brother) Directed by Katie Wolfe (Waru, The Mooncake and the Kumara, The Women) Proudly sponsored by Cariad Productions 9 Sep – 7 Oct, Circa Theatre, WellingtON Anahera (Neenah Dekkers-Reihana) is the constant central light while time and space distort around her. The set in space consists of different shades of […]

Ten reasONs to get to the TUKI festival

Ten reasONs to get to the TUKI festival

Your best day of summer? New Zealand’s longest-running music festival, Rippon, served up a lot of people’s “best day of the summer” for a very long time. Held at Rippon Vineyard near Wanaka, Rippon was launched in 1998 and over the years became downright (sorry to say it) iconic (because it was). It was famous for the gobsmacker of a […]

ONstage: Losing Faith – six reasONs to see this vital new show

ONstage: Losing Faith – six reasONs to see this vital new show

LOSING FAITH is a play which gives voice to all-too-often unspoken ideas around post natal depression. ANNABEL WILSON attended the opening night of its second season, and shares six reasons why you should see this brave new work.  #1: Losing Faith gives you a lot to talk about. Through its two hour tracing of the protagonist’s trajectory through PND, the […]

ONboard: How to have it all on Hamilton Island

ONboard: How to have it all on Hamilton Island

Hamilton Island is making a swift recovery and is welcoming guests back to enjoy its idyllic sunsets, sailing and sandy coves, post Cyclone Debbie. ANNABEL WILSON spent three days with the locals and discovered the best of the island’s secrets… Post music festival recuperation will never be the same. When I called my dear friend Renee From Byron Bay to […]

ON release: Arma Del Amor’s new single ‘Taking Back The Sea’

ON release: Arma Del Amor’s new single ‘Taking Back The Sea’

Heavy-hitting electronic duo Arma Del Amor have been mixing up a moody storm in the studio recently. ANNABEL WILSON talks to Martine Harding and Danny Fairley on the eve of their new single and video release. Read ON for insights into their creative process, the story behind their latest sound and a little spot of Lion’s Mane tea. Then scope […]