Gig Alert

Gig alert: Wanaka Showcase and Catalyst @ Outspoken Festival 0
in Arts & Culture, Beyond ON: Web-only features, Gig Alert, ONline: Web-only content

Gig alert: Wanaka Showcase and Catalyst @ Outspoken Festival

Ahead of the Wanaka Showcase and the Lyttleton poets at the Outspoken Festival this week, LAURA WILLIAMSON asks, will you be able to say “I was there”? Every once in a while, a local gig or happening sneaks up on history. It’s usually an innocuous event held in a some small corner, featuring people you’ve never heard of that somehow, […]

Read more ›
Thank F*** it’s Friday with Hannah Curwood: ON at Federal Diner 1
in Arts & Culture, Beyond ON: Web-only features, Gig Alert, ONline: Web-only content, People & Places

Thank F*** it’s Friday with Hannah Curwood: ON at Federal Diner

Luggate-bred singer songwriter Hannah Curwood has flown in from London for the Antipodean tour of Hannah in the Wars, and is amped to peform for her homecrowd tonight at Federal Diner. ANNABEL WILSON caught up with her for a cold one over which they discussed travel, alone time, netsuke and how her songs arrive into the world. Welcome home, Hannah! […]

Read more ›
Park and pipe dreams 0
in Beyond ON: Web-only features, Gig Alert, ONline: Web-only content, Sport & Adventure

Park and pipe dreams

  With ski halfpipe and ski slopestyle now on the Olympic programme, New Zealand has gone from mountain minnow to Winter Olympic contender, and park and pipe skiing are now entering the national consciousness. Not sure what they’re about? LAURA WILLIAMSON checks out these two new Olympic disciplines, and asks, will 2014 be our year? If you’ve never heard of a […]

Read more ›
Thank F*** it’s Friday with Sochi star Janina Kuzma 1
in Beyond ON: Web-only features, Gig Alert, ONline: Web-only content, People & Places, Sport & Adventure

Thank F*** it’s Friday with Sochi star Janina Kuzma

Today the NZ Olympic committee announced the 15-strong team of athletes who will compete in snowboard, freeski, alpine skiing, ice speed skating and skeleton in the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia next month. Athletes competing in sports new to the Olympic Winter programme – snowboard slopestyle and freeski halfpipe and slopestyle – dominate the team, including recent World Cup gold medallists Christy […]

Read more ›
Gig alert: South Auckland Poets Collective preview 1
in Arts & Culture, Beyond ON: Web-only features, Gig Alert, ONline: Web-only content

Gig alert: South Auckland Poets Collective preview

  The Outspoken Festival of Words & Storytelling is bringing the eclectic voices of the South Auckland Poets Collective to the Masonic Lodge this Tuesday. This show will feature SAPC members Olive Asi, Sacha Norrie, Marina Alefosio, Dietrich Soakai and Ryan Teura; each poet will bring their own distinctive style to the stage, individual stories and truths told through the spoken word, a show that promises […]

Read more ›
Why is poetry so powerful? Let me count the ways. 3
in Arts & Culture, Beyond ON: Web-only features, Gig Alert, ONline: Web-only content

Why is poetry so powerful? Let me count the ways.

ANNABEL WILSON reflects on the importance of poetry after attending the second event of the Outspoken festival of words and storytelling at Bistro Gentil. Poetry has always been about relationships. Postmodern poetry, known for its fractures and reflexivity, often plays with the relationship between speaker and reader. The earliest poems in our literary landscape are the waiata composed for iwi to […]

Read more ›
Balms not bombs! Thank F*** it’s Friday with Jennie Taylor of Sweet Cheeks 1
in Beyond ON: Web-only features, Gig Alert, ONline: Web-only content, People & Places, Sport & Adventure

Balms not bombs! Thank F*** it’s Friday with Jennie Taylor of Sweet Cheeks

    LAURA WILLIAMSON met with Jennie Taylor of Sweet Cheeks to find out about the locally-made balms in the Challenge Wanaka athletes’ bags.  You might have noticed a bit of Lycra around town as of late. A shaved leg or two. The odd toned shoulders. This is because tomorrow about 2000 athletes from over 20 countries will line up […]

Read more ›
In each other’s words: Liz Breslin and Sue Wootton 0
in Arts & Culture, Beyond ON: Web-only features, Gig Alert, ONline: Web-only content

In each other’s words: Liz Breslin and Sue Wootton

  Liz’s Breslin’s first poem was called ‘Why does my bum hum Mum?’. Sue Wootton thinks Charles Bukowski is hot.True or False? Read on to find out. The Outspoken Festival of Words & Storytelling kicked off with a bang this week with Sam Hunt’s three sold-out shows. Yes, thanks to Outspoken there’s a buzz about words in Wanaka, and the […]

Read more ›
Thank F*** it’s Friday with Jeremy Glenn from The Upbeats 2
in Arts & Culture, Beyond ON: Web-only features, Gig Alert, ONline: Web-only content, People & Places

Thank F*** it’s Friday with Jeremy Glenn from The Upbeats

ANNABEL WILSON caught up with DnB legend Jeremy Glenn on the eve of The Upbeats’ killer set at Summerlands about coming home, Led Zep and what wakes him up in the middle of the night. Then we tell you what’s ON in Wanaka this week. You’ve journeyed from The Netherlands to NZ for some of summer’s defining gigs. How does […]

Read more ›
Why The Funk Hunters Will Change Your Life 3
in Arts & Culture, Beyond ON: Web-only features, Gig Alert, ONline: Web-only content, People & Places

Why The Funk Hunters Will Change Your Life

Dunks and The Outlier are two lads from Vancouver you have to listen to, or even better see, as soon as you can. ANNABEL WILSON caught their recent shows at Rhythm and Alps and Summerlands during The Funk Hunters‘ Antipodean tour and shares five reasONs why their electronica is edgy and their inspiration, charming. 1. Their spontaneity is catching. These […]

Read more ›