Creative Queenstown

Musings from writers

By PHILIP CHANDLER Tickets are now on sale for the second Queenstown Writers Festival. Running from November 5 to 8, it’s full of literary celebrities like Dame Fiona Kidman, Wihi Ihimaera, Tom Scott, Becky Manawatu, who won ‘best first book of fiction’...

Super strummer

By PHILIP CHANDLER A professional Latin guitarist for the past 20 years, Dunedin-based Ryan Sanchez — aka Dr Sanchez — performs in Queenstown’s Village Green at 5pm tonight. He’s appearing as part of a Creative Queenstown mini music festival, ‘Listen Up,...

Gigs galore for a good cause

By PHILIP CHANDLER A mini music festival’s running throughout the Wakatipu next week to mark Mental Health Awareness Week. Creative Queenstown’s presenting nine performances under the banner, ‘Listen Up, Wakatipu!’, featuring the cream of local entertainers. Starting this coming Monday, the likes of...
By PHILIP CHANDLER Queenstown's arts community has received a timely funding boost. Central Lakes Trust has granted an extra $60,000 for 30 projects over the next 12 months. The money's been received by Creative Queenstown (CQ), which is calling for applications. CQ chair Margaret...
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