performances

Go big or go home

By TRACEY ROXBURGH Three days, 17 venues, 32 bands — all but one free. Arrow Sounds is back with a vengeance next month after an almost-too-successful debut last June. It’s the brainchild of The Fork and Tap owner Jeannie Crawford and Arrowtown muso...

Summer fest’s Covid tweak

By GUY WILLIAMS Queenstown's Japanese community has revised the format of its annual Natsu Matsuri, or Summer Festival, to suit Covid times. The sixth annual celebration of all things Japanese, being held in the Queenstown Memorial Centre from 10am till 3pm...
By PHILIP CHANDLER If you’re in need of a laugh after the year we’ve just had, best head to the Queenstown Gardens this weekend. Running with eight performances between tonight and Sunday afternoon, Remarkable Theatre’s 12th annual Gardens show, The Bright...
By PHILIP CHANDLER A new Queenstown Music Festival will replace next year’s 11th edition of the Michael Hill International Violin Competition. Sponsored by Arrowtown jeweller Sir Michael Hill’s family, the world-renowned contest’s run every two years since 2001, with Queenstown hosting the...
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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