The Writers & Readers–bound Scottish performer, poet and “general doer of things” tells Guy Somerset about name-making, spoken word and the appeal of a Chill Out Corner away from the crowd.
Seasoned New Zealand Festival goer and Culture Club supporter Mary Hancock has some great tips for making the most of your 2018 Festival experience.
Award-winning Australian writer Ursula Dubosarsky has written more than 40 children’s books, including three non-fiction works about grammar and etymology, as well as a new novel, The Blue Cat. She has been described as "the most graceful, most original writer for young people in Australia – probably the world".
Rebecca Lancashire catches up with Selina Tusitala Marsh ahead of her appearances at Writers & Readers in Wellington.
In this era of third wave feminism and the #MeToo movement, Ernest Hemingway’s brand of machismo might seem hopelessly antiquated. Or maybe not, argues David O'Donnell, ahead of Elevator Repair Service's celebrated stage adaptation of The Sun Also Rises at NZ Festival next month.
In a similar spirit to the 2018 New Zealand Festival's core celebration, A Waka Odyssey, the National Library of New Zealand's exhibition He Tohu looks to the past to help us navigate our future. This free exhibition in Wellington hosts three constitutional documents that continue to shape this country, including the Treaty of Waitangi and the Women’s Suffrage Petition. Among its highlights is an interactive map that traces settlement voyages, trade routes, and the passage of the treaty sheets around the country, telling the stories of Aotearoa in an engaging, accessible way.
We asked international multimedia artists Refik Anadol (Turkey) and Matt Parker (US) what we should expect from the exciting interactive installations they're bringing to Future Playground – a digital wonderland set to delight the whole family at Shed 6 from 1 - 11 March this Festival.
Rachel Spratt is a bestselling Australian author and television writer. She is known for the enormously popular Nanny Piggins and Friday Barnes series of books for young readers.
With some of the world's best theatre, dance, music and literature just around the corner (New Zealand Festival kicks off in Wellington on 23 Feb), we've got the perfect antidote to your back-to-work-blues. New Zealand Festival's Executive Director Meg Williams tells us what she's most looking forward to seeing at the three-week arts extravaganza.