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Wednesday, February 26, 2014

How's your festival going?

Charles Bradley - James Caberet Friday 21 February 2014
Dean and I went a long to see this man - wow! I'm not sure if I was impressed with the act or the jumpsuits - or both - Here's my review: Coffeebar kid's Rip it up magazine review

Madeleine Peroux - Michael Fowler Centre - Sunday 23 February 2014
Ange and I got a chance to catch this show - what a chanteuse! Shame the sound man was asleep: 
The kid's Rip it up magazine review of Madeleine

Looking forward to:

Brel: The Words and Music of Jaques Brel - Friday 28 February 2014

Cabaret noir comes to the James Cabaret as Kiwi rock stars Jon Toogood and Julia Deans join singers Jennifer Ward-Lealand and Tama Waipara to interpret Jacques Brel’s infamous songbook.
A major influence on modern music, Brel’s dark, sardonic and witty songs have been covered by legends like Leonard Cohen, David Bowie and Nina Simone. Directed by Michael Hurst and featuring a stellar band led by Leon Radojkovic, Brel will move you with its raw emotion and musical power.

 Power Plant 28 Feb – 16 Mar

Step into an enchanting night time world of light and sound at the Botanic Garden, as five artists transform one of Wellington’s most beautiful locations.
More than a walk in the park, this spectacular array of installations has entranced audiences young and old the world over with its “sudden bursts of firefly radiance” (The Guardian). Electric flowers whirr, insects of light buzz and propane-powered Pyrophones belch flames into the sky in an unforgettable feast for the senses. Open your eyes, open your ears and prepare to be amazed.
Important information
  • Please wear comfortable shoes. There are steep hills and steps on the walk.
  • We recommend you do not bring buggies or strollers as the track is not suitable in parts.
  • Return Cable Car tickets are available for $6 when you book your Power Plant tickets.
  • Parking is very limited; please arrange to be dropped off or use public transport if possible.
My Stories Your Emails - 8 Mar – 15 Mar

LOOK OUT For the interview with Ursula coming soon on Groovefm

“My Stories Your Emails is a consistently hilarious exploration of the gap between her idea of herself and those projected on to her. The show feels like a reclamation.”

Fame, obsession and censorship in the brave new world of social media are examined in this hilarious and thought-provoking solo show.
Based on Ursula Martinez’s own experience of internet infamy and combining spoken word and character comedy, My Stories, Your Emails is about being judged – by ourselves and the world at large. Discover the ordinary and extraordinary characters in Martinez’s life and inbox in this “cunning exploration of identity, intimacy and fantasy” (The Age).
This event is being intepreted in New Zealand Sign Language on Friday 14 March, 8.00pm
Directed by Mark Whitelaw

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