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MiNDFOOD reviews ‘Darkness’ – In a world where the sun has stopped shining, would we want to go on?

A new immersive play invites the audience into the darkness, exploring Gothic ghost stories in a futuristic world. 

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Stone Age tools and Lego bricks: Ai Weiwei opens London exhibition

Chinese artist Ai Weiwei has said his forthcoming collection-based exhibition at the Design Museum in London tells more of a story about the past and present than any antique.

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MiNDFOOD reviews: ‘Hubris & Humiliation’, a humorous tale of love and loss set in Sydney’s gay scene

“It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a gay sugar daddy in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a young, good-looking husband.”

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MiNDFOOD reviews: Blanc de Blanc Encore, an acrobatic cabaret with French panache

If you’re seeking something a little bit different on a night out, look no further.

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Auckland Arts Festival: 9 shows we can’t wait to see

From scintillating soul performances and one-of-a-kind poetry, to illuminating light shows and captivating circus, this year’s festival delivers an unmissable lineup.

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Madonna announces music tour celebrating 40 years of hits

Music superstar Madonna will kick off a new tour this summer celebrating her more than 40 years of hits.

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Italian film legend Gina Lollobrigida dies at 95

Gina Lollobrigida, who has died at the age of 95, shot to fame in the 1950s as a sultry Mediterranean sex symbol, then became a photographer and sculptor after stepping away from the movie world.

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‘Lord of the Dance’ Michael Flatley treated for ‘aggressive’ form of cancer

Irish-American dancer Michael Flatley has undergone surgery for an “aggressive” form of cancer and is under medical care, a statement on the Lord of the Dance creator’s Instagram account said.

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Australian Elvis festival celebrates 30 ‘fantastic’ years

Hundreds of Elvis Presley impersonators paraded down the main street of Parkes on Saturday, as the Australian country town celebrated 30 years hosting an Elvis-tribute gala that has become one of the country’s biggest festivals.

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Meet the Kiwi ceramicist showcasing the Japanese art of ‘nerikomi’

New Zealand-based Mystery Creek Ceramics creates a kaleidoscope of handmade tableware pieces through the process of nerikomi, the Japanese art of folding coloured clay.

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MiNDFOOD reviews: ‘Boxing Day BBQ’ by playwright Sam O’Sullivan

The world premiere of ‘Boxing Day BBQ’ by playwright Sam O’Sullivan is a snapshot of a family dealing with seasonal duty, personality clashes and global warming.

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Auckland Theatre Company prepares to celebrate 30-year milestone

After a couple of years disrupted by COVID-19, Auckland Theatre Company is presenting an exciting programme of theatre in 2023.

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Review: Guillermo del Toro’s ‘Pinocchio’ is fresh, surprising and absolutely wonderful

Guillermo del Toro brings us his take on the classic story of a wooden puppet who longs to be a boy.

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See the stunning winning images of the 2022 Northern Lights Photographer of the Year

For its fifth annual edition, Capture the Atlas celebrates the most remarkable photographs featuring the Northern Lights. 

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Sydney Modern Project opens: Inside the expanded Art Gallery of New South Wales

The Art Gallery of New South Wales’ new building has opened, marking an exciting new era in the cultural life of Australia.

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Hidden treasure: Koloa Jewellery gives new life to cultural heirlooms

Koloa Jewellery takes cultural gifts and heirlooms and gives them new life by transforming them into wearable art.

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Louis Vuitton exhibits creative collaborations and original artworks at Art Basel Miami Beach

Louis Vuitton has presented selected works by a curated ensemble of the world’s most-renowned artists as part of Art Basel Miami Beach.

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Hamilton Arts Festival brings Quentin Tarantino, dazzling circus and sunset symphonies to Kirikiriroa

From the soundtracks of Quentin Tarantino and Baz Luhrmann to a dance adventure by the Royal New Zealand Ballet, the Hamilton Arts Festival programme is shaping up to be one of the best festivals in Aotearoa this summer. 

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Elizabeth Debicki ‘shocked’ by the media’s ‘destructive’ treatment of Diana

The Crown’s long-awaited Season 5 brings considerable turmoil to the royal family, much of it thanks to Parisian-born Melbourne-raised Elizabeth Debicki, who takes the baton from Emma Corrin in playing Princess Diana. The stars reveal all in an exclusive interview with MiNDFOOD.

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Mark your diaries: These concerts and music festivals are taking place around NZ this summer

Get ready to party like it’s 2019 – summer means festival season, and with borders well and truly open, expect […]

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Photography projects sees thousands go nude at Bondi for skin cancer awareness

Over two thousand people stripped down in the early morning on Bondi Beach in an effort to raise awareness of skin cancer.

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‘The Wharf Revue: Looking for Albanese’ pokes fun at politics, politicians and their foibles

A musical revue about politics? It might not sound like a barrel of laughs but trust me, this one is. After 20 years of staging a different original comedy show every 12 months, The Wharf Revue is a Sydney institution. 

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A luxe boutique cinema is opening in Ponsonby this weekend

Ponsonby locals have a new go-to spot for dinner and a movie.

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Showing off songs and sequins, Museum of Broadway opens in New York

Right on Times Square in the heart of New York’s theatre district, a new Museum of Broadway is designed to take fans behind the curtain of some of its biggest musicals.

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