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MiNDFOOD reviews: Tell Me I’m Here

This story of a young man’s battle with schizophrenia is an emotional tour de force.

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Meet the Venezuelan chef who turns pasta into colourful works of art

As a self-described ‘pasta designer’, Venezuelan chef David Max Rivillo Perez has found a niche for his colourful creations that bring together pasta-making and artistry.

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A chance to see Ukraine’s best ballerinas perform Swan Lake

When Russia invaded Ukraine on 24 February this year, many of the country’s leading dancers left the country, fleeing their […]

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Immersive art experience by Heather Straka set to take over Sudima Auckland City

An exhibition of Heather Straka’s latest photographic series, Age of Discovery, is taking over Sudima Auckland City this November. The immersive exhibition […]

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New Emily Perkins play ‘The Made’ considers the quandaries of advanced AI

A brand-new play by internationally acclaimed writer Emily Perkins is set to open at ASB Waterfront Theatre in September, offering […]

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At 75, Edinburgh Festival more intent than ever on healing divisions

Self-described working class playwright Kieton Saunders-Browne used to think the Edinburgh Fringe wasn’t for people like him – until a […]

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Hirst collectors to choose between digital and physical. And you won’t believe what happens next.

British artist Damien Hirst has announced he will burn thousands of his paintings at his London gallery as part of his year-long NFT project, titled “The Currency.”

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St James Theatre lights up ahead of Cinderella’s arrival

Wellington’s freshly re-opened St James Theatre has been given a Fairy Godmother-style transformation as it prepares to host the world […]

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Work of legendary artist Tim Wilson to exhibit outside of gallery for the first time in five years

The work of New Zealand artist Tim Wilson, who passed away in 2020, will be exhibited at Art in the Park in Auckland this September. 

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In the rugged Faroe Islands, a filmmaker tells the story of a remote Michelin-starred restaurant

Director Rasmus Dinesen journeys to the remote Faroe Islands where he meets a young, ambitious chef who is quickly gaining world-wide acclaim.

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‘Suburban living did turn women into robots’: Why feminist horror novel The Stepford Wives is still relevant, 50 years on

On August 26 1970, 50,000 women marched down Fifth Avenue in New York City in a Women’s Strike. Organised by […]

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Elemental AKL: 10 culinary and culture events to head along to in Tāmaki Makaurau

Auckland’s annual festival of arts, eats and beats, Elemental AKL, kicked off earlier this month. From delectable foodie feasts, to illuminating art experiences, we round up the best events to head along to.

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MiNDFOOD Reviews: Bangarra Dance Theatre’s ‘Terrain’ is a feast for the senses

Bangarra Dance Theatre marks the 10th anniversary of Frances Rings’ award-winning ‘Terrain’.

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MiNDFOOD Reviews: Exploring the Asian-Australian experience, ‘Top Coat’ is an apt play for its time

Top Coat is an apt play for its time – exploring both how Asian-Australians are often treated in this country, and how empathy and kindness have never been more important.

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BROODS’ Georgia Nott reveals her five favourite albums

Which songs are on BROODS’ playlist? We spoke to lead vocalist Georgia Nott about the albums she can’t get enough of.

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Meet Pigcasso, the world’s most successful non-human artist

Pigcasso might not be the only animal to have tried her hoof at painting. But she’s by far the most successful at it. This pig’s artworks are the most expensive by a non-human artist.

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EXCLUSIVE TICKET OFFER: Auckland Theatre Company’s ‘Long Day’s Journey into Night’

Auckland Theatre Company is offering $48 tickets to ‘Long Day’s Journey Into Night’ for a limited time.

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Posthumous exhibition from Virgil Abloh opens at Brooklyn Museum

Before his death late last year, star designer Virgil Abloh was working on an exhibition of his works – an […]

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Rubbish from the sea off New York becomes art at the Brooklyn Museum

Duke Riley once made pigeons dance in front of the Manhattan skyline. Now the US artist has turned rubbish floating […]

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Wondering what to watch this weekend? You can now screen these fantastic Doc Edge films at home

Looking for some fascinating films to watch this weekend? The Doc Edge Virtual Festival brings world-class cinema into the home. 

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MiNDFOOD Reviews: ‘The Tenant of Wildfell Hall’

In Victorian England, Anne Brontë’s heroine fled an alcoholic, abusive spouse to pursue a creatively successful life on her own terms. The story of Helen Graham – ahead of its time then – is one still worth engaging with.

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In this quirky Copenhagen café, the furniture is the art

A Copenhagen gallery has allowed art to seep beyond its designated creative spaces to fabulous effect. 

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Auckland Writers Festival 2022: highlights from this year’s packed programme

The Auckland Writers Festival returns to Tāmaki Makaurau for one week only this August.

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MiNDFOOD reviews: ‘Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes’

Sexual Misconduct of the Middle Classes is the perfect play to see before dinner or drinks, to be dissected and discussed afterwards.

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