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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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2022 Doc Edge Festival: 7 compelling films about the power of human perseverance

Now in its 17th year, this extraordinary Kiwi film festival returns this month to connect, celebrate and captivate, showcasing cutting-edge global cinema and screening the world’s best films.

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Carry Me: Upper Hutt exhibition explores the history of the handbag

‘Carry Me: 100 Years of Handbags’ takes a look at some of the most famous handbags of all time, and examines the history of the accessory.

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5 fascinating films about art and identity at the 2022 Doc Edge Festival

Now in its 17th year, this International Documentary Film Festival includes a host of screenings in Auckland, Christchurch and Wellington, as well as a full online programme. Showcasing diverse stories, gripping journeys and off-beat tales of people and the planet, the festival comprises 113 films shown over 40 days at seven venues.

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Australia’s top artists take the stage in outdoor live music event

The inaugural ‘Night at the Barracks’ concert series presents the crème de la crème of Australian music performing at an iconic Sydney location.

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MiNDFOOD reviews: ‘An American in Paris’ is a perfect sparkler of a show

A marriage of toe-tapping show tunes and balletic choreography produces a magical spectacle on-stage at Sydney’s Theatre Royal.

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