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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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MiNDFOOD Reviews: ‘RBG: Of Many, One’ reveals the remarkable life and achievements of US judge Ruth Bader Ginsburg

In 2013, when she was in her 80s, Democrat US Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg became an overnight cultural icon known as the ‘Notorious RBG’, finding fame with millennials as a pop culture meme. As the second women elected to the US Supreme Court, she was a judge for 25 years, and became the leading voice for gender equality, women’s interests, and civil rights and liberties in the late 20th and early 21st century.

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Banksy showcases new mural in war-scarred Ukrainian town

Renowned graffiti artist Banksy unveiled a work in the Ukrainian town of Borodyanka, which had been occupied by Russia until April and heavily damaged by fighting in the early days of Moscow’s invasion of its neighbour.

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Struggles and triumphs of Dame Valerie Adams laid bare in powerful documentary

The sacrifices, struggles and triumphs of Kiwi gold medal sot-putter Dame Valerie Adams are laid bare in a powerful new documentary.

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The Art of Black Grace 1/5 is an immersive dance experience not to be missed

Black Grace, the renowned New Zealand Pacific contemporary dance company led by Neil Ieremia, has unveiled their most ambitious project to date. 

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Aotearoa Art Fair returns to The Cloud this November

Aotearoa Art Fair (formerly Auckland Art Fair) is making its long-awaited return on 16 November when it opens at The Cloud on Auckland’s waterfront.

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SEE LV: Exhibition exploring Louis Vuitton’s history to open in Sydney

An immersive journey covering 160 years of Louis Vuitton’s history is opening in Sydney.

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Auckland Folk Festival returns in 2023 for its 50th birthday celebration

The 50th Auckland Folk Festival will bring together a unique line up of creative and talented local and international artists for a very special 3-day celebration from January 27 – 30.

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Royal New Zealand Ballet celebrates 70 years with 2023 season

The Royal New Zealand Ballet (RNZB) has announced its 70th anniversary season, the first full season in three years and the first back at home in the St James Theatre in Wellington. 

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Climate activist glues head to ‘Girl with a Pearl Earring’ painting

A climate activist glued his head to glass covering the world-famous “Girl with a Pearl Earring” painting at a museum in The Hague on Thursday, though the artwork was not damaged, gallery staff said.

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Why you should visit Western Australia for it’s spectacular wildflower season

Western Australia’s floral experts tell us about their favourite blooms and where you can discover them this season. 

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Auckland Theatre Company’s ‘North by Northwest’ opens at ASB Waterfront Theatre

The stage adaptation of beloved Hitchcock classic North by Northwest had its New Zealand premiere this week, with the Auckland Theatre Company production opening at ASB Waterfront Theatre.

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Lucinda Riley’s son speaks about the ‘monumental pressure’ of finishing her Seven Sisters series

In 2021, just after the release of the seventh Seven Sisters book, author Lucinda Riley tragically passed away at the age of 56. The job of finishing her epic series was left to her son, Harry Whittaker.

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