Street performers: Fraser Hooper
We chat to award-winning clown Fraser Hooper about his decades-long successful career and famous boxing act.
Shorts from every corner
75 of the best short films from around the globe will screen during the 2021 Show Me Shorts Film Festival this October, including 14 making their world premiere.
Bringing Māoriness to the world
Pre-lockdown, we sat down with actor, producer, director, and musician Jamie McCaskill to chat about his extensive stage and screen career over a cuppa.
Young filmmakers find their footing
Six short films by emerging Kiwi filmmakers have premiered online as part of the fifth Someday Stories series.
Min Kim and her friends
Christchurch-based artist and gallery owner Min Kim presents a new exhibition of watercolours and oil paintings at the Alfred Memelink Artspace Gallery.
Forget your problems with Tidal Rave
Tidal Rave toured their new sophomore album for just one weekend before lockdown struck. Now, they’re back in Pōneke to play Albumette and help you shake off your worries for a while.
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