Rebecca Fox

Sticking it to cancer

Sticking it to cancer

A chance meeting at the dog park saved Australian theatre-maker and puppeteer Lana Schwarcz's life. She tells Rebecca Fox how much she is looking forward to coming to the Dunedin Fringe Festival. 

Schooling up on staffroom secrets

Schooling up on staffroom secrets

A group of long-time Fortune Theatre actors and directors will unveil the secrets of the school staffroom in the theatre's first play of the year, Rebecca Fox discovers.

Fringe puts the fizz in festival (+ video)

Fringe puts the fizz in festival (+ video)

Breast cancer and mass killings are sober topics you would not normally associate with a fringe festival. However, Rebecca Fox discovers anything is possible with the Dunedin Fringe Festival.

Dunedin’s orchestra lifts the bar

Dunedin’s orchestra lifts the bar

A major milestone, new name, and moving premises; there is not much the Southern Sinfonia is not doing this year. Rebecca Fox discovers why all the changes.

Harbour sea wall challenges resident artist to understand

Harbour sea wall challenges resident artist to understand

A chance mention of the history behind Otago Harbour's sea wall opened up an entirely new avenue of research for Christchurch artist Ana Iti. Rebecca Fox talks to the Blue Oyster Gallery summer resident.

Organists pulling out all the stops

Organists pulling out all the stops

Ensuring there is a next generation of organ players with the skills of their forefathers is the aim of an international academy being held in Dunedin during the next few days, Rebecca Fox discovers.

Quality of entries impresses judges

Quality of entries impresses judges

A poetry competition marking poet Robert Burns' birthday has shown his legacy is still alive and well, writes Rebecca Fox.

NZ honour for Bracken

NZ honour for Bracken

Dunedin's Bracken Restaurant has been selected to take part in a national "Plate of Origin'' competition at this year's New Zealand Agri Investment Week.

Music transcends differences in promotion of peace

Music transcends differences in promotion of peace From more than 20 countries, 150 musicians including former Dunedin-trained composer Tecwyn Evans, the descendants of opposing forces in World War 1, have been brought together on former European battlefields in a concert-length filmed ‘‘mega symphony''.

Festival rich with Dunedin links

Festival rich with Dunedin links

Next month Wellington's New Zealand Festival celebrates its 30th anniversary with old favourites and some acts bound to become new favourites. Rebecca Fox discovers a a surprising number of Otago connections among the mix.