Rebecca Fox

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.

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.

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''.

Plenty to see and do in 2016

Plenty to see and do in 2016

While mystery still surrounds some of the acts coming to Dunedin next year, there is still plenty to put in your new diary, Rebecca Fox discovers.

Found treasures

Found treasures

Silver spoons, old metal cheese graters and grandma knickers all form part of Dunedin contemporary jeweller Victoria McIntosh's work. She tells Rebecca Fox about the work which has been selected to be shown on the international stage.