A musical instrument is a friend for life. It will be a hard-won relationship, but persevere and it will never stop rewarding you. Nigel Benson looks back on 40 years of Saturday Morning Music Classes, while photographer Peter McIntosh captures the action.
Narnia Productions opens its fourth adaptation based on CS Lewis' Narnia chronicles in the Mayfair Theatre this week.
It all started in Dunedin with Saturday morning classes in 1968 for world-renowned composer Christopher Norton.
For the first time in its history, the Otago Festival of the Arts has had to cancel an event because of poor ticket sales.
Come and visit Alice in Wonderland behind the Iron Curtain, where the fruit is poisonous and tiny robotic insects beetle about. Nigel Benson meets Leila Ataya.
A ancient tale of lust unfurls blood-red fingernails at the Fortune Theatre next week. Nigel Benson talks creepy gothic sex with Jane Eyre director David Lawrence.
Negotiations are taking place for an album of previously-unreleased John Denver songs to be recorded by Dunedin musician Bevan Gardiner.
Drums speak in Spanish tongues in Dunedin this weekend. Nigel Benson meets the founder of the Camut band, Toni Espanol.
Spanish percussion group the Camut Band has arrived in Dunedin for the Otago Festival of the Arts, amid a sand storm.
Maori tradition greeted some special Spanish visitors in the Octagon yesterday.
A group of Israeli musicians who met at high school are winning new classical music fans around the world.
Eduard Mendez is one of the funny men of Tricicle, the Spanish comedy trio described as "the modern day Marx brothers".
What a weekend. David Helfgott, the Camut Band and the launch of Subject2Change's debut CD, #1, on Friday night . . .
Monte Cassino, Italy, 1944: A hungry Maori soldier out stealing food bumps into a frightened Italian deserter in a stable.
Spanish comedy act Tricicle had only just arrived in Dunedin yesterday when the silly nonsense started.