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NZ Trio flourishing
The NZ Trio returns to Dunedin with a flourish this weekend.

"Flourishes" is a diverse programme of classical and contemporary New Zealand works, including Piano Trio in B flat Major, KV 502 (Mozart), Mozart-Adagio (Arvo Part), Entering the Stream (Wayan Yudane), At Water's Birth (Eve de Castro-Robinson) and Piano Trio (Ravel).

The "Flourishes" concert programme is to be made into the trio's third album.

The NZ Trio performs at 7.30pm at Marama Hall on Saturday.

Ritchie and Daphne Hendebourck (Oamaru).
Ritchie and Daphne Hendebourck (Oamaru).
'Parihaka' album
A new album by Dunedin composer Anthony Ritchie explores the mysterious metal-doored caves in cliffs around Andersons Bay.

Remember Parihaka tells the story of the New Zealand Land Wars of the 1860s and the tragic episode at Parihaka in 1881.

On November 5, 1881, government troops entered Parihaka with guns and artillery.

The pa was broken up, and hundreds went to prison.

Many Parihaka Maori were subsequently brought to Dunedin from Taranaki and imprisoned in the Andersons Bay caves.

The CD features soloist Alexa Still playing Flute Concerto, while poet Sam Hunt narrates verse in Coming to It.

Soloists Andrew Uren and Katherine Hebley perform bass clarinet and cello in the final concerto.

The album was recorded by the Auckland Chamber Orchestra with conductor Peter Scholes.

Remember Parihaka is available from www.atollcd.com or phone (09) 360-5256.

The album was CD of the week on Radio New Zealand National last week.

Four-day circus fest
The circus is coming to town!More than 20 of Australasia's finest circus exponents will be in Dunedin this weekend for a four-day circus fest.

The Circulation Festival is a circus and music celebration, which aims to promote circus skills.

Instructors will be teaching circus-based activities, from juggling, hula-hoop, poi, unicycling and clowning to ukulele and belly-dancing workshops.

A free circus show will also be held at Sammy's Entertainment Venue at 7pm on Saturday.

The Circulation Festival starts at Whare Flat tomorrow and runs until Monday.

For more information, visit www.circulation.co.nz

Waka Tupapaku, by Rose Keller.
Waka Tupapaku, by Rose Keller.
Making a statement
Port Chalmers artist Rose Keller unveils a diverse exhibition on Sunday at the new Port Stables Gallery, in Port Chalmers.

"Going into the New Millennium" features 35 works in a variety of media, including watercolour, tempera, acrylic, collage, pencil and frottage.

"I don't want to show merely pretty things.

I want to describe a situation, past or present; make a statement," she says.

A German artist who moved to Port Chalmers in 1991, Keller produced the works this year in response to her studies of Maori culture and myth.

Dunedin singer-guitarist Kay Row will perform songs at the opening.

"Going into the New Millennium" opens at 2pm on Sunday at Port Stables, in Port Chalmers.

Poster poetry
Poetry takes to the streets of Dunedin next week.

An initiative by Phantom Billstickers to provoke thought will see poems by New Zealand and American poets plastered around New Zealand.

The poetry posters are also being pasted up in Sydney, Paris, Nashville, Knoxville, Portland, Seattle, Chicago and Philadelphia.

A different set of posters, featuring a different poet's poem, will be displayed every month.

New Zealand poet laureate Michele Leggott will launch the initiative at noon on Monday at 468 George St, by Obelisk.

The featured poets are Sandra Bell, Jay Clarkson, Sam Hunt and Brian Turner (all New Zealand), Robert Pinsky (Massachusetts), Marcie Simms (Washington) and Joe Treceno (New York).

Cuban Brothers perform
English music, dance and comedy group the Cuban Brothers unleash their unique brand of quirky mayhem on Dunedin tonight.

The group performs comedy, breakdancing, funk, hip-hop and soul music and has performed at celebrity parties for a who's who of celebrities, including Elton John, Richard Branson, Damien Hirst and Robbie Williams.

The Cuban Brothers perform at 8pm at 10 Bar, in the Octagon.

 

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