The Southern Lakes Arts Festival Trust made a modest net operating profit of $66,459 from this year's biennial Wanaka event, allowing it to begin planning the 2013 Festival of Colour with confidence, trust chairman Nick Brown said yesterday.
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The economic benefits of Wanaka's biennial arts festival will be assessed in detail for the first time, as part of a nationwide arts festival economic benefit survey by the Ministry of Culture and Heritage and Creative New Zealand.
The 2011 Wanaka Festival of Colour was hailed yesterday as a "huge success", with 31 performances sold out and others "quite full".
Rita and Douglas Lake Wanaka Centre Saturday, April 16 Rita and Douglas is a poignant tribute to two of New Zealand's cultural icons. Actor Jennifer Ward-Lealand, pianist Michael...
Despite some Queenstown events attracting smaller crowds than expected, organisers of the Festival of Colour say they look forward to hosting further festival performances in Queenstown in the future.
The streets of Wanaka will come alive with record-breaking contortionists, buskers and street artists from 10am-2pm today.
The secret to the art of writing is, first, it is a job and, second, it is not an art.
Quick quiz. What are the tango, the salsa, the samba and the rumba and where do they come from?
Hugh Barnard has the peripatetic lifestyle and patchwork career common to many a Wanaka outdoor enthusiast.
From carrots to camp chairs and bits and bobs of just about anything - if wind passes through it, multi-instrumentalist Linsey Pollak can play it.
The Wanaka Festival of Colour relies on support from dozens of volunteers. Retired physiotherapist Sue Webb has helped at all four arts festivals. Marjorie Cook discovers why she steps forward.
The inaugural Queenstown Bike Festival opens tomorrow, marking the start of a week and a-half of family, competitive, and extreme cycling events.
What goes on tour usually stays on tour - unless you take playwright Roger Hall.
If you like your theatre straightforward, 2 Dimensional Life of Her is not for you. But if you have a healthy imagination and a childlike enthusiasm for new ideas, see Fleur Elise Noble's remarkable performance.
Pos Mavaega is relishing the opportunity to bring a six-piece ensemble from Pacific Undergound to Wanaka tomorrow to perform at the Festival of Colour.
Chamber Music New Zealand supergroup Elixir served up a smorgasbord of songs yesterday at the lunchtime launch of acts at the Southern Lakes Festival of Colour.
Wanaka's Festival of Colour sparked into life on the lakefront yesterday morning with the opening of Pouwhenua - Billboards: Markers on the Land.
Aaron Blackledge Aaron Blackledge (19) dreams of going to Toi Whakaari, New Zealand Drama School, but missed the last intake of 10 students, so he is using his first year out of school to gain more performing arts experience. He talks to Wanaka reporter Marjorie Cook. Q: What are you doing for the Festival of Colour?
Jennifer Ward-Lealand Actress Jennifer Ward-Lealand and pianist Michael Houstoun are tasked with bringing alive the character of painter Rita Angus and the music of her lover, composer Douglas Lilburn, in Dave Armstrong's new multi-media production. Marjorie Cook reports. Q: Tell me about Rita and whether you enjoy playing her?
Wanaka's culture vultures were hovering with nervous anticipation yesterday as they put the finishing touches to the 2011 Festival of Colour.