The Maori Sidesteps


Macaulay Mazda in association with Tikapa Productions would like to bring you

The Maori Sidesteps

Get ready for a night of hilarity as The Ma-ori Sidesteps turn some of your favourite songs on their head in a mix of satirical skits and crooning goodness.
The newest and hottest Ma-ori showband on the entertainment scene is fresh from a successful web-series, where one of their music videos has amassed over one million views. Festival folk up and down the country have been raving!

Starring some of New Zealand’s best entertainers, Cohen Holloway, Rob Mokaraka, Jamie McCaskill, Jerome Leota and Erroll Anderson, these hard-case Ma-ori fullas will give you and your mates the BEST night out!  

Duration: 90 minutes plus interval

Kokako's Song

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Birdlife Productions presents: Kokako’s Song 

A Southland Arts Festival presentation

With beautifully handcrafted life-sized puppetry and live music, Kokako’s Song is a little show with a big heart, suitable for ages 2-8. 

Searching for her dog, six-year old Angel finds herself lost in the forest where she has a delightful encounter with a real live kokako (or is that really her Granddad dressed up in disguise?). Perhaps this strange bird with the haunting song and black facemask might actually be a Superhero

Kokako’s Song reminds us all that the creatures of the bush, many of them endangered, are special and should be treasured.

The children's giggling then shouting becomes louder and louder as Mrs Kokako gropes in her kete for munchies and produces spiders, grasshoppers and other wriggly creatures which one by one escape her. Theatreview


Thursday 17th May 2018 11.00am and 6.00pm

Songs for Nobodies

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McDowall Print in association with Ali-Cat Productions
Songs for Nobodies Starring Ali Harper 
By Joanna Murray-Smith, directed by Ross Gumbley 
A Court Theatre Production as part of the Southland Arts Festival 

Ali is back!

After wowing audiences with A Doris Day Special, Legendary Divas and Bombshells, Ali Harper is back in a new, critically-acclaimed one-woman play. 

Everyone has a story, whether they are a Somebody or a Nobody. 

Judy Garland, Patsy Cline, Edith Piaf, Billie Holiday and Maria Callas touch the lives of five every-day women, resulting in stories of life-changing encounters

 ... truly astonishing acting and singing tour-de-force.Harper hits a new high note.The Christchurch Press

 Songs for Nobodies is an exquisite evening out. Experience it while you can.Theatreview 


Saturday 19th May 2018

2.30pm and 7.30pm

Theatre Duration: 90 mins, no interval

Rock of Ages - High School Edition


SBHS and SGHS Senior Production - Rock Of Ages High School Edition

It's the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, Heavy Metal flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where legendary rocker Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and groupies line up for their chance at an autograph. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock and roll fairy-tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip - and themselves - before it's too late? Only the music of hit bands Styx, Journey, Bon Jovi, Whitesnake and more hold the answer.


The Nukes


The Nukes

The Nukes from West Auckland are far more than a ukulele band. Part vaudeville, part rat-pack, part musical car crash, this talented trio deliver an engaging mix of humour and originality that audiences of all ages will love. The innocent little uke is the instrument of choice and folk will be staggered by what they are able achieve with it. Great song writing, musicianship and 3-part harmony combine to create a truly memorable entertaining experience.
Recently returned from Australia and excited to get back South to Invercargill after last years sell out Southland Festival Of The Arts visit .With an upcoming  tenth anniversary to be celebrated with a  new album and songbook in October come see and say happy birthday ‘Queenie’ this Queens birthday weekend .The Nukes where ukulele will never be the same again family friendly show , school child entry free with a paying adult .  


Banff Film Festival


Banff Film Festival

The Banff Mountain Film Festival, is the largest, and one of the most prestigious, mountain festivals in the world. The Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour hits the road, hot on the heels of the Banff Mountain Film Festival held every Autumn in Banff, Canada.

With stops planned in about 550 communities and more than 40 countries across the globe, this year’s tour features a collection from approximately 400 films entered the annual festival. The most inspiring action, environmental, adventure, award-winning films and audience favourites are among the films chosen to travel the globe.

This Club community event and fundraiser would not be possible without the support of Macpac, World Expeditions, Adventure South NZ, Mt Hutt, Coronet Peak, The Remarkables!

Sweet As!


Sweet As !

Children from the earth colony of Aaka in year 3018 go on a school trip through time and space to trace their roots back to earth.
Travellers Sam and Joe meet Tis and Bury and ask them what it means to be a New Zealander, a kiwi.
They then visit different places in time to figure out the answer.

Smokefree Rock Quest


Smokefreerockquest 2018 Southland Final

Smokefreerockquest is New Zealand's only nationwide, live, original music, youth event.
Now in its 30th year, the series of over 40 events reaches audience numbers in excess of 10,000 every year.

Founded in 1989 by music teachers Glenn Common and Peter Rainey, Smokefreerockquest has now become a New Zealand institution.

Smokefreerockquest aims to motivate young musicians to prove their ability and realize the heights they can reach in their music careers, and to encourage their peers to support original New Zealand music.

Big Bike Film Night


Big Bike Film Night

The Big Bike Film Night is an evening dedicated to cycling that features our 2018 collection of the best cycling short films from around the world.
Showcasing a collection of short movies that have everything a Bike Centric audience could want- action, drama, humour and plenty of inspiration. A scintillating line-up of cycling films from New Zealand and around the world; from the deserts of Oman to the Canadian Arctic Circle, with a selection offering plenty of appeal and thrills for riders and movie goers.

These 13 compelling short films are a great reminder of why we love to ride our bike. At the heart of it, the films celebrate the fun, adventure and inspiration that cycling enables. It will whet your appetite for all things bicycle related and it’s going to be undeniably bike-alicious!

Listen to the voice inside you - it’s telling you to go. So, grab your mates, grab your ticket. GO ON grab your bike and come along for the ride!

No Holds Bard

No Holds Bard TD

Driven to the brink by the infidelity of his wife and a lack of acting opportunities, an aging thespian confronts his demons in what he hopes will be a final "dark night of the soul".  The problem is, his demons are as crazy as he is. A glorious tour de force in which four of Shakespeare's greatest creations (a foul-mouthed Macbeth, a confused Hamlet, a know-it-all Othello, and a really hungry King Lear) come kicking and screaming into the bursting, deranged brain of a single man.  An outrageous and at times profound view into one actor's attempt at self-destruction.

Ticket price includes 30-minute Q&A with Michael Hurst after the performance.

Michael Hurst is one of New Zealand’s most recognisable performers and experienced directors. As a performer he is best known internationally for playing Iolaus in the television programs Hercules: The Legendary Journeys and companion series Xena: Warrior Princess, both of which he also directed. He most recently appeared on stage in Tribes, Red, Cabaret, Blackbird, The Mystery of Irma Vep and The Pillowman for Auckland Theatre Company and Silo Theatre and is a prolific performer and director of Shakespeare, in most recent years tackling Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, Macbeth and Hamlet.


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