Are the arts essential? Enjoy the debate on stage!

Posted Wednesday 03 Mar 2021

Are the arts essential? Enjoy the debate on stage!

The competition will be heated. Who will crack under the pressure? And more importantly, who will emerge victorious? Tanea Heke, Director of Toi Whakaari, will moderate two lively teams as they debate the proposition that the arts are essential to help us survive and thrive in Aotearoa: Are The Arts Essential?

This is a unique opportunity to see Kura Forrester, Madeleine Chapman, Toby Manhire, James Nokise, Alice Canton and Tainui Tukiwaho bring their combined wit, charm, and intelligence to an exploration of the value of the arts in our day-to-day lives.

The show is part of the Auckland Arts Festival's Civic Club programme, a special collection of events which sees the audience seated on stage at The Civic.

Tuesday 16 March, 7.30pm, at The Civic Club.

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Illustration by Sam Orchard

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The Dome launched to merge technical and creative minds

Posted Wednesday 03 Mar 2021

If you're keen on non-traditional media, the Otago Museum has launched DomeLab, a free meetup for non-traditional media production.

Non-traditional media can include visual, audio, performance, interactive and anything else that might fit! There will be a run down and Q&A on how the Otago Museum develops and presents content in its Planetarium and Beautiful Science Gallery, and a couple of great speakers will briefly outline some collaborations they've done with the Museum in those spaces.

Click here for details