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Stuff Reviews 'The Things Between Us'

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A new musical by Christchurch composer Luke Di Somma is an emotionally intense, carefully observed, funny and sad meditation on modern love. It has a big heart that swells with many complex and familiar emotions, expressing them through beautifully constructed melodies and sharply written, witty lyrics.

Witty Ways with History and Science

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History comes to life in The Arts Centre’s Great Hall this week in two Christchurch Arts Festival shows.

Q&A Session at Erewhon Revisited

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Tonight's preview performance of Arthur Meek's new work Erewhon Revisited will be followed by a Question and Answer session with Festival Director Craig Cooper.

Show Cancellation Notice: Rodrigo Amarante

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We regret to advise that due to film commitments, Brazilian singer-songwriter Rodrigo Amarante is no longer able to travel to New Zealand to perform at Christchurch Arts Festival on Sunday 17 September.

Going Wild With Christchurch Arts Festival in 2017

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The full programme for the 2017 Christchurch Arts Festival has been released featuring 50 events spread across three weeks from 30 August to 17 September. The programme features artists hailing from Australia, England, China, Scotland, Ireland, Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Mexico, Brazil and South Korea along with the best New Zealand shows on offer.

First Shows Announced for 2017 Christchurch Arts Festival

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Hit show Hudson & Halls Live! will be part of the 2017 Christchurch Arts Festival and is one of a trio of shows presented as part of the Festival in association with The Court Theatre. Festival director Craig Cooper said the festival has cemented a strong relationship with The Court Theatre and is delighted to be a partner in presenting the three shows.

Success at Auckland Theatre Awards

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Two Christchurch Arts Festival commissioned shows received awards for Excellence in Overall Production at the recent Auckland Theatre Awards.

Christchurch Arts Festival Joins Creative New Zealand Toi Totara Programme

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Christchurch Arts Festival is one of just two new organisations to be part of Creative New Zealand’s Toi Totara investment programme providing three years of funding with a small increase and recognition of the organistion as playing a key role in the New Zealand arts sector.