27th January 2004

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New Zealand time: Tuesday, 27 January 2004, 9:28 am
Press Release: Dunedin City Council (Extract)

MEDIA ADVISORY Issue date: 26 January 2004 Dunedin, New Zealand
Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events February 2004 to March 2004

Following is a schedule of confirmed events in the City of Dunedin. The Dunedin City Council (DCC) City Marketing distributes the information on behalf of the attractions that appear below. Please contact event organisers directly for further information and confirmation of dates and times.


Regent Theatre

Regent Theatre Open Day The Otago Theatre Trust is conducting tours of the beautiful Regent Theatre, as part of Dunedin's festival celebrations in February. The public are invited to visit all the areas and features that are never normally seen; from the latest computerised lighting boards to projection room and learn how theatre technicians stow the giant cinema screening during live performances. This is also a special opportunity to experience preparations for the 24th anniversary of the Regent's 24 Hour Book Sale in May. 7 February 2004, 10.00am

16 February 2004, 8.00pm: Hayley Westenra - "Pure" From busking in the streets of Christchurch to recording her first New Zealand quadruple platinum album only two years ago to International Stardom with her debut international album Pure, Hayley has climbed the ladder quickly. Pure has been a stunning success for Hayley already reaching four times platinum in New Zealand and breaking the record in the country for the number of weeks a NZ album has been #1 in the Top 50 Chart. The album has rocketed into the UK top 10 and has sold over quarter of a million copies there. Hayley has a gold album in Australia and has completed an extensive promotion in Japan and Asia and will tour USA in early 2004. A musical ensemble will accompany Hayley Westenra along with two specially selected Guest Artists.

28 February 2004, 8.00pm: Pam Ayers - Words, Wit & The Wonderbra - 25th Anniversary Tour Pam Ayers has been a professional writer, entertainer, comedienne, broadcaster and entertainer for over 25 years. In 1975 Pam first appeared on the television show Opportunity Knocks and since then her humorous poems have contributed immeasurably to the wider appeal today of all forms of poetry. The UK Arts Council's report on poetry, Rhyme and Reason (October 2000) identified Pam as being the fifth best-selling poet during the years 1998 & 1999, following Ted Hughes, Seamus Heaney, Carol Ann Duffy, and Sylvia Plath. One of Pam's best-known poems, I Wish I'd Looked After Me Teeth, was also voted into the Top Ten in a BBC poll to find The Nation's Favourite Comic Poems, and Pam was one of the few poets in the Top Ten who is still alive! Pam Ayres has toured New Zealand regularly since 1980. Recent newspaper reviewer states of he concert: "I have never laughed so delightedly. Her live stand-ups are a treat not to be missed. Sheer blissful comedy."

Regent Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Regent Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597

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Updated : August 6, 2004 0:53

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