Arts and Cultural Events Feb-Mar 2004
New Zealand time: Tuesday, 27 January 2004,
Press Release: Dunedin City Council (Extract)
ADVISORY Issue date: 26 January 2004 Dunedin, New
Dunedin Arts and Cultural Events February 2004 to March 2004
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.
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
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
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."
Theatre, 17 The Octagon, Dunedin Contact for enquiries: Regent
Ticketek, phone (03) 477 8597
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