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July 2019

Children of The Poor

Children of The Poor

Napier Repertory Players 2019 Youth Production debuts Children of The Poor by Mervyn Thompson. An adaption of John A. Lee’s novel. Children of the Poor follows the formative years of the autobiographical Albany Porcello, a disillusioned adolescent who comes face to face with desperate...

Date: Saturday 20 July to Thursday 25 July
Where:
Napier Little Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZ Mountain Film Festival – Best Of' Hawke's Bay Screening

NZ Mountain Film Festival – Best Of' Hawke's Bay Screening

Returning to the Bay, we have the popular NZ Mountain Film Festival National Tour with its amazing films celebrating outdoor adventurers getting out there and doing it! Internationally recognised as one of the world’s premier mountain film festival events an audience can expect up-close...

Date: Saturday 20 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tributes to Jerome Kern & Irving Berlin

Tributes to Jerome Kern & Irving Berlin

A Musical compilation celebrating the masterful works of genius' Jerome Kern & Irving Berlin, presented in an Art Deco cabaret style including guest artists & live Piano. This review includes some of their popular songs and well as some lesser known compositions. Ticket price includes supper at...

Date: Saturday 20 July to Saturday 27 July
Where:
Aubyn Theatre, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki

Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki

Chamber Music New Zealand celebrates Matariki with Toru Whā, Ka Rewa a Matariki NZTrio & Horomona Horo NZTrio will be joined by musician and composer Horomona Horo playing taonga pūoro in a programme reflecting on our past while celebrating new horizons and possibilities. Illustrated by the...

Date: Sunday 21 July
Where:
MTG Hawke's Bay, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Vincent by Leonard Nimoy

Vincent by Leonard Nimoy

“A Spellbinding and superb performance” – Theatre Review “The transitions are masterful” – The Hook Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most recognisable and beloved painters. Leonard Nimoy’s celebrated play Vincent is based on hundreds of letters exchanged between the...

Date: Wednesday 24 July
Where:
Keirunga Gardens, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Heavy Water

Heavy Water

Directed by Michael Oblowitz and produced by Red Bull Media House and All Edge Entertainment, Heavy Water follows big wave surfer Nathan Fletcher through the evolution of his surfing and his relationship with big waves. Tracing his lineage back to his grandfather, one of the pioneers of Oahu's...

Date: Thursday 25 July
Where:
Focal Point Cinema, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Vincent by Leonard Nimoy

Vincent by Leonard Nimoy

“A Spellbinding and superb performance” – Theatre Review “The transitions are masterful” – The Hook Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most recognisable and beloved painters. Leonard Nimoy’s celebrated play Vincent is based on hundreds of letters exchanged between the...

Date: Friday 26 July
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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In focUs - Vincent van Gogh

In focUs - Vincent van Gogh

“What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” – Vincent Vincent has become a rockstar in the art world. He is one of the most recognised artists the world over and everyone seems to know something about his life. Why? What is it that you know? Is this accurate or because...

Date: Saturday 27 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Vincent by Leonard Nimoy

Vincent by Leonard Nimoy

“A Spellbinding and superb performance.” – Theatre Review “The transitions are masterful.” – The Hook Vincent van Gogh is one of the world’s most recognisable and beloved painters. Leonard Nimoy’s celebrated play Vincent is based on hundreds of letters exchanged between the...

Date: Saturday 27 July
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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National Council of Women: Soldiers Without Guns

National Council of Women: Soldiers Without Guns

"Soldiers Without Guns" depicts the true story of New Zealand soldiers who entered the 10-year Bougainville Civil War in 1997. Instead of guns they took guitars and paved the way to peace and unity by sharing waiata, performing haka, understanding the culture, and listening to women. Will...

Date: Sunday 28 July
Where:
EVENT Cinemas, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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August 2019

Death and The Maiden

Death and The Maiden

Synopsis: Paulina Salas is a former political prisoner in an unnamed Latin American country who had been raped by her captors, led by a sadistic doctor whose face she never saw. The rapist doctor played Schubert's String Quartet No. 14, subtitled Death and the Maiden, during the act of rape; hence...

Date: Friday 2 August to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Death and The Maiden

Death and The Maiden

Synopsis: Paulina Salas is a former political prisoner in an unnamed Latin American country who had been raped by her captors, led by a sadistic doctor whose face she never saw. The rapist doctor played Schubert's String Quartet No. 14, subtitled Death and the Maiden, during the act of rape; hence...

Date: Friday 2 August to Sunday 4 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Lingerie La Rouge

Lingerie La Rouge

Lingerie La Rouge It’s the second instalment to the hugely successful lingerie noir! This time we are going to take you on a Moulin Rouge inspired journey of big hair, feathers, lavish lads & ladies. Doors open 7pm / Show starts 7:30pm Lingerie fashion show Live Dj - Urban...

Date: Saturday 3 August
Where:
Hawkes Bay Latin Dance Club, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Octavius Choir Brings You a Winter Warmer

Octavius Choir Brings You a Winter Warmer

Octavius is a small, Napier-based choir which sings a huge range of music, mostly in eight-part harmonies. This concert will include familiar English folk songs like "Barbara Allen" and "Bobby Shaftoe", some great Gershwin tunes, and Spirituals such as “I Got a Robe” and “Deep River”. ...

Date: Sunday 4 August
Where:
All Saints Church, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Soldiers Without Guns Film Premiere

Soldiers Without Guns Film Premiere

Live cultural performances, film screening and bonus Q&A session with Director Will Watson. Discover a RADICAL untold New Zealand story...until now. Narrated by Lucy Lawless, witness the untold story of unsung Kiwi heroes who were involved in the world's most dangerous military mission....

Date: Friday 9 August
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue

Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue

If you’re reading this notice, then you’ve been drawn to my seminar event for a very special reason. I have been told that the universe certainly works in mysterious ways, and we are often guided to certain people and places for reasons beyond our comprehension to assist with our soul’s...

Date: Friday 9 August
Where:
Hawkes Bay Racecourse, Hastings, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Man - Comedy Theatre

The Man - Comedy Theatre

This Edinburgh festival underground piece of comedy badassery is not to be missed! A solo performance that combines hilarious standup comedy with amazing theatre elements to produce a finely honed hour of satirical brilliance. The Man is an intellectual vigilante, whose domain is Speaker's...

Date: Friday 9 August
Where:
Paisley Stage, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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2019 Edible Fashion Awards

2019 Edible Fashion Awards

BOLD, INNOVATIVE, MAGICAL Edible inspired wearable art, brought to life on the runway. Don’t miss Hawke’s Bay’s spectacular wearable art event... more than 50 stunning edible inspired creations intertwined with quality live entertainment makes the Edible Fashion Awards a unique...

Date: Saturday 10 August
Where:
Peak Vision Church, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Rock 'n Roll Dancing

Rock 'n Roll Dancing

The Urban Winery is proud to announce a once-monthly rock and roll dancing night! Our first two sessions of 50's and 60's Classic Rock will feature Model A and the Glimmer Sisters. So pull out your poodle skirts and leather jackets and get ready to swing! July 5th, 7-10 pm Doors open at 6:30,...

Date: Saturday 10 August
Where:
The Urban Winery, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue

Loss, Grief and Healing Seminar with Sue

If you’re reading this notice, then you’ve been drawn to my seminar event for a very special reason. I have been told that the universe certainly works in mysterious ways, and we are often guided to certain people and places for reasons beyond our comprehension to assist with our soul’s...

Date: Monday 12 August
Where:
East Pier Hotel, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Solitude

Solitude

"When the Roaring Lion calls my Henry,I'm dreaming hours down to minutes..." In 1913 Annie enters the remote mountains of Kahurangi National Park to live a hidden life with her lover Henry Chaffey. Forty years in exile, swallowed by the silence, enslaved by fire. this beautiful, touching true...

Date: Tuesday 13 August
Where:
Central Hawke's Bay Municipal Theatre, Waipawa, Central Hawke's Bay

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Hamlet - The Most Famous Play In the World

Hamlet - The Most Famous Play In the World

The most towering achievement in the dramatic canon, Hamlet combines all the swashbuckling action of a revenge tragedy with profound and poetic questions about the nature of life and death. See Shakespeare’s most iconic character in his most famous play in this exciting and existential...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Measure for Measure

Measure for Measure

Experience Moulin Rouge, Shakespeare style with this all-singing, all-dancing cast as they take a wild romp through the seedy streets of 17th century Vienna, meeting larger-than-life characters who will charm you even as they pick your pocket. In a city of brothels, louche lads-about-town and...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Pop-up Globe NZ Tour

Pop-up Globe NZ Tour

Tickets on sale now. After playing to over 600,000 people across Australasia in just three years, Auckland’s smash-hit sensation Pop-up Globe hits the road in New Zealand for the first time, taking their critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s Hamlet and Measure for Measure to...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Saturday 24 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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The Magic of Pop Up Globe

The Magic of Pop Up Globe

After playing to over 600,000 people across Australasia in just three years, Auckland’s smash-hit sensation Pop-up Globe hits the road in New Zealand for the first time, taking their critically-acclaimed productions of Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure and Hamlet to theatres around the...

Date: Thursday 22 August to Sunday 25 August
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Kids for Kids: Big Aroha

Kids for Kids: Big Aroha

Kids for Kids is back for 2019! We’re really excited to be bringing you a new show jam-packed with 100% Kiwi-loved songs, fronted by iconic Kiwi entertainer Jackie Clarke and musician Nathan King. This year’s Kids for Kids is all about celebrating Aotearoa’s ‘Big Aroha’, seeing young...

Date: Friday 30 August
Where:
Pettigrew Green Arena, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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September 2019

Timberlina – Drag Queen Bingo

Timberlina – Drag Queen Bingo

I’m coming back! Timberlina is packing her wigs, glitter and stilettos to head across the Tasman for her second tour in New Zealand. For her second time in Napier the lady of of the night sassily presents Drag Queen Bingo with Timberlina! Bejazzle your jandles for a night of fun, laughs...

Date: Friday 6 September
Where:
The Cabana, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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A Taste of Ireland

A Taste of Ireland

This year audiences have the chance to witness World Champion Irish dancers direct from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as A Taste of Ireland – the Irish Music and Dance Sensation tours Australia-wide telling the tale of the world’s most loved nation in one incredible performance. Told...

Date: Wednesday 11 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Opera Spectacular Choral Concert

Opera Spectacular Choral Concert

Musical fireworks, a playlist of greatest hits that will make you whistle the tunes for weeks after the concert. A selection of works by Wagner, Verdi, Mascagni, Puccini and Dvořák for your enjoyment. Presented by: Napier Civic Choir Soloists: Lisa Harper-Brown - Soprano TBC - Tenor

Date: Friday 13 September to Sunday 15 September
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Orchestra Spectacular

Orchestra Spectacular

Liszt - Les Préludes Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16 Tchaikovsky - Symphony No.4 in F minor, Op.36 Prepare yourselves for another programme of powerful emotions and spectacular music. Back from her piano studies in Spain, effervescent New Zealand pianist Lorelle McNaughton joins us...

Date: Saturday 14 September
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Bold Moves

Bold Moves

The stage will be flooded with colour and light. George Balanchine’s Serenade is one of the few ballets that can truly be held iconic. Conceived in 1934, it is American ballet’s founding document, the foundation on which all later works must stand and against which they will be judged. 28...

Date: Saturday 14 September to Sunday 15 September
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2019

HBAF 2019 - Limbo

HBAF 2019 - Limbo

The NZME season of Limbo is presented as an intoxicating mix of cabaret, circus and acrobatics. LIMBO has seduced audiences worldwide. This award-winning hit show has been performed over 1000 times in 12 countries from London to Munich, Sydney to Adelaide, Bogota to Brussels, and will now come...

Date: Tuesday 15 October to Saturday 19 October
Where:
The Famous Spiegeltent, Havelock North, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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November 2019

Swan Lake – Imperial Russian Ballet Company

Swan Lake – Imperial Russian Ballet Company

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to New Zealand with Swan Lake... the most loved classical ballet of them all. This masterpiece ballet is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and variations have been introduced by Gediminas Taranda, Artistic Director...

Date: Friday 8 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Hansel & Gretel

Hansel & Gretel

Faint starlight peeps through the dark forest canopy. It is midnight: the witching hour. Alone and lost, two hungry children stumble towards a glowing vision of warmth and comfort, heaven for any child with an empty belly and an aching heart. But all is not as it seems… For Christmas 2019,...

Date: Saturday 16 November to Sunday 17 November
Where:
Napier Municipal Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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December 2019

Christmas Oratoria Bach

Christmas Oratoria Bach

Bach - Christmas Oratorio, BWV 248 The complete Bach Christmas Oratorio is a rare opportunity to hear back to back the six cantatas of which the oratorio is comprised. The virtuosity of solo parts, choir and orchestra makes this wonderful work an exciting journey for both audience and...

Date: Friday 13 December to Sunday 15 December
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Tchaikovsky Violin Concert - Mendelssohn Symphony

Tchaikovsky Violin Concert - Mendelssohn Symphony

Mendelssohn - The Herbrides Overture ( Fingal's Cave) Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto in D minor, Op.35 Mendelssohn Symphony - No 3 in A minor, Op.56 Amalia Hall returns to delight us with her virtuoso playing of the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto. Mendelssohn’s Scottish Symphony ranks among the...

Date: Saturday 14 December
Where:
Waiapu Cathedral of St John the Evangelist, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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