Six picks to make your heart sing: Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2022

From families to theatre fans, songbirds to bookworms, there’s something for every kind of arts lover at this year’s Aotearoa New Zealand Festival of the Arts

Kura Moana by Lisa Reihana

For the whole whānau

Wander the Wellington waterfront and discover local stories brought to life in new ways. With playful inflatable sculptures, music, song, and an augmented reality experience, Kura Moana is a treasure hunt for all ages.

25 February – 20 March 2022, Wellington waterfront

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Kura Moana ANZFA 2022

Hihī: A song of place

For the songbirds

From the forest glade of Waihīrere to the concert hall of Pōneke, this is a spectacular opera event, showcasing some of New Zealand’s most remarkable songbirds alongside members of the NZSO.

Friday 4 March 2022, 8.00pm, Michael Fowler Centre

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Hihi A song of place

The Parkin Season of Lysander’s Aunty

For the theatre fans

Jumping from Athens to Aotearoa, with a cast of New Zealand’s finest comic talent, this rageful and irreverent comedy is a wild ride of magic, mayhem and mutiny.

10-13 March 2022, Opera House

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Lysanders Aunty
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How we love

Clementine Ford, Emily Writes & Special Guests: The Big Love In

For the bookworms

Writers and feminists Clementine Ford and Emily Writes talk about love in all its terrifying and transformative forms. They’re joined by special guests including the inimitable Dr Siouxsie Wiles MNZM, and deaf poet and essayist Fiona Murphy.

Tuesday 8 March 2022, 6.00pm, TSB Arena

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in Pursuit of Venus Festival of the Arts 2022

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