What's On

  • rail:lines spoke 'n' word tour

    19 - 25 November 2020

    rail:lines will be a poem tour along the Central Otago Rail Trail, and also a shortcreative documentary film. Poets Liz Breslin, Laura Williamson and AnnabelWilson will e-bike the length of the Rail Trail, with shows... Read more…
  • Thank You Thursday

    26 November 2020


    We don’t subscribe to the - relatively new in New Zealand - Black Friday sales day (following America’s Thanksgiving Day) but we do think giving thanks is a great thing, and we’d like to thank... Read more…
  • Spring Interlude Screening

    26 November 2020


    Q&A with Director Martin Sagadin and select cast to follow.SPRING INTERLUDE is Martin Sagadin’s first feature drama film. After the New Zealand International Film Festival and a small self-distributed run around New Zealand, Blue Oyster... Read more…
  • Otago English & Linguistics Seminar: John Newton

    27 November 2020


    Otago English & Linguistics Seminar John Newton(Robert Burns Fellow, 2020) Long Poems, Tall Stories; or, Who’s Afraid of the Verse Novel? 
    We sometimes forget that story-telling has a longer history in verse than in prose. These days a novel... Read more…
  • CANCELLED Author Talk: The Air that We Breathe

    28 November 2020

    2:00pm — 3:00pm

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED Kara Douglas' book is an account of ordinary people living through the catastrophic consequences of one of Australia’s worst industrial disasters, inspired by her birth father’s story of living in Wittenoom,... Read more…
  • National Maori Theatre Hui

    26 - 29 November 2020

    Puketeraki Marae are hosting the National Maori Theatre Hui and the organisers are very keen that locals / mana whenua (especially rakatahi) have the opportunity to know about the hui and either register to join... Read more…
  • 150th anniversary of the Athenaeum Building

    29 November 2020

    3:00pm — 5:00pm

    Birthday Cake & BubblesCelebrating the 150th anniversary of the Athenaeum Building with a series of Lightning Talks and birthday cake and bubbly.Seats are limited so please RSVP to: librarian@dunedinathenaeum.org.nzFollowed by a Celebration DinnerDrinks from 5.30pm... Read more…
  • Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Robert Burns Poetry Competition: "Here's a Health to them that's Awa"

    1 September - 30 November 2020

    Write a poem in English or Scots on the theme of ‘freedom’ inspired by Burns’ poem Here’s a Health to them that’s Awa.Cash prizes to the winners of the first prize, generously sponsored by the... Read more…
  • Catch-Up Book Club: Little Women

    1 December 2020


    The Catch-Up Book Club is an informal group we run in partnership with the Department of English and Linguistics. A University of Otago lecturer, or other uniquely qualified person, talks about a classic you’ve heard... Read more…
  • 2020 Hocken Lecture - Hocken, Health & History: Archival and Digital Traces

    1 December 2020

    5:30pm — 7:30pm

    You are warmly invited to the 2020 Hocken Lecture.Changes in the way historians can access physical records and online resources has opened new opportunities for research. This lecture will explore what we can learn about... Read more…
  • Curators' Tour: HOTERE exhibition - FREE

    3 December 2020

    5:30pm — 7:30pm


    Join curators Lucy Hammonds and Lauren Gutsell for an evening tour of the current Ralph Hotere exhibition Ātete. All welcome.
    above: Marti Friedlander Ralph Hotere Photograph. Courtesy the Gerrard and Marti Friedlander Charitable Trust Read more…
  • Author Talk: Shooting the breeze… a Landmarks Conversation

    4 December 2020

    5:00pm — 7:00pm

    Grahame Sydney artist | Brian Turner poet | Owen Marshall writerMC’d by UBS Otago’s Phillippa Duffy reader Through their own marks about the land and its people, be it in ink or paint, Landmarks offers a... Read more…
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