What's On


  • Moon Festival Poetry Competition

    1 October - 1 November 2020

    This year our Moon Festival events are being held online. Visit www.tinyurl.com/moonfestival2020 on 1 October to experience:
    Cultural performances from Dunedin Chinese Cultural and Arts Association, Dunedin Senior Citizens Chinese Association, Dunedin Tai Chi and Dunedin Tai Chi... Read more…
  • Climate Change – Striking a Balance

    3 October - 1 November 2020

    This is a free exhibition that will open on the 3rd of October and run until the 1st of November at Otago Museum, in the Beautiful Science Gallery.It focuses on inequality around climate change, including... Read more…
  • WORD CHRISTCHURCH SPRING FESTIVAL

    28 October - 1 November 2020

    This year the WORD Christchurch Spring Festival celebrates the wealth of talented writers, speakers and thinkers from across Aotearoa New Zealand. The festival is centred on New Zealand writing and writers and features a glittering programme with 65... Read more…
  • Remembering Ralph Hotere

    1 November 2020

    3:00pm — 4:00pm

    Ralph Hotere was one of Aotearoa’s most significant artists. His life was just as remarkable as his art. Hotere invited the poet, novelist and biographer Vincent O’Sullivan to write his life story in 2005. Now,... Read more…
  • Book Launch: Two new poetry books!

    3 November 2020

    5:30pm

    Please join us to celebrate the launch of two new Victoria University Press books: Fancy Dancing by Bernadette Hall and Escape Path Lighting by John Newton.All welcome!RSVP: events@unibooks.co.nz | 03 477 6976 (please RSVP, then... Read more…
  • Tom Scott talks 'Searching for Charlie'

    4 November 2020

    7:00pm

    Enjoy an evening with Tom Scott as he talks with Toitu's military historian and exhibition curator, William McKee, about ‘Searching for Charlie’ and his epic quest to unravel the “real” Charles Upham VC & Bar.Tickets:... Read more…
  • Fake News - The Other Virus

    5 November 2020

    5:30pm

    Misinformation and Disinformation in the Age Of Covid19Presented by the Dunedin Writers & Readers Festival.David Shanks, NZ Classifications Office Chief Censor, and Kate Hannah, Deputy Director, Equity & Inclusion, Te Pūnaha Matatini, discuss the problem... Read more…
  • Ten Perspectives: A National Poetry Day Celebration

    5 November 2020

    6:30pm — 8:00pm

    Otago-Southland branch of NZ Society of authors, in partnership with Dunedin Public Libraries invite you to celebrate poetry with us as 10 poets examine life from different perspectives. Guest MC Michelle Elvy.With thanks to Creative... Read more…
  • Mansions of the Mind, 2nd Yr Painting Students, Dn School of Art

    6 November 2020

    5:30pm

    All Welcome to the Exhibition Opening of 'MANSIONS OF THE MIND', -end of year examination show by the 2nd Year Painting students of the Dunedin School of Art.Join us in this exciting and exploratory show... Read more…
  • AN EVENING WITH AMANDA PALMER

    6 November 2020

    7:00pm

    Caught in Aotearoa for the outbreak of Covid, and currently residing in Hastings until the smoke clears in her hometown of New York, the front-woman of the internationally acclaimed punk cabaret duo The Dresden Dolls... Read more…
  • Ōtepoti Writers Lab - goes NATIONAL!

    7 November 2020

    11:00am

    You’re invited to the launch of the new online offering of Ōtepoti Writers Lab, opening up to writers from all over Aotearoa once a month via Zoom. ŌWL has run free sessions for writers of... Read more…
  • Queenstown Writers Festival

    5 - 8 November 2020

    WRITERS AND READERS TOGETHER
    The Queenstown Writers Festival gathers together writers and tutors with different experiences and working in different genres. We aim to offer a programme with something for everyone – our writers cover poetry... Read more…
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