What's On


  • 2020 World Book Day Lecture and Dinner

    5 March 2020

    5:30pm

    The Centre for the Book at the University of Otago is delighted to welcome one of NZ’s own luminaries of the print culture world, Dr. Sydney Shep, to deliver this year’s World Book Day Lecture.As usual... Read more…
  • An Evening With Damian Barr

    6 March 2020

    7:00pm

    Enjoy the delighfully-engaging Damian Barr, as he returns to Dunedin to bring news of his stunning new novel You Will be Safe Here.Damian’s 2013 book Maggie and Me was awarded The Political Humour and Satire... Read more…
  • Caselberg Trust Open Day

    7 March 2020

    1:00pm — 4:00pm

    The Caselberg Trust would like to invite their many friends and supporters to an open day at the Caselberg House and the Charles Brasch Studio. A wonderful opportunity to see what the many residents love... Read more…
  • The Speed of Modern Life: Free Projection Event – and Related Lectures

    8 March 2020

    Visiting William Evans Fellow, Professor Sally Shuttleworth (Oxford University) will light up the University of Otago’s Richardson Building with an award-winning sound and light show, designed to showcase work from her European Research Council-funded project,... Read more…
  • International Women's Day Salon

    9 March 2020

    7:00pm

    To celebrate International Women's Day in March SALON presents three multi-talented women writers of long and short fiction, poetry and more: Emma Neale, Majella Cullinane and Michelle Elvy.Hear them read at BREW, 59 Musselburgh Rise... Read more…
  • Who is Archie Dunningham?

    11 March 2020

    11:30am

    Visitors to Dunedin City Library may have wondered how the Dunningham Suite on the 4th floor got its name.Mary Ronnie QSO, former City and National Librarian, gives an account of Mr Archibald Dunningham, the man... Read more…
  • Legitimate Idleness: Victorian Travel for Health

    12 March 2020

    5:30pm — 6:30pm

    Middle-class Victorians had always travelled in Europe, but from the 1860s there was a huge rise in the numbers travelling in winter explicitly for their health. In this talk I focus on the ‘invention’ of... Read more…
  • CANCELLED: World Poetry Day: Poems on Prescription

    21 March 2020

    2:00pm — 4:00pm

    EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDPoetry has long been extolled for its power to uplift the spirit and soothe the soul. Drop in to the Dunedin Public Libraries/Dunedin UNESCO City of Literature Poetry Clinic on World Poetry Day... Read more…
  • Catch-Up Book Group

    24 March 2020

    7:00am

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDThe Catch-Up Book Group is an informal group we run in partnership with the Department of English and Linguistics. We discuss classics you’ve heard about, read long ago, or have always... Read more…
  • CANCELLED: How Art!: Poetry and the Mind

    26 March 2020

    5:30pm

    EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDPresented by Alzheimer’s Otago in partnership with Dunedin Public Libraries, join us for an evening of poetry and discussion on the subject of Dementia.Dunedin-based poet Sue Wootton, and Professor Yoram Barak, Associate... Read more…
  • CANCELLED: Around the World in 80 Tales: Storytelling Festival

    29 March 2020

    1:00pm — 3:30pm

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED A precursor to our big winter festival of storytelling, our mini summer festival takes you on a journey around the world, through the stories told by the people of Dunedin’s... Read more…
  • CANCELLED: Soweto Gospel Choir - Freedom 2020 NZ Tour | Dunedin

    29 March 2020

    7:00pm

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLEDWinners of the 2019 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album (Freedom) SOWETO GOSPEL CHOIR Announce their FREEDOM 2020 New Zealand TourThese uplifting performers have shared the stage with some of... Read more…
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