What's On


  • 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

    5:30pm

    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…
  • ONE HUNDRED YEARS OLD AND COUNTING DOWN: Celebrating a Century of the Alexander Turnbull Library

    3 December 2020

    5:30pm — 6:30pm

    The Alexander Turnbull Library is 100 years old.  Turnbull Chief, Chris Szekely reflects on what it takes to care for collections in perpetuity and why the days of heritage libraries are numbered. He is joined... Read more…
  • Curators' Tour: HOTERE exhibition - FREE

    3 December 2020

    5:30pm — 7:30pm

    CURATORS’ WALK-THROUGH OF RALPH HOTERE: ĀTETE (to resist)






    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…
  • Ko Aotearoa Tātou | We Are New Zealand

    5 December 2020

    2:00pm — 4:00pm

    You are warmly invited to join us for a series of readings from this significant new collection published by Otago University Press. In the aftermath of the Christchurch terrorist attacks of 15 March 2019, Prime Minister... Read more…
  • E-Kare | E-Kasino

    28 November - 18 December 2020

    A collaboration between E-Kare and Blue Oyster Art Project SpaceOpening preview: Friday 27 November, 5.30pmFree to attend, all welcome.Blue Oyster and E-Kare are opening the doors for you to come play a few rounds in... Read more…
  • City of Readers: Children's Summer Reading Programme 2020/21

    1 - 31 December 2020

    Register online or at your local library to join the 2020–21 Children’s Summer Reading Programme. Set your own reading goal and fill the booklet with details of what you read over summer. Show the booklet... Read more…
  • Colin McCahon: A Constant Flow of Light

    15 August 2020 - 6 March 2021

    Hocken Collections Uare Taoka o Hākena holds one of the most important collections of McCahon’s art in New Zealand in addition to significant archives relating to his life and work.Focusing on the period between the... Read more…
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