Arts and Entertainment

‘It’s John telling his story’

The voice of John Denver will reverberate through the Oamaru Opera House on May 7. Well, not exactly his voice, but internationally-renowned sound-alike Bevan Gardiner....

Gumboot musical set to stomp into town

New Zealanders reckon they know a bit about gumboots. But they ain't seen nothing yet. A musical based on dancing in gumboots is on stage...

Jackie Bristow doing show

A Kiwi singer-songwriter who is opening for Bonnie Raitt in Wellington and Auckland is also playing at Oamaru's Manor Estate. Jackie Bristow is performing with...

Top ensemble plays Baroque music

A baroque concert featuring the works of Vivaldi played on period instruments is coming to Oamaru. The Baroque Music Community and Educational Trust of New...

Free art classes this weekend

Budding artists are invited to a free ``Have-A-Go Art Weekend''. The North Otago Art Society is offering sessions at the Customs House Gallery on the...

‘Death Do Us Part’ circus to show self-taught acts

A touring circus cabaret act called Death Do Us Part Danger Show will appear at the Penguin Club next month. Perhaps even more terrifying than...

Knight and Archer coming to town

Oamaru is the first stop on a South Island tour for fiddler Flora Knight and her Australian cobber Archer. Knight describes herself as "an old-time...

‘Electrifying’ Pears coming to Oamaru

A Christchurch violinist and composer billed as "electrifying", "extraordinarily animated" and "featuring rare and natural charisma" is coming to Oamaru. Fiona Pears and her band...

Many strings to Alan’s bow

If you live in North Otago, chances are you've seen Alan Rakiraki perform as a musician, singer or actor. The popular entertainer is Oamaru's Billy...

Victorian festival looms

Oamaru is about to undergo its annual metamorphosis. Banners flying from poles along lower Thames St proclaim the imminent arrival of the Victorian Heritage Celebrations. From...

Ballerina follows heart to dance

A Mexican ­born ballerina is living her dream in the Imperial Russian Ballet Company. Mayela Marcos spoke to the Oamaru Mail this week before her...

Tour `brings buildings alive’

If only the buildings in Oamaru's Victorian Precinct could talk. They can't, of course, but a recently established tour group offers the next best thing. Quirky...

Dance the night away . . .

Even if you weren’t around in the 1970s, you’re sure to be able to sing along at the ABBAsolutely fABBAulous show. The stage production that...

80 yachts expected

About 80 yachts are set to take part at this year’s Aviemore Classic on Lake Aviemore on Saturday and Sunday. The event, in its 28th...

Town revved up for race action

Gone are the days of wallaby pies in Waimate. They have been replaced by a much faster, stronger and cooler import — motor racing. Today...
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