BATS Theatre and Lockdown
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Lockdown Film Festival

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Theatre

Jean Sergent steps us through how one risk-share theatre managed in the confusing days before lockdown, and captures some of their immediate reflections now.

My solo Fringe show Change Your Own Life played at BATS Theatre from 10 – 16 March. Sunday 15 March was the first date I noticed disinfectant sprays in the dressing room. Four days later the theatre was closed.

The speed at which the situation...

Art

Heavily touted event Talanoa Mau was supposed to be an inclusive and safe space for vulnerable dialogues and critical exploration. But did it meet those expectations? A reflection by artist Jessica Thompson Carr.

Talanoa Mau began around 8:30am on a Monday, the karanga welcoming us into Te Papa. An anticipated event in the line-up of New Zealand Festival of the Arts 2020, it was described by curator...

Screen

As a cinematic salve to the current situation, Auckland-based film critic Amanda Jane Robinson has curated a film festival you can host from your couch.

Each mini-programme consists of one short film and three feature films. The films are on a variety of online platforms – some free, some paid – all accessible in Aotearoa New Zealand.

It’s not even one week into lockdown and it already feels like...

Featured

Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Read Time: 12 mins
Jean Sergent steps us through how one risk-share theatre...
Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
By Jean Sergent
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Read Time: 9 mins
Was the event Talanoa Mau a safe space for Indigenous...
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
By Jessica Thompson Carr
Lockdown Film Festival
Read Time: 13 mins
Auckland-based film critic Amanda Jane Robinson has...
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
By Amanda Jane Robinson
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
Read Time: 20 mins
On not-finishing.
Theatre
The Show Means Something and Absolutely Nothing
By Kate Prior
Online Free Festival: The Definitive Pantograph Punch Lockdown List
Read Time: 24 mins
Online ephemera for those long hours in lockdown.
Society
Online Free Festival: The Definitive Pantograph Punch Lockdown List
By Kate Prior
Art in Isolation
Read Time: 13 mins
A personal essay from Lana Lopesi on the place of...
Society
Art in Isolation
By Lana Lopesi
Pānui: Info Hub for Arts Freelancers During Covid-19
Read Time: 9 mins
Some links to resources for arts freelancers during...
Society
Pānui: Info Hub for Arts Freelancers During Covid-19
By Kate Prior
Freelance Freefall: Covid-19 and Our Artists
Read Time: 28 mins
Our freelance artists across theatre and visual arts...
Art
Freelance Freefall: Covid-19 and Our Artists
By Kate Prior and Lana Lopesi