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...

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Theatre
BATS Theatre and Lockdown
Art
We Need to Talk about Talanoa Mau
Screen
Lockdown Film Festival
Finding What’s Stolen: A Review of ʻnames held in our mouths’
Read Time: 15 mins
Lana Lopesi explores the reawakened practices in Te...
Art
Finding What’s Stolen: A Review of ʻnames held in our mouths’
By Lana Lopesi
Meet Our New Team
Read Time: 6 mins
Meet our new Director, Kaiwāwāhi Kaupapa Māori and...
News
Meet Our New Team
By Pantograph Punch
Stuck On Love Island
Read Time: 8 mins
Annaleese Jochems on why, after so many seasons of...
Screen
Stuck On Love Island
By Annaleese Jochems
All The Knowledge We Need to Survive: A Review of ransack
Read Time: 11 mins
Jackson Nieuwland reviews essa may ranapiri’s debut...
Literature
All The Knowledge We Need to Survive: A Review of ransack
By Jackson Nieuwland
Being Positive: The Fight Against HIV Stigma
Read Time: 34 mins
HIV-positive New Zealanders share their stories of...
Society
Being Positive: The Fight Against HIV Stigma
By Thomas Phillips
The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
Read Time: 12 mins
Our top picks from this year’s New Zealand International...
Screen
The Pantograph Picks: NZIFF 2019
By Pantograph Punch
Who Gets to Dance, and Who Gets to Speak? A Review of POWER
Read Time: 9 mins
New Volumes critic Rachael Longshaw-Park reviews POWER...
Theatre
Who Gets to Dance, and Who Gets to Speak? A Review of POWER
By Rachael Longshaw-Park
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July
Read Time: 7 mins
The best art on show in the dealer galleries of Tāmaki...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to See in July
By Pantograph Punch