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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
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Like a river in flood, Auckland Fringe has burst its banks, with a whole spill-over season of pre-Fringe ‘Soft Launch’ shows already underway, and the Fringe proper launching 25 February 2020. There’s a LOT to get excited about in this year’s programme, but no need to get swept away... here’s our top picks.

Lust Island (3 – 7 March)

The Salem Bitch Trials was the funniest thing I saw at Fringe 2019,...

Art

A monthly round-up of artworks in Tāmaki Makaurau that we keep returning to.

This month’s Unmissables takes us off the beaten track and into some fun, innovative and politically charged spaces.

February’s team of art critics, Lucinda Bennett, Lana Lopesi and Natasha Matila-Smith, have searched the city to find the best art on show in the parks, homes and galleries of Tāmaki Makaurau.

 

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Literature

Everything is sad and funny and nothing is anything else. Eamonn Marra’s debut novel, 2000ft Above Worry Level, sold out of copies at its launch at Unity Books on Thursday. Equal parts neurotic and numb, it is a series of stories about a young man who is trying so hard to be better.

 

Content warning: descriptions of self-harm

 

I read an article online about how people who read fiction are more...

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Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
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The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
Read Time: 6 mins
Director and playwright Jason Te Kare shares his inspirations...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Jason Te Kare
By Jason Te Kare
Baby Gatekeepers
Read Time: 20 mins
Approaching the end of her study, Pākehā publishing...
Literature
Baby Gatekeepers
By Madison Hamill
The Menace of Memory: A Review of Pōhutu
Read Time: 5 mins
Choreographer Bianca Hyslop draws upon the story of...
Theatre
The Menace of Memory: A Review of Pōhutu
By Matariki Williams
Casting a Light on Women’s Shadow Labour: A Review of Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion
Read Time: 7 mins
Sarah Jane Barnett reviews Past Caring? Women Work...
Literature
Casting a Light on Women’s Shadow Labour: A Review of Past Caring? Women, Work and Emotion
By Sarah Jane Barnett
Loose Canons: Lori Leigh
Read Time: 9 mins
Playwright, director, Shakespeare expert and improv...
Theatre
Loose Canons: Lori Leigh
By Lori Leigh
The Wolves: New Voices In The Locker Room
Read Time: 8 mins
Kate Prior on The Wolves
Theatre
The Wolves: New Voices In The Locker Room
By Kate Prior
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
Read Time: 16 mins
Jane Arthur takes us under the hood of her poem, ‘...
Literature
How to Read My Poem: Jane Arthur
By Jane Arthur
Loose Canons: Donna Brookbanks
Read Time: 5 mins
Billy T Award Nominee Donna Brookbanks tells us about...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Donna Brookbanks
By Donna Brookbanks