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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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Theatre
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Literature
The Wart
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
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Helping you find the gems in Auckland Fringe Festival...
Theatre
Pantograph Picks for Auckland Fringe 2020
By Kate Prior
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
Read Time: 6 mins
The best art on show this month in Tāmaki Makaurau...
Art
The Unmissables: Three Exhibitions to see in February
By Pantograph Punch
The Wart
Read Time: 25 mins
An extract from Eamonn Marra's debut novel, 2000ft...
Literature
The Wart
By Eamonn Marra
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT
Read Time: 8 mins
FAT, an exhibition at South Auckland gallery Vunilagi...
Art
Thick As: A Glowing Response to FAT
By Lana Lopesi
On Girls and Gays
Read Time: 17 mins
An essay by Tayi Tibble on that real hold-you-down...
Literature
On Girls and Gays
By Tayi Tibble
Loose Canons: Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
Read Time: 7 mins
Loose Canons is a series in which we invite artists...
Loose Canons
Loose Canons: Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
By Borni Te Rongopai Tukiwaho
Resisting the Spectacle: Gregory Kan
Read Time: 6 mins
Gregory Kan writes about what drove his book-length...
Literature
Resisting the Spectacle: Gregory Kan
By Gregory Kan
One Foot After Another: A Response to Strands
Read Time: 18 mins
Kassie Hartendorp takes us on a journey through Strands...
Art
One Foot After Another: A Response to Strands
By Kassie Hartendorp