Uku Clay Ceramics Awards 2020

Uku Clay Ceramics Awards 2020

Sep 28 - Oct 22

The Biennial National Ceramics Exhibition UKU Clay Hawke’s Bay is hosted by Arts Inc. Heretaunga at the Hastings Community Arts Centre as…

Arts Inc Heretaunga

Threads of Touch:  Delicia Sampero

Threads of Touch: Delicia Sampero

Oct 1 - Oct 26

NO TICKETS REQUIRED: An invisible virus has made us pay attention to each other and the way we interact with the world around us like never…

Multiple Venues

Waiohiki Fire & Clay

Waiohiki Fire & Clay

Oct 11

NO BOOKING OR TICKETS REQUIRED - Simpy come on in! Wood-fired Kiln 10-26 October The huge wood-fired kiln takes four days to load and will…

Waiohiki Creative Arts Village

Transfigured Night

Transfigured Night

Oct 12

Inspired by the song Tūtira mai ngā iwi, Transfigured Night is the opening performance of the Festival, staged by Lemi Ponifasio in a…

Opera House - Toitoi

Project Prima Volta:  Soundbites

Project Prima Volta: Soundbites

Oct 13 - Oct 16

FREE SHOW - No Tickets or Booking Required (Koha is appreciated): A short and sweet series of recitals from the talented voices of Project…

MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Everyman

Everyman

Oct 13 - Oct 17

From the expansive hub of London’s National Theatre, to Heretaunga, Hawke’s Bay Youth Theatre transplants this new, energetic, and…

Keirunga Theatre

SELLING FAST!
The Human Voice

The Human Voice

Oct 13 - Oct 14

Written in the middle of the last century by two enfants terribles of the French art scene, Poulenc and Cocteau, The Human Voice is an…

Art Deco Masonic Hotel

Stretch: Our Dreams Are Changing

Stretch: Our Dreams Are Changing

Oct 13

Ahead of a national tour, this concert presents the exclusive premier of Stretch’s highly anticipated second album Our Dreams Are…

Opera House - Toitoi

As the Day Draws In

As the Day Draws In

Oct 14 - Oct 16

This is a unique collaboration by some of our country’s best theatre makers. “As The Day Draws In is a place-based theatre piece that…

St Andrews Hall, Hastings

A Traveller's Guide to Turkish Dogs

A Traveller's Guide to Turkish Dogs

Oct 14

A story of two strays. Set on the salty and smoky coast of Turkey, against the backdrop of one of humanity’s oldest and richest oral…

Opera House - Toitoi

Thomas Oliver - The Brightest Light Tour

Thomas Oliver - The Brightest Light Tour

Oct 15

Hawke’s Bay born and bred Thomas Oliver will bring his new album, 'The Brightest Light' live to the Opera House. The album currently sits…

Opera House - Toitoi

Java Dance:  The Metamorphosis Trail

Java Dance: The Metamorphosis Trail

Oct 16 - Oct 18

During lockdown Java Dance Theatre under the leadership of Sacha Copland, became a matchmaker, pairing more than 50 professional dancers…

Hastings Community Arts Centre

SELLING FAST!
Workshop Offering:  Intro to Writing - Catherine Robertson

Workshop Offering: Intro to Writing - Catherine Robertson

Oct 16

WORKSHOP: Introduction to writing and publishing fiction. Limited to 15 places. Led by Catherine Robertson, who eventually became a #1…

Hastings City Art Gallery

Workshop Offering:  Short and Sweet - Mike White

Workshop Offering: Short and Sweet - Mike White

Oct 16

WORKSHOP: Short and sweet - an introduction to the art of short form journalist with Mike White. Limited to 15 places. How do you get your…

Hastings City Art Gallery

Magpies in our Back Yard

Magpies in our Back Yard

Oct 16

Mark Sweet, Catherine Robertson and Cristina Sanders in conversation with Lizzie Russell. Bestselling authors Mark Sweet (The History…

Paisley Stage

Tell Me on a Sunday

Tell Me on a Sunday

Oct 16

Tell Me on a Sunday is an adaptation of the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black. Featuring the directing talents of…

CHB Municipal Theatre

How to Get Away With Murder

How to Get Away With Murder

Oct 16

Nalini Singh, Charity Norman and Cynric Temple Camp in conversation with Lynda Corner. What is it like to be inside the mind of a crime…

Paisley Stage

Ria Hall Manawa Wera:  A Conversation Piece

Ria Hall Manawa Wera: A Conversation Piece

Oct 16

Ria Hall will present a specially curated provocative performance of songs from her critically acclaimed new album, Manawa Wera, and…

Opera House - Toitoi

Towards the Mountain: A Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on from Erebus

Towards the Mountain: A Story of Grief and Hope Forty Years on from Erebus

Oct 17

Sarah Myles in conversation with Mike White. When an Air New Zealand sightseeing plane crashed into the lower slopes of Mount Erebus in…

Havelock North Function Centre

Project Prima Volta:  Scena Edit

Project Prima Volta: Scena Edit

Oct 17

Scena Edit is a full-length film featuring current and former PPV students, each reflecting on their engagement with opera and its impact…

MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Urban Awakening

Urban Awakening

Oct 17 - Oct 25

NO Tickets Required! For two weeks the heart of Hastings will be abuzz with the Arts. We invite you to discover the treasure of our urban…

Hastings Festival District

Running for Redemption

Running for Redemption

Oct 17

Steve Gurney and Matt Calman in conversation with Louise Ward. Steve Gurney, nine times winner of the Coast to Coast, sits down with…

Havelock North Function Centre

Before Karma Gets Us

Before Karma Gets Us

Oct 17

Fast paced calamity, dark magic and arcane mysteries await as Mikael Klinkler and his assistants head to Hawke’s Bay to revive their…

MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Born to be Wild

Born to be Wild

Oct 17

Mary-anne Scott and Adele Broadbent in conversation with Gareth Ward. Whales, wild pigs and kingfish, not to mention teenagers! Adele…

Napier War Memorial Centre

Night of the Dragons

Night of the Dragons

Oct 17

James Russell and Gareth Ward. Paddy and Flynn live on an island with no cell phones and no internet. They have grand explorations and…

Lovecraft Game Store

Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark

Nuit Blanche - Art After Dark

Oct 17

NO BOOKING OR TICKETS REQUIRED - Simpy head to Napier! For one night only Napier’s arts quarter will come alive to play host to Nuit…

Napier Arts Precinct

Soaked Oats

Soaked Oats

Oct 17

Hailing from Dunedin, Soaked Oats have played festivals in the UK, toured Australasia and the US and created a collection of sweet, summery…

The Cabana, Napier

Puppy Zen + How to Walk a Dog

Puppy Zen + How to Walk a Dog

Oct 18

Mark Vette and Mike White in conversation with Louise Ward. Aotearoa is home to more than half a million registered dogs; that’s a lot…

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

Threads of Touch:  Furnware Ambassador Programme

Threads of Touch: Furnware Ambassador Programme

Oct 18

Friends, whanau and the general public are warmly invited to join the Furnware Ambassadors in a sharing of their stories, ideas and…

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

Bella:  My Life in Food

Bella: My Life in Food

Oct 18

Annabel Langbein in conversation with Lizzie Russell. For the first time, Annabel,Langbein, New Zealand’s most popular cookbook author,…

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

Native Son

Native Son

Oct 18

Witi Ihimaera in conversation with Marty Smith. Among many firsts, Witi Ihimaera is the first Māori writer to publish both a book of…

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

Kā Huru Manu: Projects from the Ngāi Tahu Archive

Kā Huru Manu: Projects from the Ngāi Tahu Archive

Oct 18

Sir Tipene O’Regan, Takerei Norton and Helen Brown. Understanding the past can be fundamental in creating a blueprint for the future.…

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

Gitbox Rebellion Guitar Ensemble

Gitbox Rebellion Guitar Ensemble

Oct 18

Gitbox Rebellion is an innovative and exciting multi-member guitar ensemble that performs intricate and clever original compositions as…

The Blyth Performing Arts Centre (Iona College)

Floating Islands:  Pacific Echoes

Floating Islands: Pacific Echoes

Oct 18

An evening of narratives and live soundscapes. Aotearoa’s most important writer Witi Ihimaera takes to the stage showcasing his…

Opera House - Toitoi

The Revolutionary Arts Ensemble

The Revolutionary Arts Ensemble

Oct 18

Not since Pandora’s Box was opened, will you have heard such a bouffage of cacophony pour forth from this succulent septet of senescent…

St Andrews Hall, Hastings

Project Prima Volta:  Soundbites

Project Prima Volta: Soundbites

Oct 19 - Oct 22

FREE SHOW - No Tickets or Booking Required (Koha is appreciated): A short and sweet series of recitals from the talented voices of Project…

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

Shel We?

Shel We?

Oct 19

Inspired by the works of renowned American writer Shel Silverstein, Shel We? is an invitation. An enchanting, playfully intriguing, and…

Opera House - Toitoi

Pecha Kucha

Pecha Kucha

Oct 20

DOOR SALES ONLY: Pecha Kucha is the fun, fast-paced speaking format that’s brought communities together the world over and highlighted…

MTG Century Theatre, Napier

Two Hearts

Two Hearts

Oct 20

After dazzling New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, Laura Daniel (Seven Sharp, Funny Girls, Jono & Ben, 7 Days, Dancing With…

Opera House - Toitoi

Black Lover

Black Lover

Oct 21

Award-winning playwright, Zimbabwean Stanley Makuwe brings us a gripping drama about war, politics and colonialism. Black Lover brings to…

Opera House - Toitoi

Ecology in Fifths

Ecology in Fifths

Oct 22 - Oct 23

Inspired by H Guthrie Smith’s (1921) Tūtira: The Story of an NZ Sheep Station, Ecology in Fifths unravels the NZ myth of a ‘clean…

Toitoi - Hawke's Bay Arts & Events Centre

Tell Me on a Sunday

Tell Me on a Sunday

Oct 22 - Oct 24

Tell Me on a Sunday is an adaptation of the musical by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Don Black. Featuring the directing talents of…

The Urban Winery

The Ghost of Freddie Cesar - Troy Kingi and The Clutch

The Ghost of Freddie Cesar - Troy Kingi and The Clutch

Oct 22

The Ghost of Freddie Cesar is the fourth instalment in multi-award-winning musician/actor Troy Kingi’s aspirational 1O 1O 1O Series, to…

Opera House - Toitoi

The Perfect Gift

The Perfect Gift

Oct 23

After sell-out shows with the White Face Crew’s Double Derelicts and La vie dans une marionette in previous Festivals, Justin Haiu…

Opera House - Toitoi

Talanoa MAU

Talanoa MAU

Oct 23

We are living in a time of multiple crises – health crisis, economic crisis, racial crisis and the climate crisis; the depletion of…

Ōtātara Outdoor Learning Centre

The F Word: Songs of Feminism in Country Music - Tami Neilson

The F Word: Songs of Feminism in Country Music - Tami Neilson

Oct 23

From Dolly to The (Dixie) Chicks, THE F WORD is the journey of feminism through song from the first #1 hit for a female country artist in…

Opera House - Toitoi

Billy Lids Creative Festival for Kids

Billy Lids Creative Festival for Kids

Oct 24

The festival is delighted to support The Drama Workshop and include the inaugural Billy Lids Creative Festival for Kids in our programme. A…

Keirunga Theatre

Hawke's Bay Art Trail

Hawke's Bay Art Trail

Oct 24 - Oct 25

NO TICKETS REQUIRED: Join the Hawke’s Bay Art Trail, a weekend of art indulgence, offering a rare glimpse into the studio spaces of the…

Multiple Venues

Tūtira mai ngā iwi

Tūtira mai ngā iwi

Oct 24

Tūtira mai ngā iwi is a special concert for the community of Te Matau a Maui. We welcome you to join us for a night filled with waiata,…

Opera House - Toitoi

Ecology in Fifths - in Tutira

Ecology in Fifths - in Tutira

Oct 25

Inspired by H Guthrie Smith’s (1921) Tūtira: The Story of an NZ Sheep Station, Ecology in Fifths unravels the NZ myth of a ‘clean…

Guthrie Smith Arboretum

Interfusions - NZ Trio

Interfusions - NZ Trio

Oct 25

NZTrio is renowned for its eclectic repertoire, outstanding talent and warm kiwi stage presence. After a two year period of transition,…

The Blyth Performing Arts Centre (Iona College)

Avantdale Bowling Club

Avantdale Bowling Club

Oct 25

When you think about the history of New Zealand hip hop over the last 10 years in terms of era-defining artists, not many stand out ahead…

Opera House - Toitoi

Bic Runga

Bic Runga

Oct 26

Since the release of her first single Drive in 1996, certified multiple platinum artist Bic Runga has been awarded almost every musical…

Opera House - Toitoi

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