Entertainment News

Sofa Sessions providing cosy evening entertainment

Centrestage Theatre is hosting Sofa Sessions, an evening of live music viewed from the comfort of couches, on Friday April 26. The event is presented by Stage It, a Stanmore Bay production group that runs the technical side of performances at Centrestage...... Read More

Rare footage features in Nancy Wake film

Nancy Wake (1912-2011). Nancy was honoured by the UK, US, France and Australia and also received the NZ RSA’s highest honour, the Badge in Gold. However, she has so far not been formally recognised with a medal from the NZ government. A film...... Read More

Art show moves to Easter

An art show that has been held annually for more than 30 years has moved from a summertime slot, around Christmas, to Easter. Organiser Lesley Gager says apart from the date, which is April 20, the Great Manly Art Show will be the same as ever –...... Read More

Top covers band returns to Leigh Sawmill on a high

After a hugely successful year, local band White Chapel Jak are returning to their roots with special Easter shows at Leigh Sawmill Cafe. With the Saturday gig already sold out, a special Easter Sunday family friendly show has been added on April 21....... Read More

Evening of poetry and song at Snells Beach café

Blues, folk and acoustic rockers Mark Laurent and Brenda Liddiard will perform at Little & Local, Snells Beach on Friday, April 26.    The husband and wife team have been performing together for three decades, playing grassroots, mostly unplugged...... Read More

Warkworth Town Hall hosts wartime farce

The French cast of ’Allo ’Allo, from left, Amelia Meineke (Yvette), Mike Rose (Officer Crabtree), Mark Woods (M LeClerc), Dave Morgan (Rene) Julia Mitchell (Michelle), Dianne Morgan (Mimi) and Cathy Phelps (Edith). Warkworth Theatre Group...... Read More

Acclaimed NZ string quartet to perform in Warkworth

The New Zealand String Quartet will return to Warkworth for the first time since appointing its dynamic new second violin, Monique Lapins. The quartet will also bring along a centuries-old viola made by world famous luthier Nicolò Amati. The...... Read More

Otamatea Rep putting on beauty of a show

A taste of Hollywood and Broadway is coming to Maungaturoto, with Otamatea Repertory Theatre’s production of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast Jr this month. The show is a condensed version of the 1991 Disney film and subsequent Broadway musical,...... Read More

Concert promises smooth jazz

The Jazz Connection and Mahurangi Ramblers. From left, Bob Ward (trombone), Dana Fergusson (vocals), David Spivey (banjo), Eric Krey (bass), Val Couling (keyboards), Brian Leigh (drums), Phil Thornton (sax) and Mike Nisbet (clarinet). Following a...... Read More