NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

A poignant and stirring story based on letters sent home from the front, memoirs of Kiwi Gallipoli veterans and quotes and minutes from the Council of War. In Timaru from 17-24 August 2018.

Topics: Theatre, Events, Soldiers Audience: theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Timaru Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

A book launch and two presentations on the anniversary of the Battle of Chunuk Bair, 8 August 2018, at Palmerston North's Distinction Hotel.

Topics: Chunuk Bair, Gallipoli, Events, Public Talks & Tours Located in: New Zealand, Palmerston North Category: Conferences, public talks, symposiums

The Mid Canterbury Choir will pay tribute to New Zealand's war heroes in song and readings at Ashburton's Sinclair Centre on 1 July 2018.

Topics: Events, peace, choral, Armistice Day Located in: New Zealand, Ashburton Organised by: Mid Canterbury Choir Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

A solo exhibition, part of an ongoing project that revisits the biography of First World War intern Dr. Hjelmar von Danneville. At Wellington's Enjoy Gallery, Feb-March 2018.

Topics: Art, Events, Exhibitions, Fine Art, Women in wartime Audience: art lovers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Beyond Measure installation, comprising 220 screenprinted bandages, modelled on First World War field dressings, suspended in regimental fashion. At the Suter Art Gallery, Nelson, May-June 2018.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions, Art, Medical care Audience: General, art lovers Located in: New Zealand, Nelson Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

Over The Top is a theatrical insight into the lives of nine young Napier locals who enlist and their families left behind. Being performed at Napier Little Theatre on 5-6 July 2018.

Topics: Plays, Events, Local history, nurses, Soldiers Audience: Local residents, General, theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Napier Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

The New Zealand String Quartet and opera singer Jared Holt join forces to premiere a new song cycle, In Memoriam. Performed in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch between April and May 2018.

Topics: Events, Music, Classical Music, poetry Audience: classical music lovers Located in: New Zealand, Auckland, New Zealand, Christchurch, New Zealand, Wellington Organised by: New Zealand String Quartet Trust Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Flowers of War artist and co-curator Elizabeth Turrell RWA speaks about the collaborative commemorative enamel art work at The Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, UK on 25 April 2018.

Topics: commemorative, community participation, wreath, Overseas Organised by: The Royal West of England Academy Category: Creative projects or crafts, Conferences, public talks, symposiums

Matala-Anzac is the first ever Anzac Day civic service in New Zealand led by members of the Tongan community. Held at Walter Massey Park, Mangere, on 25 April 2018.

Topics: Events, Tonga, Pacific Cultures, Anzac Day 2018 Audience: Tongan community Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Category: Commemorative events, parades and services

A Moving Tribute is a photographic journey of Helen Pollock's ‘Victory Medal’ in each of its 8 installations. On at Devonport's Depot Artspace from 23 April to 9 May 2018.

Topics: Events, Exhibitions Audience: art lovers, General Located in: New Zealand, Devonport Organised by: Depot Artspace, Helen Pollock Category: Exhibitions and new educational facilities

A Time Like This is the touching, tender, yet at times horrific story of First World War veteran, Douglas Chapman. On at BATS Theatre, Wellington, from 24-28 April 2018.

Topics: Events, Plays Audience: theatre goers Located in: New Zealand, Wellington Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

A memorial installation at Papatoetoe's Burnside Park featuring a Ngā Tapuwae banner and commemorating Anzac Day 2018.

Topics: Events, Ngā Tapuwae, Anzac Day 2018 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Papatoetoe Historical Society

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