NZ'S FIRST WORLD WAR CENTENARY 2014–2019

Activities and Projects

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, Armistice, peace, choral 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

A new commission from Ross Harris, Face is inspired by the story of Sir Harold Gillies, the Kiwi who became the father of plastic surgery. Premiered by the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra in 2018.

Topics: Events, Orchestral music, Art Category: Concerts, festivals or performances

Join Auckland Peace Action for an alternative Anzac Day 2018 event. They will be hosting a peace picnic in the Auckland Domain to commemorate conscientious objectors who resisted war.

Topics: Events, peace, Anzac Day 2018 Located in: New Zealand, Auckland Organised by: Auckland Peace Action Category: Other

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