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This Sunday 25th July at 10.30pm on Frontseat:

This Sunday 25th July at 10.30pm on Frontseat:

- What Wow?: What's in store for Nelson now that its star attraction is abandoning the city, and when is the Suter Gallery's fundraising campaign going to hit pay-dirt?

-Feud for thought: Iconoclastic writer Steve Braunias previews the Montana NZ Book Awards and dishes the dirt on great NZ literary feuds.

- Goddess worship: Octogenarian artist Brian Crook journeys way, way back in time with his latest exhibition at Idiom Studio in Wellington.

- Operatic Mayhem: The Sopranos are pussies compared with the family in Verdi's 'Force of Destiny' performed by Canterbury Opera.

Write and win: Our favourite letter this week gets The Mint Chicks' new album 'Anti-Tiger' and a selection of gorgeous new posters from the NZ Book Council celebrating writers James K Baxter, Maurice Gee, Patricia Grace, Katherine Mansfield. Write to

Best regards,

The Frontseat Team

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