Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


Newtown Festival 2005

Newtown Festival 2005

Organisation for the 9th Newtown Festival is in hand.

The Festival runs from 4 to 13 March and involves activities in the Newtown area.

The programme that has been brought together is one that enables all interests of the Newtown Community to participate or experience the diversity and richness that is uniquely Newtown.

The Festival includes new participants as sponsors, artists and supporters of the event. There are the events of previous festivals such as the picnic in Carrara Park, the fair, performances and theatrical events

The New Zealand School of Dance and second year actors at Toi Whakaari: NZ Drama School perform at Te Whaea; local community performers, poets, and Fringe Festival performers are involved at events in the Newtown Cultural and Community Centre.

The first weekend includes the Newtown Festival Fair Day which will bring together around 150 stalls, 3 performance stages, a disc jockey stage, childrens' rides, and street performers to entertain and enthral around 40000 people. Held on the main streets of Newtown, this has become a major event in the Wellington Festival and outdoor event calendar.

The second weekend includes the annual Gay and Lesbian Fair at Newtown School.

Also included are athletics, an art studio opening its doors, an evening of poetry, the Ascension Band as part of the Wellington Fringe Festival, activities at Wellington Zoo, and two events : Culture Jam and Street Ball that will be run by the Wellington City Council Youth Department

For information about the 2005 Newtown Festival see


© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Greening the Red Zone - Bird of the year heats up: kōtare concedes, backs kea
  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news