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Reid & Ruins

Nadia Reid and Tiny Ruins perform solo and together. War Memorial Theatre. Tomorrow (7pm). For more information, ticket pricings and bookings, go to www.tetairawhitiartsfestival.nz/2020-programme


Stars In Their Eyes

The finale of the local talent showcase Lawson Field Theatre. Now October 17, 2.30pm and 7.30pm. Tickets from Gisborne iSITE or ticketek

Glitter Masquerade

Saturday, October 17 (9pm) Dress up masquerade party featuring That Girl DJ, Brazilbeat, Dizfunk, DJose Smash Palace, $10 door.


Covers band at the Cosmopolitan Club. Friday, October 23 (8pm). No charge

Reb Fountain

Dome Room, October 25 (7pm) Tickets $34.90+bf from BanishedMusic.com or $35 cash from The Aviary.

St Andrew’s Lunchtime Concert Series

Piano Extravaganza 10. Eight plus pianists play two, four and even more at a time, on one or more pianos. St Andrew’s Church, Labour Day, Monday October 26 (12.30pm).Optional koha for performers’ expenses and piano maintenance fund.

Choral Capers

Gisborne Choral Society presents a celebration of world music and old favourites. St Andrew’s Church, Cobden St. November 7, 4pm. Koha.

The Sensational 70s

Dress up in 70s costumes, and dance the night away to the music of the 70s. Prizes for best costumes. Dome Room, November 7 (9pm)


The Crucible by Arthur Miller

Directed by Norman Maclean, Unity Theatre. Last show Saturday. Tickets $25+bf from i-SITE or eventfinda

The Addams Family

Directed by Belinda Campbell, Lawson Field Theatre. December 11-19. Tickets from i-Site or Ticketek


Zak Waipara: Pepeha

Indigenous storytelling in comic-book form, with a Maori voice. Tairawhiti Museum, Friday October 2 – Sunday October 11.

JBC Contemporary, 14 Lowe Street New Vision

An exhibition of work by contemporary artists Inga Fillary, Gene Walker, Daniel Metcalfe, Yvonne Abercrombie and Diane Scott.

Pieces of You – works from the fine arts collection

Tairawhiti Museum, Sept 26-Nov22.

Te Hono Wai – Where waters meet

Jo Torr explores in costume and textile history cultural exchanges between European and Maori. Tairawhiti Museum until December 6.

Gisborne Artists, Potters and Photographers annual exhibition

Tairawhiti Museum until November 10.

Life drawing

Lysnar House. Mondays 7pm-9pm until November 23 (excl October 26). Gisborne Artists’ Society members $8 per session or $50 for 8 sessions. Non members $10 per session.Bring your own sketch pads, pencils, paints.

Got something going on? Let The Guide know at guide@gisborneherald.co.nz, or telephone 869-0635

Movie guide - Odeon Multiplex


Scientists discover that fragments of a comet will hit Earth in a few days, and will likely cause the extinction of humanity. The only hope for anyone to survive is a group of bunkers in Greenland. John Garrity (Gerard Butler, who also co-produced the film) struggles to ensure the safety of his wife and son as they journey across Greenland to get to the bunkers before it’s too late. Also stars Morena Baccarin, Roger Dale Floyd, Scott Glenn, David Denman and Hope Davis.

The More You Ignore Me

A young 1980s mother’s efforts to be a good wife are undermined by her declining mental health. Adapted by Jo Brand from her novel, the film stars Mark Addy, Sheridan Smith, Sally Phillips, Ella Hunt, Sheila Hancock, Elizabeth Carling and Brand.

The Mystery of Henri Pick

Two years after the death of supposedly illiterate pizza cook Henri Pick, he is hailed as the author of a celebrated novel. Not everyone is convinced that Pick wrote the book, though. Among the cynics is literary critic Jean-Michael Rouche (Fabrice Luchini), who sets out to discover the truth behind Pick and the book that bears his name. Camille Cottin co-stars as Josephine Pick, daughter of Henri, who reluctantly helps Rouche navigate the Breton landscape. French and Russian with subtitles.

100% Wolf

Freddy Lupin comes from a proud line of werewolves, but he gets a shock when his first “warfing” goes wrong and he’s turned into a ferocious poodle. New Zealand comic actor Rhys Darby has a voice role in this animated comedy.

The Broken Hearts Gallery

An art gallery assistant is an emotional hoarder who keeps a memento from every relationship she’s been in.

The War With Grandpa

A boy will stop at nothing to get his room back from his grandfather, who has come to live with the family after the death of his wife. Stars Robert De Niro.

The Secret Garden

An orphaned girl finds a magical secret garden on her uncle’s estate.

Cats & Dogs 3: Paws Unite!

A supervillain parrot hatches a devious scheme to break the long-standing truce between cats and dogs.

Paw Patrol: Jet to the Rescue

The super pups must defend Barkingburg from the Duke of Flappington, who has acquired the power of mighty levitation.

Astro Kid

A young space traveller lands on a wild and unexplored planet and has to survive with the help of Buck, a survival robot.

Hope Gap

A woman’s idyllic life comes crashing down when her husband of 29 years tells her he is leaving her for another woman.


New Zealand film Savage follows Danny across three decades of his life, trying to understand the boy who eventually becomes the brutal enforcer of a gang.

After We Collided

American romantic drama film based on the 2014 new adult fiction novel of the same name by Anna Todd.


An operative of the organisation Tenet is tasked with preventing World War 3.

Dome Cinema


New Zealand film in which Tom Sainsbury plays a hapless character who can see and speak with the dead.

Romantic Road

A London lawyer and his wife redefine later life by motoring across rural India in their battered 1936 Rolls Royce, falling in with chaiwallahs and maharajahs, and dodging tribal conflicts to get to a human rights festival in Bangladesh.

Show Me Shorts, plus Daddy’s Girl

A selection of the best New Zealand and international short films will be shown along with the 11-minute film Daddy’s Girl (Kotiro), written and directed by Cian Elyse White and starring Williams Davis and Gisborne actresss Ngapaki Moetara. Next week, Gisborne short film Hangi Pants will feature.

Two of Us

Two elderly women carry on a secret affair. French with subtitles.

School Life

The new deputy principal of a Paris school is warned by her colleagues that the students are unmotivated and undisciplined, but she sees things differently. With subtitles.

Nadia Reed will be performing at the War Memorial Theatre tomorrow night as part of duo, Reid & Ruins. Picture supplied