Hudson & Halls Live!

Saturday, November 18, 2017 to Saturday, December 16, 2017

Move over My Kitchen Rules, this is NZ’s original kitchen reality drama! Prepare to be transported to a 1980s television studio for big laughs, showdowns and questionable cooking. 18 Nov–16 Dec.

Ticket prices range from $17.50 - $45.

Show times are:
Tuesday: 6:00pm
Wednesday - Saturday: 7:30pm
Sunday: 4:00pm

To book tickets call 03 477 8323, email, or visit our website at

Free Workshop Creative Problem Solving

Monday, October 30, 2017 to Monday, November 27, 2017

Think Smarter with Nemonik Thinking

Psychologist Auke Schade’s mission is to make people the smartest thinkers they can be. Join us for a series of workshops to discover how his Nemonik strategy can accelerate your thinking, improve your memory and mobilise your subconscious genius, so you can pursue your goals in the right frame of mind. Armed with this new, easy-to-learn, thinking tool, you’ll become a superior problem-solver, panic-resistant and more able to think on your feet in times of stress.


30 OCTOBER: Problems?
6 NOVEMBER: Your Creative Mind
13 NOVEMBER: The Unreal Reality
20 NOVEMBER: Communication
27 NOVEMBER: Creative Solutions

Dunningham Suite, 4th Floor, City Library

Kay Mercer
03 474 3690


Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Tuesday 5 December 2017, 7.30 pm, Edgar Learning Centre, John McGlashan College, 2 Pilkington Street, Maori Hill, Dunedin.

We will have our usual quiz night followed by Father Christmas. Please bring a gift for Father Christmas to present (marked male or female) to the value of about $5 Supper to follow

All Shetlanders and Orcadians and others who are interested are very welcome.

For further information please phone Alan 476-3462

Messiah – The World’s Most Loved Choral Work

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Presented by City Choir Dunedin on Tuesday 12 December 2017, 7:30 pm in the Dunedin Town Hall:

Handel’s 'Messiah' is heard around the world during the Christmas season, being greatly appreciated, admired and enjoyed. City Choir Dunedin with the Dunedin Symphony Orchestra, conducted by David Burchell, is pleased to again perform this oratorio. Together with our soloists, soprano Madeleine Pierard, alto Claire Barton, tenor Iain Tetley and bass Jared Holt, we will provide a fantastic opportunity for you to experience a world-class delivery of this dramatic and passionate work.

Handel began composing 'Messiah' on August 22, 1741, and completed it twenty-four days later. The scholar Clifford Bartlett writes, “such speed was not unusual, nor was the time of year. Not much happened in London during the summer, so it was a good time to get ahead with the preparation for the next season . . . Bach could produce a cantata, organizing the copying of parts, and rehearse and perform it every week: Three weeks to compose an oratorio without the immediate responsibility for organizing the performance was, therefore, ample. But, however hasty the composition, the power of the musical imagination, the wealth of ideas, the depth of inspiration, and the sheer variety of invention continue to astonish.”

'Messiah' is unique among Handel's oratorios in its New Testament subject and reflective treatment. It has been described as a 'collection' taken from the Bible and the Prayer Book Psalter, and is a mixture of narrative and commentary. This freed Handel from some of the more restrictive opera conventions and permitted greater use of the chorus than is generally the case in his other oratorios. 'Messiah' is probably Handel's most famous work and its ubiquity has outreached anything Handel could ever have envisaged.

Tickets available from Ticketmaster, phone 0800 111 999