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Bruce Roberts, Te Papa, and members of the Arts For All Wellington Network Photo: Shelby Danilowicz

ARTS FOR ALL WELLINGTON: More than twenty people attended the Arts For All Wellington Network meeting, held in Te Papa on 3 April. Members talked about their organisations' latest projects to improve access to their arts events and exhibitions and Richard Benge, Executive Director, Arts Access Aotearoa, provided some guidelines on developing an accessibility policy to drive an organisation's accessibility. Photo: Shelby Danilowicz 

Comedy Festival accessible to Deaf patrons

15 April 2014
Four performances – two in Auckland and two in Wellington – will be interpreted in New Zealand Sign Language for Deaf and hearing impaired patrons at the 2014 New Zealand International Comedy Festival, running from 24 April to 18 May. Read more

Mayor congratulates audio describers

8 April 2014
Nine audio describers, who completed Arts Access Aotearoa’s three-day audio describer training course, will receive certificates from Her Worship the Mayor of Wellington Celia Wade-Brown on Friday 11 April. Read more 

Bowen House displays prisoners’ weaving

2 April 2014
Colourful baskets, garments and mats, woven from recycled materials by prisoners from Spring Hill Corrections Facility’s Pacific Focus Unit (Vaka Fa’aola) are on display in Parliament’s Bowen House in Wellington until 2 May. Read more

US audio describer to share expertise with arts sector

1 April 2014
American Joel Snyder, one of the first audio describers in the world, will talk next week to arts and cultural organisations in Auckland and Wellington about the techniques he uses to provide audio description to blind and vision impaired people. Read more

Music project a stepping stone for prisoners

24 March 2014
 “You’re not signing up for a holiday. I’m not here to be your friend. I’m here to give you this opportunity and get you to step out of your comfort zone.” Read more

"Rain" comes to Dunedin Fringe

10 March 2014
“Rain”, an interactive dance performance created by Christchurch company Jolt Dance in 2012 and described as “mesmerising” and “captivating” by audience members, will feature from 17 to 21 March in the Dunedin Fringe Festival 2014. Read more

Dunedin Fringe to feature first theatre captioning

4 March 2014
Audio description and New Zealand’s first captioning of live theatre will feature in MilkMilkLemonade, a play directed by Anna Henare and on at this month’s Dunedin Fringe Festival. Read more

terpreted events at NZ Festival

25 February 2014
A theatre performance and five Writers Week sessions will include New Zealand Sign Language interpretation at the New Zealand Festival, which runs from 21 February to 16 March in Wellington. Read more

Inclusive dance performance at Dunedin Fringe

24 February 2014
A work choreographed by Hahna Briggs will be performed by disabled and non-disabled dancers in the show Cut.Paste.Collaborate in the Dunedin Fringe Festival in March. Read more

Access key to Christchurch theatre rebuild

18 February 2014
Closed since the Christchurch earthquakes, the rebuilt Isaac Theatre Royal will open its doors in October 2014 with state-of-the-art accessibility features. Read more 



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