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The Century Theatre, built in 1977 as a concert chamber to commemorate Napier’s first century as a city, is the setting for the museum's performing arts, film and talks programme. The Theatre bar opens one hour before every show and sells a range of confectionery, alcohol and non-alcoholic beverages.

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September 2019

NZIFF - The Biggest Little Farm

NZIFF - The Biggest Little Farm

A city slicker couple turned progressive eco-farmers transform a barren orchard into a thriving landscape in this inspirational sustainability documentary. Who hasn’t fantasised about ditching their city day job for a simpler life on the land? For John and Molly Chester, this journey begins...

Date: Sunday 15 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Photograph

NZIFF - Photograph

A street photographer convinces a shy stranger to pose as his fiancée in this sweet and tender romance that unfolds amongst the chaotic streets of Mumbai. From the director of The Lunchbox. Ritesh Batra returns to the Mumbai streets of his festival favourite The Lunchbox (NZIFF14) with this...

Date: Sunday 15 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - Maria by Callas

NZIFF - Maria by Callas

The legendary opera singer, once described as “pure electricity” by Leonard Bernstein, eloquently recounts her life and career through interviews, unpublished letters, diaries and memoirs – and, especially, through her mesmerising performances – in a riveting self-portrait. “Maria by...

Date: Sunday 15 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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NZIFF - The Nightingale

NZIFF - The Nightingale

For her follow-up to The Babadook (NZIFF14), Aussie auteur Jennifer Kent pivots to an entirely different brand of horror. A bleak, bloody revenge Western, her sophomore effort The Nightingale takes a cold, hard stare at her country’s history of colonial violence – and the results are genuinely...

Date: Sunday 15 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Tessa Duder - First Map Tour

Tessa Duder - First Map Tour

Meet Tessa Duder, and hear the story of how James Cook charted the first map of Aotearoa New Zealand 250 years ago. This talk is based on Tessa's new book, First Map, illustrated by David Elliot. Tessa Duder has been long fascinated by James Cook’s iconic ‘New Zealand’ chart, and the...

Date: Wednesday 18 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
Meet the Author - Tessa Duder

Meet the Author - Tessa Duder

Meet renowned author Tessa Duder and hear her story of how James Cook chartered the first map of Aotearoa New Zealand. Tessa Duder writes for children and young adults and is also an author of short stories, plays and non-fiction. Among her numerous distinctions, Duder has been awarded the OBE...

Date: Wednesday 18 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Young Musician of the Year Hawke's Bay

Young Musician of the Year Hawke's Bay

Hear six of the finest musicians from High Schools across the Hawke's Bay who have been selected as finalists to compete for the title of Young Musician of the Year. The evening starts at the Waiapu Cathedral, 28 Browning Street, Napier at 6.45pm for the organist to perform, then moves into the...

Date: Friday 20 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
NZIA Aon Gold Medal Lecture Series - Jeremy Salmond

NZIA Aon Gold Medal Lecture Series - Jeremy Salmond

Jeremy Salmond, the latest recipient of New Zealand architecture’s premier award, will speak in Auckland, Christchurch, Hamilton, Wellington, Napier and Queenstown during the course of the NZIA Aon Gold Medal Lecture Series. Across nearly five decades, Jeremy Salmond has forged a reputation as...

Date: Tuesday 24 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Meet the Artist - Mauricio Benega

Meet the Artist - Mauricio Benega

Brazil-born, Hastings based artist Mauricio Benega has work in collections around New Zealand and the world. Enjoy a leisurely Sunday session listening to Mauricio talking about various aspects of fine art and his experience as an international artist. Mauricio is the 2019 Hawke’s Bay Wine...

Date: Sunday 29 September
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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October 2019

Taonga Moana - A Love Letter to The Oceans

Taonga Moana - A Love Letter to The Oceans

New Zealand’s premier national chamber choir Voices New Zealand perform a stunning musical and visual reminder about the beauty and importance of our oceans, essential to survival on our planet. This inspiring concert celebrates our oceans as taonga with uplifting and moving music from around the...

Date: Friday 18 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2019 Presents - Taonga Moana

HBAF 2019 Presents - Taonga Moana

A Love Letter to the Oceans. World-premiere. New Zealand's premier national chamber choir, Voices New Zealand, performs a stunning musical reminder of the beauty and importance of our oceans. Taonga Moana is a celebration of uplifting and moving music by composers from Canada, Latvia, Indonesia...

Date: Friday 18 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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Free
HBAF 2019 Presents - White Night

HBAF 2019 Presents - White Night

Inspired by Nuit Blanc in Paris, White Night offers a unique opportunity to engage with artists, musicians and performers in an open and accessible way. For one night only, Napier’s art precinct will come alive after hours with all galleries open late, live performance, interactive events,...

Date: Saturday 19 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2019 Presents - They Are Us (R+W Session)

HBAF 2019 Presents - They Are Us (R+W Session)

Sir Tipene O’Regan, Damon Salesa and Scott Hamilton. Chair: Chris Perley What does it mean to be a New Zealander living in Aotearoa today? Ngāi Tahu kaumatua, historian and retired academic, Sir Tipene O’Regan, Professor in Pacific Studies, Damon Salesa, and author and blogger, Scott...

Date: Sunday 20 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2019 Presents - Cook or Crook? (R+W Session)

HBAF 2019 Presents - Cook or Crook? (R+W Session)

Scott Hamilton and Graeme Lay. Chair: Charles Ropitini With this year being the 250th anniversary of Cook’s landing, we bring two South Pacific experts to discuss the life and legacy of the man who first put New Zealand on the map. Graeme Lay, author of three novels based on Cook’s life...

Date: Sunday 20 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2019 Presents - Portraits in Motion

HBAF 2019 Presents - Portraits in Motion

German photographer and storyteller Volker Gerling is a passionate creator of flipbooks and an intrepid traveller. His journeys are reminiscent of the days when cinema itself was itinerant, when projectionists would move from town to town and there were no movie theatres. With these...

Date: Tuesday 22 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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HBAF 2019 Presents - An Iliad

HBAF 2019 Presents - An Iliad

This is a story you may think you know; a grand classic born on the backs of gods and warriors. New Zealand’s own master storyteller, Michael Hurst, gives a towering performance as the Poet, in a passionate and exciting reimagining of Homer’s influential work, written by the genius coupling of...

Date: Wednesday 23 October
Where:
MTG Century Theatre, Napier, Hawke's Bay / Gisborne

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