Welcome back WOMAD NZ!

WOMAD, the world’s festival, is delighted that following New Plymouth District Council’s announcement of a host city agreement with WOMAD International, New Zealand’s premier international festival will return to its home of the last 18 years in the stunning Brooklands Park in Taranaki in 2022.   After a year off in 2021 due to the […]

Dual festival line up will be soup for the soul this Winter

Taranaki is shaping up to be a festival province like no other this winter and is the place to be for anyone looking for a heady cultural and literary fix. 2021 Right Royal Cabaret Fest and Puke Ariki’s Festival of Words will turn up the heat in Taranaki with live shows and events over a […]

Artist expressions of interest Closed – Taranaki Arts Festival 2021 season

The Taranaki Arts Festival expression of interest from artists for our 2021 festival season are now closed. Expressions of Interest for 2022 will open later in the year.  Presented by TAFT, the Taranaki Arts Festival launched in March 1991 as a biennial international arts festival. Over the years it has hosted the likes of Russia’s […]

Arts Trail and Garden Festival to combine again in 2021

The Taranaki Garden Festival and Taranaki Arts Trail will combine again next year, after this year’s joint events proved to be a roaring success. Normally the arts trail is held in June but due to Covid-19 it had to be postponed, which led to the collaboration with the garden festival. Taranaki Arts Trail chairwoman Heidi […]