A thank you from Taranaki Arts Festival Director Megan Brown

Kia ora koutou, I’m Megan Brown, the Artistic Director for Taranaki Arts Festival. What I love about the arts, whether reading a book, attending a play or an exhibition – is the response it creates. How it inspires us, what we can learn, and how we can act in response to what we see or […]

Taranaki Arts Festival Trust documentary looks back on 30 years of festivals

  After looking massive loses straight in the eye, New Zealand’s second oldest arts festival trust is celebrating 30 years of putting on shows. And if it wasn’t for Covid-19, the Taranaki Arts Festival Trust (Taft) probably wouldn’t have had time to properly commemorate the achievement. “We lost the rights to present Womad at the […]

A weekend of words, circus and cabaret set to turn up the heat in Taranaki!

With nearly 40 events spread across four days and nights, New Plymouth will generate a buzz around Taranaki and further afield this winter as the region lives up to its reputation as a festival province like no other between 29 July and 1 August. The collaboration between the Right Royal Cabaret Fest and Festival of […]

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 […]