World leaders to speak at Aspiring Conversations

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern and Ireland’s former President Mary Robinson lead the programme for the Aspiring Conversations festival of ideas to be held in April.     The opening event session ‘Working for Change’ features the two leaders discussing bringing … Continued

New GM announced

We are delighted to announce the appointment of Wanaka local Laura Williamson to the General Manager position previously held by Lindsey Schofield. Laura – cyclist, journalist, writer, ex ski instructor and performance poet – will be well known to many … Continued

Festival GM moves on

The Festival of Colour’s longstanding General Manager Lindsey Schofield has decided it’s time for her to try out a new job. The Festival will miss her – for ten years she has been at the heart of the festival operations, … Continued

Midwinter news

The temperatures are dropping in Wanaka and we find that people fall into two camps – either the skiers get engrossed in mountain conditions or the non-skiers escape to warmer climes! The Festival office is quiet as we finish the … Continued

It’s a wrap!

It’s all over for another year – the performers and most of the team have left town, the Crystal Palace is being dismantled and all we have are great memories of some wonderful performances and some very memorable moments. Whether … Continued

Final Festival Fling

With only two days left of the Festival, it’s time to get your final festival fix. Yesterday the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, led by pianist Michael Houstoun brought Mozart to the fore in a superb concert enjoyed by a sold-out audience. … Continued