Sunday Cinema: Lancaster

Sunday 23 June 2024

1:00 pm

The Lancaster Bomber, synonymous with the Dambusters and night raids on Nazi Germany.

Space available: 50+

Sunday Cinema: Spitfire

Sunday 23 June 2024

3:30 pm

The story of the fighter plane and pilots that helped win the Battle of Britain in World War II.

Space available: 50+

Met Opera | Madama Butterfly

Saturday 6 July 2024

1:00 pm

Extraordinary soprano Asmik Grigorian tackles the demanding role of Cio-Cio-San, the loyal geisha at the heart of Puccini’s devastating tragedy. Tenor Jonathan Tetelman stars as the callous American naval officer Pinkerton, whose betrayal destroys her. Rating TBC | run time 3hr 15mins (excluding intermission)

Space available: 50+

Met Opera | Season Ticket

Saturday 6 July 2024

1:00 pm

4 Met Operas in 2024 Madama Butterfly - 6 July Romeo et Juliette - 3 August Carmen - 5 October Nabucco - 2 November

Space available: 50+

History of Eskdale | Michael Fowler

Thursday 11 July 2024

5:30 pm

Historian Michael Fowler, in an illustrated talk, will look at the history of Eskdale, including its early settlers, church, railway, river, Maori pa, France Boys' home, Hukarere College, 1924 and 1938 floods, changing land use, and Cyclone Gabrielle. All proceeds will go to the new MTG Hawke's Bay storage and archival facility in Hastings. Credit: Thomas Clark

Space available: 50+

Lovely Rita: A Painter's Life

Sunday 14 July 2024

2:00 pm

Followed by Q&A with Dame Gaylene Preston and Jill Trevelyan. Renowned New Zealand painter Rita Angus lived and worked at a time when to be a full-time artist was unusual and hardly considered a serious occupation. Preston explores a colourful collection of friends and family who knew and loved Rita, while biographer Jill Trevelyan provides a fresh intelligence on the Rita Angus life story. A wealth of letters from Rita to Douglas Lilburn, re-enacted on screen by Loren Taylor, form a moving personal commentary. 2007 | 70 minutes | Rated PG

Space available: 50+

ART BEATS: The Immortals: Wonders of Museo Egizioi

Thursday 18 July 2024

7:00 pm

Inside the secret world of Egyptian mythology, interweaving the story with the history of the Museo Egizio in Turin.

Space available: 50+

Sunday Cinema: Dr Zhivago

Sunday 28 July 2024

1:00 pm

The life of a Russian physician and poet who, although married to another, falls in love with a political activist's wife and experiences hardship during World War 1 and then the October Revolution

Space available: 50+

Sunday Cinema: Maltese Falcon

Sunday 28 July 2024

4:45 pm

San Francisco private detective Sam Spade takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals and their quest for a priceless statuette.

Space available: 50+

Nat Theatre Live | Season Ticket

Thursday 1 August 2024

6:00 pm

5 Nat Theatre Live Films in 2024 Vanya - 1 August Dear England - 15 August Nye - 26 September Frankenstein (encore screening) - 10 October The Motive and the Cue - 5 December

Space available: 50+

Nat Theatre Live | Vanya

Thursday 1 August 2024

6:00 pm

Andrew Scott (Fleabag) brings multiple characters to life in Simon Stephens’ (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) radical new version of Chekhov’s Uncle Vanya. Rating G | run time 2 hrs

Space available: 50+

Met Opera | Romeo et Juliette

Saturday 3 August 2024

1:00 pm

Two singers at the height of their powers—radiant soprano Nadine Sierra and tenor sensation Benjamin Bernheim—come together as the star-crossed lovers in Gounod’s sumptuous Shakespeare adaptation, with Met Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin on the podium to conduct one of the repertoire’s most romantic scores. Rating TBC | run time 3 hrs 30 mins (excluding intermission)

Space available: 50+

Nat Theatre Live | Dear England

Thursday 15 August 2024

6:00 pm

Joseph Fiennes (The Handmaid’s Tale) plays Gareth Southgate in James Graham’s (Sherwood) gripping examination of nation and game. Rating G | run time 3 hours

Space available: 50+

ART BEATS: Tintoretto - A Rebel in Venice

Thursday 12 September 2024

7:00 pm

Tintoretto - Celebrating the 500th anniversary of the birth of the last great artist of the Italian Renaissance. It explores the rivalry among the most important Venetian artists of the 16th century: Tintoretto, Titian and Veronese in Venice. We’ll discover Venice through Tintoretto’s life and canvases. As the narrative unfolds we’ll begin to understand how the plague deeply affected the city and the Venetian art.

Space available: 50+

Nat Theatre Live | Nye

Thursday 26 September 2024

6:00 pm

Michael Sheen plays Nye Bevan in a surreal and spectacular journey through the life and legacy of the man who transformed Britain’s welfare state. Rating PG | run time 2 hrs 50 mins

Space available: 50+

Sunday Cinema: 20,000 Days on Earth

Sunday 29 September 2024

2:00 pm

Writer and musician Nick Cave marks his 20,000th day on the planet Earth.

Space available: 50+

Sunday Cinema: Stop Making Sense

Sunday 29 September 2024

4:30 pm

The live performance was shot over the course of three nights in December of 1983 and features Talking Heads' most memorable songs.

Space available: 50+

Met Opera | Carmen

Saturday 5 October 2024

1:00 pm

Acclaimed English director Carrie Cracknell brings a vital new production of one of opera’s most enduringly powerful works, reinvigorating the classic story with a staging that moves the action to the modern day and finds at the heart of the drama issues that could not be more relevant today. Rating PG | run time 4 hours (excluding intermission)

Space available: 50+

Nat Theatre Live | Frankenstein (encore screening)

Thursday 10 October 2024

6:00 pm

Directed by Academy Award®-winner Danny Boyle (Trainspotting, Slumdog Millionaire), Frankenstein features Benedict Cumberbatch (Hamlet, BBC’s Sherlock) and Jonny Lee Miller (Elementary, Trainspotting) alternating between the roles of Victor Frankenstein and his creation. Rating M | run time 2 hours

Space available: 50+

Met Opera | Nabucco

Saturday 2 November 2024

1:00 pm

Ancient Babylon comes to life in this classic Met staging of biblical proportions. Baritone George Gagnidze portrays Nabucco, the King of Babylon, who is supernaturally driven mad when he proclaims himself God, then restored to health when he repents. Rating M | run time 3 hrs 5 mins (excluding intermission)

Space available: 50+

ART BEATS: Botticelli - Florence & The Medici

Thursday 7 November 2024

7:00 pm

Beauty, creativity, genius: the Renaissance Florence of Lorenzo de' Medici

Space available: 50+

Nat Theatre Live | The Motive and the Cue

Thursday 5 December 2024

6:00 pm

Sam Mendes (The Lehman Trilogy) directs Mark Gatiss as John Gielgud and Johnny Flynn as Richard Burton in this fierce and funny new play. Rating PG | run time 2 hrs 50 mins

Space available: 50+