Not done yet
With the release of the 2024 Auckland Arts Festival (AAF) programme this week, it signalled the beginning of Shona McCullagh's swansong as Artistic Director.
She told The Big Idea "I am feeling ridiculously positive that we can get through a first festival in six years with no massive curve balls! Even 2023 was impacted by the cyclone and floods just a few weeks before we opened.
"My last hurrah is bittersweet, as the pandemic roller-coaster was quite the ride with the ol’ triplicate workload! However straddling the COVID bucking bronco with exceptional people here in NZ and globally was inspiring and uplifting....