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Lissa Twomey Sue Paterson Kerry Prendergast

Over the course of 24 extraordinary days the 2012 Festival took audiences from the deserts of the Sahara to the cultural centres of the world, welcoming back favourite artists from past Festivals alongside others new to New Zealand – all key in shaping the cultural future of our time. I’m very grateful to these astounding artists who brought this Festival to life.

LISSA TWOMEY Artistic Director

Everyone who was involved in making 2012 Festival happen did so for the love of the arts and for the joy of bringing this incredible event to life for audiences in Aotearoa. We are privileged and grateful to have had such a dedicated team of staff, interns and volunteers. To our audiences from the whole Festival team – it’s your Festival, enjoy!

SUE PATERSON Executive Director

During the Festival nothing gives me more pleasure than seeing thousands of New Zealanders and international visitors enjoying the best of the arts in the world’s coolest little capital, Wellington. At the heart of every Festival is our special family of loyal Partners and Patrons. Your commitment and generosity in these challenging times enables us to present this incredible programme.