ABOUT LŌEMIS

For 7 days this winter, Lōemis observes the longest nights of the year with a hearty mix of feasts, theatre, astronomy, music, monstrous creatures at large, and a fiery waterfront procession.


The festival is in its second year, joining a 26,000 year cycle that began in neolithic times, based around the winter solstice, which falls on June 21.

 

 

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EVENTS

SOMNIUM

INSTALLATION

WELLINGTON MUSEUM 18 MAY - 14 JUNE

Welcome to Somnium. At the center you see Somnium awaits feeding. Around the edges you will find four writing desks. In this universe there exist four human states: The Wise, The Optimist, The Fast and The Peaceful. Contemplate on each and then choose which state most relates to you in this moment. Once you have chosen, take your place at that writing desk and prepare your offering.

 

Somnium by Leda Farrow. Produced by Pirate & Queen [MORE INFO]

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HÄxan

VINTAGE CINEMA

THE ROXY | 8.30PM | 15 JUNE

Benjamin Christensen's 1922 silent horror masterpiece, complete with live narration and a new score performed by Dayle Jellyman (keys); Justin Firefly (guitars); Dan Yeabsley (brass + bass); Andrew Laking (bass); and Thomas Friggens (percussion).

 

Running Time: 76 mins.

 

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SASQUATCH

THEATRE / ADVENTURE

POLHILL RESERVE | MULTIPLE SESSIONS | 16 & 17 JUNE

A Sasquatch is said to be at large in the Polhill Reserve! These famously large-footed, nocturnal beasts are rarely seen on our shores. This your probably your best chance yet to find one – ably guided by two expert trackers.

 

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LONG ROAD HOME

SPOKEN WORD | MUSIC

CAROLINE | 8PM | 16 JUNE

Take a literary and musical journey down Karangahape Road from four in the morning with local residents Callum Gentleman (spoken word) and Joel Vinsen (live soundscapes).

 

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FEAST

FOOD | MUSIC | LITERATURE | OTHER

VOGELMORN BOWLING CLUB | 7PM | 17 JUNE

In the best neolithic traditions, inspired by modern Scandinavian cuisine, we have created a giant feast for you to celebrate the winter solstice. The menu has been designed by Laura Greenfield (Field & Green) and consists of a sumptuous four course meal!

 

Special beverages by Garage Project and a hearty mix of literature and music on top.

 

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AURORA IV

SONG | SOUNDSCAPES

THE CARILLON TOWER | 7PM | 18 JUNE

Come into the dark Carillon Tower, with only the heavy solstice moon and candles to guide you. You will enter what is probably Wellington's most reverberant concert space, filled tenfold with live Gregorian Soundscapes by guitar-artist Joel Vinsen; followed by a concert from Aurora IV, performing late medieval, renaissance, and 'contemporary' songs written from the 11th century onwards in a mix of Icelandic, Latin, Italian, French, German and English.

 

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HUMOURS

POETRY | CHOCOLATE

EKOR BOOKSHOP | 6PM | 19 JUNE

The taste of poetry, the sound of chocolate and the sense of books. We’ve matched medieval humours with contemporary New Zealand poets and some of the best chocolate you’ll find, ever.

 

Join us at Ekor Bookshop for a multi-sensual, medieval-medicine-inspired poetry reading and chocolate tasting.

 

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BRIDGES

MUSIC | SAGAS

ST. PAULS LUTHERAN CHURCH | 7.30PM | 20 JUNE

Bridges is song cycle composed by Bill Manhire and Norman Meehan with vocalist Hannah Griffin.  Drawing from Old Norse tales and poems (including the medieval Norwegian “Draumkvæde” or “Dreamsong”), and supplementing these with his own texts, New Zealand poet Bill Manhire has assembled a suite of poems that together form an episodic narrative tracing journeys and a variety of crossings-over. [MORE INFO]

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RITUAL

SOMNIUM | PROCESSION | MUSIC | FIRE

WELLINGTON WATERFRONT | 5.30PM | 21 JUNE

The Somnium reaches the end if its life cycle and is carried by a procession, accompanied by a live doom-laiden yet also triumphant band, along the waterfront from the Wellington Museum to The Lagoon, where it is floated out and spectacularly set fire to.

 

Somnium DEPARTS Wellington Museum at 5.30pm.

Lagoon CEREMONY from 5:50pm.

 

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