Ngaio Marsh and Shakespeare

There's a Ngaio Marsh birthday party event at Christ's College Old Boys Theatre this Sunday 24 April. The event is a fundraiser for the Ngaio Marsh House and Heritage Trust, and includes wine, nibbles, and a talk on crime fiction by Professor Ken Strongman. Find out more on the Ngaio Marsh birthday event on Facebook…
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The Strange Sagas Short Story and Illustration Competition for Canterbury kids aged 6 to 12 years old

We'd like to share information on this local competition for kids - entries must be received by 6 May 2016. Local author and NZSA member Michele Clark McConnochie is celebrating the release of the final book in The Strange sagas of Sabrina Summers trilogy. This competition is dyslexia friendly - just have fun with your…
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Animals at the library

The eagle-eyed among you might have spotted a theme in our school holiday events - toy animal sleepover, making owls, snakes on a plain - yes, we will be busy with animal-themed programmes and activities. See the programmes and activities at libraries and learning centres. Check out other holiday programmes and events in Christchurch. If…
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God Moves On The Water

Titanic song copyrighted just ten days after the disaster! The sinking of the "unsinkable" Titanic on April 14-15, 1912, in which 1,513 people died, was (and still is) widely chronicled in song as well as, other media. Indeed the earliest known commercial song about Titanic was copyrighted just ten days after the disaster. Numerous pieces…
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