Harry Giles: Doer of Things (WORD Christchurch event, Tues 13 March 7.30pm)

I have to confess that I had never heard of Harry Giles before this assignment, but I was intrigued and curious. Harry Giles: Doer of things - WORD Christchurch event Tuesday 13 March, Space Academy, 371 St Asaph Street. Buy tickets $20 waged, $15 unwaged (service fees apply) Presented by LitCrawl Wellington, Harry Giles appears with…
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The doctor (of horror) is in

Dr. Erin Harrington is a researcher and lecturer at the University of Canterbury. Her area of expertise? Monsters, murderers and all things sinister and unsettling - or more specifically, the horror genre.  Harrington is giving a free talk at the university next week on just this topic. Being something of a horror enthusiast myself I…
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Dip your pen in your own psyche: An interview with Francis Spufford (WORD Christchurch event, Weds 7 March 7pm)

WORD Christchurch is bringing Francis Spufford to Christchurch, next Wednesday 7 March, 7pm at the salubrious venue of The Piano. Francis is in New Zealand as a guest of the New Zealand Festival Writers and Readers Events. He has written seven books, on topics as diverse as science, history, theology, and politics. The Child That Books Built…
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The Normal School, Cranmer Square, Christchurch: Picturing Canterbury

In Apr. 1873 the Canterbury Board of Education held a design competition for a projected normal school. The winner was S.C. Farr (1827-1918), a Christchurch architect, with a revised Gothic design. When the Normal School was completed in 1874 at a cost of £14,269, the Montreal Street wing measured 145 ft. and the Kilmore Street…
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