Recent necrology, July 2018

Some well-known people who have died recently Franz Beyer, 1922-2018 German musicologist who provided a satisfactory conclusion to Mozart’s unfinished Requiem Bernard Hepton, 1925-2018 English actor and director of stage, film and television Tab Hunter, 1931-2018 American film star and recording artist Clive King, 1924-2018 Children’s author who became a publishing phenomenon with his Stig…
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Celebrating National Poetry Day at New Brighton Library – Saturday 25 August, 2pm to 3pm

New Brighton Library is excited to be hosting four distinguished Christchurch poets who will present a reading to celebrate National Poetry Day. Although officially National Poetry Day is Friday 24 August, we decided that we would capture a bigger audience for the reading by holding it on the day after, Saturday 25 August. The weekend…
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WORD Christchurch Festival 2018: Having coffee with my author friends!

WORD Christchurch Festival 2018 gives me the perfect opportunity to amp up my author-spotting skills, and at the same time think back on my coffee connections with four authors. Because I have friends who write. They are not quite the imaginary friends of my childhood, but as friends go, they are far more real to me…
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Johnson’s Fishponds, the Aquarium at 105 Clarendon Terrace, Opawa: Picturing Canterbury

  Johnson's Fishponds, the Aquarium at 105 Clarendon Terrace, Opawa [ca. 1900]. In 1875 Andrew Mensal Johnson (d. 1916) established a fish hatchery and aquarium at Opawa, on the south bank of the Heathcote River, calling it Troutdale Farm. It became popular as a picnic grounds until it closed in the early 1930s. For further information…
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