Albert the sheep in a bath: Picturing Canterbury

Mrs Rosemary Halloumis giving her pet sheep, Albert, a bath at his home on Taylors Avenue, Fendalton. Albert is being groomed ahead of his appearance at the Christchurch Festival floral parade. 25 February 1984. Do you have any photographs of the Christchurch Festival floral parades? If so, feel free to contribute to our collection. The Discovery Wall is a large interactive…
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Swim!

Clare reviews the book Swim. "Swim is a really lovely book about the connection between us and the waterways throughout these islands. Author Annette Lees is a conservationist, and her passion for the special watery places explored is evident".
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Podcast – Placemaking

Christchurch City Libraries blog hosts a series of regular podcasts from specialist human rights radio show Speak up - Kōrerotia. This show is created by Sally Carlton. We feel more connected to places if we have interacted with them - so placemaking is all about encouraging people to get involved in the design, construction and activation…
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Record Store Day 2019

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! No, I am not getting into the Yuletide spirit eight months early. I am talking about the day when music obsessives of all stripes gladly part with a big ol’ chunk of cash – Saturday 13 April - Record Store Day. Record Store Day began in 2008…
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Recent necrology, March 2019

Some well-known people who have died recently Bill Culbert, 1935-2019 Significant New Zealand artist, notable for his use of light in painting Keith Flint, 1969-2019 Frontman for electronic dance group, the Prodigy. Michael Gielen, 1927-2019 Austrian conductor and composer Peter Hurford, 1930-2019 English organist who brought the pipe organ out of the Sunday service into…
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