Celebrate the 50th anniversary of A lion in the meadow by Margaret Mahy
By Donna R29/08/2019
A Lion in the Meadow by Margaret Mahy celebrates the 50th anniversary of its publication in 2019. Join us in celebrating this New Zealand classic.
Life on a sheep station in the 1860s – more hilarious than you might think
Getting your eyebrows nearly burnt off and other things that shouldn't happen to a Lady - the amusing letters of settler, Mary Anne Barker.
Clark and Queen Motor Services: Picturing Canterbury
Joe Queen with a taxidermied brown bear at Clark and Queen Motor Services on Lincoln Road, 1976. An image from the Discovery Wall.
‘Curiouser and curiouser’ – A cabinet of Curiosities, tiny lectures on the weird and wonderful: WORD Christchurch
This Friday 30 August at the Rutherford’s Den Lecture Theatre (7.30pm to 9pm,) WORD Christchurch is proudly presenting: 'A Cabinet of Curiosities: Tiny Lectures of the Weird and Wonderful.' This delectable set of short, intimate and certainly unusual talks suitable for all ages, is being hosted in one of Lord Rutherford's former lecture theatres. Hosted by experts and amateur enthusiasts alike, such as Simon Winchester - British adventurer and author, Rachael King - WORD programme director and writer, Lana Coles - History and art enthusiast, Simon Pollard - science writer, and Tracy Farr, recovering scientist and novelist, this is a show I personally don't want to miss!
“Hope is work. Let’s get to the work”: DeRay Mckesson – WORD Christchurch
By Donna R27/08/2019
Report on DeRay Mckesson's talk on #BlackLivesMatter at WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View, Monday 26 August 2019.
Owning history – WORD Christchurch Shifting Points of View, Saturday 31 August 1pm
Moata mulls over questions of history and wonders what Simon Winchester, Vincent O'Malley, and Sacha McMeeking might make of them.
Bad Diaries are back!
Writers reading from their teenage diaries? Moata is keen for this WORD Christchurch, Shifting Points of View event.
79 A.D.: When the sky went dark
Pru recommends resources about one of the world's most famous volcanic eruptions - that of Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeii during the days of the Roman Empire.
Marilyn vs Muldoon and other tales from the political maelstrom: Marilyn Waring at WORD Christchurch, Saturday 31 August 3pm
Paul looks at the career and writing of Marilyn Waring ahead of the WORD Christchurch session Marilyn Waring: The Political Years Saturday 31 August 3pm at The Piano.
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