Strangers Arrive – Leonard Bell: WORD Christchurch Festival 2018

Welcomed by Marianne Hargreaves, Executive Director of WORD Christchurch Festival, Leonard Bell enthralled us on Wednesday night with his presentation on artists that emigrated to New Zealand, and their influence. His book Strangers Arrive: Emigrés and the Arts in New Zealand, 1930–1980 was published in November 2017 by Auckland University Press. Strangers Arrive Leonard Bell is associate professor…
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Canterbury Japan Day 2018

Canterbury Japan Day is an annual event organised by The Japanese Society of Canterbury with the aim of sharing authentic Japanese culture with Cantabrians. In 2018 it will take place from 9.30am to 4.30pm on Sunday 4 March at Riccarton Park, 165 Racecourse Road. The theme this year is the Japanese Summer. The venue will be filled…
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David Welch – Port to Plains; Over and Under the Port Hills, the Story of the Lyttelton Railway Tunnel

The Lyttelton rail tunnel officially opened on 9 December 1867. The trip through the hill secion took less than seven minutes. This was New Zealand's first rail tunnel, and for many years it was also the country's longest. The Lyttelton rail tunnel was the first in the world that was driven through the side of…
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Cold climate knitting

Wow, we have some great knitting titles from the Scottish highlands and islands, and Scandinavia at our libraries. Other titles: Scottish knitting Irish knitting Scandinavian knitting Norwegian knitting All knitting Groups: Knitting groups in our libraries Knitting groups in the community Our Zinio for Libraries collection includes several knitting eMagazines that you can download for…
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