Cycling for beginners

A friend of mine has just started riding a bike around Christchurch. She is a very tentative cyclist but I'm so proud of her for getting on her new bike and giving it a go. So far her forays along bike paths have been positive ones and I hope she comes to love cycling as…
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And the nominees are…

The nominees for the Academy awards have been announced for this year. For me the most notable inclusions are "genre" films in the Best Picture category. It's unusual for genre films to get much love from the Academy in this category (Peter Jackson's The Return of the King is so far the only fantasy film…
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The Gig Guide: December 2017

Planning on attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue? Comedy 7 Days Live featuring Dai Henwood, Jeremy Corbett, Paul Ego, Ben Hurley, Josh Thomson, Jeremy Elwood and Justine Smith 9 December Music Christmas Special performances incorporating festive music. Christchurch…
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Beca Heritage Week 2017

BECA Heritage Week is back again, 13-23 October, and this year the theme is Plains, Port Hills and Peninsula - Finding our way. The big event on Sunday 15 October is the City of Cycles family fun day, at The Arts Centre which will offer music, entertainment, and films as well as food vendors, vintage markets and... valet…
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The Gig Guide: October 2017

Planning on attending a concert, show, or gig in Christchurch? Then why not take a look at what we've got of that artist's back catalogue? Comedy Heath Franklin "Chopper" 13 October Kids The Ugly Duckling 2-14 October Horrible Histories "Barmy Britain" 11 & 14 October Music Justin Hayward (of Moody Blues) 13 October 8 Foot…
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Christchurch Photo Hunt 2017: Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way

Every October Christchurch City Libraries holds a month-long heritage photo competition, the Christchurch Photo Hunt. Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way The theme this year is "Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our way". So we're keen to see your photos taken up hill and down dale, in inlets, bays and harbours…
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