Zinefest Christchurch, the annual celebration of DIY magazine making, is happening this year on Sunday 29 September, in Tautoru / TSB Space at Tūranga. Registrations for stallholders are open until 20 September. To celebrate, Christchurch City Libraries in conjunction with Funtime Comics and CHCH / Ōtautahi Zine Library are offering a series of workshops and drop-ins for visitors to have a taste of zinemaking.
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!
We chat to Kimberly Andrews, author and illustrator of Puffin the Architect, about her work on Joy Cowley's book Song of the river and growing up in Canada.
Onepū is based on the Kāi Tahu story told by Teone Taare Tikao, and tells of six atua wahine / goddesses who control and release the winds around the world. It is a story told through the use of contemporary dance, with music, lighting, movement and sound