Meremere – Christchurch Arts Festival 2019

Unfortunately, the land of opportunity turned into a nightmare for Rodney and he ended up homeless, living rough on the mean streets of San Francisco. Meremere is Rodney's story of survival. Meremere portrays Rodney's experience through spoken word, music, dance and multimedia design. Despite the grim nature of Rodney's experience, Meremere is, above all, a story of hope and wonderment - and a testament to the human spirit.
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Last Friday I was invited to the Aranui High School Music Block as the "library representative" to BRAVE- Daisy Poetry Promenade and her very special guests. Being the uncultured and not very creative heathen that I am, I wasn't in the slightest prepared for this mind-blowing space collaboration of Samoan heritage, arts, music, and the…
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Christchurch Arts Festival 2015

The Christchurch Arts Festival brings a mix of local, national and international performances to Christchurch every two years. The 2015 Festival runs from 27 August until 20 September. The festival features circus/cabaret, classical music, music, dance, theatre, comedy, and visual arts events. Festival information Visit the festival website Sign up for the festival newsletter Follow @ChchFest on…
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Happy birthday, Ngaio Marsh!

Ngaio Marsh would have been 120 today. This world renowned crime writer and theatre director was born Edith Ngaio Marsh in Fendalton on 23 April 1895. Her father, a clerk, built Marton Cottage at Cashmere in 1906. This was her home for the rest of her life, although she spent significant periods in England. Ngaio…
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