Happy Bard Day!: How to celebrate Shakespeare’s 455th birthday

This year will mark William Shakespeare's (assumed) 455th birthday (on 23 April), and 403rd death anniversary. Perhaps the world's greatest playwright, and the English language's finest writer, Shakespeare is the man the Oxford English dictionary credits as having invented over 1700 common words, and to whom we owe expressions such as 'fair play', 'break the…
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Haiku workshop inspires creativity

To celebrate Canterbury Japan Day, Tūranga Library hosted an evening workshop on Haiku Poetry on Auahatanga | Creativity, Level 4. Guest speaker Barbara Strang delivered an excellent grounding in the theory of writing Haiku - throwing the 5,7,5 English syllable structure we know out of the window. This 5,7,5 syllable pattern only works when using Japanese…
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Christchurch Pride

Christchurch Pride Week is nearly here. The new and updated Pride website is up and the aesthetic is as you'd expect - rainbow hued! The 2019 programme is a smorgasbord of spectacle including several events here at Tūranga, an exclusive film screening of Boy Erased, a Rainbow Market, cabaret, rugby, dance, drag, and dog walking. The…
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Bored of games? Never!

Trying a new board game can be intimidating, especially faced with a hefty rulebook (and sometimes hefty price) and hundreds of differently coloured pieces. Or maybe you love board games but struggle to find others to play them with you. If either applies to you, why not come along to Tūranga's new weekly board games…
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Gavin Bishop: Cook’s Cook book launch

Gavin Bishop, along with Gecko Press and Scorpio Books, launched his latest illustrated book at Tūranga, Cook's Cook: The cook who cooked for Captain Cook. 2019 will be the 250th anniversary of the visit of the H.M. Endeavour to Aotearoa New Zealand and Bishop’s book offers a fresh perspective on their journey. A large audience heard how Bishop spent several years researching…
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