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Fly My Pretties are back to rock one of their favourite venues, the Isaac Theatre Royal on an exclusive two-show national tour. The Royal Takeover sees a return of FMP faves Ria Hall, Anna Coddington, Laughton Kora, Kara Gordon, Ryan Prebble, Mel Parsons, Bailey Wiley, and Mara TK (to name a few) alongside newbie Holly Arrowsmith and support by Tiki Taane – and a not-to-be missed after party upstairs in the theatre! Fly My Pretties 13 February www.isaactheatreroyal.co.nz...
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Christchurch summer entertainment highlight the SCIRT World Buskers Festival roars back for another year in 2016, basing itself in Hagley Park and the Arts Centre. Over 65 different street performers, comedians, fringe and visual artists and musicians from both these shores and overseas will crowd into the city for 10 days of epic, high-energy bedazzlement, acrobatics, hoola-hoops, trapeze, music, dance, vaudeville, burlesque, comedy and the just plain bizarre. Get started on that schedule stat! World Buskers’ Festival 14 – 24 January www.worldbuskersfestival.co.nz...
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Make the most of this summer with Cityscape’s ultimate bucket list. 1 The great outdoors Make tracks on the Crater Rim Walkway from Evans Pass to Godley Head, where jaw-slackening panoramas of the city, up the coast to the Kaikouras and over Banks Peninsula meet a great workout. Make a night of it – jump in the car and head over to Lavericks Bay for a spot of glamping in the pristine surrounds of Canopy Camping’s luxury campsite (pictured above) – a mere 15 minute meander down to the beautiful secluded beach, or bask in the colonial glory and historical elegance over at Governors Bay Hotel. 2 Drink it in OK, so we’re calling it – Dragons Den Social Lounge’s SOMO Southside is our summer cocktail of choice. Hayman’s gin, lemon, mandarin, mint and agave – what’s not to like? 3 HO, HO HO! Get primed for Chrissie with the CSO's...
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The popular annual Lyttleton Summer Festival returns bigger and better than ever in 2015, with a big ol’ expansion from one weekend to ten days making room for a huge and exciting programme of events. The festival runs 6th - 15th February (cleverly taking in both Waitangi Day and Valentine's Day). Event highlights include The Lyttelton Tea Party, featuring Doprah as the main act, with other bands and musicians (including Into The Void) playing at venues around Lyttelton throughout the night of the 14th February. Popular family event “The Big Pirate Picnic Beach Party” returning at Corsair Bay, is sure to be another highlight. It offers a great afternoon of activities that back onto the the Lyttelton Farmers Market. The beloved Natural Magic Pirate Band will entertain, alongside “Lyttelton's Got Talent,” parachute games, ice creams and music. With 29 events in the festival in total, it will pay to start...
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Sparkles, space, stars and a symphony – it’s all happening at this year’s annual city favourite, ASB Classical Sparks, which is once more set to literally go off with a bang again this year this weekend on Saturday 1 February at 7:30pm.   The Christchurch Symphony Orchestra will be joined by Kiwi icons the Topp Twins for an evening packed with excellent music, laughter and the spectacular fireworks display that has made the annual event a highlight of the Garden City SummerTimes festival (and the summer in general). Paul Kean, Christchurch City Council Events Business Coordinator, says the night will present a varied programme for all ages and tastes.“As aficionados will expect, the music and musicianship will be first rate. This year’s concert is designed as a musical journey into outer space. Conductor Kenneth Young will lead the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra through Strauss’ Blue Danube Waltz as featured in 2001: A Space...
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Christchurch will be the canvas this summer when the Oi YOU! street art festival arrives this year to make the Garden City its permanent home, kicking things off this year with RISE at the Canterbury Museum. The museum will host the huge Oi YOU! collection of street art, featuring the southern hemisphere’s most comprehensive collection of work by internationally-recognised street artists (including 22 works by renowned l’enfant terrible Banksy). In addition, the museum will also play host to a show from New York-based artist Kid Zoom, and On The Street, a uniquely interactive ‘virtual street’ art piece extending across 400 square metres. Beyond the Museum, Big Walls will see a number of huge walls around the city transformed by some of the best street artists from home and abroad. Among the the stellar line-up will be ROA (pictured at above right in Johannesburg), whose work (featuring monochrome depictions of animals native...
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Headliners The Exponents are joined by pop superstar Stan Walker and the honeyed voice of Breaks Co-Op to form the line-up for this year’s Classic Hits Winery Tour. Now in its 8th year, the 2014 Classic Hits Winery Tour hits Canterbury on the 22nd of February next year at the Waipara Hills (formerly Mud House) winery. Co-promoter Campbell Smith is promising concertgoers a unique and unforgettable experience. ”This tour is about great NZ music, great NZ wine and food, stunning locations and the warm and balmy nights of February. It’s all about feeling good with friends and family, kicking off your shoes, having a wine or two, a dance and singing along. The Winery Tour is what summer is all about – there is nothing else like it!" The Exponents need no introduction to any New Zealand music fan. They’ve performed to generations of fans up and down New Zealand,...
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Free live music from local artists, art exhibitions, installations, performances and a night market are set to transform Re:START into both stage and art gallery for Art Beat again this summer. The second running of the three month programme of local art and music returns today (22nd of November) and runs through until the 23 February, helping to keep Christchurch entertained for an entire summer. There’s plenty of variety on the programme, which includes the thoughtful, the challenging, and the quirky. The Art Beat art programme gives young, emerging artists a chance to take their work beyond the art gallery infrastructure. Each artist has been challenged to make their work for Art Beat site specific and relevant to the context of Re:START. The Art Beat music programme presents live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, with an emphasis on supporting local original acoustic music and emerging Christchurch songwriters. Giving support to...