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This week – General

International Akaroa Summer Music Festival
Akaroa; 11 – 20 January; Info here

This week – Daily

‘Christchurch: See through my eyes’ Photography Exhibition
Canterbury Museum; 9:00am – 5:30pm
Every day, 7th December 2012–27th January 2013. Children from Christchurch share their views of how the earthquakes have changed their lives and communities in a photography exhibition organised by UNICEF NZ.

Behind the Scenes Tour
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave; Tours run daily at 11am, 1:30pm and 3pm and last 45 minutes to an hour
Designed with the aviation enthusiast in mind, but of interest to everyone, this behind the scenes guided tour will provide the rare opportunity to see aircraft restoration projects in action.More info here.

Air Force Adventure Tour
Air Force Museum of New Zealand, 45 Harvard Ave; 11:15am – 12:00pm
If you’re aged between 4 and 12 or simply young at heart, then this experience will give you a chance to see if you’ve got what it takes to be an Air Force pilot. Take this 45 minute tour to see areas of the museum not normally open to the general public. Please note that over the school holidays, this event will run daily at 11:15am. More info here.

Monday/Tuesday, 7 & 8 January

No scheduled family events

Make sure to check out the daily activities hosted this week! (above)

Wednesday, 9 January

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch;10:00am – 4:00pm
A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.

Wool Craft
Central Library Peterborough; 12:00pm – 2:00pm
Drop into Central Library Peterborough for two hours of knitting, crocheting or any other wool craft.

Thursday, 10 January

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch;10:00am – 4:00pm
A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.

Knit ‘n’ Yarn
Fendalton Library; 2:00pm – 3:30pm
Drop in to Fendalton library on Thursday afternoons for a dose of social crafting – bring your knitting, crochet or any other portable craft project. More info on their website.

Friday, 11 January

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch;10:00am – 4:00pm
A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.

Art Beat Music
Re: START Mall, Cashel Street; 12:15pm – 3:00pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Art Beat website.

Saturday, 12 January

Christchurch Farmer’s Market
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road, Riccarton; 9:00am – 12:00pm
Set in the stunning park like grounds of Riccarton House, the Christchurch Farmers’ Market is the perfect opportunity to meet the growers, bakers, wine makers, brewers, butchers and farmers, sample their products, ask them questions – become informed about what you are buying and support your community. Check website for more info.

Beach Blast
North Beach, Marine Parade; 9:30am – 1:00pm
A free event for 7 – 12 year olds showcasing some of the fun activities you can enjoy at the beach. Surfing, boogie boarding, body surfing, beach races, beach volleyball, cricket and much more. Register on the day. Check website for more details.

Lyttleton Farmer’s Market
London Street, Lyttelton; 10:00am – 1:00pm
Saturday wouldn’t be Saturday without a visit to the Lyttelton Farmers Market. Combining fresh food, live local music and spectacular scenery. Website and Contact Phone: 021 224 6637

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch; 9:00am – 5:00pm
A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.

Art Beat Music
Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Christchurch; 10:00am – 2:00pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Website info.

Harlequin Players: The Adventures of Robin Hood
Abberley Park, St Albans; 11am & 2pm
Come one, come all to this light-hearted musical adventure for the whole family written by Roger Hall, one of New Zealand’s most popular playwrights. Bring a chair and picnic and relax as you enjoy this wonderful summer production. More info here.

Sunday, 13 January

Opawa Farmer’s Market
275 Fifield Terrace (between Flo Cafe and Rudolf Steiner School); 9:00am – 12:00pm
Local artisan producers offer free range eggs, freshly baked breads, cheeses, mouth-watering ready to eat foods and much more.

Les Mills Sunday Market
Les Mills, 203 Cashel St, Christchurch; 9:30am – 1:30pm
Free Fresh produce, veges, meats, organics. Great food, Kiwi and ethnic. Breads, Kiwi and ethnic. Quality local crafts. New charity stall every week. Organised events – check Facebook.

Sunday Artisan Market
Riccarton House, 16 Kahu Road; 10:00am – 2:00pm
With a great selection of local arts and crafts, yummy food stalls, fresh produce, live music, delicious Hummingbird Coffee and the new Sunday Roast from the Riccarton house Bistro the market is a must do every Sunday. Contact Taste Events on 03 348 6190 or info@tasteevents.co.nz

Boulevard Arts Market
Worcester Boulevard, 31 -33 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch;10:00am – 4:00pm
A new artisans’ market of quality, locally and New Zealand made arts and crafts. Reflecting the essence of New Zealand creativity. Info found here.

Art Beat Music
Re:START Mall, Cashel St, Christchurch; 11:30am – 2:30pm
Come see live music in Re:START for Art Beat! Celebrating local musicians every Friday, Saturday and Sunday until the end of February. Check website for more info.

Lazy Sundays
Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens; Christchurch; 3:00pm – 4:30pm
This week: Fledge is a showcase of material from a combination of musicians.