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The week ahead…


Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights

20-23 June
Lyttelton Harbour

Prepare to celebrate mid winter, matariki and the winter solstice with us at the spectacular Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights.With events over 4 days including a massive street party on Friday 20th June, the Festival of Lights will brighten up your winter and warm your heart.Other events you can expect to see in the programme include wine tasting, a photography competition, film night, buskers, art exhibitions, amazing food, heaps of great music and of course a brilliant fireworks display.Lyttelton residents are invited to light up their homes (and are in to win great prizes), children can take part in a costume parade and there might even be a roller disco. Official Website: lyttelton.net.nz/festivals and contact phone: 0211759845.


Kids & Babies Dance and Yoga

at Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights

Saturday 22 June // 10 & 10:45am
Lyttelton Main School

10 – 10:30am Tippy Toe Toddlers – Dance class for kids walking to 3 – a great introduction to dance for your little one, using song and guided exercises to explore movement. Copying and exploring how your little one wants to move are the focus of this class, allowing mum/dad or guardian time to join in or sit back and watch their creativity. 30 min, Gold coin donation

10:45 – 11:30am Petite Feet Dance Class for 3&4 Year olds – using song and copying, kids get to explore how their bodies move, how they want to dance, welcoming their ideas and learning while playing with dance. Guardians are welcome to join in or sit back or even pop out for a coffee. 45 min, Gold coin donation. Event contact info: http://www.lyttelton.net.nz/festivals/festival-of-lights and office@lyttelton.net.nz


7th Lincoln Multicultural Festival

Saturday 22nd June // 1 pm
Lincoln Event Centre, Meijer Drive, Off North Belt, Lincoln

Lincoln Multicultural Festival is back! The Rotary Club of Lincoln is organising 7th Lincoln Multicultural Festival to showcase art, craftwork, music, dance, and food from local diverse nationalities. There has been a significant increase in participation and crowd attendance since the inaugural event held in 2004. What a great opportunity for Lincoln, Christchurch and Canterbury at large to enjoy the arts, crafts, music and food that many of those cultures now offer us. There will be lots of cultural displays and stage performances. For further information, please contact: Ph: 321 8644 or 021 295 1089, email: surindertandon@clear.net.nz


Messy Wind, Flames and Power

Sunday 23 June // 4-6pm
St Matthew’s Anglican Church, 145 Cranford St, St Albans

A fun filled Messy Church! Crafts, fun, yummy food and a time of celebration for the whole family! Website info: www.stmatthewschurch.org.nz


Stories After Dark

Thursday 27 June // 6:30-7:30pm
Lyttelton Library

It was a dark, dark night……perfect for hot chocolate and night-time stories at the Lyttelton Library. For Children aged 5-10 (and their carers). Curl up with a delicious hot chocolate and listen to some scintillating stories followed by a little crafty activity. Free event.


Lyttelton Port of Christchurch Fireworks & Street Party

Friday 28 June // from 5:30pm
Lyttelton Harbour Info Centre, 65 London St

Join us for Matariki and the midwinter solstice at the Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights! The night kicks off at 5:30pm with the Lyttelton Engineering Matariki parade and is punctuated by the spectacular Fireworks Extravaganza at 7:30pm. The night continues with music from local artists such as The Eastern and AhoriBuzz.

Parking is available at the gondola in Heathcote, with a special shuttle bus running over to Lyttelton every half hour in addition to the usual bus schedule. See website and facebook pages for the full programme.


The Dead of Winter Market

Saturday 29 June // 10am-3pm
CPIT, Madras St

Don’t despair over winters bleakness The Craft Collectives latest design and arts market The Dead of Winter Market at CPIT will soon be here to break through the grey to offer designer jewellery & clothes, unique crafts, bespoke gifts, vintage wares & bric a brac, yummy heart warming food, coffee, live music and for the first time a photo booth. Official Website.