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Christchurch Puppetry Festival

26 & 27 July // 10am-4pm
St. Faith’s Chuirch Hall, 46 Hawke StNew Brighton

2 days of glorious puppetry. 6 different shows demonstrate different puppetry techniques: glove, shadow, black puppetry and toy manipulation. A free demo of making your own puppets from tea towels will be quirkily presented by artist Miyuki Takahagi each day at 1pm. Presenting: Peter Rabbit by Thumbs Up Puppets (fri, 10.45am;),  I’m Talking Rubbish! storyteller Liz Weir,( Sat 10.45am),  The Blue Shoe Show (both days, 2pm)a shadow show  by musical puppeteer, Rose Beauchamp. Coffee wagon and sausage sizzle. Door sales only. 15 mins before show starts.  $2 per person (under 2’s free). Contact Phone: 3880115/02102220883

Cat vs Dog

26 & 27th July // 11am and 1pm
The Court Theatre at The Shed

Grandma loves both her cat and her dog and they all get along… until she leaves the room and it becomes CAT vs DOG! However, one day things go too far and disaster strikes. Can Cat and Dog learn to work together to save the day? From the creator of A PAINT BOX OF CLOWNS and WHY ARE MY PARENTS SO BORING? comes another heartwarming silent show for loud children. Official Website: www.courttheatre.org.nz. Ticket Info: www.courttheatre.org.nz or ph. 03 963 0870. Pricing: All tickets $9. Contact Phone: 039630884.


Peter Pan and Wendy

27 & 28th July // 11am-1pm, 2pm-4pm
Cashmere High School Auditorium, Rose St, Somerfield

Harlequin Players presents the Eric Stedman musical. This exciting adaption of the timeless childrens tale promises action packed adventure. Take a flight of fancy with Peter Pan to a land where children never grow up, Red Indians, mermaids, fairies and pirates abound. With plenty of heroic action, sword fights, enchanting songs and dance, there is never a dull moment in Neverland. Children who crave a moment in the spotlight should come as a character. A wonderful holiday treat! Ticket Info: www.harlequinplayers.org.nz. Pricing: Child, $10.00. Caregiver Required, $10.00.


Charlotte’s Web

27 & 28th July // The Open Stage, 510 Hagley Ave
11-12:45pm & 2-3:45pm

Adapted from the book by E. B. White by Joseph Robinette. The traditional re-telling of the popular story. All the enchanting characters are here, Wilbur, the irresistible young pig, Fern, a girl who understands animal ‘speak’, Templeton, the gluttonous rat who can occasionally be talked into a good deed, the Zuckermans and Arables and most of all the extraordinary spider, Charlotte! This is a beautiful, knowing play about friendship that will give the audience an enchanting performance. Fare for the whole family. Directed by Michelle Histen. General Admission: $9.00. Buy Tickets – 3384 699


Kaiapoi Street Party!

27th July // 10am-1pm
Kaiapoi i-Site Visitor Centre, Charles Street, Kaiapoi

Kaiapoi Promotion Association are putting on a Street Party to celebrate the re opening of the William/Charles Street intersection. Along with the Kaiapoi Farmers Market, Saturday stall holders in the New World car park, there will be entertainment; stilt walkers; face painting, sausage sizzle; balloons; give aways and more! We will be partying on Charles Street along from the Kaiapoi i- site Visitors Centre. (Postponement date: Saturday August 3). Official Website: www.kaiapoi.org.nz


The Big Chill @ Jellie Park

3rd August // 12-3pm
Jellie Park Skate Park, Greers Rd

The 1st ever ‘Big Chill’ at Jellie Park! Join the Skate Skool Team and learn to skate, free gear hire will be available as well as a best trick competition! There will also be a casual game of  touch rugby or you can join in on a game of basketball and win prizes in a shoot out comp! Free Hellers BBQ cooked up by the Mai FM crew and even a bouncy castle for the little ones. This will be a great day out for the kids! Official Website: www.skateskool.co.nz


Takumi, Japanese Drum Family Concert

4th August // Two shows, Doors open at 3:00pm and 6:30pm
Cashmere High school, Performing Arts Centre

Canterbury Japanese Drum Group, TAKUMI is throwing our family concerts. Two shows from 3:30pm and 7pm on 4 August (Sun). Come and join to feel the exciting drum sounds! Contact Phone: 0212607834. Pricing: Adult $10, Child (under 13) $5.