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The week ahead…


Christchurch Arts Festival

22nd August – 22nd September // various times/places 

Come and celebrate the best of Christchurch, the best of  New Zealand and the best international shows we could bring. Find the family friendly events listed here. They’ve kept our prices low,  some events are free, some for adults and some for family.


Fly Me Up to Where You are (Arts Festival)

22nd August – 22nd September // Worcester Boulevard, Entrance to Christchurch City Council

Fly Me Up To Where You Are begins with Christchurch’s children and culminates in the heart of our city in a riot of colour. Artist Tiffany Singh explores the power of 
art to build a community. In this very special project, each child will create a flag expressing their personal hopes and dreams and a flag expressing their hopes and dreams for the city of Christchurch. Come, with family and friends, and contemplate under this canopy of dreams, made by the children of Christchurch.


SensoryO (Arts Festival)

For dates and times go here  // Fletcher Building Festival Club

Enter a magical, nighttime world; take a train ride through the jungle, and meet a friendly lion who sleeps under the stars… Scottish Opera’s SensoryO is a brand-new interactive performance for toddlers and their carers. Aimed at children aged 18 to 36 months, this wonderful show is rich in sound, rhythm and music. The set is inviting and tactile, and with its unique audience in mind, it introduces toddlers to live performance in a relaxed and intimate environment. Each toddler must be accompanied by a caregiver. Pricing: $25 for one adult and child, $25 for additional adults. Every child must be accompanied by an adult. Ticket Info: Dash Tickets (or ph. DASH TICKETS 0800 327 484). Contact Phone: 3652223


BabyO (Arts Festival)

For dates and times go here  // Fletcher Building Festival Club (Worcester Blvd)

Sold out in 2011, we loved BabyO so much that we’re bringing it back for 2013. Tailored for babies aged six to 18 months, the show creates an interactive environment for babies and their carers in a secret garden full of ducks, fish and busy bees. Seamlessly combining recorded music with live singing, using sounds and words that babies can understand, BabyO features three fine singers from Scottish Opera.  A sensory experience that captures the imagination of babies and adults alike. Each baby must be accompanied by a caregiver.


Cultural Festival

Tue-Fri, 27th – 30th August // 12:30pm & 7pm
CBS Canterbury Arena, Jack Hinton Drive, Addington

Cultural Festival is the largest cultural event in the South Island and is a unique and colourful stage show that celebrates the many vibrant cultures in Canterbury schools and Aotearoa. Website: Christchurch Cultural Festival


Not Just Babies Market

Saturday, 31th August // 9am – 12 noon
St Teresa of Lisieux Parish, 8 Puriri St, Riccarton

Not Just Babies Market is a market for the whole family from babies and toddlers to children and mums. Selling only new, seconds or end of line stock at fantastic prices. We have a door prize upon entry with extra entries for every purchase made at the market. There are also a variety of demonstrations throughout the morning. We have a diverse range of businesses involved either selling products or services. Website: www.facebook.com/notjustbabies