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The week ahead…

{And don’t forget about all the regular events that happen each week}

Winter Encraftment Market

14th June // 10am – 3pm // Villa Maria College, 21 Peer Street

This year, we’re excited to be taking Winter Encraftment back to where it all began at Villa Maria College. This is undoubtedly the best place to shop for everything handmade, showcasing some of Christchurch’s top crafters. Treat yourself or find wonderful gifts for those you love. Warm up with delicious coffee and delectable sweet temptations whilst you peruse 70 gorgeous craft stalls. An awesome selection food stalls will cater to all your lunching needs. Parking available in the car parks and on the street. Official Website:

Selwyn School of Dance

14th June // 2pm & 6:30pm // Aurora Centre Auditorium

Selwyn School of Dance presents a Dance Extravaganza.  Featuring over 100 dancers performing. Pricing: Adults $20 Children $14. Contact Phone: 0272353104


Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights

19th – 22nd June // various times //  Lyttelton Harbour

Project Lyttelton brings you the Lyttelton Harbour Festival of Lights 2014. Many events in Lyttelton over four days, with the Matariki Street Party on London Street Friday 20th June… Parade, Fireworks, Food and Drink stalls, Music from Lyttelton’s best… Contact Phone: 0211759845. Official Website:


The Christchurch Art Show

19th – 22nd June // 10am – 7pm //  The Events Centre, Air Force Museum

The Christchurch Art Show is the South Island’s new premier annual art sales event! The show will make it’s debut this June in the 1500 square meters of space available at the Events Centre Wigram Air Force Museum. A stellar opportunity for new, emerging and established artists to showcase and sell their works in our three day art extravaganza! There will be a large selection of beautiful art priced from $50 to $5,000 available at the show days. Discover amazing art work to take home and adorn your wall. Come and see the art show! Be a part of Christchurch’s unique identity! Become a part of a vibrant Christchurch! Pricing: adults $10 Sen. Citizens $8 under 10 yrs free. Contact Phone: 022100764. Official Website:


Winter Solstice Night Light Bike Ride 2014

21st June // Ride starts at 5:30pm //  Mickle gates, Hagley Park North

Celebrate the longest night of the year by cycling the 3rd annual night lights bike ride around North Hagley Park after sunset. This is a fun and slightly adventurous ride for all ages. We ride on the  path way, off the road, in the dark. Ride takes less than 30 minutes. Ride starts at 5:30pm at the Mickle gates, Bring your lights! Bring your bling. After the ride, join us at Fiddlesticks for a beer or hot coffee and cycle chat. Register on the Facebook page for this event and view pictures of our previous rides. Contact Phone: 02102277502.

Grease – A Roller Derby Bout

21st June // 6pm //  Pioneer Recreation and Sport Centre

Otautahi Roller Derby League Brings You Grease – A Roller Derby Bout Supporting Youthtown Come see the Pink Ladies take on the Tbirds in an action-packed, full-contact game of roller derby! This is a charity bout in support of Youthtown. Youthtown is a non-profit organisation set up to enrich the lives of young New Zealanders by providing them opportunities for fulfilling physical, social and creative experiences. Come dressed as yourself or as your favourite Grease character. Prize for the best dressed! Doors Open 6pm, First Whistle 7pm. Please no stilettos. Cash only at the bar, but EFTPOS available at the door. Pricing: Adult $12, Kids 6 & over $5, Kids 5 & under FREE, Family Pass (2 Adults/3 Children) $30 (booking fee applies). Official Website:


Winter Encraftment Market

22nd June // 11am – 4pm // Cust Community Centre

Come and enjoy a country market day and the Live Band and craft demonstrations while indulging with some hot soup and mulled apple juice to warm those winter chills. There is a bouncy castle and face painting for the kids. There will be an exciting display of the Grand Prix motorcycle race… a taste of history. Website

Garden City Orchestra concert

22nd June // 2pm // Elmwood School Auditorium

Garden City Orchestra concert. Will be joined by: Rangi Sinfonia Christchurch School of Music Recorder Ensemble. Pricing: Adult $8, Children $4, Senior/student $6. Ticket Info: Tickets sold at the door. Official Website:

JD Duathlon #1

22nd June // Tai Tapu Domain

A run/bike/run event for all. From 5years old up we have an event for you. Contact Phone: 03-6692216. Official Website:
Open duathlon Run 5km / Bike 24km / Run 2.5km
Novice (short course) Run 2.5km / Bike 12km / Run 2.5km
Kids Run 1km / Bike 10km / Run 1km
Tiddlers 5-8 years – short event in the domain


Ongoing Events…


Science Alive

A variety of library locations & times

Science Alive presents a free after school science programme in ten libraries across Christchurch. Excellent Science Alive educators lead children through interactive activities to stimulate their interest in science, and there is something to take home every week! Programmes run during term time except the first week and no bookings are required. Find locations, times and more info here.  

Body in Action

18th April – 27th July // Doors open at 9am // Canterbury Museum

Body in Action opens at Canterbury Museum on Friday 18 April and promises to put your body to the test. Do you know that in one day your heart will pump all your blood around your body about 1000 times, or that every 30 days your body produces a totally new outer layer of skin? Body in Action at Canterbury Museum will explore how the body works from head to toe. Designed for children of all ages, Body in Action offers an amazing journey of discovery through the human body. The exhibition is full of highly interactive activities and amazing information on how the human body works. For example, children can venture through the giant human mouth and giant nose, have fun in the lungs and intestines, test their aerobic capabilities, explore how the brain works and learn about bones, blood, how we hear, taste and see plus much, much more. Toured by Te Manawa Museum of Art, Science and History, Body in Action opens at Canterbury Museum on Friday 18 April, entry is free; donations are appreciated. For more information see