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The week ahead…

Entertain your KidsFest Little Red Riding Hood

19th July // 11:30 & 2pm //  Heaton Intermediate School

Who doesn’t love a good story…especially when it’s a fairytale classic? Don’t be fooled by the nursery rhyme Little Red Riding Hood. The piece, based on Roald Dahl’s ‘Revolting Rhymes’, is a fun piece with a twist at the end, and suitable for all ages! Resonance Ensemble, Christchurch’s newest and only chamber orchestra, performs an interactive family concert.

Families will have the opportunity to attend a workshop prior to the concert, making masks of the main characters, and learning more about the story in preparation for the concert. The masks will be incorporated into the performance, showcased by a parade. Come and meet the players at the end. Ticket Info: KidsFest.

Workshop 1: 9.30-10.45am CONCERT 1: 11.30-12.30pm

Workshop 2: 11.45-1pm CONCERT 2: 2-3pm

Concert: $10 adults, $5 children. Workshop $5 per child (caregiver required, but adults only need to book for the concert). Booking:

Peter Pan

19th July // 11am, 2pm & 6pm //  Southern Ballet Theatre – 108 Carlyle Street, Sydenham

A Southern Ballet Theatre 2014 KidsFest Production: Featuring the Senior and Junior Ballet Companies. Join Peter Pan and Wendy in their adventures in Never Never Land along with Captain Hook, dancing pirates and a not so scary crocodile. Pricing: All Tickets $12.50. Ticket Info: Southern Ballet Theatre Office (or ph. 03 379 7219). Official Website:


The Pied Piper

19th July // 11am & 1pm //  Elmwood Theatre

IMAGINE Youth Theatre presents the much-loved tale of the mystical stranger who – with his magical flute – not only rids Hamelin town of its rats but takes its children on a journey to the Mountain of Dreams where no adult can ever go. Professional actors, on stage with talented children and teenagers, creating a dynamic, fun-filled theatre treat for families. Suitable for 4 – 14-year-olds, this holiday show will be enchanting audiences at 11 am and 1 pm at Elmwood Theatre from July 8 – 19 every day except Sunday. A unique and joyous experience for your family,with the polish of theatre professionals combined with the joy and spontaneity of children. Dont’ miss out!  Book now! Ticket Info: IMAGINE Youth Theatre (or ph. 03 3655 227). Pricing: $9.50.


The Big Chill @ Jellie Park

19th July // Noon – 3pm //  Jellie Park Skate Park, Greers Road

The Big Chill Youth Jam is back again and set to be another fun filled day out for all ages. Join the Cheapskates Skate Skool and Learn to Skate with free gear hire available on the day. Once you’ve mastered some tricks, bust them out for sweet prizes in the competition. Also happening on the day will be a bouncy castle, Pedalmania ‘crazy bikes’, a free BBQ plus you can shoot some hoops with some Canterbury Rams players! Official Website:


The Emperor’s New Clothes

Last day – 19th July // 11am & 1pm // The Court Theatre

We all like to look good, however the Emperor likes to look great. But when he fires his tailor and has nothing to wear, he turns to two scoundrels to plan his new wardrobe. Warning: This show features horrible underwear. All Tickets $9.00The Court Theatre (or ph. 963 0870 or freephone 0800 333 100). Official Website:


Rock ‘n’ Roll Have a Go

25th July // 7pm //  Merrin School Hall

Free Event for all ages. “Have a Go”. Family fun. Rock’n’Roll Dance Lesson at 7pm. All Welcome. The focus of the Christchurch Rock’n’Roll Club is 50’s Rock’n’Roll dancing in a friendly, supportive environment. Dances, Club Nights, Rock’n’Roll Demos. Hosts of the 2015 Junior Rock’n’Roll Nationals at the Lincoln Event Centre. Official Website:


Polish Folk Dance Workshop

27th July // 2 – 5pm //  Cashmere Club, 50 Colombo St

Come along and learn traditional Polish folk dances from the experts… To accompany their Australasia Tour, and the only Christchurch concert the previous day (see separate event listing), Poligrodzianie will hold a 3 hour workshop for those wishing to learn Polish folk dances. As one of the greatest Polish cultural heritage ambassadors, Poligrodzianie has visited 58 countries during its over a hundred foreign tours, performing in front of Pope Jean Paul II, Mayor of New York, Presidents and Ministers of many states. The Group has given concerts on the prestigious stages of Milan and Nashville, for the prisoners in the USA, in Disneyland and in the Tibetan prairie. This is a free event, but gold coin donations are greatly appreciated and will help support the work of Polish Association in Christchuch. For information contact Polish Association in Christchurch: