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The week ahead…  


Jellie Skate Jam

28th March  // 12pm-3pm // Jellie Park

If you haven’t tried skateboarding or inline skating then head down to the Jellie Skate Jam and give it a go! The Cheapskates Skate Skool runs a series of community skate jams around Canterbury this summer. These events are aimed at encouraging youth into skating with free gear hire and coaching from experienced skaters. All events include a best trick competition where participants can show off their best moves for a chance to win prizes. Funded by Fendalton/Waimairi Community Board. Official Website: Click here

Harbour Harvest Festival

28th March  // 10am // Lyttelton

Join us in Lyttelton for a day of harvest festivities: demonstrations and tastings at the Lyttelton Farmers Market 10am – 1pm; foraging tour; locally grown dinner at Albion square with Giulio Sturla from Roots Restaurant. The Harbour Harvest Festival is the stepping-off point for a year-long project in which locals are encouraged to collectively grow all the ingredients for a “community grown” dinner at next year’s festival. Encouraging learning and reflection on food resilience and our local resources, this project aims to reach further than our taste-buds and tummies. For more information, contact Project Lyttelton on 03 328 9243 or Facebook Event: Click here 


Summer of Fun Events 

Beckenham Fair & Fun Day // 28th March // 9am – 2pm // Beckenham Methodist Church, 83 Malcolm Avenue


Woolston Gala

28th March  // 11am-3pm // Ferry Road

Woolston Community Centre presents Woolston Gala! Bring family and friends for a fun filled day with free entertainment, children’s rides, crazy bikes, gumboot throwing, food and market stalls and much more! Phone 389 3720 for market stalls and more information. Rain date, Sunday 29 March


Community Easter Fair

28th March  // 5:30-8pm // Willows Cafe – 275 Fifield Terrace, Christchurch

Arts, Crafts, Food, Children’s Entertainment and lots more fun! Come start your family Easter weekend.


Steam Train Running this Easter

5th & 6th April  // 10am – 4:30pm // Ferrymead Heritage Park

Ferrymead Heritage Park features an Edwardian township complete with picture theatre, school house, church, bakery, jail and railway station. There are a fascinating array of museum and heritage collections. A tram runs daily or a steam train runs on public holidays, school holidays and on the 1st Sunday of each month March to November and every Sunday December to February. When operating, unlimited tram and train rides are included in the entrance price. For the opportunity to experience a slice of our colonial past, visit Ferrymead Heritage Park today. Open every day but Christmas day. Ph 03) 384-1970. Official Website: Click here

Isaac Theatre Royal Open Day & Restoration Tour

8th April  // 9am – 12pm // Isaac Theatre Royal

The Isaac Theatre Royal opened its doors to the public at the beginning of March, for its first open day since the completion of a $40million restoration. Thousands turned out to show their support. Due to overwhelming demand, we are pleased to announce a second open day and tour of the Isaac Theatre Royal. This time, thanks to Showbiz Christchurch, you will also have the opportunity to see the full Phantom of the Opera set up close. Come and see the theatre and take part in this extra special Restoration Celebration Tour. With Newstalk ZB broadcasting live from the theatre and the chance to see the theatre in full production mode, this is a unique opportunity not to be missed! A suggested donation of $5 or more to the theatre’s fundraising campaign will go toward securing the future of the theatre. Doors open at 9:00am and tours will continue throughout the morning until midday. Make your donation on the door. Please bring correct change. Bring the whole family, and experience this beautiful historic theatre first hand. Official Website: Click here

Ongoing events…


Spectrum Street Art Festival

14th Feb – 10 May  // YMCA

Featuring: The largest Banksy collection in the southern hemisphere. Who: Cope 2, Sofles, Adnate, Owen Dippie, Flox, Buff Monster, Dcypher & Jacob Yikes. Admission is free, and there are rumored giant spray cans adorning the venue, customized by selected artists. All the major players in spray paint manufacturing are set to contribute, and we imagine this event will undoubtedly cement Christchurch’s reputation as one of the country’s great street art advocates. Official Website: Click here

Sunday Bandstand

Sundays // Various times and locations

There’s nothing quite like sitting back and enjoying a brass or pipe band’s stirring sounds on a Summer day. Sunday Bandstand showcases outstanding Christchurch talent in some of the most beautiful areas of Christchurch. Pack up your picnic, pick up your family and march on down for some wonderful Sunday afternoon entertainment. Find the schedule on the Summertimes website.