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The week ahead…  


New Zealand Music Month 2015

1-31 May  // Various times & venues

Firmly entrenched as part of our cultural landscape, over the course of the last decade the month of May has gone from a period of encouraging radio to play more local tunes, to a 31 day celebration of homegrown talent across the length and breadth of the country. NZ Music Month is a promotion run by the NZ Music Commission that takes place each May, in association with other organisations including NZ On Air, Recorded Music New Zealand, APRA, The Music Managers Forum, and the Radio Broadcasters Association. For all the info go to the official website: Click here or the facebook event: Click here


Buskers Carnival

9 May  // 6-8pm // South West Baptist Church

It’s back again! The SYC BUSKERS CARNIVAL! A fun and entertaining night for the whole family! Amazing Live Acts, including Josh Grimaldi, Brendan Dooley, Melanie Poppins and more! Delicious food stalls with all your favourite Carnival treats! Tickets available from Sunday 19th April at South West Baptist Church Reception Free popcorn on the night for pre-sold tickets! Door Sales available on the night – EFTPOS will be available. Food stalls open from 6:00pm. Show start @ 6:30pm. Pricing: Child: $5, Adult $10, Family Pass: $20 (2 adults, 2 children OR 1 adult, 3 children). Contact Info: 338 4163 ext 232. Facebook Event: Click here.


Street Art Central City ride with Frocks On Bikes

10 May  // 1 – 3pm // Meeting place: Recycle A Dunger (RAD), cnr Tuam/High/Poplar st, Christchurch – opposite C1 Espresso

Our May ride will take us around parts of the city centre to look at some of the many fantastic and beautiful Street Art murals. Find all the info on their Facebook event page.


New Zealand Music Month 2015 : Random Acts of Music

10 May  // 12-1pm // Sound Garden, Peterborough St

Random Acts of Music is a new form of street art. In a public place, using accessible instruments, we set up a groove and some basic guidance that allows anyone who wishes to be involved to participate in a music making experience. Often completely improvised, sometimes based on a set composition, each R.A.M. moment is unique. The line between ‘audience’ and participant becomes increasingly blurred as innocent passers by are called to join the humming, pulsing thing that is Random Acts of Music. This is a fun and participatory event for all the family. Facebook Event: Click here


Sleeping Beauty

16-17 May  // 7:30pm // Isaac Theatre Royal, Gloucester Street

Moscow ballet La Classique return down-under with their Spectacular masterpiece Sleeping Beauty ballet’s most loved fairytale. The greatest success of Russian theatre is undoubtedly classical ballet. Established in 1990 by its current director Elik Melikov, with their internationally acclaimed ballet skills, lavish costumes and magnificent stage sets, the illustrious La Classique takes you on a mystical journey to the fairytale world of princess aurora the sleeping beauty.


New Zealand International Film Festival 2015 : NZIFF Autumn Events: Pinocchio (G)

17 May  // 3:30pm // Hoyts Riccarton

It takes a giant screen to reveal the wealth of detail literally drawn into every frame of this 75-year-old Disney wonder. With battalions of animators at his disposal, Disney transformed Carlo Collodi’s fairy tale about an obnoxious living puppet into an action-packed moral fable about a gullible one – and a virtuoso example of pure cinematic storytelling. Official Website: Click here


Ongoing events…


Spectrum Street Art Festival – last day!

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

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