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JAGG // Live at the Christchurch Arts Festival // Thurs 18 Aug

Hera // Pysch Tigers // August Featured Artist “Psych Tigers” is the solo music project of 16 year old Sam Perry. The idea was conceived in 2011 whilst in the studio recording an EP with his surf punk band “Beach Arab”. Whilst writing songs for the EP, strange musical ideas began to form. What started out as 13-minute psychedelic delay heavy jams, quickly started to form songs. Many a song was written and he decided to take the project seriously. He made a Facebook page and a Bandcamp page under the moniker “Psych Tigers” and recorded and released his first song “Glitter”. To his surprise the song received a fair deal of attention in the blogosphere and was played on numerous New Zealand “indie” radio stations. Driven by this unexpected success he recorded a 7 track EP in his bedroom over the course of a few weeks. The EP is laced with numerous influences and genres from psychedelic/ surf/pop to aggressive lo-fi/garage punk.

CHARTDISC Vol.5 // Free Chch Music Sampler CHART - in association with Cosmic, Creative Communities, The Mainland Foundation, Real NZ Festival and the Dead End Derby is proud to announce CHARTDISC VOL 5 - the ‘Hard & Heavy’ Edition 2011. Emerging from the Christchurch dust and rubble like a black phoenix comes a no nonsense selection of hard rock and metal underground classics. Taste the high energy delights of grunge, hard rock, hardcore, punk, thrash and death metal in a diverse collection of visceral, elemental and at times downright face melting tracks.  The often overlooked genres represented here are staunch, proud and possess fiercely loyal fans. Rarely are these bands lifted into the bright lights of the public eye but again as Otautahi (Christchurch) rises from the seismic challenges, this selection showcases the beautiful musical diversity in the south, with an ability to charge ahead, throw the horns and dive into the mosh.  Grab a copy from the CHART Live Stages at the Christchurch Arts Festival and ‘Garden Variety’ at the Real NZ Festival in Hagley Park, the Dead End Derby at CBS Arena Oct 8th, from Penny Lane or nationwide from Cosmic, Musicworks and Marbecks. 

Listen to CHART DISC Vol. 5 at //

The Body Festival, Christchurch’s annual dance and physical theatre festival, is a 24 day showcase and celebration of local and international dancing talent. From 23 September to 16 October, there will be over 20 leading national and international dance company performances and 80 plus public workshops from local community dance groups.

Programme details at 03 366 7709



2011 //

Get warmed up before seven of the key Rugby World Cup matches in a entertainment playground adjacent to the Rugby World Cup Fanzone.

Bipeds Productions bring their award winning chemistry to Christchurch to present their dance work Lily. Their last show Fishnet took the city by storm! This poignant piece orbits around the central character of iconic Dunedin dance teacher Lily Stevens. With their trade-mark hilarity these seasoned performers navigate a thread through preparation for dancing competitions into the catatonic state that ensues after Lilyís end of year recital and on into a vivid and sensuous celebration of Barefoot dancing to Chopin. It features a chorus of young Christchurch dancers from Southern Ballet and St Margaretís School.

Following its highly successful debut season at the Body Festival in 2009 and the unfortunate cancellation of its 2010 season, Christchurch based Southern Lights Dance Company is delighted to be back with a new season of works including two new commissions and a remounting of one previous work. With the continued support of Creative New Zealand and for 2011, partnership with the Goethe Institut, the company will present new works by New Zealand choreographer Maria Dabrowska and German choreographer Riki Von Falken. In addition Fleur de Thierís work ëPerchí from the 2009 season will be revisited. Featuring a company of outstanding dancers be sure to catch this company at The Body Festival before it heads to Q Theatre in Auckland as part of The Edgeís STAMP programme and the Tempo Festival.

Featuring the CHART live music stage, The Body Festival Speed Dancing Stage, Pandemonium Tree Percussion and Aerials, Crazy Crash Pad Rugby, Water Music from the Christchurch Symphony and Southern Opera, The Paul Kelly Dancers and roving characters from Chant et Danse, The Court Jesters and Tablo. This will be an amazing family oriented arts playground for the lead up to kick off - so come along and join in the fun!

Where: The Christchurch Events Village, North Hagley Park When: Sat September 10th 6.00pm - 8.00pm Fri September 16th 5.30pm - 7.30pm Sat September 24th 6.00pm - 8.00pm Sun October 2nd 1.00pm - 3.00pm Sun October 9th 1.00pm - 3.00pm Sun October 16th 3.00pm - 5.00pm Sun October 23rd 3.00pm - 5.00pm

Where: The GeoDome, Christchurch Events Village, North Hagley Park When: 26th and 27th September at 7.30pm Cost: $20, $15 (concessions) Tickets: or phone 0800 327 484 booking fees apply

August 2011 // Issue 01 Your Guide To Christchurch Entertainment


A Feast for The Court // September 1-4

Invite guests to your home to enjoy fine food, fine wine and fine company in a fundraiser brunch, lunch or dinner for The Court Theatre. At a time when Christchurch has lost many of its favourite eateries, HOST! is the perfect excuse to open your doors and your hearts and bring friends and associates together - all in aid of a great cause. Simply determine the price you would like to give your meal and invite your guests to donate

this instead to The Court’s Fundraising Appeal. No matter whether you’re Masterchef material or still mastering the microwave, the proceeds from every HOST! meal will go towards securing. The Court’s future in Christchurch and building its new Addington home.

Visit or email to register.

What’s going on in Christchurch // JAGG Supplement FAMILY // COMMUNITY Spark week showcases the creative activities of CPIT art & design and architectural studies. Throughout the week we present exhibitions, displays, workshops and guest speakers from related industries. Speakers include James Ellis (concept artist, Weta), Areta Wilkinson (jeweller), Wayne Youle (visual artist), Diederik van Heyningen (photographer), and Lucy Arnold (graphic designer).

Design and Arts College Exhibition: Open Polytechnic, Level 1, 166 Moorhouse Ave, Second-year fine arts students present Diverge, Aug 4, 5.30pm-7pm.Ph 03 365 1578 Friends of the Library Sydenham Room: South Library, 66 Colombo St. Guest Speaker Simon Pollard. August 9, 12.30pm. Gold coin donation. Ph Elizabeth 03 343 2216 NZ International Film Festival: Hoyts Northlands August 11-28. Brochures out now or visit


Scared Scriptless: NASDA Theatre, E Block at CPIT. Today, tomorrow, 8pm. Adults $16, students $14. Book at or ph 03 963 0870

VISUAL ARTS // for more information

Art In Nature: Seeing Beyond the Ordinary. A photographic exhibition by members of the Nature Photograpy Society of New Zealand. South Christchurch Library, 66 Colombo St, Beckenham. Jul 31-Aug 14, free. Art Nomad: 87 Main Road, Redcliffs. New work of Christchurch by Hamish Allan, unveiled 6.30pm, Aug 5. Open daily, ph 027 600 7779 Bryce Gallery: Works by Kendall Perkins at Art Metro Café, 465 Papanui Rd, to Aug 9. Ph 021 258 269, Chambers@241: 241 Moorehouse Ave, 18 Christchurch-based artists, to Aug 6, Wed-Fri, 11am-5.30pm; sat, 10am-2pm. Deanna Gracie Contemporary Jewellery: By appointment, ph 03 388 2596,

ABC: 337 Lincoln Rd, Addington. Thu-Sat, 11am-3pm, or by appointment.

L’Estrange Gallery Sumner: 53 Nayland St, Sumner. Ph 03 326 6057

Alexis Fine Art Gallery: 359 Colombo St. open daily. Ph 03 365 5800

Longueville Gallery: 82 Otahuna Rd, Tai Tapu, Fri-Sun, 10.30am- 4.30pm. Ph 03 329 6766

Papergraphica: 192 Bealey Ave, Christchurch. Drawings and etchings by John Reynolds, to Aug 13. Wed-Fri, 11am-2pm. Ph 03 366 8487 UC Ilam Campus Gallery: Block 2, School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury. Form, by Phil Aitken, Blair Barclay, Jessie day, Rob hood and Thomas Reveley. Exhibition Aug 3-5. Daily 11.30am-4.30pm, Ilam Campus gallery, Block 2, School of Fine Arts, University of Canterbury. Going Underground, by Hamish Coleman, in The Casting Room, Block 3, School of Fine Arts. Watsons Auctions: The George, 50 Park Tce. Connoisseurs Collection, auction of works from the Mount Cook Station and dame Jean Herbison collections, Aug 11, 7pm, Windsor gallery: 45 Chambers St, Hornby. Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm. Ph 03 366 0724

Tickets $8 (+ $2 booking fee) from Limited door sales ($10, cash only) Bar with food available for purchase (EFTPOS available) PechaKucha Night - devised and shared by Klein Dytham architecture

Where: The GeoDome, Christchurch Events Village, North Hagley Park When: Fri 30th September and Sat 1st October at 7.30pm Cost: $25, $20 (concessions) from Dash Tickets Tickets: or phone 0800 327 484 booking fees apply



PechaKucha Night // Christchurch 11

From New Zealand to Cuba, Mexico, Spain and back to New Zealand, Purakau, a Cuban, Mexican and New Zealand poster project is still on the move //



PechaKucha Night – which originated in Tokyo - is an evening of unique, rapid-fire presentations. Each presenter shows 20 images, each of which is shown for 20 seconds, giving a total presentation time of 6 minutes 40 seconds. PechaKucha Night Christchurch has held 10 events over the past three years and the audience is constantly growing. Each event has a variety of high quality presentations on differing subjects, and this, coupled with the enthusiastic and diverse audience, makes it the amazing night it is with many interesting thoughts, facts, stories and images being thrown around.

Purakau // Poster Exhibition Eric Silva // Cuba

Our next event will be held in association with the Christchurch Arts Festival at the Telstra Clear Club in the Events Village in Hagley Park, starting at 8:20pm sharp on 17 August. Doors open at 7.30pm to allow people to mix and mingle beforehand. The venue includes a bar with food available for purchase by eftpos or cash. Come down for night that is fun, fast and informative. PechaKucha is for content, not for profit. PechaKucha Nights are being held in 432 cities around the world and counting... PechaKucha Night – devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture.

Where: Telstra Clear Club, Events Village, Hagley Park When: Weds 17th August at 8.20pm (doors open 7.30pm) Cost: $8 (+ service fees) from Dash Tickets. $10 door sales available if not sold out (cash only) Tickets: or phone 0800 327 484

Purakau, Atrium, Rakaia Centre, CPIT, City Campus, Madras Street // Opening Wednesday 10 August – Wednesday 31 August, 2011

Purakau // Poster Exhibition Natalie Robertson // NZ

New Zealand International Film Festival // Canterbury Highlights

What are YOU doing this weekend?

Wknd 1 : 12 Aug THEATRE // Titanics

Wknd 4 : 1 Sept MUSIC // Christchurch Sings

The Christchurch Arts Festival presents eight weekends to warm up your winter from 12 August - 2 October 2011.

Wknd 3 : 25 Aug DANCE // Random Acts of God and Other Stories

Wknd 2 : 18 Aug MUSIC // Na Ozzetti

Wknd 5 : 8 Sept MUSIC // Electric Wire Hustle Family

Wknd 6 : 15 Sept MUSIC // The Phoenix Foundation

Wknd 7 : 22 Sept DANCE // Footnote

Wknd 8 : 29 Sept MUSIC // Songs to Leave Behind PLUS: Free visual arts in Hagley Park every weekend: Earth from Above and Pouwhenua. And much, much more!

details and to book visit

Netherwood //

Gone With the Weird //

Rumble & Bang // Patrick Gilles’ two locally shot films will screen in the Festival line-up. Feature-length film The Holy Roller was shot in early 2009 and includes a cast of local actors. The story is based on Australian co-scripter/lead actor Angus Benfield’s own experiences as a pastor. “Failing nightclub owner Simon is inspired to transform his club into a chapel and enlists the help of Pastor Luke and his musician sister Kate. With its success the church soon starts to attract unwholesome attention in this shaggy, good-natured romp.” says Festival Director Bill Gosden. Gilles’ short film Huhu Attack! will play as part of the Homegrown: Flights of Fantasy programme curated by MIC. The short features a Canterbury backdrop and a musical score performed by the NZSO. MIC Programmer Deborah Lawler-Dormer describes the short as a “50s-style comedyhorror-musical extravaganza”. Local feature Netherwood, filmed in the limestone hills of Waipara, will have its World Premiere at the Christchurch leg of the Festival. Director Cristobal Araus Lobos and Producer Owen Black (known for his role as Dr Ethan Pierce in Shortland Street), have set the film in a fictional backwater.

“Netherwood stirs a hefty dose of hardboiled Southern Man stoicism into a modern day Western thriller. Owen Black stars in a very different role as the lone drifter Stan who is soon butting heads with macho bully Mex, played by fellow Street alumnus Will Hall.” says Festival Assistant Programmer Michael McDonnell. A documentary on 90s alternative rock band Squirm will also have its World Premiere at the Festival. Gone With the Weird, from director Simon Ogston, looks at the band founded by friends Virgil Reality and Mike Hex, as well as the music scene at the time. The documentary features interviews with their contemporaries including Loves Ugly Children, Pumpkinhead and Ape Management.

“It is an affectionate tribute to both an unknown band worthy of rediscovery and to the fertile punk underground that spawned them. Christchurch was home to a vibrant and innovative music scene throughout the 90s. Gone with the Weird is a welcome reintroduction to the music from this time.” says McDonnell.

Simon Ogston has also collaborated with Jeff Smith for local music documentary Rumble & Bang. The film looks at Chants R&B, a garage rock band in the 60s strongly influenced by John Mayall and The Pretty Things. The film features pristine archival footage from the band’s Stage Door gigs as well as new recordings from the band’s 2007 reunion.

“Rumble & Bang proves that there was a relevant musical underground in New Zealand long before the days of Flying Nun.” says McDonnell. Previously announced, Park Kiyong’s documentary Moving will provide a personal account of the impact of the February 22 earthquake on a Korean immigrant family attempting to rebuild their lives. Shot in April the film captures a key moment in their continuing struggle to come to termswith their loss. The work of Korean filmmaker Park has previously featured at international film festivals. He is currently at the University of Auckland on a research fellowship. The Festival screens in Christchurch at Hoyts Northlands from August 12 to 28. Programmes are around town now and online at www.nzff., counter bookings now open at venue.

$20 tickets (plus service fees) / Venues around the city / For more

The Press Christchurch Writers Festival //

CPIT Presents SPARK // Celebrating Art + Design and Architectual Studies

International Stage // Tess Gerritsen and John Hart

SPARK is a week long event by CPIT Art + Design and Architectural Studies Schools that highlights the work and ideas of those industries.

New Zealand Stage // Ngaio Marsh Award

CSO Presents // CSO Presents // Lamb and Hayward Masterworks Kiwi Soul series - Demidenko plays Rachmaninov Strauss Don Juan, Op.20 Rachmaninov Concerto No.2, Op.18, C minor Rachmaninov Symphony No.2, Op.27, E minor

An array of soul, funk and jazz musicians will take to the stage in the latest of collaborations with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra in Kiwi Soul Saturday 20th August.

It will be an evening dominated by Rachmaninov when the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra takes to the stage under the baton of Chief Conductor, Tom Woods on Saturday 27th August in the Lamb and Hayward Masterworks series concert Demidenko plays Rachmaninov.

Cool sophistication will be the order of the day with New Zealand’s own Soul Diva Whirimako Black making a welcome return to Christchurch. Whirimako’s distinctive sound, her use of traditional Māori musical forms and te reo make her a unique and powerful voice in New Zealand.

Internationally renowned pianist, Nikolai Demidenko returns to Christchurch to perform Rachmaninov’s Concerto No 2, one of the great 20th century piano concertos, a work which somehow never loses its grip on audiences.

Christchurch’s own LA Mitchell and Mark Vanilau will perform a selection of songs including repertoire from their own catalogues as well as renditions on numbers from greats such as Renee Geyer, Stevie Wonder, Phil Collins and Randy Crawford.

Demidenko is renowned for his authoritative performances of the Russian concerto repertoire such as Rachmaninov and has worked with many conductors and orchestras throughout the world. His passionate pianism means that he is in high demand worldwide. The second half of the concert features the composer’s Second Symphony which reflects a mastery of the symphonic form and the ability to use it to convey very human feelings. Beautifully orchestrated, Second Symphony is widely regarded as Rachmaninov’s best symphony and its warmth and depth of emotion leaves a long lasting effect on its audience.

When: Saturday 27th August, 7.30pm Where: Aurora Centre Tickets: Tickets are $40 and can be purchased through Dash Tickets

The concept of this concert was born from the orchestra’s collaboration projects with CPIT Jazz School and a number of music arrangements from the likes of Tom Rainey, Scott Taitoko, Cameron Pearce, Harry Harrison and Gwyn Reynolds will feature throughout the evening. Rainey will also take to the podium as conductor.

When: Saturday 20th August, 7.30pm Where: CBS Arena Tickets: $20 and $30 are available through Ticketek

The Larnachs // Owen Marshall Ngaio Marsh Award // Finalists Announced The finalists for the 2011 Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel, which will be presented as part of the upcoming Christchurch Arts Festival, have now been announced today. The award, now in its second year, is made annually for the best crime, mystery, or thriller novel written by a New Zealand citizen or resident. Its namesake, Dame Ngaio Marsh, is renowned worldwide as one of the four iconic “Queens of Crime” of the Golden Age of Detective Fiction. The award was established last year with the blessing of Dame Ngaio’s closest living relatives. Over the past two months an expert panel consisting of seven local and international judges has been considering the best examples of locally written crime and thriller fiction published in New Zealand during 2010.The judges are now pleased to announce that the finalists are:

Blood Men // Paul Cleave (Random House) Captures // Neil Cross (Simon & Schuster) Hunting Blind // Paddy Richardson (Penguin) Slaughter Falls // Alix Bosco (Penguin) The judges praised Blood Men as “a gruesomely gripping story” told “in clean, sharp prose, with authentically laconic dialogue and

For More Information, Please Contact // Craig Sisterson, Judging Convenor // craigsisterson @ or (021) 184 1206

flashes of very dark humour”; said Captured was “fascinating”, with “amazing twists and turns” and a “main character who was drawn so well”; rated Hunting Blind highly for its “sense of downright creepiness” and “some fascinatingly complex characters”; and were impressed by “the depth and complexity” and “well-executed plot unfolding at a good pace” in Slaughter Falls.

larly tough decision for the panel this year, as judges were impressed by each of the books on the longlist, and there was a real diversity of storytelling, settings, and styles. There were some very good local crime novels published in 2010 that haven’t become finalists, but that’s a good sign of the growing strength of our own indigenous interpretation of a genre that’s popular around the world.”

This year’s winner of the Ngaio Marsh Award for Best Crime Novel will be announced at a ceremony at the conclusion of the “Setting the Stage for Murder” event at the TelstraClear Club in North Hagley Park on the afternoon of Sunday 21 August 2011. New York Times bestselling international crime writers Tess Gerritsen and John Hart will also be appearing at the event. The winner will receive a distinctive handcrafted trophy designed and created by New Zealand sculptor and Unitec art lecturer Gina Ferguson, a set of Ngaio Marsh novels courtesy of HarperCollins, and a cheque for $1,000 provided by the Christchurch Writers Festival Trust.

Like Dame Ngaio in her heyday, local crime writers are now showing that they can stand shoulder-to-shoulder, quality-wise, with their more well-known international contemporaries, said Sisterson. “We should be proud of our best crime writers, and support and celebrate their success, just like we are justifiably proud of other New Zealanders who achieve great things in their chosen field.”

“The four finalists are a great representation of both the quality and depth of contemporary Kiwi-written crime fiction,” said Judging Convenor Craig Sisterson. “It was a particu-

Setting The Stage For Murder // Where: TestraClear Club, Christchurch Events Village, North Haglee Park When: 21st August at 11.00am Cost: $20

Guest speakers include, Mike Hodgson from Pitch Black (Digital Projection, in image above), Areta Wilkinson Jeweller, James Ellis Concept design artist with Weta, Wayne Youle Artist, Diederik van Heyningen, Professional Photographer and many more. The seminars are presented in two parts. The first is a series of daytime seminars and workshops that are linked with the Christchurch Arts Festival called ArtsBites, which is aimed at Art + Design students at tertiary and NCEA level. See here for more details. The second is a series of evening seminars aimed at students and the general public. See here for more details.

EVENTS // Monday, August 8

James Ellis – Concept Artist, Weta and Tim Budgen, Digital Animator DL Block Lecture Theatre 12.00 – 1.00pm (25mins per speaker). 6.00 – 7.00pm + drinks & nibbles, DL Block Lecture Theatre Mike Hodgson (Pitch Black, video projection) Figure drawing session 7.00 – 9pm, D204 Free figure drawing session open to artists associated with Creative Industries group. To book Phone: 039408739

Tuesday, August 9

Jenny Cooper, Illustrator and Lucy Arnold, Graphic Designer Rakaia Centre Imagitech Theatre 12.00 – 1pm (25mins per speaker).   6.00 – 7.00pm + drinks & nibbles, DL Block Lecture Theatre  Guy Pask (Strategy, Graphic Design )

Wednesday, August 10

Michael Reed, Printmaker and Ben Reid, Printmaker, DL Block Lecture Theatre 12.00 – 1.00pm (25mins per speaker). A Gathering - Exhibition opening 5.30 – 7.00pm, Rakaia Centre Group exhibition of selected Christchurch artists curated by Grant Banbury. 7.00 – 8.00pm + drinks & nibbles, DL Lecture Theatre Grant Banbury (Art curator, gallery director), Areta Wilkinson (Jeweller) DL Lecture theatre

Thursday, August 11

Wayne Youle, Visual Artist Rakaia Centre Imagitech Theatre 12.00 – 12.45pm. Please arrive by 11.45am Jason Mills Imagitech Theatre 12.00 – 1.00pm 6.00 – 7.00pm + drinks & nibbles, Imagitech Lecture Theatre Charlie Nott

Friday, August 12

Lunchtime Art Bites 12.00 – 1.00pm DL Block Lecture Theatre Johannes van Kan (Photographer) Opening of D (Art and Design) and C (Architecture) Block exhibition spaces 5.30pm – 8.00pm + drinks, nibbles & music

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