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Things are definitely livening up in Christchurch. Its great to see there are some good choices again in the way of live music events.
The Dux// The Hops Pale Ale and some other guest beers were up there behind the bar amongst about a dozen Cassels Beers along with a few medals and a big coffee machine.
A recent newsletter from the Twisted Hop announced they had finally made it in to rescue some of their beers which had been ‘conditioning’ in the red zone, and among the survivors were a few barrels of their signature Pale Ale and Twisted Ankle Ale. Ah thank goodness, they planned to put some on tap at Cassels & Sons Brewery as well as on the hand pump at Pomeroy’s. So off I went, and I found it just by the old bridge on Garlands Road. Initially it just seemed like what you would expect for a busy cafe or restaurant. I noticed gig posters on the walls and whilst looking around for a stage, something else caught my eye behind the bar. Busted: the masquerade was over. A big brick wood-fired kiln complete with a big copper hat shattered any notion that this was your average cafe or restaurant. It wasn’t ‘til later when Zak was telling me about the plans under way for the area, did I learn that Cassel & Sons beer is pretty unique, because it’s brewed the same way beer was brewed before you could flick a switch. I did notice however the heaters in the courtyard were a bit more modern.
The Cassells & Sons Brewery hasn’t been open long. After June like most of us, they had to make a few changes, but their timing was spot on and by the sounds of things they opened just in time to rescue a few world-class gigs that were suddenly without venues. They’ve found it difficult in fact to brew enough beer to keep the bar in stock so I guess it’s lucky they have all those guest beers to help them out.
So what is happening with the Dux ? Dux fans have had to endure a lot lately, what with having their supply of free live music and Dux brew’s cut off simultaneously. Thankfully the ‘Save the Dux’ campaign helped fill the void for many, especially with all the controversy and speculation there was going on. Well guess what, the question everyone has been asking has been answered, the rumours are true, operation Dux ‘Live’ is underway. Yes, a new spot has been found and work has started and is probably underway as you read this. Dux ‘Live’ as it’s already being referred to is set to open in early October. It’s still handy to town. You will find it tucked in just before the railway tracks at the beginning of Lincoln Road, not far from Hagley Park in what seems to have become a nest of relocations for a few central city businesses. Ok well instead of wondering, let’s quickly tick
You can find out heaps about them on their website and on Facebook; look for The Brewery or Cassels & Sons or check out the jagg.co.nz website to find out what gigs they have coming up. There are some panels going up in the roof to help out with the acoustics so if you fancy a local beer and listening to some great tunes The Brewery should definitely go on your list of spots to investigate.
So there you go, now you have an answer.
Well not quite. You almost forgot a vital ingredient - the music. Checking out live gigs at the Dux is how many of us first heard or experienced a lot of now famous Kiwi bands and musicians. The Dux is legendary for its ‘Live’ music and as the (new) name suggests, upholding that tradition is being held high. You only have to look at the stage set up and sound system to see that, and bookings have already started rolling in.
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Ash Keating’s delivery of Gardensity as part of the 6th SCAPE could not be more apt or timely for Christchurch.
taken on a heightened importance as a location for public dialogue regarding the future, postearthquake redevelopment of Christchurch.
First designed prior to the initial September 4 Canterbury earthquake, Gardensity is envisioned as a fictional property development which houses new condensed, sustainable living located in Cathedral Square.
Designed by Ash Keating in collaboration with Dorian Farr, Patrick Gavin, Chris Toovey and David Campbell. Location // Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu Forecourt Online // www.gardensity.co.nz Dates // 12 August - 16 October 2011
Keating enables us to experience this vision through an architectural animation, site-specific installation and an internet presence that has
You remember the Norwester, Ginger Tom, Blue Duck and Dux Lager don’t you?
So sitting in the sun, having a Dux lager and a bite to eat while you’re waiting for bands like The Eastern, The Dukes or maybe even The Bats to start playing is no longer relegated to being a mere memory. Once again, it’s something you can actually look forward to.
3 Garlands Road, Woolston, Christchurch Email // firstname.lastname@example.org Facebook // www.facebook.com/pages/the-brewery
SCAPE has a comprehensive programme of artist talks, panel discussions and kids’ activities. Please visit http://www.scapebiennial.org.nz/christchurchevents to find out more.
off that list in your head, shall we? Courtyard and outside seating? Check. Obviously not as big as it was, but was definitely on the list of must-haves. Great food like pizzas and wedges and that sort of thing? Check. Vegetarians and carnivores alike will be able to feast at Dux ‘Live’. Sunny spots to sit and waste away afternoons? Check. When its shining of course! What about Dux Brewed Beers? Of course!
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Anton Parsons, ‘Passing Time’, 2010/11. Image courtesy of the artist and the Art & Industry Biennial Trust.
Anton Parsons’ Passing Time, which was created for the 6th SCAPE, was installed only a few days prior to the earthquake of 22 February 2011—not long before the 6th SCAPE was due to open. Although the city centre was shaken during the Christchurch earthquake, Passing Time continues to stand tall. The work, commissioned by the Christchurch City Council’s Public Art Advisory Group, CPIT and the CPIT Foundation, features twisting boxes depicting each year between 1906 (the founding of CPIT) and 2010 (the date of the sculpture’s production).
Location // Wilson Reserve, CPIT
Darryn George - The Lambs’ Book of Life The Lambs’ Book of Life (Folder Wall) is both a painting and a sculpture on an enormous scale. Previously designed for the former Government Life Tower Building in Cathedral Square, Darryn George’s revised work will envelop the newly exposed western wall of the Christchurch Civic Offices, formerly obscured by the St Elmo Courts Building. George’s design is based upon an internal view of a filing cabinet drawer with the receding label tabs of suspended folders seen as a metaphor for the function of records and registers in Christian theology. The work brings a fresh sense of hope into an increasingly busy section of central city.
Location // Christchurch Civic Offices Building Montreal Street Wall Dates // 12 August - 30 November 2011 This work was damaged by unforseeably heavy snow and winds on 14 August 2010. It will be reinstalled in early September.
Ahmet Öğüt’s interactive carousel, Waiting for a Bus, was originally conceived as a playful and thought-provoking alternative bus shelter to be located in Victoria Square. Now relocated to Rolleston Ave, the gently rotating carousel provides an invitation for people to enter, sit, stop and observe the slowly unfolding view of the altered city surrounding them. This sculpture reflects Ög˘üt’s interest in patterns of social and public movement through urban spaces, and encourages us to consider the daily occurrence of waiting, taking pause between more apparently significant periods of activity.
Location // Rolleston Avenue, adjacent to Canterbury Museum Dates // 12 August - 2 October 2011
ARTIST TALK: Ash Keating // Join SCAPE Artist Ash Keating for a discussion regarding the public response to his Gardensity project, focusing in particular on forms of participation via the interactiveGardensity project website www.gardensity.co.nz. Thursday 8 September: 6 – 8pm DL Lecture Theatre (access via D Block Quad), CPIT, Christchurch.
OPEN DISCUSSION: One Year on Working as an Artist in Christchurch // Reflecting on the year that was and speculating about future directions. Facilitated by Blair French and Stephen Cleland. Refreshments provided, limited capacity, first in first served. In partnership with The Physics Room. Friday 9 September: 7– 8.30pm Black Betty Cafe, 165 Madras St, Christchurch.
PANEL DISCUSSION: The City as Memory / Panel to discuss the intersection of social history and architectural inheritance as a facilitator of the creation of place. Given the recent events that have changed Christchurch significantly, what role does memory play in the revitalisation of urban space? How do we view & utilise public art in this process?
Chair: Priscilla Pitts (General Manager, Heritage Destinations, New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga, Wellington). Panellists: Anton Parsons (SCAPE Artist), Bruce Russell (Sound Artist, Christchurch), Jonathan Mane-Wheoki (Maori Art Historian and Cultural Historian, Auckland) & William Fulton (Architect, Christchurch). In partnership with New Zealand Historic Places Trust Pouhere Taonga & in association with Christchurch Arts Festival & The Christchurch Press Festival of Ideas. SATURDAY 10 SEPTEMBER 11am – 12.30pm Admission $5, Bookings essential. TelstraClear Club, Christchurch Events Village, North Hagley Park, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch
PANEL DISCUSSION: Imagined Futures // How do or should practices in contemporary art intersect with those of urban planning, design, architecture and environmental planning? Does art in public space have a role to play in challenging or rearticulating values associated with urban and architectural heritage? What is the role of designers, landscape architects, artists and architects in curating the city’s public space? Chair: Lara Strongman (Art Historian and Curator, Christchurch). Panellists: Ash Keating (SCAPE
Artist, Melbourne), Bill McKay (Architectural Critic, Auckland), Hugh Nicholson (Urban Designer, Christchurch), Simon Sellars (Writer, Melbourne) and William Field (Landscape Architect and member of SCAPE Curatorial Group, Christchurch). In association with Christchurch Arts Festival & The Press Festival of Ideas. SUNDAY 11 SEPTEMBER 11am – 12.30pm Admission $5, Bookings essential.TelstraClear Club, Christchurch Events Village, North Hagley Park, Rolleston Ave, Christchurch
REBUILD A RECYCLABLE CITY: Kids Workshops // Drawing inspiration from SCAPE Artist Joanna Langford’s The High Country, kids will have an opportunity to rebuild a favourite part of their city out of recyclable materials. We provide the materials, kids bring their imagination! 10.30 - 12pm & 1.30 - 3pm Saturday 5 November 10.30- 12pm & 1.30- 3pm Saturday 19 November Creative Junk, 25 Disraeli St, Addington Price: $5 Bookings essential, limited to 12 per workshop. Suitable for 6–12 year olds. Phone: 03 379 4040 Email: Christine@creativejunk.org.nz
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From the 23th of September the Body Festival is bringing a 24 day showcase and celebration of dance to Christchurch. Featuring local and international dance companies in over 20 performances - there will be no shortage of fantastic dance to see. Also, you can ‘Have-A-Go’ at a wide range of dance styles in our 80+ public dance workshops, led by some of Christchurch’s top dance groups and tutors!
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Mondays PIERSIDE CAFE :: Nuttin Trivial - Quiz Night every Monday | 7:30pm, Tuesdays BEALEY ALE HOUSE :: Jamming with the Jamesons Every Tuesday 8pm Wednesday, 14 September THE BREWERY :: The Eastern Family every Wednesday | 8pm, FREE THE VENUE-MUSICBAR :: Claim The Throne (AU) Triumph and Beyond Tour | 8pm, $TBA Thursday, 15 September THE ANCIENT REALM :: DJ Revolution & Home Brew | 9pm, $20 door CANTERBURY BOWLING CLUB :: Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School: Sports Draw | 7:30pm, $13 pre CIBURB BAR :: Unlimited Speed Zone | 8pm, FREE EVENTS VILLAGE :: The Thursday Sessions: | 7:30pm, $10 pre FINNEGANS :: Jody Direen Live | 8pm, FREE PIERSIDE CAFE :: Karaoke - D.J Chick | 8:30pm, FREE SALSA LATINA STUDIOS :: Salsa Night on Thursdays | 8:45pm, FREE THE VENUE-MUSICBAR :: Battle of the Bands Semi Finals Friday, 16 September CIBURB BAR :: Good Company | 10pm, FREE FUEL BAR :: Dream Teams Earn Your Stripes3:Champion Status! | 7pm, $10 pre, $15 NORTH HAGLEY PARK :: Garden Variety - Rare Shot Blue w/ Mr Squatch | 5:30pm, FREE PIERSIDE CAFE :: Beach Breaks with DJ Dmand | 8:30pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Filling the Tins | 11am $5 or a batch of baking TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - The Phoenix Foundation | 10pm, $20+bf Saturday, 17 September FINNEGANS :: Shameless Few | 9pm, FREE SALSA LATINA STUDIOS :: Salsa Night Fever | 9pm, $5 door TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - The Phoenix Foundation | 10pm, $20 pre,+bf THE BREWERY :: Family Cactus - Spirit Lights Tour - The Brewery | 9pm, Sunday, 18 September CIBURB BAR :: Virduoso | 5pm, FREE NO 4 :: Sunday Sessions | 4pm, FREE THE BREWERY :: Lindon Puffin | FREE WINNIES FERRYMEAD :: Dr Sanchez | 1pm, FREE Check www.jagg.co.nz to add gigs Thursday, 22 September CIBURB BAR :: Virduoso | 8pm, FREE EVENTS VILLAGE :: The Thursday Sessions: | 7:30pm, $10 pre FINNEGANS :: Thursday Night Jam Sessions | 8pm, FREE PIERSIDE CAFE :: Karaoke - D.J Chick | 8:30pm, FREE SALSA LATINA STUDIOS :: Salsa Night on Thursdays | 8:45pm, FREE THE BREWERY :: Simon Comber and Nadia Reid plus guests | FREE THE VENUE-MUSICBAR :: Battle of the Bands - The Finals Friday, 23 September ARANUI HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE :: Christchurch Arts Festival - C'mon Black | 6:30pm, $20 +bf CIBURB BAR :: Insane Jane | 10pm, FREE PIERSIDE CAFE :: Beach Breaks with DJ Dmand | 8:30pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Fathers and Sons | 6:30pm, $20 pre, +bf THE VENUE-MUSICBAR :: Cut Off Your Hands | 8pm, $20 pre Saturday, 24 September 206 BARBADOES ST :: Elysium Fields Presents: The Elegant Skull | 8pm, $7 door CIBURB BAR :: Studio 54 | 10pm, FREE ELMWOOD AUDITORIUM :: Christchurch Arts Festival - C'mon Black | 6:30pm, $20 +bf FERRYMEAD ALE HOUSE :: Smashbox | 10pm, FREE FINNEGANS :: DJ Travis | 10pm, FREE THE GEO DOME :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Footnote: Made in New Zealand | 6:30pm,$20+bf NORTH HAGLEY PARK :: Garden Variety - The Bats w/ Custard Bear | 5:30pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Richard Nunns | 1pm, $10 pre, +bf TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Fathers and Sons | 10pm, $20 +bf WAIPARA WEST :: Spring Equinox 2011 | 5pm, $30 pre, $40 door
Sunday, 25 September CIBURB BAR :: D'sendantz | 5pm, FREE THE GEO DOME :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Footnote: Made in New Zealand | 6:30pm, $20+bf NO 4 :: Sunday Sessions | 4pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Mike Nock Trio | 1pm, $10 +bf TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - C'mon Black | 6:30pm, $20 +bf WIGRAM AIRFORCE MUSEUM :: Christchurch Arts Festival Christchurch Memorial | 3pm, $20 Check www.jagg.co.nz for updates Tuesday, 27 September BEALEY ALE HOUSE :: Jamming with the Jamesons every Tuesday | 8pm, FREE CBS ARENA :: Christchurch Arts Festival - NZSO Odes to Joy | 6pm from $15 Wednesdays THE BREWERY :: The Eastern Family every Wednesday | 8pm, FREE Thursday, 29 September CIBURB BAR :: Unlimited Speed Zone | 8pm, FREE EVENTS VILLAGE :: The Thursday Sessions: | 7:30pm, $10 pre FINNEGANS :: Thursday Night Jam Sessions | 8pm, FREE PIERSIDE CAFE :: Karaoke - D.J Chick | 8:30pm, FREE SALSA LATINA STUDIOS :: Salsa Night on Thursdays | 8:45pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Amiria Grenell 'Three Feathers' Album Release Tour | 7pm, $10 pre THE VENUE-MUSICBAR :: Dirtyphonics Live - Christchurch | 9pm, $40 +bf online only Friday, 30 September CIBURB BAR :: Good Company | 10pm, FREE PIERSIDE CAFE :: Beach Breaks with DJ Dmand | 8:30pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - The Bellbirds | 6:30pm, $20 pre, $20 door THE BREWERY :: DJ Skew-Whiff | FREE WINNIES FERRYMEAD :: Dr Sanchez | 1pm, FREE
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GARDEN VARIETY // PART OF THE REAL NEW ZEALAND FESTIVAL Get warmed up before seven of the key Rugby World Cup matches in a entertainment playground adjacent to the Rugby World Cup Fanzone.
CHARTDISC Vol.5 // Sept. Featured Artist
The Harbour Union // ChCh Musicians Unite
CHART - Christchurchmusic.org.nz in association with Cosmic, Creative Communities, The Mainland Foundation, CJ’s Musicworks and the Dead End Derby is proud to announce CHARTDISC VOL 5 - the ‘Hard & Heavy’ Edition 2011.
When musicians band together to offer their response to an issue, an event or a cause, it’s common to hear a collective groan and whisper among their audience and critics - suddenly we are meant to believe that these self-mythologisers actually ‘care’. It can be laughable, it can be sad, yet now and again it can work.
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. Grab your copy now from Galaxy Records, Penny Lane Records and the RDUnit in Christchurch or nationwide from Cosmic, Musicworks and Marbecks. Select copies also available at the Christchurch Arts Festivals’ ‘Thursday Sessions’ and the CHART Live Stage at ‘Garden Variety’ at the Real NZ Festival in Hagley Park and the Dead End Derby at CBS Arena Oct 8th.
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A band of Lyttelton musicians gathering under the moniker ‘The Harbour Union’ have hunkered down together, recorded some songs and have been hustling them into as many hands who want them, in exchange for cash.Lyttleton boasts a thriving artistic community that was hit hard by the February earthquake. Several music venues and cafes perished, such as the iconic establishments Harbour Light, Wunderbar, The Volcanic Café, El Santo (The British Hotel) and The Empire Hotel. The events and challenges faced by Christchurch compelled these locals to utilise their talents to help raise money for the community, so they made a record of, for, and about their community, the profits and proceeds of which will find their way back to Lyttelton and to the folks who need it. To date, Harbour Union album sales have exceeded a mighty 1,400 copies, reaching No. 18 in the NZ charts for the second week of May. This compelled the Lyttleton collective to embark on a national tour, beginning in Christchurch on Thursday 8 September. Here are all the dates - be sure to get out and give your support!
TOUR DATES Thursday 8 Sept - The Aurora Centre, Christchurch RSVP on facebook Saturday 10 Sept - Chicks Hotel, Dunedin Wednesday 14 Sept - 1885, Auckland Saturday 17 Sept - The Free House, Nelson with The Eastern Wednesday 21 Sept - Mighty Mighty, Wellington with The Eastern and Barry Saunders Thursday 22 Sept - St Peters Town Hall, Paekakariki with The Eastern Tickets - $11+bf from undertheradar.co.nz www.facebook.com/theharbourunion
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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!
"HAVE-A-GO" WORKSHOPS // The Body Festival in association with The Heart Foundation and Mental Health Foundation are pleased to offer our ever popular programme of ‘Have-A-Go’ workshops. From Bollywood to Ballroom, Tango to Tap, Lindy Hop to Line-dance (and everything in between!) there will be something for everyone. Come along and try a range of dances in workshops that will suit people of all ages and abilities – the hardest part will be choosing your favourite!
‘Have-A-Go’ Workshops at CPIT (in association with the Heart Foundation) Where: CPSA Lounge at CPIT, Madras Street When: 10:30am – 3:30pm, Saturday September 24th – Saturday 15th October (Weekend days only) See thebody.co.nz for details of individual workshops Cost: $20, $15 (concessions) Tickets: Koha/Donation Bookings not required. NASDA Workshops (in association with the Mental Health Foundation) Where: NASDA Studios at CPIT, Madras Street When: Saturday 8th - Sunday 9th, Saturday 15th - Sunday 16th October Cost // Tickets: See thebody.co.nz for details of each individual workshops. Also see thebody.co.nz for our wide range of ‘Independent’ Workshops and Events
Check out thebody.co.nz to see the full programme of workshops on offer – booking information (where appropriate) is listed with each workshop.
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
showcases gritty rhythm’s from the African continent and blends them with moody beats of the western world laced with the fast hypnotic sounds of one of UK’s best original Dance DJ’s. Twelve dancers are caught in the continuous flow of life, samsara. They are trapped in a cycle of life’s pleasurable distractions and delusions. Two dancers hear the distant waves from the shores of nirvana and are attracted to a new way of life free from the cycle. The performance takes you on a dynamic journey untangling the ebbs, flows and crescendos of life. Equanimity fuses traditional African dance with explosive contemporary dance accompanied by djembe drummers, live musicians, DJ Verdi, and the hypnotic sounds of the didgeridoo.
Where: Chch Rudolf Steiner School Theatre When: Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th September at 7.30pm Cost: $20, $15 (concessions) from Dash Tickets Tickets: www.dashtickets.co.nz or phone 0800 327 484 booking fees apply Afro Fusion will also be offering a dance workshop on performance days. For more information please contact the festival office on (03) 366 7709 or email@example.com
EQUANIMITY // Afro Fusion presents a collaboration of artists from around the world that have come together to bring to life an original performance that
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Thursday, 1 September BECKS ALEHOUSE :: Bassfreaks & Smirnoff Proudly Present An Evening with Krafty Kuts | 10pm www.cosmicticketing.co.nz CIBURB BAR :: Unlimited Speed Zone | 8pm, FREE EVENTS VILLAGE :: The Thursday Sessions :CPIT Jazz School Students | 7pm, $10 pre FINNEGANS :: Thursday Night Jam Sessions | 8pm, FREE THE LOONS :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Macbeth | 8pm, $32 +bf PIERSIDE CAFE :: Ukulele Jam | 8pm, FREE SALSA LATINA STUDIOS :: Salsa Night on Thursdays | 8:45pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival-Baby O | 10am, Midday & 1:30pm | $20 door Friday, 2 September 206 BARBADOES ST :: Furchick & Oranj Punjabi - Analogue To Digital Tour with Mela | 8pm, $5 CIBURB BAR :: Good Company | 10pm, FREE THE LOONS :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Macbeth | 8pm, $32 +bf PIERSIDE CAFE :: Beach Breaks with DJ Dmand | 8:30pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Songs from Kurt Weill | 8pm, $20 + bf THE BREWERY :: Panther and the Zoo + Tono and the Finance Company | 11pm, FREE THE VENUE-MUSICBAR :: Another Party- Gomorrah, K.L.I.H, MC Luice, Ashby | 8:30pm, $10 door Saturday, 3 September THE ANCIENT REALM :: Daz & Kurupt - The 100 Wayz Tour | 9pm, $65 CIBURB BAR :: Assembly Required | 10pm, FREE THE LOONS :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Macbeth | 8pm, $32 +bf LYTTELTON FARMERS MARKET :: Dr Sanchez - Latin Guitar | 10am, PIERSIDE CAFE :: The Stone Cold Chillers | 8:30pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Jubilation Choir SOLD OUT | 8pm THE BREWERY :: Alizarin Lizard - Mad As A March Hare Tour | 9:30pm, $10 door THE VENUE-MUSICBAR :: Beastwars | 8pm, $9 pre Sunday, 4 September CBS ARENA :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Christchurch Sings | 7pm, $15 +bf CIBURB BAR :: JRB Trio | 5pm, FREE EVENTS VILLAGE :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Passing Wind | 11am, $10 door, $10 + BF THE LOONS :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Macbeth | 8pm, $32 +bf NO 4 :: Sunday Sessions | 4pm, FREE THE BREWERY :: Marlon Williams | FREE WINNIES FERRYMEAD :: Dr Sanchez | 1pm, FREE Check www.jagg.co.nz for more details Monday, 5 September THE LOONS :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Macbeth | 8pm, $32 +bf PIERSIDE CAFE :: Nuttin Trivial - Quiz Night every Mon | 7:30pm, FREE Tuesday, 6 September BEALEY ALE HOUSE :: Jamming with the Jamesons every Tues | 8pm, THE LOONS :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Macbeth | 8pm, $32 +bf Wednesday, 7 September THE LOONS :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Macbeth | 8pm, $32 +bf THE BREWERY :: The Eastern Family every Wed | 8pm, FREE Thursday, 8 September AURORA CENTRE :: The Harbour Union National Tour | 8pm, $11 pre CHCH POLYTECH :: SCAPE Artist Talk: Ash Keating | 6pm, FREE CIBURB BAR :: Virduoso | 8pm, FREE EVENTS VILLAGE :: The Thursday Sessions: | 7:30pm, $10 pre FINNEGANS :: Thursday Night Jam Sessions | 8pm, FREE THE LOONS :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Macbeth | 8pm, $32 +bf PIERSIDE CAFE :: Karaoke - D.J Chick | 8:30pm, FREE SALSA LATINA STUDIOS :: Salsa Night on Thursdays | 8:45pm, FREE Friday, 9 September BLACK BETTY'S :: SCAPE open discussion: Working as an Artist in Christchurch | 7pm CIBURB BAR :: Insane Jane | 10pm, FREE FINNEGANS :: Lupus Lunar | 10pm, FREE THE LOONS :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Macbeth | 8pm, $32 +bf PIERSIDE CAFE :: Beach Breaks with DJ Dmand | 8:30pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Electric Wire Hustle Family | 6:30pm, $20+bf THE BREWERY :: Carlos Navae | 10pm, FREE
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CPIT LIBRARY // NATIVE BY DESIGN In this lavishly illustrated book, 20 of New Zealand’s top landscape architects and designers offer their wisdom and advice on the subject of landscaping with native plants. These personal narratives showcase some of our country’s most beautiful outdoor environments, from private gardens to public recreation land, urban and industrial spaces, and even farmland.
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Saturday, 10 September THE ANCIENT REALM :: DJ Reminise -90s Mix DVD Launch Party | 9:30pm, $5 door BLACK HORSE HOTEL :: Nosittap | 7pm CIBURB BAR :: The Crystal Set | 10pm, FREE FERRYMEAD ALE HOUSE :: Smashbox | 10pm, FREE FINNEGANS :: Division Street Live | 9pm THE LOONS :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Macbeth | 8pm, $32 +bf NO 4 :: Dr Sanchez | 3pm, FREE NORTH HAGLEY PARK :: Garden Variety - Bang Bang Eche w/ Psych Tigers | 6pm PIERSIDE CAFE :: The Shameless Few | 8:30pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: SCAPE Panel Discussion: The City as Memory | 11am, $5 pre TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Christchurch Arts Festival - Electric Wire Hustle Family | 10pm, $20 +bf THE BREWERY :: T54 Poster EP's Release Tour | 9pm THE VENUE-MUSICBAR :: The Venues 1st Birthday w/ Bassfreaks CUBA & Jagermeister | 9pm, $10 $5 with CUBA Card ZEBEDEES :: Rebuild - 2011 Debut Artists Showcase | 6:30pm Sunday, 11 September CIBURB BAR :: R & B | 5pm, FREE NO 4 :: Sunday Sessions | 4pm, FREE TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: SCAPE Panel Discussion: Imagined Futures | 11am, $5 pre TELSTRACLEAR CLUB :: Island Summer | 1pm, $20 +BF THE VENUE-MUSICBAR :: Battle of the Bands 2011 – Heats day 9am Check www.jagg.co.nz for more details
Once again, John’s stunning photographs capture the uniqueness and splendour of each location, from Kaeo in the Far North to Queenstown in the south. Contributors include Dennis Scott, Alan Titchener, Xanthe White and many other landscape architects and garden designers whose creative lives are spent transforming featureless blocks of land into welcoming spaces that beautifully evoke the special character of New Zealand. In this book they communicate their vision and passion, their experiences – good and bad, and the things they learned the hard way. Let their experience help guide you in creating a native outdoor haven in your own back yard. Books will be available for purchase.
BOOK LAUNCH // 5pm Friday, 16th September, CPIT Library, Rakaia Centre Join us in the Library for wine and cheese and listen to John speak about his latest book.
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More than 70 projects costing $1.9 billion are proposed to redevelop Christchurch’s Central City into a vibrant, prosperous area again following the February 2011 earthquake.
The same team – editors, Ian Spellerberg and Michele Frey, and photographer John Maillard – were behind the 2008 publication Living with Natives: New Zealanders talk about their love of native plants.
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Native by Design: Landscape design with New Zealand plants Photography by CPIT Senior Academic Staff Member (Art and Design) John Maillard. Edited by Ian Spellerberg and Michele Frey
Christchurch Arts Festival // Fathers And Sons See what happens when you bring them together. See what happens when you bring them together. A special performance for the Christchurch Arts Festival featuring Che Fu and Tigi Ness, Feleti and Reverend Mua Strickson-Pua, and Chris and Laurie Searle. When: Friday 23 & Saturday 24 September Where: TelstraClear Club Tickets: $20 Service Fees Apply Book now at: artsfestival.co.nz Brought to you by:
The draft Central City Plan was this month released for consultation. It was developed from 106,000 ideas shared by the community during the six-week Share an Idea community engagement phase of the project. The community now has until 16 September 2011 to tell the Christchurch City Council what it thinks about the draft Plan – good and bad. A two-week Roadshow is underway, taking the Plan and the planners out to talk to the community, and this will be followed by a weeklong Drop-in Centre at the Christchurch Events Village in Hagley Park. The draft plan details what Council’s plans to build or implement during the next ten to twenty years in Christchurch. In the arts area, the Council has acknowledged new and redeveloped performing arts and crafts facilities that are affordable and designed for a broad range of uses are critical for the city’s arts and creative industries. Council has made a commitment to reestablishing key performance and creative
spaces, such as the Town Hall, the Christchurch Art Gallery, the Arts Centre, the Issac Theatre Royal and the Canterbury Museum through partnerships with central government and the private sector. New facilities planned include a community performance and rehearsal venue, a professional theatre facility and a temporary arts and craft studio and business incubator complex. These could be developed as part of re-establishing of existing public and private facilities and the Council will work with key funding partners and stakeholders to determine the best solutions, as well as securing sponsorship for these facilities.
Three proposals are // A Community performance and rehearsal facility // To be built 2015, for use by cultural and musical performers, schools and community groups. It will include a number of affordable spaces to rent, including a 500-seat theatre, rehearsal spaces, dance studios, office space and an outdoor performance space. It will cost about $31 million.
Professional Theatre // To be built by 2019, the theatre will have two theatres of varying size, a rehearsal space, a foyer area, a café and dressing room. This will be a flagship of the performing arts in Christchurch and cost about 45 million dollars.
Arts and crafts studio assistance // To be built by 2012, these studios and workshops will offer artists the opportunity to develop work and collaborate in a central location. Council will look at the feasibility of a business incubator complex or provide start-up support for studio clusters. Council will also help establish an Arts and Creative Industries Earthquake Leadership Forum and will review its 2002 Arts Policy. The forum will be made up of funding bodies who have the responsibility to work together to fund the Central City projects and engage with industry and community stakeholders. The Council will provide staff resources to initiate the forum. For more detail read the full draft Plan at centralcityplan.org.nz
Wise words of comfort are popular in Christchurch these days. For many since the February earthquake, comfort has been something hard to find. As for excitement, it may be the only thing harder to come by in a city stripped of its whole entertainment industry. “Good things come to those who wait,” is what was told repeatedly to a bunch of teenage boys dying to get out of school and get to the big city last year. It would turn out that as soon as they got there, all the advantages of being there would disintegrate – with immediate effect. But they weren’t going to lie down. “House of Kahn” is the collective identity of resident bands “Karmakaze” and “Ipswich,” along with lodgers “Passion Pop Klub.” All members of House of Kahn are originally from Ashburton and Timaru, and after moving to the big city with huge expectations, were knocked backed harshly after February’s earthquake. They were left with two options; move back home to the small town for another whole year – or create a cultural hub in which youths could bask in the elusive pleasures of comfort and excitement. Easy choice. The project was dreamt up in the middle of last
year as what they imagined could potentially be Christchurch’s answer to New York’s “Death By Audio,” which is essentially a haven for musicians, and people who appreciate the arts. Recording EPs, throwing House Gigs, Art Exhibitions and even planning a New Year’s Festival - The residents of House of Kahn are certainly prolific, and intend to promote the DIY ideal that so many New Zealand bands are famous for. Modest in comparison to that of Andy Warhol’s “Factory,” or New Order’s “Hacienda,” House of Kahn, wants to take art of all forms to the limit, and create an environment in which all forms of expression can be appreciated. Although originally attempting to lease a warehouse, away from the hustle and bustle, to run their events, this ended unsuccessfully. Disheartened, the idea occurred: “hey, umm.. why don’t we just do it at the house?” And Kahn was born. Since its birth, Kahn has organized four gigs, including bands The Transistors, Von Voin Strum, Hayne, Custard Bear and Villain. On top of this, the exhibition “Kahn Art” is set to take place soon, along with “Kahn Camp,” a
House of Kahn is the collective identity of resident bands Karmakaze and Ipswich, along with lodgers Passion Pop Klub.
New Year’s festival set to be announced in the near future. More wise words applicable to House of Kahn would be, “All good things must end.” Due to ongoing pressure from Police, Noise Control and eventually the landlord, the Kahn gigs had to end. But not to worry, it was never the location that was important. Although, still being able to have low-key parties and Art Exhibitions, bands are no longer allowed at House of Kahn. This has forced the gigs to be moved to Kreation, a recently re-opened youth club on Barbadoes Street. Nothing much has changed; same people, same set-up, same great time – and with the first event at the new venue, “The Bears Are Coming” taking place on September 16, Kahn lives on. Natural disasters, loud music, angry police, angry landlords, abstract art and cooped up youths ... possibly the most messed up formula for success you will find anywhere in the world – only in Christchurch.
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