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ACTIVITY CENTRAL Christchurch city is turning up the charm over the coming weeks, with more events than you can shake a stick at thanks to FESTA and other recreation pioneers. So roll up your social sleeves, take a deep breath and lean into the action. Just call Christchurch ‘activity central’!

Reduce, Reuse and Rhythm, Saturday 22 October

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kids recycling workshop that is focused on encouraging the younger generation to find creative ways to use recycled goods, Gap Filler’s ‘Reduce Reuse and Rhythm’ offers preschool and primary aged children the opportunity to attend an engaging and immersive workshop. They will learn how to make their very own musical instruments out of recyclable materials followed by a musical performance conducted by a local musician. Join the free event and help encourage your kids to keep New Zealand clean and green, as well as letting them express their creative side and inner musician.

FESTA 2016: Urban Farm Open Day & Home Garden Workshop, Sunday 23 October

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resented by Cultivate, this free workshop will help you to hone those green fingers so you can capitalise on the planting opportunities that come with the warmer weather. Learn how to help your garden reach its full potential and how to upcycle what you have and what is readily available all around our city at low or no cost. Homegardening expert, Dylan Parker (Cert. Organic Horticulture), will host you for the day for: 12pm: Shared lunch 1pm: Tour of Peterborough Urban Farm 2pm - 4pm: Practical session with ‘take home’ plants to help get you started! Please register for catering purposes at hello@cultivate.org.nz. All welcome, accessible for families. Dress for all weather and wear closed-toe shoes. This will be an ongoing session every Sunday. Follow Cultivate Christchurch on Facebook and Instagram for more details.

PechaKucha Night Volume 29, Monday 24 October

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echaKucha Night is another attractive addition to the FESTA 2016 line up. Taking over the foyer of the Civic Building (CCC offices), PechaKucha is a global phenomenon that has found its way to Christchurch. Devised in Tokyo, the concept usually involves 8-14 presenters from the arts, design, architecture and design and creative fields delivering a slideshow of 20 images and sharing a compelling experience, story or ideas. On 24 October, the event will showcase citizens of Christchurch (and beyond) and how they are using the resources around them to participate in our community. Personalities include Molly Van Hart, Project manager at Life in Vacant Spaces; Hannah Watkinson, photographer and curator for in situ; Robert Henderson, Project Manager of Christchurch Bike Share, and Alex Davies, innovator and Chef. Metropol October 20, 2016 19

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