The Festival has opened!
Stunning sunshine and blue skies provided the backdrop for the
opening of the 2013 Christchurch Arts Festival!
Crowds gathered in front of the Christchurch City Council
Building off Worcester Boulevard to open the Fly Me Up To Where You
Are exhibition. Artist, Tiffany Singh, who created the exhibition
spoke about what the flags mean to her and to the children who
created them and Roger Sutton spoke of the importance of the
Festival in Christchurch and officially declared the Festival
Those in attendance were also treated to a beautiful waiata from
Shirley Intermediate and a song written especially for the Festival
from Woolston Primary.
Each of the kids had created flags for the exhibition and were
excited to be able to find their own among the mass of colour.
Less than an hour later, the crowds had made their way down
Worcester Boulevard to the Fletcher Building Festival Club where
the launch of the powerful Thx 4 the Memories exhibit took
A representative of McConnell Dowell, the sponsor of Thx 4 the
Memories, spoke about the impact of the exhibtion and how
importance documentation like this is to the city.
Lawrence Roberts who appears in Thx 4 the Memories then
spoke of his experience, highlighting how the stories represented
in the exhibition were the stories of many.
Lianne Dalziel then spoke of leadership, opportunities for
the city and then formerly opened the Thx 4 the Memories
What a fantastic day. Thank you all who came down and were
involved. The Festival is off to a great start. We can't wait to
see you all at Arts Festival performances over the next five