Christchurch Arts Festival
NZ / Scotland
Come and celebrate the opening of the 2015
Christchurch Arts Festival as Worcester Boulevard is transformed
into a visual feast of fire, warmth and light with two outdoor
performance pieces and the revealing of Ngāi Tahu artist Priscilla
Cowie's sculpture Rama Tuna.
The Opening Event will be an interactive journey
created by the communities of Christchurch, where visual
storytelling weaves tales of attraction and allure for the
audience's delight - transforming, bold and beautiful... it will be
a journey of magnets, gravity, love and eels. This promenade
production along Worcester Boulevard is a celebration of all those
things that cajole, charm and lure us.
Concept by Dougie Irvine (Visible Fictions,
Watch a Live Stream of the Opening Event HERE
Wet weather alternative: Saturday 6pm
Opening Event Traffic/Parking
Please be advised that the Opeing Event will effect traffic
in the area on 28 August.
Worcester Boulevard between Rolleston Avenue and Montreal Street
will be closed to traffic from 2pm-10pm, as well as a section of
Rolleston Avenue from Hereford Street to Gloucester Street from
5pm-8pm. Detour signage will be in place.
Audiences attending the Opening Event and/or performances at
the TVNZ Festival Club and Fletcher Construction
Festival Studio on 28 August are advised to allow additional
time for travel and parking. If you have any questions, please
Created and directed by Alex Rigg (Oceanallover, Scotland) and
Adam Hayward (The Body Festival), Eel Mother uses
elaborate costumes, live music and physical theatre.
And don't be surprised to see Eel Mother in unexpected pop-up
performances in various locations around the city in the week
leading up to the opening event as it makes its progress towards
the central city.