CHRISTCHURCH ARTS FESTIVAL: Six Picks

July 23, 2019
The Christchurch Arts Festival opens this week. Critic Nathan Joe selects his six must-see events that offer vastly distinct flavours and genres.  When you first look at the programme for the Christchurch Arts Festival you might be struck by the lack of international acts. What seems like a glaring omission, upon closer inspection, is an acknowledgement of Ōtautahi’s fiercely creative […]

Reflections: Christchurch Arts Festival

September 3, 2013
Shaken, not stirred [by Sharu Delilkan] We were privileged to be invited by Tiffany Harkess General Manager of the Christchurch Arts Festival to review and absorb the festival last weekend. Ten years after being in the city itself for me was a shock, with multiple aftershocks as one of our friends Rebecca gave us a guided walking tour of where […]

REVIEW: Hotel (The Christchurch Arts Festival)

September 3, 2013
Hotel Secrets [by Sharu Delilkan] The all-too-familiar experience began as we entered The Rendezvous Hotel to see the Christchurch Arts Festival show Hotel. We walked into the reception and spoke to the concierge who said that we would be called when the show was about to begin. What I’m referring to is all the unknowns we are confronted with when […]

REVIEW:The Great Art War (The Court Theatre)

September 3, 2013
Art is Life [by Sharu Delilkan] As well as the content of The Great Art War, it was the location for the production that was equally alluring. I had heard about this exceptional space – The Court Theatre – conceived, constructed and opened only weeks after the quake, so I was adamant that I was going to experience it when […]

REVIEW: The Animals and Children Took to the Streets (Christchurch Arts Festival)

September 3, 2013
Magical mayhem [by Sharu Delilkan] Stuffed into the Rudolf Steiner School building foyer, the children’s artwork and pictures on the walls mirrored what we had seen on the fences around the barren lots of Christchurch buildings that no longer were. And we were greeted by the most enthusiastic festival volunteer ever – she had seen the show and seemed fit […]