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Jane’s Walk Christchurch Inaugural event to be held 4th/5th

Thursday, 2 May 2019, 10:17 am | FESTA

A series of citizen-led walks in Christchurch this weekend explore neighbourhoods through the eyes of locals, in celebration of the life and work of urbanist Jane Jacobs. More >>

FESTA releases biggest programme yet

Thursday, 20 September 2018, 10:00 am | FESTA

A giant seedling sale and koha BBQ at Cultivate Urban Farm; food adventures on foot exploring mahinga kai sites as well as Christchurch’s drinking and dining past; journeys by bike to local food production sites; a neighbourhood-warming with pizza, ... More >>

Help FESTA to put on a spectacular celebration

Thursday, 13 September 2018, 11:49 am | FESTA

Help FESTA to put on a spectacular celebration of architecture, community and food for Christchurch! More >>

FESTA is back this Labour Weekend

Monday, 9 July 2018, 9:58 am | FESTA

FESTA, the vibrant biennial festival of urban creativity and community, is set once again to bring thousands back into the city centre this Labour Weekend (19-22 October) to experience a reimagined Christchurch and to celebrate the innovative and positive ... More >>

FESTA - a celebration of urban creativity

Thursday, 27 October 2016, 11:28 am | FESTA

A hands-on activity for kids where they created ‘mutant monsters’ from the parts of old toys; a pop-up restaurant in a bespoke pavilion where diners encountered the full food system; a speaker session on loving our institutions and caring for our ... More >>

FESTA begins this Friday

Wednesday, 19 October 2016, 11:24 am | FESTA

FESTA kicks off this Friday 21 October with the SuperWOW Disco, live for one night only at the much-loved Dace-O-Mat and the opening of the Lost Christchurch exhibition, which looks at the erasure of heritage architecture in the city. It continues on ... More >>

FESTA needs the means for its headline event

Tuesday, 27 September 2016, 10:54 am | FESTA

FESTA , the vibrant Labour Weekend celebration of urban creativity, is calling out to the public for resources – reusable materials - to help create its headline extravaganza, Lean Means – a night of colour, lights and buzz. More >>

CityUps brings life to Christchurch's centre

Tuesday, 28 October 2014, 1:08 pm | FESTA

The corner of Lichfield, Manchester and High streets came to life Saturday night with a panorama of fresh architecture, lights, forms and animation. The Festival of Transitional Architecture’s headline event CityUps transformed two blocks of ... More >>

CityUps live tomorrow night at FESTA!

Friday, 24 October 2014, 12:57 pm | FESTA

Tomorrow night (Saturday 25 October) CityUps is live in central Christchurch. The Festival of Transitional Architecture invites people of all ages to join in for an incredible night out at the city of the future, designed and created by the next ... More >>

Festival of Transitional Architecture this Labour Weekend!

Wednesday, 22 October 2014, 4:10 pm | FESTA

Transitional sports and recreation at the Festival of Transitional Architecture this Labour Weekend! A bike disco, street games, guided walks through transformed demolition sites, dance classes at a temporary outdoor dancehall – these are just some of ... More >>

Christchurch as global epicentre for creative urban renewal

Tuesday, 21 October 2014, 11:24 am | FESTA

Christchurch is an exciting place to be this week in terms of creative and collective city-making. With the free, public and urban-scale Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) taking place over Labour Weekend and an engaging public programme on adaptive ... More >>

‘The Future Will Be Live’ Labour Weekend in Christchurch

Friday, 3 October 2014, 5:15 pm | FESTA

A glowing city made of jelly, a virtual performance in an ambient architectural space, water calligraphy workshops and a live, large-scale elevated city with a digital dimension are just some of diverse range of ‘live’ future scenarios open to people ... More >>

CityUps – Christchurch as the city of the future

Thursday, 4 September 2014, 11:22 am | FESTA

On 25 October, the people of Christchurch can be part of the city of the future – both physical and virtual – imagined and created by the next generation of architects. Over 250 New Zealand architecture students will transform two blocks of Christchurch’s ... More >>

FESTA finalist in national event awards

Sunday, 3 August 2014, 3:36 pm | FESTA

Christchurch’s Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) has been recognised as one of New Zealand’s best new events at the event industry’s national awards. FESTA, which rose from the rubble of earthquake-stricken Christchurch in 2012 to ... More >>

Eel Trap transforms Christchurch landscape

Tuesday, 29 July 2014, 9:23 am | FESTA

Artist Lonnie Hutchinson (Māori - Ngāi Tahu/Samoan) has transformed Christchurch’s changing landscape with a spectacular 50-metre-long eel trap, or hinaki, suspended between Victoria Street’s Arcades Project. The six-metre-high Arcades have already ... More >>

Help create future of Christchurch’s urban festival

Thursday, 13 February 2014, 12:09 pm | FESTA

Visionaries, realists and doers are being asked to propose possible urban futures in Christchurch as part of the third Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) in October this year. The Festival, which is held annually over Labour Weekend, celebrates ... More >>

Canterbury Tales Continues Preparations

Sunday, 27 October 2013, 11:00 am | FESTA

Organisers of Canterbury Tales, the headline event for the FESTA in Christchurch, are continuing their preparation for this evening's carnival of light, colour and movement although high winds may require the event to be scaled down. More >>

FESTA’s opening night: Urban Wanderings

Thursday, 24 October 2013, 3:53 pm | FESTA

FESTA kicks off on Friday 25 October with its opening night, Urban Wanderings. The public is invited to wander through the city at night during this free and public event, and engage with Christchurch as it comes alive with happenings, launches and ... More >>

FESTA 2013: A city-within-a-city for Labour weekend

Wednesday, 31 July 2013, 5:29 pm | FESTA

The first and only festival of its kind in the world, the annual Festival of Transitional Architecture is a free, public event that engages with the city of Christchurch by exploring urban regeneration through large scale collaborative projects and interventions. More >>

Final weekend of the inaugural FESTA – don’t miss it!

Friday, 26 October 2012, 11:43 am | FESTA

Don a hardhat and high vis to listen to live music and watch a film at one of the most surreal public events this spring. Going out on a high this weekend, Christchurch’s inaugural Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) concludes with an array of ... More >>





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