Christchurch's Festival of Transitional Architecture releases programme for Labour Weekend

8 October 2013

The free and public Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA) is pleased to announce its programme for Labour Weekend 2013. FESTA invites one and all into the heart of transitional Christchurch, where, in conjunction with the public, it will create a temporary cityscape formed from a myriad of projects, events and activities for the whole of the long weekend, starting on Friday 25 October.


Following on from the success of last year’s LUXCITY, this year’s major event is Free Theatre’s Canterbury Tales – a carnival and procession through the city at night on Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 October. Along the way sites come alive with performances, soundscapes, music, hospitality and installations. A city-within-a-city is built around this night of light, colour and animation. Dress up and join the carnival, which includes masked performers and six large-scale puppets, at any point.


FESTA furthers this collective engagement with our city through its temporary cityscape of events, which includes performance, cinema, arts, hospitality, workshops and innovative architecture. On Friday 25 October, FESTA celebrates its opening night with Urban Wanderings, where the public is invited to wander through the city from the vintage market to late-night food and animation at ArtBox, view a movie at mobile Picture House for two, repair bikes at a community workshop or take a sauna in a nomadic tent.


Responding to the possibilities of extraordinary circumstances, FESTA presents a unique way to experience Christchurch and shape the city for today through participation. A wide range of organisations, performers, artists, architects, citizens and local businesses presents these diverse tales of Canterbury urbanism. Make sure you are in Christchurch for this free and public event.


View the website for more details FESTA 2013