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Garden City SummerTimes 2014

Garden City SummerTimes 2014:

What's on this week?

Saturday 25 January
Streets Kite Day
New Brighton Beach
South of the Pier

If it’s all kite, it’s all right – Streets Kite Day returns to New Brighton Beach on Saturday 25 January, filling the sky with kites of all shapes, sizes and colours and reaffirming its status as one of Christchurch’s favourite family events.

Paul Kean, Christchurch City Council Events Business Coordinator, says up to 6000 people flock to the beach to watch and take part each year.

“Everyone’s welcome to bring and fly their own kite – in fact, kite enthusiasts have been known to travel from around New Zealand and the world to take part,” he says. “If flying’s not your thing, simply bring a rug and picnic and watch the spectacle. If you spend one day at the beach this summer, Streets Kite Day is a pretty good pick.”

Kites will be available on the day from the Kite Shop.

The event coincides with the Ryan Security Buskers at Brighton celebration – part of the SCIRT World Buskers Festival, the day will see performances from Cirque No Problem, Reuben DotDotDot, Cate Great!, Ruby Rubberlegs, Box of Tricks, Derek Derek and Pancho Libre take place at the New Brighton Basketball Court, just next to the Pier.

St Albans Skate Jam
St Albans Park, Madras Street

The Cheapskates Skate Skool runs a series of free community Skate Jams around Canterbury suitable for the whole family. These events are aimed at helping youth get into skating with free gear hire and coaching from experienced skaters. This event includes a Best Trick competition where participants can show off their best moves for a chance to win prizes.

For more information please visit www.skateskool.co.nz

Sunday 26 January
Ingham Lazy Sundays
Jed & Hera
Archery Lawn, Botanic Gardens

From Iceland to Texas, Hera has been rocking the world with her gold record and support acts for Jo Cocker and Nick Cave. She's done festivals like SXSW in Texas and Glastonbury in England, but always returns to New Zealand, her adopted home. Jed was in rock band House of Mountain backing Hera when they discovered their great musical connection. Experience their cool, Celtic, Icelandic chemistry on-stage.

These events are all part of the Garden City SummerTimes festival. For more information please visit www.summertimes.co.nz


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