Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Second Arts Centre Restoration Complete – Gymnasium Open Day

SECOND ARTS CENTRE RESTORATION COMPLETE – OPEN DAY SUNDAY, 27 JULY

The second fully restored building at the Arts Centre – the Gymnasium – is now complete.

Members of the public are invited to attend the Gymnasium open day on Sunday, 27 July, from 2-5pm.

Located opposite the Registry building, the Gymnasium was formerly the Christchurch Boys’ High gym. Restoration and repair of the Gymnasium included strengthening of foundations and roof structures, the construction of new reinforced concrete shear walls, bracing of the clerestory roof-light and general repair to masonry. The work also uncovered unique original details, which have been unseen for decades.

The addition of a modern glass canopy adjacent to the building provides a covered multi-purpose courtyard.

The Free Theatre and Arts Circus are the new tenants of the restored building, making use of the large open space the building was first designed to provide by architect, William Armson in the 1880s.

Arts Centre chief executive André Lovatt says the completion of this next stage in the Arts Centre’s restoration programme is a significant achievement. “A lot of care and hard work has enabled us to restore the Gymnasium in a way that not only respects and highlights the original design, but also provides for a range of uses for tenants and the community.

“This is the first major arts tenancy for the Arts Centre, which reflects our focus on bringing the arts back to the site. The Free Theatre and Arts Circus concept is strongly aligned with our vision for the Arts Centre, incorporating community activity and arts performance, as well as the ability to educate and entertain.

“We invite all members of the public to come along and join in our celebration of this milestone.”

KEY DETAILS – Gymnasium open day

When: Sunday, 27 July

Time: 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Open to all members of the public.

-ends-


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial To Be Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together tomorrow to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial.

The Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial Dedication and Civic Memorial Service starts at 12 noon tomorrow, February 22, at the Memorial site on the Ōtākaro/Avon River, in the area bordered by the Montreal Street Bridge, Durham Street, and Cambridge and Oxford Terraces. More>>

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news