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TV2 KidsFest Goes Back in Time at Ferrymead


July 3, 2003

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TV2 KidsFest Goes Back in Time at Ferrymead
Kids of Yesteryear, Ferrymead,
Saturday July 5th 2pm to 6pm.

PHOTO OPPORTUNITY - 3pm to 5pm Saturday 5th July. Media are invited to wear identification for entrance to Ferrymead.

The opportunity for hundreds of children to travel back in time to the days of horse and cart, and trains and trams will be part of the TV2 KidsFest opening event Kids of Yesteryear, this Saturday July 5th at Ferrymead Heritage Park from 2pm to 5pm.

Rides on the trains trams and Clydesdale horses will be free and gate sales are available with all tickets at $4 per person.

The Victorian village atmosphere of Ferrymead will provide a wealth of history and entertainment for all ages.

In the school house lessons and games will take place. Kings Bakery will be open with baked goods on sale. Street entertainment takes place throughout the day, theatre performances and movies for kids are available, and at the church, a 'Victorian wedding' will be staged. Rumour has it that a jail break is planned for the police station.

In Coronation Park stage shows include Dublin Street Band, Fat Boy and Slim and a Punch and Judy Show.

There will be giveaways, and fireworks complete the day at 5.40 pm.

Ample parking is available on the Bridle Path and Trustcotts Road corner, and Mobility Parking is adjacent to the entrance on Truscotts Road.

Kids of Yesteryear is proudly presented by Christchurch City Council Leisure. TV2 KidsFest is supported by TV2.

A Plastic Peace Transforms Flour to Flower TV2 KidsFest - A Plastic Peace, Exhibition opening Sunday July 6th, Mill Island, Cnr Hereford St and Oxford Tce, 1pm.

Over 20 schools have created close to 1,000 colourful flowers from used plastic PET bottles as part of the TV2 KidsFest school project event A Plastic Peace. The finished works will become a beautiful Peace Garden on Mill Island in the Avon River, at the corner of Hereford Street and Oxford Terrace from July 7th to 17th. The outdoor exhibition opens on Sunday July 6th at 1pm.

The site housed a flour mill in the 1800's, and is now a beautiful part of the Avon River as it courses it's way through the inner city.

The project has offered children all over the city the opportunity to express their creativity through recycling, creating hundreds of colourful flowers from drink bottles, wire, hot glue, paint and other recycled plastics. Project creator Henry Sunderland of the KidsFest Charitable Trust believes the project will make children more aware of their environment. " Kids just throw these bottles to the ground and forget them. We'd like to make them aware that they can be recycled into something of beauty." He says.

A Plastic Piece is proudly presented by Christchurch City Council Leisure. TV2 KidsFest is supported by TV2..


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