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Creative Festival sure to Ignite the Senses

Creative Festival sure to Ignite the Senses

CPIT's annual Creative Festival, premieres next month and highlights the talent and achievements of the institute's leading jazz musicians, theatre and circus performers, television broadcasters and filmmakers, graphics designers and fine artists, photographers and sculptors, fashion designers and hairdressers, furniture and interior designers, and architectural designers.

The Creative Festival is the crowning event of Ignition, the CPIT brand that promotes the creative achievements of CPIT students and graduates throughout the year.

The Festival kicks off with Circus under the Stars on Thursday, November 6 - read on to find out more about CPIT's fantastic schedule and find event specific media releases attached (tickets for all events are available from Ticketek.)

FESTIVAL EVENTS

Circus Under The Stars Dates: (6th - 9th Nov) Time: 7:30pm Venue: D Block quad CPIT Madras St campus Tickets: Full $16, Student $12, Children (under 14) $8, Family (2 adults and 2 children) $40

Description: This show fits all ages, all sizes, and all moods. Guaranteed to entertain you, it has a huge range of characters, circus and comedy acts, and other surprise happenings on a stage under the starry sky. Seating: Tiered Duration: 2.5 hrs

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EXIT Dates: Opening Mon 10th Nov Time: 6:30pm Dates: Tue - Sat 11th - 15th Nov Time: 10am - 5pm Venue: Christchurch Convention Centre Tickets: FREE

Description: EXIT provides the perfect opportunity for you to see how the buildings we live in and use every day come to life. The exhibition features work by Architectural Technology and Interior Architecture students from the School of Architectural Studies. Both groups combine design and technology, and communicate it (through documentation such as drawings and CAD) into the reality of domestic and commercial buildings.

Students from Interior Architecture focus on conceptual aspects while Architectural Technology students concentrate on practical implementation. These students graduate in 2008 into a world hungry for their talents. Exit is an opportunity to see the products of this talent at the beginning of their bright careers.

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RIPE Dates: Opening Mon 10th November Time: 6:30pm Dates: Tue 11th - Sat 15th November Time: 10.00 - 5.00 Venue: Christchurch Convention Centre Tickets: FREE

Description: We're surrounded by imagery and design from artistic endeavour to mass media messaging. The visual arts are fundamental to our way of life. RIPE is an exciting opportunity for you to meet the next generation of artists, designers, photographers and animators. Final-year students from the Bachelor of Design and the Diplomas of Photographic Imaging and Professional Photography programmes exhibit their best work in 3D Design, Image-Making, Graphics, Photography, and 3D Modelling and Animation.

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FLICK Dates: Opening Mon 10th November Time: 6:30pm Dates: Tue 11th - Sat 15th November Time: 10.00 - 5.00 Venue: Christchurch Convention Centre Tickets: FREE

Description: Who will be the future of screen and television in New Zealand? Visitors to the FLICK exhibition will view short film and television productions by students whose work may one day be seen by hundreds of thousands of New Zealanders. The FLICK showcase features a cross-section of work from students enrolled in the various programmes offered at the New Zealand Broadcasting School (NZBS). This includes Digital Film and Television Production, with work including drama, sitcoms and short films; Digital Video Post Production, where students learn the skills of video editing, motion graphics and visual effects and Broadcast Journalism involving news and documentary making. Combined, all these skills create the stories that shape the way we see the world. For anyone with an interest in the broadcast media, turn off the television and come into FLICK for a sneak preview of the future, and to discover the opportunities for a career in the screen industries.

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PITCH Dates: Wed 12th November Time: 8:00pm Venue: Christchurch Convention Centre Tickets: Full $28, Student $18

Description: PITCH takes CPIT fashion design to the catwalk. Students from years one to three at the Fashion School present key pieces reflecting their design point of view, critical thinking and technical skill. You'll literally see the body of student work progressing before you, with the presentation of the third year collections highlighting the vision and talents of our emerging designers. Developed in association with New Zealand's fashion industry, PITCH has become a recognised and innovative fixture on New Zealand fashion's calendar, supported and endorsed by many of our most established designers and influential fashion industry representatives.

Bar Facilities: Yes Seating: Theatre style Duration: 2 hrs

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BEAT Dates: Thu 13th November Time: 8:00pm Venue: Christchurch Convention Centre Tickets: Full $20, Student $16

Description: CPIT's Jazz School presents BEAT, a cabaret evening featuring live vocal and instrumental performances. With many Jazz School graduates highly sought after within New Zealand's music community, Beat is your chance to spot future stars, as well as enjoying performances by the Jazz School's reputable music faculty. Our musicians' improvisational skills are sure to shine in what promises to be a wonderful night of entertainment. Bar Facilities: Yes Seating: Tables of 10 Duration: 2.5 hrs

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Foundation exhibition "Put yourself in our shoes" Dates: Mon 10th - 30th November Time: 10:00am - 4:00pm Venue: Coca Gallery Tickets: FREE Description: A shoe shop exhibition of personalised shoe boxes and unique splendiferous shoe sculptures.

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FINALE Dates: Sat 15th November Time: 8:00pm Venue: Christchurch Convention Centre T ickets: Full $60pp, $600 per table Description: FINALE is a must-see cabaret of the finest live performances of the week, drawing the CPIT Creative Festival to a grand close. It presents top spectacle acts from the three performing arts schools, NASDA, Jazz and CircoArts and Te Puna Wanaka, bringing together aerialists, acrobats, balance artists, dancers, jugglers, singers and musicians, in what will be a superb night of virtuoso performance. Catering: An antipasto platter and 4 bottles of wine (included in the price) Bar Facilities: Yes Seating: Tables of 10 Duration: 2.5 hrs

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Dulux BEST Design Awards Exhibition Dates: Fri 14th - Sun 23rd November Time: 10.00 - 5.00 Venue: CPIT Rakaia Centre Madras St Tickets: FREE

Description: The Dulux BEST Design Awards Exhibition 2008 celebrates the very best of New Zealand graphic, product and spatial design. Cathy Veninga, Chief Executive Officer of the Designers Institute of New Zealand (DINZ), said the standard of entries was 'phenomenal' and paid tribute to the significant design talent we have in New Zealand. The Dulux BEST Design Awards Exhibition is a touring exhibition, previously showing in Auckland and Bay of Plenty.

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NZIPP Iris Travelling Exhibition Dates: Opening Mon 10th November Time: 6:00pm Dates: Tue 11th - Sat 15th November Time: 10.00 - 5.00 Venue: CPIT Rakaia Centre Madras St Tickets: FREE Description: The Epson Iris Awards are an important platform for showcasing the outstanding talent of NZ professional photographers.

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