Dancing the night away

Inspired by cheap Champagne, faux luxury, and the destruction of our natural world, choreographer Jessie McCall brings four dancers to the stage for a joyful yet confronting dance-theatre work Daybreak Estate, playing in Christchurch on 17 – 19 March. Daybreak Estate was created in 2020 and premiered in Experimental Dance Week Aotearoa in the same […]

Distinguished weavers exhibition

The art of Māori weaving is celebrating its survival in a world first exhibition, Te Puna Waiora: The Distinguished Weavers of Te Kāhui Whiritoi., on now at the Christchurch City Art Gallery. Te Puna Waiora lets visitors experience the exquisite details of a range of items – cloaks, tukutuku panels, tāniko, kete, footwear, hats, necklaces […]

Sculpture on the Peninsula

After a 20-year run, the team behind the dream of the late Geoff Swinard has decided to call it quits. Back in 2000 when Geoff decided to host a sculpture exhibition in his Governors Bay garden, sell the works and donate the proceeds to Cholmondeley Children’s Centre he could not have known that he would […]

Taking centre stage

Christchurch-raised comedian and actor Chris Parker had a big year in 2021, winning Celebrity Treasure Island and adapting to a new way of working and creating throughout multiple lockdowns. Chris has an exciting year ahead, kicking things off with his nationwide tour this February. Growing up in Canterbury, Chris developed a love of performing from […]

Visions of the real

Local artist Kees Bruin has seen great success throughout his career, with a multitude of awards, and his work now represented in collections around the world. Metropol catches up with him following his most recent endeavour. Like many artists, Bruin discovered his gift at an early age, winning an art class contest at the age […]

What’s on at the Isaac Theatre Royal

The Isaac Theatre Royal stands as a monument to everything that is good in our community. Signing up for membership supports the theatre and enables members to gain exclusive offers. Made in Canterbury 2022: March 24 – 27 2022 After the success of the inaugural Made in Canterbury in 2021, the festival is back for […]