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Fri 21 Oct 2016, 8:00am–11:00pm
Sat 22 Oct 2016, 8:00am–11:00pm
Sun 23 Oct 2016, 8:00am–11:00pm
Mon 24 Oct 2016, 8:00am–6:00pm

Where: The Commons, 70 Kilmore St, Christchurch

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


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The theme We Have the Means presents the opportunity to reflect on our limitless collective resourcefulness.

As a maker of small, intricate items of jewellery fashioned from precious metals, Anita’s project Unlikely Talismans turns perceived notions of adornment on their head, with supersized trinkets fashioned from recycled and repurposed materials readily available in the city.

These pieces intend to honour the spirit of FESTA, bringing surprise and delight in unexpected places: awards to venerate and commemorate our city.

This project is presented by Anita Parris.

FESTA is a vibrant weekend festival celebrating the unique urban environment of Christchurch and the creative urban regeneration that has emerged from it.

The theme for FESTA 2016 is ‘We Have the Means’, which focuses on citizen-initiated urban regeneration and sustainability through the reuse of waste materials in design. The ‘means’ we are celebrating includes both the people of Christchurch and visitors to the city, who care about the city’s development and flourishing, and the materials that we are able to repurpose and divert from landfill, which are then used to create functioning, beautiful and interesting objects for Christchurch.

Our headline event, Lean Means – a spectacular temporary city made from ‘waste’ materials, is set to attract thousands and is live for one night only on Saturday 22 October (rain date 23 October).

Restaurants to book near FESTA2016: Unlikely Talismans