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How to be a Feminist
WORD Christchurch and UC College of Arts present ‘How To Be a Feminist’, a live broadcast from the Sydney Opera House’s All About Women festival on International Women's Day, Sunday 8 March.
This lively panel, including Germaine Greer, Roxane Gay, Anita Sarkeesian, Tara Moss, Clementine Ford and Celeste Liddle will tease out what feminism can be and achieve in 2015 and beyond, what’s worth fighting about, and whether ‘labels’ really matter.
The broadcast will be followed by a live panel responding to the issues raised in the discussion and putting them into a local context.
Local panellists include Dr Erin Harrington, Sionainn Byrnes, Kait Nelson, Dr Gina Colvin and Beck Eleven, with chair Rosemary Du Plessis. Refreshments will be served in between panels.
Don't miss this exciting, thought-provoking and interactive event provided by the wonders of modern technology!
When: Sunday, 8 March, 12.45 - 3pm
What: How to be a Feminist
Venue: LAW108 Lecture Theatre, Business and Law building, Ilam Campus, University of Canterbury
Price: $10 (service and transaction fees apply)Buy Tickets
Andrea di Robilant: Chasing the Rose
Presented by Heritage Roses New Zealand Incorporated, in association with WORD Christchurch and Christchurch Botanic Gardens.
Join Andrea di Robilant, Italian journalist, historian and author of Chasing the Rose for a very special event in the Christchurch Botanic Gardens as he recounts the enthralling search for the identity of a mysterious old rose, taking us back in time to Josephine Bonaparte and into some of the most delightful rose gardens in Europe today.
Make it an evening to remember by taking an optional guided tour of the Heritage Rose Garden before settling in to listen to this marvellous storyteller.
When: Wednesday 25 February, 2015, 6.30pm, 4.30pm tour
Who: Andrea di Robilant
What: Chasing the Rose
Venue: Christchurch Botanic Gardens Visitor Centre
Price: $22/$20 HRNZI & NZRS members (service fees apply)Buy Tickets
2015 is calling!
We have an exciting line-up of events and collaborations on the horizon for 2015, beginning with Andrea di Robilant in February, with events in partnership with the Auckland Writers Festival in May, Kidsfest in July and the Christchurch Arts Festival in August, plus a few surprises sprinkled in between. Don't miss out on the news: keep up to date with literary events in Christchurch on our website and by signing up to receive the enewsletter at the bottom of this page.