Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards
If, like us, you have an appetite for the curious and odd, then don’t miss this free talk to be held in association with the Christchurch Art Gallery.
We are pleased to welcome Lucinda Hawksley, award-winning British author, art historian and travel writer, with a special interest in literature and art from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. She also happens to be the great-great-great granddaughter of one Charles Dickens. Read more
When: Sunday, 11 February, 3pm
Who: Lucinda Hawksley
What: Moustaches, Whiskers & Beards
Venue: Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu
An Evening with Nigella Lawson
We are thrilled to announce a very special event on 8 February with the talented and eloquent Nigella Lawson, culinary star and television personality.
Nigella is a champion of the home cook and her new book At My Table celebrates the food she loves to cook for friends and family. The recipes are warming, comforting, and inspirational, from new riffs on classic dishes to adventures in a host of new dishes and ingredients. Join Nigella for an intimate conversation about food and life, followed by your chance to meet her and have a book signed. Read more
When: 7pm, Thursday, 8 February, 2018
Who: Nigella Lawson
What: An Evening with Nigella Lawson
Venue: Isaac Theatre Royal, Gloucester Street, Christchurch
Price: SOLD OUT SORRY
WHAT WE DO
NEXT FESTIVAL 30 AUGUST-2 SEPTEMBER 2018!
WORD Christchurch presents a huge variety of literary events, from our biennial festival - the largest literary event in the South Island - to one-off events with visiting and local authors. In May we partner with the Auckland Writers Festival for an Autumn Season, and in September on the festival off-year we partner with Christchurch Arts Festival for a series of ideas-based events. Past guests include such luminaries as Eleanor Catton, Anna Smaill, Margaret Atwood, Ivan Coyote, Chris Cleave, David Mitchell, NoViolet Bulawayo, Tim Flannery, Caitlin Doughty, Alexander McCall Smith, Michael Palin, Julia Gillard, Jung Chang, Geraldine Brooks, Ian Rankin, Ruth Reichl and children's sensations David Walliams and Andy Griffiths. Our events bring writers, thinkers and performers together to celebrate the written word and provide an opportunity for audiences to respond to ideas and to meet their literary heroes. Read more