2016 FESTIVAL – IT’S A WRAP!What a festival we had! Our team has been recovering from what was a crazy, illuminating, stimulating, challenging and entertaining few days. We hope you enjoyed it as much as we did. The Piano proved itself to be a stunning venue, perfectly suited to our needs and the needs of our audience. We took some risks and experimented with other pop-up venues, and they worked well, adding character and (a pinch of controlled chaos) to the programme. All in all, it was exhausting, exhilarating and wonderful from our side. Thank you for your huge and enthusiastic support and attendance. With more than 12,000 individual session seats filled across the festival... Read more
BECOME A SUPPORTERWORD Christchurch is a charitable trust that presents the South Island’s largest international festival of literature and ideas, and we need your help. Our objective: to bring the community together through their love of words in all their forms. Join the family by becoming a Patron or Supporter and help to bring the best writers and speakers to Christchurch, from around New Zealand and the world, to inform, entertain and inspire adults and children alike. We rely on support to keep ticket prices down and meet the costs associated with running a vibrant and essential festival. Benefits include: invitations to programme launches and festival parties, discounts on tickets and much... Read more
New Feature: Podcasts
We are delighted to announce a new feature on our website: PODCASTS.
We will be recording just some of the best of WORD Christchurch events, so you can revisit them if you were lucky enough to see them, or hear them for the first time if you weren't. First up: six sessions from our Shifting Points of View sessions in the Christchurch Arts Festival. Whether you listen at your desk, out walking, or doing the gardening, enjoy these stimulating, thought-provoking and entertaining discussions on North Korea, Imaginary Cities, Effective Altruism, Belonging, Perversion and Sovereignty. Simply go to the 'podcasts' tab at the top of the page. Read more