We recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the charitable trust Life in Vacant Spaces (LiVS)
Some of you may have worked with LiVS since they established in 2012; they support the activation of vacant spaces through arts exhibitions, events, pop-up shops and more.
We felt this a valuable connection, offering a tool for our members who may want to fill vacant sites or buildings in a post-covid environment. If you have spare space and would like support to fill them, their terms are flexible and they have access to several incentives that can be offered to our members.
Hereford Street Upgrade
Biketober Rainbow Rave
Kick-off Biketober with this light-hearted cruise around the city, starting at the Vaka A' Hina sculpture in the East Frame and travelling along the Avon-Ōtākaro Promenade. Uplifting beats, easy-going vibe, bright lights, big smiles – could this be the most fun you’ve had on your bike?
Where: Vaka A' Hina sculpture - 145 Worcester Street, Christchurch Central
When: 3 Oct 2020, 8pm to 9.30pm
SCAPE Season 2020
SCAPE will present a strong Ōtautahi Christchurch and Aotearoa New Zealand focused artists’ programme, with eight new temporary artworks for presentation over an extended season.
The SCAPE Public Art Walkway will offer a compact, inner-city, safe, walkable route for exploring and experiencing fourteen legacy, and eight new public artworks. We invite locals and visitors from all over New Zealand to art explore the city.
Where: Various locations in Christchurch Central
When: 3 Oct to 14 Nov 2020
WORD Christchurch FestivalThe WORD Christchurch Spring Festival is a colourful explosion of stories, ideas, poetry and song. This season they are celebrating the wealth of talent in Aotearoa, with 65 events and 100 of our finest writers, thinkers and entertainers. Check out some of Christchurch’s most interesting venues HERE
HAVE YOUR SAY
Colombo Street Cycle Route ConnectionCouncil are trialling a new type of cycleway on Colombo Street and lowering the speed to 30km/h. They believe slower roads mean safer ways for everyone.
Proposed Plan Change 4: Short-term accommodation submissionCouncil would like your feedback on a proposed change to the Christchurch District Plan relating to short-term accommodation (Air BNB) in residential, papakāinga and rural zones.