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FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS PROGRAMME

Music & Performing Arts

Saturday 18th June

LAF Grand Opening Cabaret 7.30pmLAF CABARET POSTER for Festival of Lights

A night of unforgettable entertainment with new and old faces, hosted by MC Jared Corbin, Lyttelton Arts Factory, $45. Book at; www.theloonstheatretrust.com

Alliance Francaise Christchurch Music Festival

The Alliance Française Christchurch is hosting a Music Festival on Saturday, 18 June at 7pm at the Wunderbar in Lyttelton.  It is delighted to bring to you six talented artists – Sans Tribe, The Brooms, Le Choix, Alice McLean, Hawaiian Maiden and Dani Cichon.  The genre of music will be wide ranging; including world jazz, acoustic folk harmony, indie pop and rockabilliy.

The Alliance Française Music Festival stems from the Fête de la Musique or World Music Day.  The Fête de la Musique is an annual music celebration that takes place on the first day of summer and longest day in the Northern Hemisphere.  The Alliance Française version of this will take place at the Wunderbar in Lyttelton.

Tickets for the Alliance Française Music Festival can be purchased from www.afchristchurch.org.nz, at Alliance Française at 913 Colombo Street, Christchurch or at the door.  Tickets are $10 for AF members or $12 for non-members.  For further information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday 19th June

The Basement Poetic III 7pm (doors open 6pm)

Spoken word, sonic enigma, visual intrigue, live & kicking. Featuring Lyttelton voices, vibes and visuals. Art and sound on the edge and a fire in the hearth. At Lionel's house on the hill - Between 30 and 32 Voelas Road.

Wednesday 22nd June

Alice in Candyland 9pm, Civil & Naval

Your host Miss Candy Applebottom tells the tale of Alice with comedy, music, burlesque and a notorious finale. With Ben Brown, Emily Fairlight, Anna Propriate, Asian Tang, Mikki Pixton, Subminimal Jim. Dress-up encouraged

Thursday 23rd June

A Night with the Unicorn 7pmderek

Spontaneous stories created right before your very eyes using inspiration from the audience. Tales never to be repeated! $10 door sales, at Lyttelton Arts Factory.

Devilish Mary & the Holy Rollers 9pm, Civil & Naval

Saturday 25th June

Twisty Twinz Acro workshops for Festival of Lights

Acro Circus Workshop with the Twisty Twinz

Learn techniques in acro-balance with the highly-skilled acrobatic performers at LAF. Adults 10am -12, $15 Children 2-3pm, $10. Book at; theloonstheatretrust.com

Al Park Band at Rough Diamond 8pm

A night of music at Diamond Harbour. Tickets at the door.

Masquerade Ball 8pm, Lyttelton Club

Live band Gin Shot, prizes for best mask, no cover charge. Ladies wearing a mask get first sparkling wine free.

Sunday 26th June

Dancing in the Dark 7pm - 8pm, Union Chapel

A Project Lyttelton event supported by NLNL. Dance like no one is watching ! $5 door sales, 38 Winchester St.

Community Events

Saturday 18th June

Matariki Celebration 10am - 1pm, Albion Square

“Celebrating our cultural diversity through the sharing of dance and music”

Maori New Year- Matariki Celebration is held every year in June. The star cluster known as Matariki rises in the cold months of winter, usually between the start of May and the beginning of June. Its rising signals the beginning of the Maori New Year.

We would like to extend a warm invitation to all in the community, cultural music and dance groups within your school and early childhood communities to perform at our Matariki Celebration in Lyttelton Saturday 18th June 2016 Between 10am and 1pm.

If you would like your Class, Kapahaka, Dance or Music groups to be included in our family orientated celebrations of entertainment, interactive participation, sharing and fun then please contact Community House: 741 1427 

This event is organised jointly between Lyttelton Community House and local iwi.

Puppets at the Port St Saviour’s Church at Holy Trinity

Local professional puppeteers present;

10am - Liz Weir Farmyard Fun (under 5’s)

11am - Thumbs Up (Juliet Neil) Peter Rabbit (ages 3-8)

12pm - EIEIO - The Magic Acorn (ages 3-8)

1pm - Sunset Silhouettes (Rowena MacGill)

The Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly (family)

2pm - Natural Magic - The Coconut Whangersnozzle Pirate Show (ages 5-10)

All Shows $5 or $20 per family. Bookings; email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sunday 19th June

Pizza for the People 4pm, LyttelPungaPictureClub

Share a pizza, movie and music, $5 per pizza, BYO toppings, bar, 17 Oxford St. Movie is by public choice; www.lyttelpungapictureclub.org

Mid Winter Candle Lit Feast 7pm, Preserved

Preserved, Diamond Harbour, is hosting two decadent courses, live music, long tables, fairy lights and the night finishing with the release of sky lanterns. Adults $39, under 14’s $18. Enquiries; www.preserved.co.nz

Tuesday 21st June

The Science of Light 3.30pm - 4.30pm, Lyttel Library

We are so lucky to have Science Alive weekly and Free. For kids aged 5-10.

LIFT Library Film Evening 7pm, The Portal

Celebrating Lyttelton’s initiative. Koha or Timebank Credits. 54a Oxford St.

Wednesday 22nd June

Conversation Dinner 6.30pm, The Portal

The Lyttelton Harbour Timebank invites its members to a potluck dinner with a conversation menu. 54a Oxford St.

Quiz Night on The Deck at Freemans 7pm

Fundraiser for Lyttelton Community House Trust

$60 per team of 4. Happy hour all night, great prizes.

Book at Freemans 328 7517

Classic Movie Night 8pm, LyttelPungaPictureClub

Boyz in the Hood. Eats & drinks, 17 Oxford St. www.lyttelpungapictureclub.org

Thursday 23rd June

Light It Up at the Lyttel Library 3.15pm to 5.15pm

Come along and make an LED and fabric brooch to wear in the street parade (ages 10 - 13). Small charge, limited places, book at the Library.

Talking Heads 5pm, LyttelPungaPictureClub

Local poets / spoken word and the film featuring the live epic Talking Heads concert Stop Making Sense (1984)

Eats & drinks, 17 Oxford St. lyttelpungapictureclub.org

Stories After Dark 6.30pm - 7.30pm, Lyttel Library

Join us for storytelling, songs and rhymes followed by crafts and hot chocolate.

Saturday 25th June

Inaugural Monster Hunt & Spooky Disco

Dress-up and hunt for ghouls & monsters at 5.30pm, 5.50pm, or 6.10pm, (ages 7 & over). Bring a torch. Spooky Disco 6 - 7.30pm, gold coin, meet at Lyttelton Arts Factory.

Sunday 26th June

Out of the Attic - Mid Winter Market 11am- 3pm

Arts, crafts and 2nd-hand market, Diamond Harbour Memorial Hall, EFTPOS available. To book a stall or donate items contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Street Party

Friday 24th June

6.00pm PARADE

Futuristic is our theme. Dress up for our annual Festival of Lights Parade. Young and old are encouraged to join in and wear a costume incorporating light. Parade will meet at St Saviour’s at Holy Trinity, 5.30pm and finish at Albion Square.

London Street Stage

5.30pm DJ J.B. Revivalist

6.20pm Candice Milner

6.55pm Lindon Puffin

7.30pm Lyttelton Port of Christchurch Fireworks Display

7.45pm Mundi

8.55pm Los Farsantes

9.50pm Kitchen Collective

Albion Square Stage

6.30pm Parade arrives at Albion Square

6.35pm Lyttelton Primary School

Lyttel Strings

The LAF Dance Crews

Plus More

7.45pm Buskers Programme:

Li’l Chuck

Sport Suzie

Twisty Twinz

Shay Horay

Transport Options

Park & Ride

Park at one of the following locations and take the bus provided for a gold coin donation. Buses will run to and from these locations between 5.30pm and 10.00pm.

Gondola car park in Heathcote, running every 15 mins.

Naval Point Yacht Club Lyttelton

Corner Colombo & Moorhouse, 5.30, 6.30, 7.30pm

City Bus

Extra bus services will run on the 28 and 535 lines to and from Lyttelton.

Returning busses

The last bus for Naval Point Club will leave Lyttelton at 10pm

The 28 route will run at 10pm, 10:15, 10:30, and 11pm

Globelets

Only Globelets are being used at the street party for ALL drinks and soup. Globelets are New Zealand-made and are recyclable, reusable, BPA-free. You buy your globelet for $2 when you buy your first drink, then the Globelet is yours to use for the night (you can even rinse it at our rinse station!). At the end of the night you can take it home or return it for a refund.

 

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Reusable cups

Only Globelet reusable cups are being used at the street party for ALL drinks and soup. Globelets are New Zealand-made and are recyclable, reusable, BPA-free. You buy your globelet for $2 when you buy your first drink, then the Globelet is yours to use for the night (you can even rinse it at our rinse station!). At the end of the night you can take it home or return it for a refund.

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Glow Paint not Glow Sticks

Glowsticks are lots of fun, but not so great for our environment. The chemical generally used in them is Dibutyl phthalate, which can cause irritation or nausea.

The outer of glowsticks is made of plastic. The combination of Dibutyl phthalate and plastic is a nightmare! We think they would take 1000+ years to breakdown in landfill. If they don't make it to landfill (which they often don't) they're not something we want polluting our waterways.

So we have come up with something that has less of an impact on our environment: Resene have a paint called "Nightlight" (http://www.resene.co.nz/comn/whtsnew/FX-Nightlight.htm). Follow the safety instructions for this paint and combine it with the idea in this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1ZHnVn-vPc) to make glow-in-the-dark bracelets that your children will want to keep and bring out every night! You could also create glow in the dark wands using sticks if short of time. And there must be many other creative ways to play with this stuff!

Happy glowing!