Legal Mashup for social enterprises and charities
May
4
6:00 pm18:00

Legal Mashup for social enterprises and charities

Legal Mashup for social enterprises and charities
Hosted by: Parry Field Lawyers
Date: May 4th
Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Price: Free
RSVP: stevenmoe@parryfield.com

We thought a legal mashup sounded way better than a “legal seminar” – at this free event we will be discussing the key legal issues that affect social enterprises, charities and not for profits but in a dynamic town hall style with plenty of questions, answers and discussions along the way … no charge but limited numbers so RSVP to stevenmoe@parryfield.com

Whispers
May
19
7:00 pm19:00

Whispers

Whispers ~ Exhibition & Event
Exhibition: May 15th-19th
Event: May 19th @ 7:00pm

whispers…
...the evolving yearnings of the elementals and night sky

This evening of performance & sharing is a collaborative weaving of story, photography, cinematography, poetry and music


BOOK BUZZ
Apr
21
5:00 pm17:00

BOOK BUZZ

BOOK BUZZ
Host: New Zealand Society of Authors Canterbury Branch
Date: Friday, April 21st
Time: 5:00-7:00

Join us for another amazing evening launching three new books by local authors, and share your own work at our open mic. Delicious food and drink available from XCHC.

Resonance - Yin Yoga and Violin Special
Apr
20
5:45 pm17:45

Resonance - Yin Yoga and Violin Special

Resonance - Yin Yoga and Violin Special
Hosted by: Yoga with Kotte
Date: Thursday April 20th
Time: 5:45pm - 7:30pm
Tickets: HERE

You are invited to explore vibrations, colours, magic with your senses, with your heart in a way that you have never!! 

I am proud of creating the space for everyone to be in conjuntin with Grace. A beautiful young musician that has the perfect components for out night to be a magical one.

Exhibition: Feel Good
Apr
10
Apr 21

Exhibition: Feel Good

Exhibition: Feel Good
by Brenda Knight
Date: April 10th - April 21st
Location: 376 Wilsons Rd N, Waltham

Well it's happening! Ex-Detective Brenda Knight has FINALLY GOT HER BRAVE PANTS ON and going to do her first Art Exhibition for a couple of weeks (including the Easter break) at XCHC which is a very funky creative space located at 376 Wilsons Road, Christchurch. Incidentally it has an equally cool cafe too!

So come & HAVE A PEEK at what she does! You might just be surprised by how much her FEEL GOOD art with its big heart vibes affects you!

Fun Painting Session (yes for adults)
Apr
7
6:00 pm18:00

Fun Painting Session (yes for adults)

Fun Painting Session
Friday April 7th @ 6pm
Hosted by Become a Creative Giant

Come & Join Us for a quick session of painting fun!

Ideal for Absolute Beginners who just want to have a play! I'll take you through an activity then you can have a go at creating your own! All materials included Doors Open at 5:30 so grab something yummy to drink & eat.

PLUMP & CO WORKSHOPS
Mar
28
Mar 29

PLUMP & CO WORKSHOPS

TUES & WED MARCH 28th & 29th
6:30PM - 8:30PM
CHRISTCHURCH // WORKSHOP

Come and let your creative juices flow and knit something to take home whether it is a bowl or a XS blanket or your own creation! Our workshops offers you an exciting experience to come along and try XXL knitting! We welcome all types of knitters & no knitting experience is required! 

Chirny Presents 13
Mar
25
7:00 pm19:00

Chirny Presents 13

Chirny Presents 13
by Chirny Coffee (Mark Chirnside)
Saturday, March 25th @ 7:30 - 10:00
$10 entry.

Chirny Presents is back for it's second show of the year! Come to the XCHC for our 13th night of classical music, food and drinks.

Tangovibe at XCHC
Mar
24
6:30 pm18:30

Tangovibe at XCHC

Tangovibe at XCHC
Host: Frank w/ Tangovibe
Friday, March 24th from 6:30 - 11:00

Please rsvp through facebook for updates
After a successful introduction last year, we are back for another night of food and dance. Come and stimulate the senses with food, music and dance at this casual Milonga

Heartfelt. ~ Group Exhibition 
Mar
24
Apr 8

Heartfelt. ~ Group Exhibition 

Heartfelt. ~ Group Exhibition
Exhibition: MARCH 20TH - MARCH 31ST.
Launch: March 24th, 5pm - 6:30pm

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Bianca Scrimgeour
Julia Sharp
Nikki Kutyn
Sandra Gottermeyer
Sarah McRobie

Coriander - Yoga-ish Show
Mar
23
8:00 pm20:00

Coriander - Yoga-ish Show

Coriander - Yoga-ish Show
by Jess Brien & Sokeen Production
Date: Thursday, March 23rd
Doors: @ 7:30
Performance: 8pm - 10pm

Coriander (you can call her Randi for short!) invites you to join her for an hour of spiritual enlightenment and a journey like no other with her very special yoga(ish) show. 

Learn to make string from Tī Kōuka/Cabbage Tree leaves
Mar
21
5:30 pm17:30

Learn to make string from Tī Kōuka/Cabbage Tree leaves

Learn to make string from Tī Kōuka/Cabbage Tree leaves
Tuesday, March 21st from 5:30-7:30

Come along to the XCHC and learn how to make string from Tī kōuka leaves - an essential life skill! You'll be a pro in no time, and so if you can, we'd love your help with making string for the Living Economies Expo to be used for the expo lanyards. 

Assent // Ascent
Mar
17
8:00 pm20:00

Assent // Ascent

Assent // Ascent
by: Where?
Friday, March 17th @ 8:00 - 9:00
Performers: Audrey Baldwin & Patricia Parkin
Please read full description as performance may not be suitable for children

Assent // Ascent is where?'s first show. where? is a transitional space in Ōtautahi, dedicated to exhibiting a wide range of works and artists, with diversity in terms of identity, practice, and career stage.

Magic Show ~ The Astonishing Legolas
Mar
10
7:00 pm19:00

Magic Show ~ The Astonishing Legolas

The Astonishing Legolas
by D V ACE
Friday, March 10th @ 7-8

The Astonishing Legolas is one of the greatest minds in Close-Up Magic over the past century. Come watch him perform some mind-blowing magic!

$10 Donations Suggested

Do They Marry? ~ Exhibition by Judy Rogers
Mar
10
5:30 am05:30

Do They Marry? ~ Exhibition by Judy Rogers

Do They Marry? ~ Exhibition by Judy Rogers
Exhibition Dates: March 6th - March 17th
Launch: March 10th @ 5.30

You are warmly invited to view the Judy Rogers exhibition "Do They Marry?" // sewing & painting canvas 2000-2016.

In 2000, Judy started experimenting with cutting, folding and sewing canvas, then painting it.

She has continued developing this art form up to the present day, painting in oils or acrylics.

Assent // Ascent
Mar
6
10:30 pm22:30

Assent // Ascent

Assent // Ascent
Hosted by Where?
Performers: Patricia Parkin & Audrey Baldwin
Friday, March 17th @ 6:30pm

Assent // Ascent is where?'s first show. where? is a transitional space in Ōtautahi, dedicated to exhibiting a wide range of works and artists, with diversity in terms of identity, practice, and career stage.
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where? currently has an open call for submissions of any kind and an upcoming call for a specific exhibition - email wherechch@gmail.com with submissions and keep an eye on facebook and wherechch.wordpress.com for more info
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Please note: this performance will involve mild nudity and flesh suspension and as such may cause discomfort.
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This performance is brought to you with the kind help of XCHC and Skindependent.

Open Workshop #2: Pick n' mix
Mar
3
5:30 pm17:30

Open Workshop #2: Pick n' mix

Open Workshop #2: Pick n' mix
Exhibition Dates: February 13 – March 3
Launch Party: Friday, March 3rd @ 5:30pm

Open Workshop challenges diverse artists to work together through exploration of a common theme. It is an inclusive and self-managed ‘ideas laboratory’; the outcome being a new body of works, which engage a local community and is inspired by unexpected convergences.

Trapped: Film screening
Mar
2
6:00 pm18:00

Trapped: Film screening

Trapped: Film screening // Panel Discussion
Hosted by ALRANZ
Date: Thursday, March 2nd
Time: 6:30 - 9:00
Price: $10-$15

 

ALRANZ, Abortion Rights Aotearoa, invites you to a screening of Dawn Porter's acclaimed documentary TRAPPED.

Join us from 6pm for welcome and nibbles, before the screening at 7pm.

A panel discussion after the film will explore how the situation in the States relates to New Zealand's current criminalisation of abortion.

Natural Born Storytellers LIVE!
Feb
24
7:30 pm19:30

Natural Born Storytellers LIVE!

Natural Born Storytellers LIVE!
Friday, February 24 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

We are back - and for our first NBS evening of 2017 we are teaming up with Plains FM! We will be recording for a radio documentary about the power and place of community storytelling, so come along and be part of the action and fun.

Photography and Social Change
Feb
24
5:30 pm17:30

Photography and Social Change

Photography and Social Change
Date: Friday, February 24th
Time: 5:30-7:00
Host: Janneth Gil

From the series Photography with Intention, this introductory workshop aims to help individuals and organizations to explore the narrative and technical aspects necessary to build a photo story with a specific purpose, creating social change.

Photobook: Grandhotel Cosmopolis - Connectivity Trust Vision
Feb
17
7:00 pm19:00

Photobook: Grandhotel Cosmopolis - Connectivity Trust Vision

Photobook Presentation: Grandhotel Cosmopolis - Connectivity Trust Vision
by Ramona Gastl
Friday, Feb 17th @ 7pm


Photo book Presentation by Ramona Gastl
Grandhotel Cosmopolis - Verbindung Vertrauen Vision (Connectivity Trust Vision)

Dive into the world of Grandhotel Cosmopolis, an unique project with photographs and interviews by Ramona Gastl. Experience the historical origin and be part of a big vision.

Book Buzz - Open Mic & Book Launch
Feb
10
5:30 pm17:30

Book Buzz - Open Mic & Book Launch

BOOK BUZZ - Open Mic & Book Launch
Friday, February 10th
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Host: New Zealand Society of Authors Canterbury Branch

Open Mic followed by 2 Book launches! All welcome! Free Entry!
Refreshments are available for purchase at XCHC

What Remains ~ An Exhibition and Statement on waste
Feb
10
5:00 pm17:00

What Remains ~ An Exhibition and Statement on waste

What Remains ~ An Exhibition and Statement on waste
by Deb Robertson

Exhibition on display:
February 6th-10th
Mon-Fri 7:30am-3:00pm
+Fri 5:00pm-8:00pm

Launch
February 10th @ 5pm-6pm

"I have made a series of scrap quilts for my exhibition "what remains". I wanted to make a statement about waste especially in the garment industry and about using the resources that we have. I spent six months sewing these quilts from fabric I had." - Deb

THE COLLABORATION EXCHANGE
Feb
10
11:15 am11:15

THE COLLABORATION EXCHANGE

THE COLLABORATION EXCHANGE
Tactics for collaboration success
DATE: Friday, February 10th
TIME: 11:15AM - 1:30PM
Hosted by Penny Locaso // BKindred
Tickets: Here

In collaboration with LuluLemon Athletica and the Exchange Christchurch, BKindred is proud to bring The Collaboration Exchange to New Zealand for the very first time. Please note tickets are strictly limited.

The Collaboration Exchange provides the foundation to turn the seemingly impossible into possible and turbo charge your ideas into tangible action.
This unique action orientated workshop is for small business owners and entreprenuers who know its time for change but don’t know where to begin.

Chefs Table #43
Feb
9
12:30 pm12:30

Chefs Table #43

Family style lunch prepared by Chef Aliesha McGilligan
Thursday, February 9th @ 12:30

Seating limited, RSVP HERE
$20

Chef Aliesha McGilligan will prepare a special lunch for a limited number of people. This is an opportunity to share your interests with new friends  while sharing a family style lunch.

Illusia: Short Film Screening
Feb
3
7:00 pm19:00

Illusia: Short Film Screening

Illusia: Short Film Screening
February 3rd @ 7:00pm
Hosted by Ramona Gastl

HOW ARE LONELINESS AND FREEDOM CONNECTED TO EACH OTHER? 

Is the main question of the film ILLUSIA about a puppet maker from Siberia. I take you on an unforgettable journey! 

Medicinal Plant Based Degustation w/ Guest Speakers
Jan
28
6:30 am06:30

Medicinal Plant Based Degustation w/ Guest Speakers

Medicinal Plant Based Degustation w/ Guest Speakers
10 Course Degustation
Hosted by Cam Sims
Guest Speakers: Michael Mayell and Tori Cat
Saturday, January 28th
6.00pm - 9.30pm
Tickets: $125.00


Chef Cam Sims, "My purpose here is to curate exponential connections over food designed for the greater good." 

Seasonal produce is locally sourced and organic where possible. Guiding you through each course highlighting who grew the food, how it's been prepared and the nutritional purpose of each ingredient. Let thy food be thy medicine, let thy medicine by thy food - Hippocrates