Exhibition: WASH ~ Womens Art Shown Here
Jul
17
Jul 28

Exhibition: WASH ~ Womens Art Shown Here

Each woman within W*A*S*H creates art for her own reason and with her own world view in mind but as women we feel a natural inclination to draw together, to gather, awhi, support and encourage. As artists we can live in solitary creating; yet as women we like to gather. 

Yeah the Girls
Jul
30
4:00 pm16:00

Yeah the Girls

An exhibition of female portraits.

Opening 4pm - 6pm
Sunday 30th July

Come along for drinks and delicious food from Bell & Co.

Make me a speaker
Aug
1
5:00 pm17:00

Make me a speaker

If you are annoyed by sitting in classes and you want to experiment a fun way to develop your confidence in speaking to an audience, this course is for you! 

Book Buzz
Aug
4
5:30 pm17:30

Book Buzz

Join us for another evening of new books and readings by local authors.

Natural Born Storytellers: Great Escapes
Aug
4
7:30 pm19:30

Natural Born Storytellers: Great Escapes

Our Natural Born Storytellers evenings celebrate the extraordinary in the everyday lives of us all. We are after true-life stories - that happened to you. Come along to a very friendly crowd and join in - or just listen.

Christchurch Adobe Creative Jam
Sep
7
6:00 pm18:00

Christchurch Adobe Creative Jam

Calling all Cantabrian Designers and Creatives: join us for a special Adobe Creative Jam! Witness a live design battle, and hear from top creatives over FREE food and beer. Join us on Thursday September 7th at Christchurch’s XCHC.


Art is Healing workshop series
Jul
26
5:30 pm17:30

Art is Healing workshop series


These workshops will provide a fun, safe space to explore our creative worlds. With loose themes but an emphasis on doing what feels good it will be a great way to build community and connect with ourselves.

A New Economy
Jul
25
6:30 pm18:30

A New Economy

This thought-provoking film will show you some of the possibilities that could be applied to Christchurch as we redesign many aspects of our city.

Pure Astonishments
Jul
22
7:30 pm19:30

Pure Astonishments

Pure Astonishments is a collection of the most mind blowing card magic routines you will ever see! Come around for an evening of amazing magic, laughs and smiles :) 

Suggested donation at entry.

Acro Yoga
Jul
18
6:30 pm18:30

Acro Yoga

Acroyoga is a is a physical practice which combines yoga and acrobatics. It does not require any previous experience, fitness or a partner. If you can stand-up straight then you can fly. Open to the public - anyone can join in and learn!

HER
Jul
13
Jul 15

HER

Public · Hosted by The PlaySpace.

HER is a show like no other, mainly because most theatre shows aren't led by a pair of bumbling tradies called Bev and Bruce...

Bay of Leaves - kitchen invasion
Jul
10
Jul 14

Bay of Leaves - kitchen invasion

BAY OF LEAVES – a kitchen invasion
Starting 6ish nightly from 10-14 July, the XCHC Bar kitchen will be traveling to the Caribbean and taking you with us.

Project: AWAKE, Exhibition:Half-life
Jul
10
Jul 15

Project: AWAKE, Exhibition:Half-life

Kimberlee is showing a snapshot of the past three months as she was admitted to Hillmortan Hospital diagnosed with drug induced phychosis and bi-polar.

Legal Mashup for charities, social enterprises, and NFPs
Jul
6
6:00 pm18:00

Legal Mashup for charities, social enterprises, and NFPs

Legal Mashup for charities, social enterprises, and NFPs
Thursday, July 6th
6PM - 7PM

Bring your legal questions to this free session aimed at those involved in charities, social enterprises and not for profits. We want to support those doing great work in this sector and had fun at the first one of these we ran in May where 30 showed up so will run it again and discuss issues like set up issues, different legal structures, liability, role of trustees, compliance and more - you set the agenda by asking the questions! RSVP to stevenmoe@parryfield.com and send a question or two as well. More resources for this sector at www.changeforgood.parryfield.com

CHRISTCHURCH // EXTREME CROCHET WORKSHOPS
Jul
4
6:30 pm18:30

CHRISTCHURCH // EXTREME CROCHET WORKSHOPS

Christchurch // Extreme Crochet Workshop // 120 min  

+ Our limited edition workshop offer you an exciting extreme crochet experience with our guest teacher Pony Mctate, this is a fun mindful experience with no rules or restrictions on what you can make !  We encourage experimentation and we educate and  teach you skills to progress your XXL Crochet.

Jazz by Jonathan Petty
Jul
3
6:00 pm18:00

Jazz by Jonathan Petty

Jonathan Petty plays the piano like an angel, and will be playing for tips at XCHC on Monday 3rd July. He is playing to raise money for a full length electric piano so he can pursue his career as an entertainer. Jonathan is blind and autistic and has appeared on 60 minutes, Attitude TV and NZ’s Got Talent. He plays a mixture of jazz, show tunes, easy listening and even a little light classical. You can see him on his YouTube channel, Jonathan Shares. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKHUkku7c_lpmxN1BT0sHXQ

FORM
Jun
30
Jul 7

FORM

Ara Fashion School invites you to FORM, an exhibition of work briefed by the fashion industry to our third-year students during work placements.
Opening night 30th June, 5:30 pm - 9.30pm
XCHC Christchurch
376 Wilsons Road, Waltham
Christchurch

The exhibition will be open daily from the 3rd - 7th of July
10am-6pm Mon-Thurs
10am-1pm Friday
Garments will be available to purchase.

WINTER BLOOMS WORKSHOP
Jun
29
6:30 pm18:30

WINTER BLOOMS WORKSHOP

To make the night even more magical the amazing musician Holly Arrowsmith will be serenading you all throughout the evening, with a small sit down show at the end. 
A glass of wine & light nibbles included. 

$140

Humans of Christchurch - Community discussion
Jun
26
6:00 pm18:00

Humans of Christchurch - Community discussion

Humans of Christchurch - Community discussion
Monday, June 27th
6PM - 8PM

 

My colleague and I are interested in networking with people who are passionate about the Christchuch community and enjoys the art of storytelling (Humans of style).

Chirny Presents 15 at XCHC
Jun
23
7:00 pm19:00

Chirny Presents 15 at XCHC

Chirny Presents 15
Friday June 23rd
7PM - 10PM

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

Dumplings & Drinks
Jun
21
7:00 pm19:00

Dumplings & Drinks

Dumplings & Drinks
Host: Momo Said
Date: Wednesday, June 21st
Time: 7PM - 10PM

Come and experience a clash of cultures as we pair handmade Nepalese Dumplings (Momo’s) with locally sourced wines and live music. 

Our Climate Declaration: Christchurch Official Launch
Jun
18
3:00 pm15:00

Our Climate Declaration: Christchurch Official Launch

Our Climate Declaration: Christchurch Official Launch
Sunday, June 18th

3PM - 5PM

Our Climate Declaration describes the country we want to be - it's about coming together around a vision of a climate-safe Aotearoa, working to stop the bad stuff, and bringing on more of the good stuff!

It's also about not waiting for the people at the top to do something, but taking our futures into our own hands.

Help be part of the movement. Join the official launch of Our Climate Declaration in Christchurch (one of four video-linked locations). Some pretty awesome climate action heros will be speaking, including:

Prof James Renwick, leading climate scientist and lead author with the IPCC
Drs Alex Macmillan and Rhys Jones of Ora Taiao (climate and health)
Sir Alan Mark, ecologist (and national legend)
Robyn Malcolm, actress

For more info check out our new website: www.ourclimatedeclaration.org.nz and while you're there sign up to the Declaration! 

- Our Climate Declaration team

Natural Born Storytellers: Out of Tune
Jun
16
7:30 pm19:30

Natural Born Storytellers: Out of Tune

Natural Born Storytellers: Out of Tune
Host: Sharon Moreham
Friday, June 16th
7:30pm - 9:00pm

Our Natural Born Storytellers evenings celebrate the extraordinary in the everyday lives of us all. We are after true-life stories - that happened to you.

Open Source Bar: Italy
Jun
12
7:00 pm19:00

Open Source Bar: Italy

Open Source Bar: Italy
Host: Brie Sherow
Monday, June 12th
7:00pm - 9:00pm
376 Wilsons Rd N

Last month we launched our extended hours with Open Source Bar, a party where we opened 12 bottles of wine and let you pick the glass pours. We learned a lot, we laughed a lot, we drank some pretty bomb wines. We’re ready for round two and this time we’re going to Italy! 

Book Buzz
Jun
2
5:30 pm17:30

Book Buzz

Book Buzz
Host: New Zealand Society of Authors Canterbury Branch
Date: June 2nd
Time: 5:30 - 7:30

Something for everyone! And, in case that wasn't enough, there will also be an opportunity to sign up for our open mic session to kick the evening off. See you there!

the lonely hearts // pop-up shop
Jun
2
Jun 4

the lonely hearts // pop-up shop

lonely hearts // pop-up shop
Friday, June 2nd - Sunday, June 4th
10 AM - 4:30 PM
376 Wilsons Rd N


Exchange bar will be serving wine, coffee, and a light fare menu
 

Finding your Fight: Reflection of the American Transition 2017
May
31
7:00 pm19:00

Finding your Fight: Reflection of the American Transition 2017

Finding your Fight: Reflection of the American Transition 2017
Host: Billy O'Steen
Date: May 31st // Time: 7:00pm
Entry: Free // Cash Bar until 10pm

This interactive evening will invite you to learn from their insights, clarify what you’re fighting for, and consider how to be more effective at it. This is critical in an increasingly disrupted world where we don’t always get to choose our fights. 

Free entry, cash bar
billy.osteen@canterbury.ac.nz

Introducing rag
May
26
6:00 pm18:00

Introducing rag

Introducing rag
Friday, May 26th
6pm - 7pm


We want to introduce rag and the philosophy behind the clothing repair, design/upcycling work. We will showcase our designs and encourage you to think about personal style over fashion.  

Naked Girls Reading CHCH: The Feminist Propaganda Edition
May
25
7:00 pm19:00

Naked Girls Reading CHCH: The Feminist Propaganda Edition

Naked Girls Reading CHCH: The Feminist Propaganda Edition
Date: Thursday, May 25th
Time: 7pm - 10pm
Price: $20 // $25 at the door
Tickets: Cosmic Ticketing

Already turning heads (and pages) in Wellington, Naked Girls Reading is heading south to Christchurch! 

We’re ready to fuck the patriarchy, riot the pussy and take our clothes off in the name of all things feminist - gird your loins! It's Naked Girls Reading: The Feminist Propaganda edition!

Chirny Presents 14
May
20
7:00 pm19:00

Chirny Presents 14

 

Chirny Presents 14
Host: Mark Chirnside
Date: May 20th
Time: 7pm-10pm
Cost: $10

Chirny Presents is back for it's second show of the year! Come to the XCHC for our 14th night of classical music, food and drinks.