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.
An exhibition of female portraits.
Opening 4pm - 6pm
Sunday 30th July
Come along for drinks and delicious food from Bell & Co.
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!
The 12th bi-annual EcoCity World Summit was held in Melbourne in July. Sara Templeton was lucky enough to attend on behalf of CCC and we've asked her come along and share some of her observations with us in an informal open discussion.
More information from the event here:
Join us for another evening of new books and readings by local authors.
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.
Warm up for National Poetry Day with the Young Poets Open Mic. Proving that the future of poetry is in safe hands, young poets aged 6-12 and 13-25 will share their words in two events
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.
Annual Design Assembly Pub Quiz, Christchurch
Thursday July 27th
7PM - 10PM
It’s that time of year once again and the stakes have been raised. Time to win this year’s title!
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.
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 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.
Learn it - Sing it - See it
A one night only CHOIR - singing, performing and recording 2 GREAT New Zealand songs in HARMONY.
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!
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.
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.
Kids upcycled workshops are focused on making things for kids to then sell at a kids upcycled market
Taste coffees from different roast profiles, processing methods and growing origins, and play a game and have fun! And enjoy a beer afterwards...
The USA is out of the Paris Agreement, so we’re making up for it at XCHC by celebrating American Independence Day in partnership with Generation Zero.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and send a question or two as well. More resources for this sector at www.changeforgood.parryfield.com
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.
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
A time for women to discuss issues faced within our industry and how we can make a difference together.
LOCK IT IN, more details to come.
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
376 Wilsons Road, Waltham
The exhibition will be open daily from the 3rd - 7th of July
Garments will be available to purchase.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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
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
Host: Mark Chirnside
Date: May 20th
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.