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

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.

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

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.

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

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...


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.

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

Josie's Solo CHCH Edition
May
16
7:00 pm19:00

Josie's Solo CHCH Edition

Josie's Solo CHCH Edition
May 16th @ 7pm
Place: 376 Wilsons Rd N

'Josie's Solo' is a dance work choreographed and performed by Josie Archer. 
The piece was recently presented as part of the Auckland Fringe Festival 2017 and was awarded Best Dance of the Fringe. 

Tangovibe Vuelvo al Sur
May
12
6:30 pm18:30

Tangovibe Vuelvo al Sur

Tangovibe Vuelvo al Sur
Date: May 12th // Time: 6:30 - 10:30
Cost: Open to all - Dancers cover charge (box at the DJ table)
Please rsvp for updates

A great night to join friends for some food & drink a taste of Argentinian Tango and if you feel inspired, to dance the night away.

Your Life, Your Terms - A Millennial Movement
May
8
6:00 pm18:00

Your Life, Your Terms - A Millennial Movement

Your Life, Your Terms - A Millennial Movement
Hosted by: Unconditional Vibe Tribe (Kate and Andy)
Date May 8th // 6pm
$5 donations to go to RENEW

This is the last event in New Zealand before we come back in August/September for our 2 day workshops.

If you are in Christchurch come and hang out in our powerful space tomorrow night to do some deep diving into what you are wanting to create and what is in the way for you...

Gimbalympics Hootenanny!
May
5
5:30 pm17:30

Gimbalympics Hootenanny!

Gimbalympics Hootenanny!
Date: May 5th // Time 5:30pm

Participants will shuffle-walk their way through a grueling gauntlet, with the most stable performer winning all the glory an event like this has!l There is also a bar so you lurkers and cowards can sit back and nurse on a drink while the real women and men push the limits of the human body!

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

Open-Source Bar // Wine Tasting
May
1
5:30 pm17:30

Open-Source Bar // Wine Tasting

Wine Tasting
Host: Brie Sherow & Wine Diamonds Distributors
Date: May 1st
Time: 6pm - 7pm

XCHC bar is now open for business! (well ok... on Monday) Come from 5pm to try the new bar menu, and wine tasting starts at 6pm sharp.

We thought we'd kick things off by hosting a tasting with some really special wines. Come with an open mind and try some wines in styles you may not have had before. $2 per taste, try as many as you want. The more people that come, the more bottles we can open!

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