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!

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.  

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


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

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.