Christchurch’s own creative urban regeneration initiative
Gap Filler’s work has been recognised as a great example of facilitating community resilience and grassroots wellbeing – and the commitment to bringing about good community outcomes
continues – come and hear the latest from co-founder and Strategic Director Ryan Reynolds.
Ryan will speak about the future direction of Gap Filler, cover some projects in the pipeline (not yet public) and introduce work they’re doing on one of the city’s
big private developments.
Date: Tuesday 5th July 2016
Time: 12.00 noon – 1.00 pm
Location: Aoraki Room, Community & Public Health, 310 Manchester Street
Book online here> A confirmation email and calendar appointment will be sent to you on receipt of your registration.
Almost 70 people attended the University of Canterbury Iranian Society’s celebration of winter solstice on June 18th.
On the longest and darkest night of the year, Iranians traditionally rejoice in the triumph of light over darkness during an evening of celebrations referred to as ‘Shab e Cheleh’ also known as ‘Yalda Night’.
Yalda is one of the most celebrated events on the Iranian calendar and has its roots in the ancient Zoroastrian traditions and its dualistic features of good and evil.
The celebration was held at the University of Canterbury Ilam campus. The attendees were treated to Iranian tea, sweets and nuts and listened to traditional Iranian music and poetry.
This is the society’s second major cultural event on campus. The first event was held in March to celebrate the Iranian New Year. The society plans to hold regular poetry evenings following a successful poetry event held in May.
The Iranian Society welcomes members from non-Iranian backgrounds and aims to promote greater cross-cultural awareness and cooperation within and beyond the university campuses.