Beca Heritage Week is returning from 12 – 22 October!
Heritage Week is an umbrella festival that brings together many community events and activities to help us celebrate and learn about Christchurch’s history, events, places and pastimes.
Strength from struggle – remembering our courageous communities
This year there are some significant anniversaries in terms of large scale national and international events including:
• 125 years since women’s suffrage achieved in New Zealand
• 100 years since the World War I armistice
• 100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic
The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2018 reflects these significant anniversaries which were hard won or hard fought struggles in world and New Zealand history. These anniversaries present an opportunity to remember the challenges faced by many communities in the past, commemorate the loss, courage and endurance of those who came before us, and celebrate their victories.
Do you have a great idea for a Beca Heritage Week event? We’re calling out to all community groups, businesses and individuals who are interested in holding events during the festival. On Tuesday 8 May, join us as we discuss this year’s theme and answer any questions you may have about being involved.
When: Tuesday 8 May, 5.30–6.30pm
Where: Christchurch City Council Civic Building
53 Hereford Street, Christchurch (enter from Hereford Street)If you are unable to attend, you can view the application information here, after the meeting.
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