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World Buskers Festival, get your tickets now!

One of Christchurch’s most loved festivals returns to the city streets and iconic venues (18-28 January 2018) with an impressive international and local performer lineup to celebrate 25 years of World Buskers Festival.

On offer is 10 days of highly entertaining street theatre hosted at various iconic sites around the city and 11 nights of world class shows including headline acts Tape Face, Le Gateau Chocolat, The Topp Twins, Urzila Carlson, Ginger Minj and Ali McGregor.

The grand finale of the festival, Buskers Best Bits will be hosted in the stunning Isaac Theatre Royal on Sunday 28 January. Featuring as many performers from the festival as possible, they all present their best bit, their newest bit, their naughtiest bit or just some other random bit.

For everything you need to know about the WBF 2018 performers, venues, partners, show times and how to book head to www.worldbuskersfestival.com  

Week of Engineering

From welding chocolate to virtual reality bike rides and robotic vehicles, the ‘Week of Engineering’ has something for everyone.

Running from 31 July to 5 August in Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, the ‘Week of Engineering’ (now in its second year) is all about showcasing amazing engineering and attracting people to the profession.

170727 - Week of EngIPENZ Chief Executive Susan Freeman-Greene says it offers people the chance to indulge their curiosity, be challenged and explore an interactive world of engineering.

“More than 45 engineering organisations around the country will be giving the public a hands-on look at what engineers do – perfect for kids and anyone who wants an inside look at how things work.”

UC Engineering will have several displays at the expo at Ara Institute in Ōtautahi Christchurch, which will feature design-and-build competitions and interactive displays.

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Diversity Fest – #thisiswhoIam

UCSA Equity & Wellbeing Rep Sam Brosnahan welcomes you to Diversity Fest.

Sam BrosnahanKIA ORA FRIENDS – you’ve just stumbled upon some of the most fun and thought-provoking few weeks you’ll have all year.

Introducing Diversity Fest – a wondrous mashup of all things celebrating everyone on campus. The theme of the festival is #thisiswhoIam – it’s a call to action – to uncover what makes you epically and uniquely astounding.

It’s a showcase of you, people like you, people different to you and people you maybe never knew existed at UC. It’s a platform to highlight the issues and challenge the assumptions.

It’s the concept of the individual playing a crucial role in the collective. There’s over 16,000 of us in the same boat – maybe we’ve got more in common than we realise?

Three weeks, over 20 different events and tonnes of opportunity to get in amongst. For the full calendar, search Diversity Fest on the UC website.

Enjoy mate!


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