I checked out the First Thursdays event in Sydenham this evening with its Lost in Space theme. The robot costumes were very well done. An excellent event with food trucks and market stalls and live music. There was a Robot Parade and people were encouraged to dress up – I even saw a few steampunkers there.
The food looked very good – wished I had of been hungry!
Giant robot at The Colombo shopping mall.
I got along to the CityUps event that is part of FESTA. It was fantastic – so much to look at and who doesn’t like pretty colourful lights. Such an awesome accomplishment by all of those involved and it was wonderful to see so many people in the city enjoying themselves. FESTA is the festival of transitional architecture – probably an ‘only in Christchurch’ type event due to the fact that we have entire city blocks empty.
I went out to view the sculptures that were on display this weekend at Loudon Farm on the Banks Peninsula. It was a wonderful day for it and lots of people were enjoying themselves. The sculptures were all amazing. Here’s a few of my favourites.
You can learn more at www.sculpturenz.co.nz
I was lucky enough to get along to TEDx Christchurch today to hear some wonderful talks on quite wide ranging topics – plus I got to see one of my favourite comedians Dai Henwood perform twice (opening and closing the event). If you get the chance to go to a TEDx event in your own town I highly recommend it.
The March Hare was running around outside during our breaks so I took the opportunity to get a snap as my photo of the day!
I got along to the Armageddon Expo today for some awesome photo opportunities. What a fun and interesting place to hang out for an hour. Plus, so many of the exhibitors were very obliging with their posing – striking great poses for anyone who put a camera in front of them.
People-watching is also a fascinating past-time at an expo like this. So many people went to a lot of effort to dress up in lots of different costumes.
Well worth the 5 buck entry fee.