I got to the Akaroa French Festival today – this is a an event to celebrate the history of Akaroa and its French origins. It was the 175th Anniversary of the first organised European settlement in August 1840. That’s me in my brand new red beret. I have French ancestry, but it’s very old and diluted by German and Irish!
Christchurch has been something of a blank canvas for street artists from all around the world, and now street art has gone indoors at the YMCA with the Spectrum Street Art Festival. The exhibition of street art is on until May 10th and admission is absolutely free. It’s quite stunning what the artists have put together – wonderfully talented people.
I rather liked the interactive exhibit where you could add yourself to the artwork – and I couldn’t resist a selfie with my other half. Though, if you take it with a real camera is it still a selfie?
The busker festival is on again and I finally got into Busker Park to have a look. This is Ruby Rubberlegs – I caught her contortionist act today. I had to look away a few times!
I went for a short walk around the gardens this afternoon and timed it quite well, though accidentally. I arrived just as the musicians started playing for the crowd at the Lazy Sunday event. So it was very pleasant walking around and taking photos.