Starting early 2018 have hosted more than ten “Seeds Impact Lunches: Connecting dots” gathering people doing good things in Ōtautahi Christchurch together every two months or so. Click the link below to register if you would like to attend the next one in September 2019.
The $20 cost will cover the amazing lunch from Pedro’s cafe at XCHC and you get a chance to network and meet others pushing boundaries in their own unique ways across disciplines.
Comment from last event by Lan Pham: Thanks so much again for such a wonderful evening with such a great mix of inspiring people! I can honestly say I didn’t know what to expect from the event but I left feeling inspired, re-energised and hopeful for the future (for so many various reasons thanks to the various people I met!). I felt your framing and questions of the evening set it up so well – thank you for the obvious time thought and energy you put into the evening.
And from Jemma Penelope: Thanks for encouraging me along to the dinner. I had a really great time. Aside from the truly brilliant food, I felt the event was special because everyone was so willing to talk about making a change and doing good things and dreaming big dreams. Everyone was so welcoming. It was much easier than a business networking event where you almost feel like ‘on show’. Your event had a beautiful genuine atmosphere which was wonderful. I look forward to the next one!
Click the link to order your ticket … limit of 40.
Will be amazing food at Pedro’s café …
Some inspiration for these lunches is this quote from Peter Simpson’s book “Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953” – what happens if we connect today across disciplines and specialties? “For two decades in Christchurch, New Zealand, a cast of extraordinary men and women remade the arts. Variously between 1933 and 1953, Christchurch was the home of Angus and Bensemann and McCahon, Curnow and Glover and Baxter, the Group, the Caxton Press and the Little Theatre, Landfall and Tomorrow, Ngaio Marsh and Douglas Lilburn. It was a city in which painters lived with writers, writers promoted musicians, in which the arts and artists from different forms were deeply intertwined.”
Here is a short video that Tim and Safe did:
Here is a short video and post about it that Michael Philpott did:
Here is a video that Safe did:
Interview with Peter Simpson where I ask him about the era back in the 1930s-1950s:
“We bear witness by refusing to look away. We bear witness by showing up to our lives, and bringing our full selves to the task.” Kelly Barnhill