Starting early 2017 have been hosting some “Impact Lunches” gathering people doing good things in Ōtautahi Christchurch together every two months or so. To reduce the administration involved click the link below to register if you would like to attend. The $20 cost will cover the amazing lunch from Pedro’s cafe at XCHC.
The idea and how it works is set out below some of the pictures in case anyone wants to try it elsewhere!
Next lunch for diary will be Thursday 21 February 2019 from noon. Booking details to come.
Quote from Peter Simpson’s book “Bloomsbury South: The Arts in Christchurch 1933-1953” that is an inspiration for these lunches – what happens if we connect now 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 and post about it that Michael Philpott did:
Interview with Peter Simpson where I ask him about the era back in the 1930s-1950s: