Starting early 2018 have hosted six “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 ones in February 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.
Click the link to order your ticket! Limit of 30 at each.
Note: In future will switch to Humanitix.
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 and post about it that Michael Philpott 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