"E ngā iwi, e ngā whānau tēnā koutou katoa.
Nau mai. Haere Mai. Welcome to Cultural Festival"
CBS Canterbury Arena, 27 – 30 August 2013
Christchurch primary and intermediate schools proudly present 'Cultural Festival 2013'. Boasting a spectacular smorgasboard of multicultural performance, Wearable Art Pageant and The Press Visual Art Exhibition. This year's showcase promises to impress, with traditional and contemporary performances by 70 of Canterbury's most accomplished children's performance groups, from 10 nationalities.Cultural Festival is a unique and colourful stage show that celebrates the many vibrant cultures in our schools and Aotearoa - don't miss out on this very special experience.
For a snap shot of what to expect, see our short promotional video.
Cultural Festival 2013 is dedicated to the following closing and merging schools that are participants in this year's festival. Most of these schools have participated in Cultural Festival for the past 30 years. Their support has been greatly appreciated and their participation will be sadly missed. We wish these closing schools arohanui and the merging schools all the best for the future. Kia kaha!
Manning Intermediate, Linwood Intermediate , Avondale School, Central New Brighton School, Freeville School , Woolston School, Lyttelton Main School, Lyttelton West School, Windsor School.
See when your local school is performing in the festival programme.
Meet Our Festival MC's
Award winning, multi-talented Mātai Smith has an extensive background in Media. From presenting to producing for mainstream and Māori Television & Radio, his gregarious nature and consummate professionalism have earned him a great respect & a multitude of accolades within the media industry.