Photographer: Jonny Knopp, Peanut Productions Photography

VOL.28 -with WORD Festival
Thursday 25 August, 2016

The Piano

We are chuffed to be part of the opening night line up of what will be a packed weekend for Christchurch, with the WORD Christchurch- Writers and Readers Festival in full swing across the CBD.

We are also very excited to have you join us in the soon to be opened Piano building, a new purpose built event venue in the performing arts precinct. As per usual, doors will open at 7.30pm with our PechaKucha Night starting at 8.20pm. Perhaps make your way down New Regent St for the New Regent Street Pop-Up Festival before you grab a drink and join us for a selection of Festival highlights from around the world and our fine city, sharing their stories in the 20x20 PechaKucha format.


Dr Jarrod Gilbert // Sociological genius // on gangs and murder

Marcus Elliott // Lawyer and Writer // A Lawyer’s Story

AJ Fitzwater // Science Fiction and Fantasy Author // Mary Sue vs Strong Female Character

Anna MacKenzie // young adult writer // on WW1 voices

Sophie Rea // Social Worker and poet // on the links between poetry and youth work

Derek Flores // the Unicorn // it was a dark and stormy night... 

Debbie Stoller // BUST Magazine founder & Stitch 'n Bitch author // The Handmade's Tale: Why Knitting is a Feminist Issue

Leigh Hopkinson // Writer and former stripper // on doing the Mr Whippy: deconstructing striptease

Matt Vance // writer, artist and filmmaker // on the Southern Ocean

Elissa Washuta // Writer // on how the occult saved my life.

Caitlin Doughty // Progressive Mortician // Our Corpses, Ourselves

Alok Jha // Science writer // on how the world could end


PechaKucha Nights are devised and shared by Klein Dytham Architecture.