142 Years of Unfolding History

16 October 2019 - Classics

Watch 142 years of the history of the Arts Centre unfold over 60 minutes! The talk will encompass a wonderful set of ancient photographs and anecdotes that illustrate the development of the central city historical site now known as the Arts Centre.

A rich archive of photographic materials and interesting anecdotes provide a backdrop for a talk from one of the Arts Centre’s longest-serving staff members, Liz Hodgson, who shares her impressive knowledge of the construction and development of the 23 buildings that now comprise the Arts Centre campus. Formerly Canterbury College, the School of Art, the School of Engineering, Boys’ High School and Girls’ High School, the buildings have a fascinating and rich history.

The photographs will be interspersed with interesting anecdotes and stories about the unfolding of the 23 buildings onsite at the Arts Centre.

Dates: Wednesday 16 October 2019

Times: Noon to 1.00pm

Venue: Classics, The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora, 2 Worcester Boulevard, Christchurch

Thank you to the Christchurch Heritage Festival Community Fund for supporting this event.


Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 30 minute visitor carparks located at Market Square near the corner of Worcester Boulevard and Montreal Street.

Plenty of on-street metered parking is available near the Arts Centre, along with a number of off-street carparks.