Suffrage Series at the Arts Centre

16, 17 & 19 October 2018 - Great Hall

The Suffrage Series celebrates the diverse range of women we have in Canterbury through three nights of quick fire talks, discussions and music.

A partnership series between Christchurch City Council, Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga and The Arts Centre as part of Beca Heritage Week 2018. Cash bar and snacks available.

Tickets are free and limited, so don’t miss out! Online bookings are required.


Women’s Suffrage – A Cultural Journey, Tuesday 16 October

University of Canterbury Professor Katie Pickles and University of Otago Associate Professor Angela Wanhalla explore the suffrage journey from Pākehā and Ngāi Tahu perspectives, followed by a panel discussion and questions. For more information and to book tickets click here.

Women on Fire, Wednesday 17 October

A fast-paced evening of stories from 11 local women about their experiences of strength from struggle and what suffrage means to them. The women will share images and stories from their diverse professional and personal journeys. Expect fascinating insights into women’s experiences in skateboarding, science, police work, poetry, lingerie, journalism and more! For more information and to book tickets click here.

A Woman’s Voice, Friday 19 October

The finale of the Suffrage Series will delve into our national music industry. Hear about the struggles and successes of some prominent local female artists: Emma Cameron, Katie Thompson and Sacha Vee, as they share their experiences and perform live. For more information and to book tickets, click here.


Driving & Parking

The Arts Centre has a limited number of 10 and 60 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.