Word Christchurch 2018: The Neu! Ōtautahi! Incident

1 September 2018 - The Gym

Haere mai, talofa, and walcome to the inaugural collision of some of Scotland, Aotearoa and beyond’s favourite wordsmiths, mavericks, lexical butter churners and raconteurs as part of the Word Christchurch Festival 2018.

This fast-paced and gnarly buffet of verse, music and performance is hosted by Michael Pedersen, co-creator of Edinburgh’s iconic Neu! Reekie! showcases – “Scotland’s favourite avante-garde noise makers” – knowing fur blurring the boundaries between spoken word, animation, film, music, and the realms beyond.

The bar will be open aw nicht, with the sweet sounds of DJs Tawdrey Trainwreck and blle fmme spinning tunes between shows.

Michael Pedersen (Scotland)
Irvine Welsh (Scotland)
Hollie McNish (United Kingdom)
Pati Solomona Tyrell and Manu Vaeatangitau (FAFSWAG, New Zealand)
Samuel Flynn Scott (NZ)
Hera Lindsay Bird (NZ)
Omar Musa (Australia)
Leilani Banday (United States of America)
Dominic ‘Tourettes’ Hoey (NZ)

This event – which is supported by APRA AMCOS, RDU, British Council and Creative Scotland – will be followed by The Sex and Death Salon.

Date: Saturday 1 September

Time: 7.30pm to 9.30pm

$23 to $25 (service fees may apply)

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.