New Zealand at large. Christchurch Arts Centre

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Year
1996
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203565
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Rights Information
Year
1996
Reference
203565
Media type
Audio
Item unavailable online
Series
New Zealand at large, 1995-1996.
Categories
Documentary radio programs
Nonfiction radio programs
Radio programs
Sound recordings
Duration
00:11:21
Broadcast Date
14 Jun 1996
Credits
RNZ Collection
National Radio (N.Z.) (estab. 1986, closed 2007), Broadcaster
Nation, Deborah, Producer
Symons, Stephen, Speaker/Kaikōrero

An episode of 'New Zealand at Large' about the Christchurch Arts Centre.
One of the country's most successful arts venues began its life as a university college. It now hosts concerts, craftspeople and all manner of cultural events, and one man who knows its nooks & crannies better than most is the Christchurch Town Crier, Stephen Symons.

He leads a group of visitors around the complex, describing the heritage buildings, designed by architect Benjamin Mountfort.

In the Great Hall he retells the history of the memorial window. He then visits some of the tenants, artists and craftspeople in the former Christchurch Boys High School buildings.