What’s happening in Christchurch, November 2019

As we rocket towards Summer and the holiday season, events and activities are rapidly increasing in number around Christchurch.

We’ve included some ‘don’t miss’ events in this blog.

SCAPE, Central Christchurch, 5 October – 20 November 2019

Season 2019 Artworks Montage

If you arrive in the city in the next few weeks, you will notice new public art works around the city centre.

These are part of the SCAPE Public Art exhibition and some will remain as permanent installations.

The SCAPE Public Art Season 2019 responds to the theme of Rock : Paper : Scissors. Local and internationally renowned artists will bring a sense of solidity and location during the six-week season in central Christchurch from 5 October – 20 November 2019.

The SCAPE Public Art Walkway allows visitors to explore temporary and permanent artworks around our central city. Weaving a trail around historic and natural landmarks, guided walks start from Worcester Boulevard passing Canterbury Museum, looping around Hagley Park, meandering to Ōtākaro-Avon River and finishing back at the Arts Centre. Visit the Scape website for maps of the art installations and the link to download their app.

BLACKCAPS v England T20, Hagley Oval, 1 November at 2pm

Black Caps cricket 2019

Don’t miss out on the action on Friday 1 November as the BLACKCAPS take on England at Hagley Oval.

This is the first time the two teams have met since the Cricket World Cup finals, and a chance to put the record straight between the two teams!

This T20 is a Charity Match in which all funds generated from ticket sales (net of Ticketek fees) will be donated to the Christchurch Foundation to assist the local community in the wake of the 15 March 2019 terror attack.

Book your tickets here if you don’t already have them.

Swan Lake – The Imperial Russian Ballet Company, Isaac Theatre Royal, 16 November

swan lake chch 2019

This classic ballet has two performances in Christchurch on Saturday November 16 and there are still some tickets available.

Swan Lake is presented in two acts and follows the original storyline. Subtle revisions and variations have been introduced by Gediminas Taranda, Artistic Director of the Imperial Russian Ballet Company.

Swan Lake crosses the world of magic and mystical creatures with that of the real world. It is a story where the virtues of love and forgiveness in the end conquer evil and betrayal.

Christchurch Airport Art Trail

Christchurch Airport art trail

Not just a Summer exhibition, the Art Trail around Christchurch Airport features a range of installations throughout the buildings and parking areas, including some that will come to life with the Plain Sight augmented reality app.

Download the Art Trail map here and spot as many works as you can when you are flying in or out of the Airport.

Cup Week Events, 9 – 16 November 2019

Chch Cup Week 2019

The week leading into Show Weekend is always busy in Christchurch, with lots of visitors in town for race events, Fashion in the Field and of course the Annual A and P Show.

Check out all the places to be and be seen, via the christchurchnz.com site.

The New Zealand Agricultural Show, Canterbury Agricultural Park, 13 – 15 November 2019

2019 agricultural show clowns

With over 156 years of history, the New Zealand Agricultural Show celebrates all that is great about rural life.

Featuring a packed schedule of top livestock and equestrian events, live music, Endurocross, fun-filled family entertainment, an indulgent Food & Wine Village and so much more, you and your family will have plenty to keep you entertained during your day at the Show.

This is truly the time when country comes to town, and a wonderful experience for visitors to New Zealand to sample the best rural Kiwis have to offer.