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Free Theatre's puppets in Canterbury Tales, FESTA 2013. Photo: Jonny Knopp
Gap Filler's Soundgarden, FESTA 2013. Photo: Ed Lust
Illuminate, Unitec Architecture Department in Free Theatre's Cantebury Tales, FESTA 2013. Photo: Guy Frederick
DOC and Greening the Rubble's Nature Play Park, FESTA 2013. Photo: Ed Lust
Amiria Kiddle & Helen Trappitt's Intersection Point, FESTA 2013. Photo: Ed Lust
Fabricio Fernandes's Nomadic Sauna, FESTA 2013. Photo: Ed Lust
Makeshift's Picture House, FESTA 2013. Photo: Ed Lust
Whole House Reuse launch, FESTA 2013. Photo: Ed Lust
Free Theatre's puppets in Canterbury Tales, FESTA 2013. Photo: Jonny Knopp
Eye of the Storm, University of Technology Sydney for Free Theatre's Canterbury Tales, FESTA 2013. Photo: Bridgit Anderson
Urban T(act)ics, FESTA 2013. Photo: Erica Austin
Supernova City, FESTA 2013. Photo: Erica Austin

Participate in FESTA 2014!

We’re gearing up for this year’s festival. Our recent call for proposals closed on 28 February, however if you’re still keen to be part of FESTA 2014 or want to know more about the Festival as it develops please follow us on Facebook, Twitter or sign up for our mailing list as we will be putting out a second call in May. In the meantime, we’ve got a special project cooking away.

The Transitional City Festival

Over Labour Weekend 2013 the Christchurch public rediscovered the city centre by participating in the myriad of events, animations and workshops that ran as part of the free and public Festival of Transitional Architecture (FESTA). Around 20,000 people attended 48 events, which gave life to the city’s heart and opened it up to the community’s desire to participate in its making.

Our past two Festivals are well archived on this site, so click around – check out the breath-taking projects that have been part of previous Festivals and the phenomenal partners, sponsors, funders and people we’ve had the privilege of working with.