Canterbury Tales: Construction and Procession

Canterbury Tales was a carnivalesque procession through the central city, led by Free Theatre Christchurch. Large puppets and masked performers moved from the Bridge of Remembrance along the river to the Worcester Street Bridge, before ending up at the heart of the city in Cathedral Square.

Along the way, the procession engaged with different tales of Canterbury urbanism, performed in interactive environments created by Christchurch performance groups and artists in collaboration with architecture, design and scenography students and local hospitality businesses. Spectators were able to join the procession at any point as it moved through the different sites.

This collection holds photographs of the construction and procession of Canterbury Tales.

Last updated
12:18pm 25th January 2019
Type
Collection
Identifier
qsr-collection:20504

350 items


Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 19:41:30
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 19:41:30
A photograph of the head of one of the large-scale puppets titled The Friars. The puppet is in the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 19:42:19
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 19:42:19
A photograph of the large-scale puppet titled The Merchant. The puppet is in the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 19:42:58
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 19:42:58
A photograph of the head of one of the large-scale puppets titled The Friars. The puppet is in the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:13:06
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:13:06
A photograph of one of the operators of a large-scale puppet titled The Merchant. The operator is putting on part of the costume, in the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:13:13
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:13:13
A photograph of puppets and masks being constructed in the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street. The puppets and masks will be used in the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:22:17
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:22:17
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Knight. The puppet is being moved out of the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:25:29
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:25:29
A photograph of one of the large-scale puppets titled The Friars. The puppet is in the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:27:28
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:27:28
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Knight. The puppet is outside the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:30:17
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:30:17
A photograph of two large-scale puppets, The Knight (left) and The Merchant (right). The puppets are outside the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street. The puppets were part of the Canterbury Tales procession, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:32:17
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:32:17
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Merchant. The puppet is outside the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:32:35
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:32:35
A photograph of one of the large-scale puppets titled The Friars. The puppet is outside the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:32:51
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:32:51
A photograph of one of the large-scale puppets titled The Friars. The puppet is outside the Free Theatre warehouse space on Lismore Street. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.