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

Contains 350 items


Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:34:01
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:34:01
A photograph of large-scale puppets: one of The Friars (left, back), The Merchant (centre) and The Knight (front). 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 20:36:57
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:20 20:36:57
A photograph of large-scale puppets: one of The Friars (left) and The Knight. 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 2013:10:25 (1)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (1)
A photograph of FESTA Studio Coordinator Nick Sargent on an elevated work platform on the Worcester Street bridge.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (2)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (2)
A photograph of workers anchoring a frame with large concrete blocks in Re:START mall. The frame is for Canterbury Tales, the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (3)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (3)
A close-up photograph of The Knight, a large-scale puppet. The puppet is in the Re:START mall car park on Cashel Street. The puppet is part of Canterbury Tales, the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (4)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (4)
A photograph of The Knight, a large-scale puppet. The puppet is in the Re:START mall car park on Cashel Street. The puppet is part of Canterbury Tales, the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (5)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (5)
A photograph of the circular base for a large-scale puppet titled, The Wife of Bath. The base is being unloaded from a flatbed truck in a Re:START mall car park. The puppet is part of Canterbury Tales, the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (6)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (6)
A photograph of a person using sound equipment in a caravan during FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (7)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (7)
A close-up photograph of the hands of one of The Friars. The Friars are large-scale puppets created for Canterbury Tales as part of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (8)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (8)
A photograph of two men unloading one of The Friars. The Friars are large-scale puppets created for Canterbury Tales as part of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (9)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (9)
A close-up photograph of the head of one of The Friars. The Friars are large-scale puppets created for Canterbury Tales as part of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (10)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (10)
A photograph of performers in costume at Re:START mall during FESTA 2013.