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 2013:10:26 20:37:05
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:37:05
A photograph of a man in a suit inspecting the large-scale puppet titled The Knight, before the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:40:04
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:40:04
A photograph of the large-scale puppet titled The Knight, and its rider, Ryan Reynolds, at the start of the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:40:41
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:40:41
A photograph of a crowd gathered around the large-scale puppets in the Re:START mall car park on Cashel Street. The puppets were created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:41:31
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:41:31
A photograph of a performer in costume and on stilts, as part of Canterbury Tales. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:45:21
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:45:21
A photograph of a crowd gathered around large-scale puppets at the Re:START mall car park on Cashel Street. The puppets were created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:46:02
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:46:02
A photograph of performers in costume on The Bouffante Cart, during the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:46:32
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:46:32
A photograph of three large-scale puppets surrounded by crowds of people at the start FESTA's Canterbury Tales event. From left are The Knight, Wife of Bath and The Scholar.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:47:12
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:47:12
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Scholar. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:47:27
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:47:27
A photograph of people operating a large-scale puppet titled The Scholar. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:47:46
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:47:46
A photograph of people operating a large-scale puppet titled The Scholar. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:48:39
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:48:39
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Wife of Bath, which was part of the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:50:32
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 20:50:32
A photograph of three performers on The Bouffante Cart, which was part of the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.