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 2013:10:27 (22)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (22)
A photograph of Ryan Reynolds operating a large-scale puppet titled The Knight. The puppet is in the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (23)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (23)
A photograph of two large-scale puppets: one of The Friars (left) and The Scholar (right). The puppets are in the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (24)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (24)
A photograph of people in Cathedral Square watching the Canterbury Tales procession. There is a green spotlight in the background. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (25)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (25)
A photograph of a security guard wearing a high-visibility jacket, during the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (26)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (26)
A photograph of a young child in a hat and jacket. The child is watching the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (27)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (27)
A photograph of someone wearing a mask during the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (28)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (28)
A photograph of one of the large-scale puppets titled The Friars. The puppet is in the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (29)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (29)
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Scholar in the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (30)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (30)
A photograph of a security guard wearing a high-visibility vest. The security guard is in Cathedral Square during the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (31)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (31)
A photograph of a Canterbury Tales performer in Cathedral Square. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (32)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (32)
A photograph of a musician performing during the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (33)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 (33)
A photograph of a musician performing during the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.