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 2013:10:25 (11)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (11)
A photograph of a crowd gathered in the Re:START mall car park on Cashel Street for a performance during FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (12)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (12)
A photograph of a crowd gathered in the Re:START mall car park on Cashel Street for a performance during FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (13)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (13)
A photograph of performers and spectators walking down Cashel Street on the opening night of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (14)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (14)
A photograph of two people standing on Oxford Terrace during FESTA 2013. On the right, George Parker from Free Theatre Christchurch is holding a megaphone. On the left, a woman is reading from a piece of paper and holding a hard hat.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (15)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (15)
A photograph of a woman holding a megaphone during an event for FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (16)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 (16)
A photograph of a performer on top of a temporary platform during an event for FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 15:48:05
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 15:48:05
A photograph of old-fashioned speakers and audio equipment near the Worcester Street bridge. The equipment will be used for the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 15:50:56
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 15:50:56
A photograph of stage lighting in Cathedral Square, which will be used for the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 16:37:18
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 16:37:18
A photograph of FESTA Studio Coordinator Nick Sargent (left) and another person on an elevated work platform on the Worcester Street bridge.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 16:59:31
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 16:59:31
A photograph of a large frame being constructed in a car park in Re:START mall for Canterbury Tales. Canterbury Tales was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 17:14:22
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 17:14:22
A photograph of a large frame being constructed in a car park in Re:START mall for Canterbury Tales. Canterbury Tales was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 17:16:47
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 17:16:47
A photograph of the main structure of a large-scale puppet on a flatbed truck. The puppet is titled The Knight, and was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.