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 20:21:55
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:21:55
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Scholar. The puppet is in a car park at Re:START mall. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:25:26
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:25:26
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Knight. The puppet is being ridden by Ryan Reynolds. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for the Canterbury Tales procession, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:26:28
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:26:28
A photograph of people gathered around large-scale puppets 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 2013:10:27 20:27:39
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:27:39
A photograph of people gathered on Cashel Street for the Canterbury Tales procession, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:28:41
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:28:41
A photograph of a crowd gathered around the large-scale puppets created for FESTA's 2013 Canterbury Tales event. The puppets are in the Re:START mall car park on Cashel Street.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:32:23
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:32:23
A photograph of people gathered around large-scale puppets 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 2013:10:27 20:32:50
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:32:50
A photograph of performers dressed in white hazmat suits. Together they were The Bouffante Cart for the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:36:53
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:36:53
A photograph of large-scale puppets in the Re:START mall car park on Cashel Street, 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 2013:10:27 20:37:51
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:37:51
A photograph of people gathered around large-scale puppets 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 2013:10:27 20:39:12
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:39:12
A photograph of people gathered around large-scale puppets 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 2013:10:27 20:39:58
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:39:58
A photograph of a crowd on Cashel Street, 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 2013:10:27 20:44:22
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 20:44:22
A photograph of people gathered around large-scale puppets at the start of the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.