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 21:56:55
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 21:56:55
A photograph of people gathered 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 21:57:43
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 21:57:43
A photograph looking over Worcester Street and Cathedral Square during Canterbury Tales. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 21:57:55
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 21:57:55
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Knight. The puppet is 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 2013:10:27 21:58:42
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 21:58:42
A photograph of the Canterbury Tales procession on the corner of Oxford Terrace and Worcester Street. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 21:59:05
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 21:59:05
A photograph of spotlights shining on the empty Government Life building on the corner of Cathedral Square, during the Canterbury Tales event. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 22:01:03
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 22:01:03
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Knight. The puppet is 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 2013:10:27 22:02:46
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 22:02:46
A photograph of spotlights shining on the Telecom building 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 22:10:58
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 22:10:58
A photograph of the Canterbury Tales procession through Cathedral Square. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 22:11:53
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 22:11:53
A photograph of the Canterbury Tales procession through Cathedral Square. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 22:12:54
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 22:12:54
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Scholar. The puppet is 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 2013:10:27 22:13:24
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 22:13:24
A photograph of the Canterbury Tales procession through Cathedral Square. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 22:13:40
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 22:13:40
A photograph of a large-scale puppet titled The Knight. The puppet is surrounded by smoke in Cathedral Square, during the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.