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.
- Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:27 23:47:38
- A photograph of a market in 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 23:51:40
- A photograph of the large-scale puppets titled The Scholar (left) The Wife of Bath (centre) and The Merchant (back, right) in Cathedral Square. The puppets were part of the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.