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

350 items


Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 20:43:13
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 20:43:13
A photograph of a piano-accordion player in a Re:START mall car park during FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 21:10:24
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:25 21:10:24
A photograph of crowds of people on Oxford Terrace during FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (1)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (1)
A photograph of a metal frame being erected on Worcester Street for Canterbury Tales. Canterbury Tales was a carnivalesque procession and the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (2)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (2)
A photograph of a metal frame being erected on Worcester Street for Canterbury Tales. Canterbury Tales was a carnivalesque procession and the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (3)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (3)
A photograph of a photographer in a high visibility jacket, taking a photograph from Cambridge Terrace.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (4)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (4)
A photograph of performers in medieval costumes playing checkers outside a tent beside the Avon River. The game is part of the Canterbury Tales event. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (5)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (5)
A photograph of a performer in medieval costume beside the Avon River. The performer is part of the Canterbury Tales event. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (6)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (6)
A photograph of a large cardboard platform wrapped in blue plastic and ropes, lying near the Avon River on Cambridge Terrace. The platform is part of Canterbury Tales, which was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (7)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (7)
A photograph of a performer wearing a harness, before the Canterbury Tales event. Canterbury Tales was the main event of FESTA 2103.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (8)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (8)
A photograph of Camia Young of Christchurch Transitional Architecture Trust and FESTA volunteers walking down Worcester Boulevard.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (9)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (9)
A photograph of Ryan Reynolds during the Canterbury Tales procession. Canterbury Tales was created by Free Theatre Christchurch, and was the main event of FESTA 2013.
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (10)
Canterbury Tales Photograph 2013:10:26 (10)
A photograph of the large-scale puppet titled Wife of Bath. The puppet was created by Free Theatre Christchurch for Canterbury Tales, as part of FESTA 2013.