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  • Paul Rowe, in reply to Rich Lock,

    Apparently while it was being recorded Setting Sun was named "Tomorrow Never Noels"

    Lake Roxburgh, Central Ot… • Since Nov 2006 • 574 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel,

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • kw, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    On the subject of venues and eras this tribute to Chicks from last week's Critic might amuse some of you.

    (Should have gone with the Sammy's thread, but much easier to follow Ian's comment.)

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2014 • 30 posts Report Reply

  • Russell Brown, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    In the Arts Precinct the government's giving you, has anyone thought about music venues, shared spaces, art cafes, etc? Or is it all institutional?

    It seems such an obvious need.

    Auckland • Since Nov 2006 • 22825 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to Russell Brown,

    pain in the arts...

    In the Arts Precinct the government’s giving you, has anyone thought about music venues, shared spaces, art cafes, etc? Or is it all institutional?

    There are various arts / entertainment areas as well as the Arts Centre - we are reassured that they will all be 'vibrant' areas - not sure who will run the Hospitality sides of these areas or exactly where the daily foot traffic is coming from - music or theatre students won't be enough to support expensive cafes which will be paying high rents in new buildings...

    here is the gummint's plan for the performing arts precinct:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/77672442/Art-studios-and-apartments-planned-for-Chch-performing-arts-precinct

    I hope they don't design the Courts space for them so desperate are they to have them back in town - really it is all up in the air and pipe dreams...

    Johnny Moore had something to say about the inner city recently: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/business/the-rebuild/77714683/johnny-moore-suburban-malls-vibrancy-highlights-a-languishing-centre-city

    and the Lichfield Laneways may emerge again: http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/77694712/laneways-revival-projects-get-under-way

    Dux Central opened in the Twisted hop building:
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/72131323/Dux-Central-adds-to-Christchurchs-post-quake-vibe

    New Regent street which was an outpost of civilisation has had the brakes put on as some un-strengthened buildings stopped the Tram coming through - trade down 40 - 60% for businesses there. - the hurt keeps on coming

    and hey the Government is pushing for a footbridge to nowheresville - wahoo!;
    http://www.stuff.co.nz/the-press/news/77862638/design-contest-for-new-avon-footbridge

    One News yesterday pointed out that thus far at least $15 million has been spent on the yet untendered, sized, planned or priced Convention centre - so I'm not holding my breath for any small fry to get a look in until the Government just walks away.

    There was a great letter in the Press today (Tuesday 15 march) from someone performing in a play 'Rock of ages' in the old Gym on the Arts Centre site that The Free Theatre has the current use of (they are long time AC tenants) but apparently this wonderful and versatile space may be converted into yet another restaurant - like Chchch needs another restaurant! (it was the Academy Cinema before shit happened).

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

  • Joe Wylie, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    There are various arts / entertainment areas as well as the Arts Centre - we are reassured that they will all be 'vibrant' areas

    I blame Sideshow Bob for the whole vibrant schtick.

    flat earth • Since Jan 2007 • 4593 posts Report Reply

  • Ian Dalziel, in reply to kw,

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    this tribute to Chicks

    Bats Chicks poster sourced from:
    http://relicsmusic.co.nz/collections/flying-nun

    and a poster I did back in the ’90s for a great night at The Dux (Arts Centre site) and the whole thing put together with photocopies (including all the type, letter by letter) and wax – fun times!

    ps: note the sun and moon elements were done by Alec Bathgate for a Tall Dwarfs record.

    Christchurch • Since Dec 2006 • 7943 posts Report Reply

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