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Tīrama Mai - powered by Orion and Connetics

Tīrama Mai is back this winter to celebrate Puaka-Matariki in the heart of Ōtautahi Christchurch.

The free, cultural festival, produced by Christchurch City Council, brings together an array of artistic, lighting and cultural displays, including performances and storytelling.

Come into the city with friends and whānau to discover the trail of illuminated artworks, projections, music soundscapes and interactive installations. Tīrama Mai will feature a combo of all-new works and crowd-pleasers from the last couple of years.

On opening night enjoy kapa haka performances at The Art Centre in the North Quad.

There’ll be live storytelling sessions alongside kapa haka between 6.30pm and 8pm on the following dates under the canopy next to Altiora:

  • Saturday 22 June and Sunday 23 June
  • Thursday 27 June – Sunday 30 June

A huge thanks to our partners and sponsors - Orion, Connetics, Trees for Canterbury, Whitiora, Dark Sky Project, Āmiki Cultural Food Tours, Streamliner, Crowne Plaza Christchurch and The Hits.

The event hub will be at Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre, but works will also be positioned along Worcester Boulevard, at Riverside Market and at Te Pae by the Ōtakaro Avon River.

Jun 21, 22:00 - Jun 30, 00:00

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