Sparkling performances by local artists
Orange Studios was the venue for a fabulous evening of entertainment from local Christchurch artists. The evening celebrated the arrival of spring, sunshine and all things luminous. We traversed the space between dark and light, night and day through storytelling, poetry, songs, prose excerpts and flash fiction pieces. A packed house of keen listeners soaked up tales of the sun and candles through to epiphanies - including iPhones with embryo pics for grandparents (a fresh-off-the page poem by the highly acclaimed James Norcliffe, below left) and naked night-time skinny dipping in Merivale swimming pools (a story by Melanie Dixon, below right)! There was a warm and supportive vibe as professional writers through to those sharing their work in public for the first time took to the stage. The eclectic mix created a truly enchanting evening for all. We are looking forward to creating similar collaborative showcase events in the future.