Christchurch, 24 – 26 May 2013
University of Canterbury
Lecture Theatre C1
access off Clyde Road onto Arts Road,
Well, planning is well under way for what is going to be a wonderful and exciting conference!
With a theme of Chinese Culture, we will be covering everything from an exhibition of photos from a recent China tour by keen amateur photographers, to calligraphy, block prints, poetry, dancing, singing, various Chinese arts and crafts and great speakers, plus the New Zealand debut of an Art Exhibition by artists who are members of the Beijing Research Institute of Culture and History,who will be exhibiting thirty original paintings especially for this conference.
The following links are the DRAFT programme, registration form and details of accommodation.
Be sure to book your accommodation early, to avoid disappointment.
Quite simply, we want you to have a great time with us. With that thought in mind, we look forward to welcoming you to the Garden City!
Dave Adamson - Branch President
For further information, contact:
03 343 0028
Welcome to the Christchurch branch of the New Zealand China Friendship Society.
We especially look forward to welcoming many of you to the ‘Garden City’ this year for the NZCFS 2013 National Conference being held in Christchurch from May 24-26 2013 – with the theme “Chinese Culture”.
The Christchurch Branch meets at 7.30pm on the last Thursday of each month (except December -January) at Rewi Alley Education and Cultural Centre, 32 Matipo Street, Riccarton, Christchurch.. Meetings are usually educational talks about Chinese culture, education, travel in China, or recent developments followed by a social supper hour.
We have good relations with the Chinese associations in Christchurch and some of their members often attend our meetings.
The Christchurch Branch supports the city’s link with Gansu Province and Wuhan City and often entertains visitors and students from that part of China. We also support the special projects established by Rewi Alley in China: the Shandan Bailie School and the Gung Ho Cooperatives. Each year we make a donation to support the Rewi Alley Academy here in Christchurch. We hold an end of year prizegiving in collaboration with the CPIT for Students learning Chinese in Christchurch.
To find out more about any Christchurch Branch activities please contact either of the people below:
President: Dave Adamson
Tel: (03) 389 1376
Secretary: Natasha Barnett
Tel: (03) 358 2286
Annual membership: Individual: $22, Family:$30, Unwaged: $18, Corporate $35.