July 9

Check out Open Streets-Ciclovia this Sunday 14 July. Gap Filler’s Cycle-powered Cinema returns plus there’s “Come Together” – a popup concert at the Pallet Pavilion.



Gap Filler’s Cycle-Powered Cinema returns this weekend, for one day only. A real crowd-pleaser when it was first launched in February 2012, Gap Filler is running “Cycle-Powered Cinema – Take 2” in conjunction with the Open Streets event this Sunday 14 July, 10am – 4pm.

Located inside a vacant shop on New Regent Street people can bring along their own bicycles (they need to be 24” wheel or larger, ideally slick or low-tread tyres), or use ones already set up and using pedal-power generate electricity to run a data projector to screen films. Thanks to generous support from the New Zealand Film Commission, New Zealand short films will be screening on the half hour so come along and experience some good ol’ kiwi ingenuity while checking out some good ol’ kiwi creativity!

Gap Filler are relaunching the Cycle-Powered Cinema in the hope that there will be a local community group who would like to be gifted the setup so they can organise and oversee its future use by groups in Christchurch and around New Zealand.

“We have had interest from all around the country from groups who want to run the Cycle-Powered Cinema setup for a variety of community events. It’s a great community-spirit builder”, says Trent Hiles, Gap Filler project coordinator, “as seen in the launch of this project in early 2012. We had people from a wide cross-section of the community attend the screenings. Unsurprisingly the cycling community – roadies, mountain bikers, commuters – were out in force. For many of them it was the first time they had experienced a Gap Filler project. It introduced a new audience to Gap Filler, which ultimately flowed on to increased awareness of, and participation in future Gap projects”.

For more information contact Trent Hiles: trent@gapfiller.org.nz, 0211 728 373


Pop Up Concert at The Pallet Pavilion “Come Together”


An afternoon of Music, Song, Comedy, Theatre and more, Sunday 14 July 12-3pm

The Christchurch Pop Up Concert Series celebrates our city’s Open Streets with an afternoon of Pop Up entertainment at the Pallet Pavilion on Sunday 14th July.

Anissa Victoria’s Vintage Market will be on site between 10 and 4 pm to add to the excitement and buzz of the day with a fabulous entertainment programme heralded in by a lone Piper & Town Crier from 12pm until 3pm.

Come Together  is  the theme for the day which features a selection of world class local  performers and musicians including Tablo Notional Theatre of New Zealand, Ma Bell & The BlueTones, James Wilkinson, Radius, Debra Hardcastle, John Bevan, Danny Wilson &  Mama’s got the Blues with special pop in guests appearances.

Come Together with  family and friends to enjoy the best of The Christchurch Pop Up Concert Series with an afternoon of Music, Song, Dance, Comedy & Theatre in the unique blue space that is The Pallet Pavilion on the corner of Durham and Kilmore Street.

Come Together is a free event proudly supported by Christchurch City Council through the Transitional City Projects Fund, Gap Filler and The Pallet Pavilion.