An annual festival held in Christchurch and Banks Peninsula to celebrate the heritage of our district.
Dates: 12-22 October.
The details have been released.
This year there are some significant anniversaries in terms of large scale national and international events including:
125 years since women’s suffrage achieved in New Zealand
100 years since the World War I armistice
100 years since the 1918 influenza pandemic.
The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2018 reflects these significant anniversaries which were hard won or hard fought struggles in world and New Zealand history.
These anniversaries present an opportunity to remember the challenges faced by many communities in the past, commemorate the loss, courage and endurance of those who came before us, and celebrate their victories.
Beca Heritage Week 2017 will run from 13 to 23 October 2017 and celebrates the rich heritage of Christchurch and Banks Peninsula.
The theme for Beca Heritage Week 2017 is Plains, Port Hills & Peninsula – Finding our Way. The theme reflects this year’s anniversaries which offer the chance to explore and celebrate the cultural and physical development of our district and the pursuit of leisure activities in a unique landscape, defined by Plains, Port Hills and Peninsula.
Join the London double-decker free bus tour and get the full story from enthusiastic building owners and heritage advocates.
Leaving from the CWEA 59 Gloucester St at …
10.00 am Tour 1 Caffe Roma & the Public Trust building, then Shands and Trinity buildings followed by free sandwich lunch and heritage display/discussion back at WEA.
1.15 pm Tour 2 Wood’s Mill and then St Barnabas church followed by afternoon tea and heritage display/discussion back at WEA.
Interesting and surprising pauses to look at heritage sites on the way Mini award-winning Shop 7 heritage display at base for the day WEA – including heritage demolition roll, Civic Trust book “City and Peninsula” available for purchase.
Free sandwich lunch for Tour 1; afternoon tea following Tour 2 You are welcome to book for both tours. Spend the day with us!
Discover the unexpected! Over 30 free and low cost activities to enjoy in Nelson’s Heritage Week 2016. Discover how the past impacts on the future, and how Nelson’s community comes forward to share interesting stories and activities that highlight why Nelson is a very special city
“The Old Government Building is one of the most magnificent and monumental structures in New Zealand,” said Dr Anna Crighton from Historic Places Canterbury at the Heritage Christchurch open day.
“This is our third open day since our hotel building reopened and we are delighted at the ongoing public interest. Our hotel guests frequently tell us how much they appreciate staying in a building of such unique endurance and elegance,” said Ms Ana Vivas, resident manager of Heritage Christchurch.
"Heritage Christchurch opened its doors to the public on Sunday afternoon the 19th of October as part of the Beca Heritage Week in Christchurch."
"Historic Places Aotearoa Canterbury guides took tours of the building. Several hundred people visited the building in the busy open day and many participants came along in period costume."
The recently reopened Heritage Christchurch set in the iconic 101 year old Old Government Building on Cathedral Square will open its doors to the public for tours on the afternoon of Sunday 19 October during the Christchurch Heritage Festival. The tours will be at 1PM, 2PM and 3 PM. Tours are free with a voluntary gold coin going to the Historic Places Canterbury welcomed.