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Darfield: Every Saturday 9am Opposite Challenge
Edendale Car Boot: Every Sunday 10am Edendale Cafe
Leeston: Every 1st and 3rd Sat of the month 9am Co-operating Church grounds High St
Lincoln: Every Saturday 10am Gerald St
Prebbleton: Every 1st Sat of the month All Saints Church Blakes Rd
Rolleston: Every 2nd Sun of the month 10am Rolleston Square
Selwyn Twilight: Every 2nd Sun of the month 4pm beside Rolleston Community Centre

Town + Country
1 James St, Lincoln
18 April to 13 May

Justine de Spa + Sara-Jane Ludeman + Mary Latimer

Where urban meets rural to celebrate Nature.

18 April to 13 May 2018, 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday to Sunday

Beyond the Syllabus
17 South Terrace, Darfield
6 April - May 3

As secondary and tertiary teachers, these artists have encouraged their students to develop their skills farther than the curriculum requires—beyond the syllabus—and inspired them to embark on careers as artists.

Featuring work by Brent Firkin, Simon Ogden, Kate Rivers, Jan Robertson and Fiona Van Oyen

Olive Copperbottom - Dickens in Darfield
Trinity Church, Darfield
Wednesday April 25, 7pm

New Zealand comedian Penny Ashton is coming to Darfield with her wildly successful one-woman show, Olive Copperbottom. The self-professed poet, actor, improviser, wedding celebrant, and all round show off weaves a sometimes humorous, sometimes macabre tale with a wonderful array of Charles Dickens’ characters.

Olive Copperbottom’s story of growing up as an orphan in Victorian London is intertwined with at least a dozen other characters, all clearly differentiated through changes in voice, mannerisms, and body language. Ms Ashton describes the show as bringing “a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians to crusty life…It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist”.

“We hope that Malvern residents will take the opportunity to experience this humorous, creative, and entertaining work. New Zealand audiences in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, as well as Canadians in Victoria, Edmonton, and Winnipeg have all been captivated by Ms Ashton’s boundless vitality”, said MCAC Chairperson, Philip Baldwin.

Olive Copperbottom has also been critically acclaimed, winning the “Pick of the Fringe” award at the 2017 Victoria Fringe Festival in Victoria, BC and The Press Critics' Choice Award, known as the Iron Chicken, at Christchurch’s 2018 World Buskers’ Festival.

Tim Bain, Christchurch World Buskers’ Festival artistic producer, commented that her one-woman show “had a lot to say and was very topical….It is a show that speaks volumes. It is a strong story and a strong woman telling the story”.

Tickets: Adults $20, Student $10. Selwyn Gallery, Darfield, or at the door.

Canterbury Chamber Ensemble
West Melton
Saturday 28 April 7.30pm

Carlo Ballara-Violin, Anne Robinson -Viola, Francis Yapp -Cello, Carolyn Johnson -Piano, Carolyn Johnson & Alison Holden - Piano duet.

Works by: Mozart ,Dvorak, Brahms and Debussy

Concert & light supper $25

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Laughter is the Best Medicine
Rolleston Community Centre
Saturday 28 April, 7pm

Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbolt - Real Kiwi Comedy from two guys that have been there and done it all.

Doors open 7pm - cash bar and snack food available.

$40 per person (excludes booking fee)

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Hororata Night Glow
Hororata Domain
Saturday 28 April

Experience hot air balloons firing up the night sky!

Balloonists from all over New Zealand are travelling to this event, the only one of its kind in the South Island, providing a unique opportunity to experience hot air balloons lighting up the night sky, glowing in unison to music.

Surrounding the Night Glow will be an autumn festival including music from Holly Kimber,  Volts and The Easy Hearts, the Sensational Selwyn food and wine trail, children’s entertainment and an amazing array of street food, this unique autumn festival will entertain the whole family.

Check out our website for details and follow the event on Facebook


Selwyn International TableTop Day
Burnham community Centre, 1 Freyberg Rd
Apr 28, 9 AM - 11 PM & Apr 29, 9 AM - 10 PM

Did you know that there is an entire day dedicated to the celebration and playing of board and card games?! This year this falls on April 28th. So come down to the FOURTH annual International TableTop Day Event hosted in Burnham.

  • Come try some modern board games and jump out of the comfort zones of Monopoly, Candy Land, Trivial Pursuit and other mass market games.
  • See how tabletop games these days bring much needed connection of communication and fun between family, friends old and new in this tech reliant world.
  • There will be a library of over a 100 games for you to play! Party games, kids games, family games, hidden role games, tactical games, skirmish games, fantasy games, sci-fi games, card games, miniature games and more!
  • This event will be run over BOTH Saturday and Sunday starting at 0900 each day.
  • Raffles and challenges throughout the day for you to snap the chance to win some gaming loot!!
  • Sign up on the day to select games to learn how to play with a game instructor teaching you everything.
    • Zombicide - mow down hordes of zombies in this action packed survival game.
    • Ultimate Werewolf - Who is the werewolf killing and devouring your fellow villagers - track them down before it's too late.
    • Mythic Battles: Pantheon - rewrite mythical history as Zeus, Athena, Hades or Ares and lead your Spartans, Hoplites, and your monsters such as Cerberus, Medusa and the Hydra to victory.

COST: $2 per person - comes with a free ticket into the raffles!

So come down to International Tabletop Day and find out why over the last 5 - 8 years table top games are one of the fastest growing entertainment mediums and showing some of the highest percentile profit growth in the world!

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Chamber Music 2018
Saturday 12 May 7.30pm

Pettman National Junior Academy of Music

Chamber Music 2018

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My Tale To Tell - Canterbury Oral Histories
Darfield Library
Six-week course starting May, 2018

Record your own personal history. Join a writing workshop to be held over six weeks, that will help you to prepare your stories to be recorded, such as family history, school memories and major events. Participants will then go to the recording studio and record their stories to keep and share with family and friends.

For more information and to book your place contact the Producer Stephanie Frewen at or telephone 03 2600495 or 0277664156.

Autumn 2018 Piano Trio
West Melton
Saturday 26 May 7.30pm

Cornelia Didenco Violin
Rebecca Bendre Violin, Cello
Veronica van der Knaap- Piano

Popular Piano Trios by Mendelssohn, Arensky and others

Concert & light supper $25

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