The Body Festival is Christchurch’s annual event of dance and physical theatre. This year it runs from 25 September to 11 October. Participation is an important part of the festival which gives everyone an excuse to give it a go and get their body moving!
As always this year’s event offers a broad range of dance workshops and beginners’ classes as well as performances and exhibitions.
The opening night event, No Lights No Lycra was energising (and sweaty) with the kind of upbeat playlist sure to get a body moving, but there are plenty of other opportunities to “trip the light fantastic”.
There was a time when the World Book was just one plain brown set of encyclopaedias sitting on a shelf. Nowadays it has transformed into a startling array of gorgeous looking eResources. These eResources are updated daily, available 24/7, and are full of multimedia options including video, interactive maps, activities and country comparisons. You can print, email and save results and even have articles read aloud to you. In short, World Book eResources are very clever and very useful, but they have a problem – there are almost too many of them! I do get asked about the many World Book platforms that we have so here is a brief rundown:
World Book Kids: aimed at primary aged children up into their tweens. A gorgeous interface with games, science projects and age appropriate articles and images;
World Book Reference Centre: for adults not necessarily in the academic arena. Includes help on life skills such as buying a car, budgeting and searching for a job;
World Book Web (all : if all else fails then go here and it can take you to all of the above!
Confused? Just remember that World Book has developed eResources with certain ages in mind. So if you are helping your children do their homework or wanting to update your CV then World Book does have something for you.
28 September 1864
Re-built Victoria Bridge opens. It is probably the country’s first iron and stone bridge.
29 September 1978
Friendship Corner opens by the Bridge of Remembrance. After a heated public debate over whether the area should be used for parking, the Council decided to plant the area with trees representing Christchurch’s sister cities.