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In Other Words

In Other Words


  • Sat 31 Oct, 1:30pm – 2:15pm


Tūranga Central Library, 60 Cathedral Square, Christchurch


All Ages

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  • Free entry - General Admission: $0.00
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The WORD Christchurch 2020 Youth Jury presents this celebration of stories across culture and language. Following the translation of the first of 100 books into te reo Māori by Kotahi Rau Pukapuka Trust, youth jurors Isla Reeves and Nelly Campbell-Reeves read an excerpt from Paulo Coelho’s much-loved novel The Alchemist, first in te reo Māori and then in English, with New Zealand Sign Language interpretation by Elizabeth Kay.

This is an accessible, all-ages event that explores both the particularities of and connections across the official languages of Aotearoa-New Zealand. Supported by Rata Foundation.

This event is part of WORD Christchurch Spring Festival 2020. Registration is required. Please arrive 15 minutes prior to guarantee entry.

COVID-19 update. Ticket allocation is for the current Alert Level. If there is a change back to Level 2 at the time of the festival, tickets purchased under the original Level 2 requirements will be given preference. Refunds will be processed by Eventfinda for tickets no longer valid under updated conditions.

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