CHRISTCHURCH RIGHT NOW

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NEW VENUES

SUGARHORSE OUT OF THE BLOCKS

Now open, brand new bar and eatery Sugarhorse, from Pete Rathod of The Thirsty Marriner, has got the hungry, the thirsty and the just-a-bit-peckish-at-the-mo all covered in its flash new home in Moorhouse Avenue.

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EXHIBITION

PORTALS

Local artists Ed Lust and Alex Porter make a departure from their usual media and explore captured moments through paint and photographic print in the new exhibition Portals, now on at CPIT's ArtBox.

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NEW VENUES

ENTER THE DRAGON

Cityscape pokes its nose in for a look at the brand new Dragon's Den Social Lounge, the swish new night-out option that has immediately upped Sydenham's overall level of sophistication upon its recent opening.

LITTLE BLACK BOOK

Looking for Christchurch’s hottest fashion, coolest bars and trendiest dining spots? You’ll find them, and more, here.

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Eating & Drinking
Pomeroy's

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Eating & Drinking
Godley Cafe

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Retail Therapy
The Gift Shop

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Fashion
Sergios

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Interiors & Furnishing
Bridge Interiors

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Eating & Drinking
Under the Red Verandah

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Eating @

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Drinking @

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The Hot Ticket!

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NZ International Film Festival

Cinematic Celebration
[7 – 24 August 2014]

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Oklahoma!

Musical
[23 August 2014]

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WORD Festival

Writers & Readers Festival
[27 – 31 August 2014]

INSIDE WORD

THE WINE BAR: A WINE BAR

Joining the plethora of brand spanking new venues in the city shortly is The Wine Bar, a new offering from the beverage-dispensing geniuses behind Moorhouse Ave favourite The Monday Room. The new venue will be located at the top of Papanui Rd at Carlton Mill Courts, tucked away near Keo Thai Restaurant, and within very easy range of the Victoria Street hospitality mile. The Cityscape crew are looking forward to sampling a few quality drops  come the the August 29th opening date! Keep up with progress at their Facebook page.

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IN BRIEF

Fringe Festival Returns To City

Christchurch gets its first Fringe Festival in 15 years in October, with the event revived by the Fab Four Collective and set to run from the 13th of October to the 31st of October this year. Starting small with the aim of building things up in future years to rival the size and scope of Fringe Festivals in Wellington and Dunedin, the reborn festival is now seeking acts to put together it's inaugural programme. Check out all the info as it comes to hand at the Festival's Facebook page.

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THE SCOOP

A view from above

Keeping up with the isolated updates, but wish you could get the big picture on just where we're at right now with the ongoing Central City rebuild? Then check out this just-released aerial tour of the CBD from Youtube use nzplatts, set to the appropriate strains of a bit of Coldplay, that gives a great overview of the changing landscape. The new buildings are popping up at quite a rate now, but the flyover (thanks, plucky little camera-equipped drone) shows there's still plenty of gaps to be filled in!