Summer City Festival

In 1979 Wellington City Council initiated its Summer City Festivals. This was in responce to the social conditions of the time but was also a promotion of Wellington's recreational resorces through what was then the Parks and Recreation Department. The Festivals were held over about six weeks from about New Year to early February. They included sport, music (as outdoor and street performance), often huge baroque Theatre performances and masque-like tableau, public art displays in which people joined, events on beaches, dance, and processions through the city and on ocassion on boats round the inner harbour. The scale of the early festivals was possible because they took place at a time when the Government was providing large ammounts of relief money to students and others through the PEP scheme. This meant that there was lavish funding and a large pool of tallent avaliable to provide ideas and run events

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Date: 1992 - 1999 Ref: Eph-C-PHOTO-EXHIBITION-1992/1999-1 Description: Includes: Colony of Reverence: Photographs by Colin Tucker. Lopdell Gallery, Titirangi, 5 March-14 April 1994. (Two copies). Festivals, Rituals and Ceremon...
Date: Ca 4 January 1985 From: Dominion post (Newspaper): Photographic negatives and prints of the Evening Post and Dominion newspapers Ref: EP/1985/0078-F Description: Jason Bell, a member of Southside Home Boys, breakdancing in The Dell at the Botanic Garden, Wellington, during the Summer City Festival. Photographs taken c...
Date: 1980 - 1989 Ref: Eph-A-MOTORCYCLE-SPORT-1980s Description: Includes: 1981: 2ZM Motorcycle Road Races, Lyall Bay Wellington, 28 December 1981. Victoria University Motorcycle Club. Souvenir programme 1983: Wellington M...
Date: 1979, 1980 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5828 Description: Photographs of people and activities associated with the Summer City Festival, Wellington in 1979 and 1980. Quantity: 20 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1980 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5831 Description: Photographs of people and activities associated with the Summer City Festival, Wellington. Quantity: 23 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1980 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5832 Description: Photographs of people and activities associated with the Summer City Festival, Wellington. Quantity: 23 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1981 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5835 Description: Photographs of people and activities associated with the Summer City Festival, Wellington. Quantity: 23 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1980 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5830 Description: Photographs of people and activities associated with the Summer City Festival, Wellington. Quantity: 23 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1981 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5834 Description: Photographs of people and activities associated with the Summer City Festival, Wellington. Quantity: 23 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1981 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5836 Description: Photographs of people and activities associated with the Summer City Festival, Wellington. Quantity: 23 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1980, 1981 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5833 Description: Photographs of people and activities associated with the Summer City Festival, Wellington. Quantity: 19 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1980 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5829 Description: Photographs of people and activities associated with the Summer City Festival, Wellington. Quantity: 23 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1979 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5827 Description: Photographs of people and activities associated with the Summer City Festival, Wellington. Quantity: 23 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1980, 1982 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5848 Description: Crowds listening to a concert performed from a barge in Wellington's inner harbour during the Summer City Festival of 1982. People attending the Sweetwaters...
Date: 1981 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5837 Description: Photographs of people and activities associated with the Summer City Festival, Wellington. Quantity: 23 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1979-1985 By: Wellington Arts Centre Trust Ref: PAColl-2644 Description: Summer City festivals, crafts, art, performance, musicians Contents list in each box Arrangement: Slides in sequence at 0773 - 0794. Negs in 35mm sequence ...
Date: 1982-[1987] From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5847 Description: Members of the New Zealand pop group `Split Enz' in performance. Crowds listening to a concert performed from a barge in Wellington's inner harbour during t...
Date: 1979 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5824 Description: The Cosmollipops in performance at the Wellington Summer City Festival in 1979 Quantity: 12 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1979 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5823 Description: The Cosmollipops in performance at the Wellington Summer City Festival in 1979 Quantity: 23 colour original transparency/ies.
Date: 1979 From: Creative NZ :Photographs relating to the Queen Elizabeth II Arts Council and Creative NZ Ref: PA12-5819 Description: The Cosmollipops in performance at the Wellington Summer City Festival in 1979 Quantity: 19 colour original transparency/ies.