WORD wraps up for 2021… but wait there’s more

After another tumultuous year, WORD Christchurch Festival wrapped up. You can read reports from nearly all events by the Christchurch Libraries team, who live-blogged throughout, and a run-down of the Foundation Pop-Up Festival on Flat City Field Notes.

Best of all, the complete range of sessions in The Piano and the Town Hall are now available to watch at your leisure – you just need to grab a digital ticket, which start for as little as $10 for a whole day. If you want to pay a little more, you will be helping WORD recover from a difficult year and help ensure the festival has a future.

Read festival highlights here

Next up!

On Saturday 27 November at 11am, Eliot Higgins: We are Bellingcat will be at Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū.Who identified the men who poisoned Sergei Skripel in Salisbury, and Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny? Who figured out who shot down Flight MH17 over Ukraine? Who uncovered Assad’s use of chemical weapons in Syria? Not the CIA or GCSB, but Bellingcat, an open-source intelligence agency made up of citizen investigators armed with laptops and phones.

Join founder Eliot Higgins for a candid conversation about his journey from school drop-out to thought-leader. He discusses Bellingcat’s latest work with our own investigative genius Nicky Hager, including the hunt for QAnon, the future of journalism, and whether the internet can actually be used for good.Then, at 2pm, join Nicky Hager for an Investigative Journalism Masterclass  –  a must for anyone interested in ‘turning over stones’. Hager will discuss the ethics, tactics and techniques of the investigative journalism trade, and give insights into his own career, plus opportunities to discuss your own projects as well.BOOK NOW!

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