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23/10/2014 - 26/10/2014
Christchurch Big Band Festival| Rydges Latimer
The Big Band Festival, now in its 7th year, is all set for Labour Weekend 2014, with heaps of exciting acts and events.
Whether you’re into dance, chilling listening to big bands over food and drink, going to hear international artists, attending informative talks, bringing out your instrument for a jam-workshop, being part of Big Band church service….there’s something for you, your friends and family this weekend!
Rydges Latimer Christchurch is Canterbury's newest 4.5 star hotel and perfectly located in the CBD to enjoy the festival. Live jazz will feature in Bloody Mary's from midday Sunday 26th October, with our very own lounge tranfsformed into Bourbon Street for the event.
Don't miss the Symposium with Francisco Torres, Rodger Fox and Ellen Barry at the spectacular Transitional Cathedral - just minutes from our front door.
For a full list of events, visit the Christchurch Big Band Festival website here
27/10/2014 - 27/10/2014
New Zealand's very own Lorde is heading to Christchurch.
In what will be her first ever New Zealand headline tour, Frontier Touring and Brent Eccles Entertainment are stoked to bringing her epic show to Christchurch this October. This is her largest stage production to date that flaunts cutting edge lighting and technology, and boosts her show to a visual and sonically theatrical experience.
Just a short taxi ride from the Horncastle Arena, make Rydges Latimer your home away from home our friendly team would love to see you!
08/11/2014 - 15/11/2014
New Zealand Cup and Show Week | Rydges Latimer
New Zealand Cup and Show week has long been the biggest week of the year in Christchurch and Canterbury and this year is no different.
Farming, Fashion, sport, racing and even the greyhounds feature in this event filled week which begins on November 8, 2014 with NZ Hat and Hair Art and the Sothys New Zealand 2000 Guineas Day.
Rydges Latimer Christchurch is Canterbury's newest 4.5 star hotel and perfectly located in the CBD to make your Cup and Show week a memorable one. Book your bed and breakfast package and get off on the right foot each morning with Bloody Mary's famous breakfast buffet.
Some key events you don't want to miss include:
- Fashion for a Cure- Monday 10th November, Cardboard Cathedral
- Christchurch Casino New Zealand Trotting Day Cup- Tuesday 11th November, Addington Raceway
- Catherbury A & P Show- Wednesday 12th November. Cantebury Agricultural Park
- NZ Cup and New Zealand Bloodstock 1000 Guineas- Saturday 15th November, Riccarton Park Racecourse.
For a full list of events, visit the Cupa and Show week website here
12/11/2014 - 14/11/2014
Canterbury A&P Show
The Canterbury A&P Show is back this year at the Canterbury Agricultural Park Sockburn, south west of the Christchurch CBD.
This year will be bigger than ever with a host of events including livestock competitions, entertainment, indoor and outdoor exhibitions, food and wine. The Canterbury A&P show is where the country comes to town and a celebration of all things kiwi!
The Canterbury A&P show is a great fun for the entire family and Rydges Latimer Christchurch has great options to suit your needs. Check out our 2 bedrooms suites which can accommodate a family up to five or one of our twin rooms for smaller broods.
Keep up to date with live information on the A&P Show facebook page.
15/11/2014 - 15/11/2014
The Black Seeds | Rydges Latimer
The Black Seeds are coming to Christchurch this Cup and Show Week!
Long established as one of New Zealand's finest bands and with a solid foothold in Europe and North America, The Black Seeds have carved out their reputation on the back of multi-platinum selling albums, and a masterful live show that has been filling dance floors across the globe for over a decade.
Only a five minute walk from the Bedford, Rydges Latimer is the perfect place to stay.
17/12/2014 - 18/12/2014
The Best of Jethro Tull | Rydges Latimer
After two magic years on the road with the Thick As A Brick shows, legendary Prog Rock icon Ian Anderson is coming to Christchurch for two sold old shows, following the release of a new concept album Homo Erraticus earlier this year.
Songs from Homo Erraticus will be played along with a collection of his favourite Tull classics. The performance will be illustrated and complemented by videos and astounding theatrical settings in the newly renovated Isaac Theatre Royal.
Located just a short walk fromn the theatre, the Rydges Latimer Christchurch is the ideal place to stay after the show - why get a taxi?
26/12/2014 - 01/01/2015
Boxing Day Test Christchurch
For the first time in over a decade, the Boxing Day Test is returning to the New Zealand Cricket Calender. The new and improved Hagley Oval will hold its maiden test ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup in February 2015.
The Black Caps will take on Sri Lanka in the ANZ International Series and the first Boxing Day test to be held in the south island. It's been a long time between drinks for international cricket in Canterbury and Christchurch locals are looking forward to a Boxing Day cricket bonanza.
Rydges Latimer has a range of accommodation offers over the Christmas period that are an ideal option to take in 5 days of cricketing goodness.
31/12/2014 - 31/12/2014
Shihad with Airbourne, I Am Giant & Cairo Knife Fight| Rydges Latimer
11/01/2015 - 11/01/2015
One Day International Cricket Christchurch
Fresh off the back of the ANZ Test Series, the Black Caps again grace Christchurch's newly refurbished Hagley Oval with One Day International Cricket.
In an ideal Pre February World Cup warm up the Black Caps will continue their tussle with Sri Lanka in the shorter format of our Summer sport.
Be sure to organise your accommodation at Rydges Latimer before making your way down to Hagley Oval for what promises to be an action packed day of entertainment.
14/02/2015 - 23/02/2015
Cricket World Cup
23 years after the highly successfully 1992 event, the Cricket World Cup returns to Australia & New Zealand in February 2015.
Christchurch's newly refurbished Hagely Oval has won the right to host the opening match of the tournament on the 14th of February between local lads the Black Caps and Sri Lanka. Full Christchurch schedule:
14th February: NZ vs Sri Lanka
21st February: Pakistan vs West Indies
23rd February: England vs Scotland
Hopes are high for a long awaited Black Caps victory, what better way to do it than on home soil! Accommodation will be at premium so be sure to get in early and book with Rydges Latimer and enjoy a day out on the embankment watching the One Day action!
08/04/2015 - 08/04/2015
Ed Sheeran will be the first musician in twenty years to undertake a headline national arena tour completely solo. Accompanied on stage by only a loop pedal and his trusty acoustic guitar, his ability to fill even the biggest of rooms is testament to his unique talent and appeal as a live performer.
A relentless work ethic combined with his dedicated fanbase have seen the 23-year-old Brit go from local pubs to sold-out arenas across the globe in just four short years, selling millions of records along the way.
Just a short drive or taxi ride from the Horncastle Arena, make the Rydges Latimer Christchurch your base to see this awesome gig. Why not have a few drinks or dinner in Bloody Mary's before the show?