See all the fun and excitement from the huge finale show Beca BUSKERS BEST BITS.
See you in 2015!
See the hilarious local boys BIGGER THAN BEETLES and their take on living in Christchurch at our finale show Beca BUSKERS BEST BITS!
These Tape Art murals were created on a PVC wrapped 40 foot container smack-bang in the middle of BUSKER PARK, North Hagley Park during the 2014 SCIRT WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL.
OPINION: As you read this, I will be in the depths of misery.
That's an odd way to tell you how much I loved being part of the World Buskers Festival in your city for the past two weeks. But there it is.
Christchurch performer David Ladderman and former Cirque du Soleil clown Nate Cooper have been awarded Iron Chickens at the final weekend of the World Buskers Festival.
The first person was in line at 7am this morning!
Due to popular demand (and Keith's ability to find a last minute replacement tutor for his taxidermy class) we've added a Saturday matinee show at 5pm!
Vicki Anderson talks to comedian Justine Smith about her experiences at the World Buskers Festival.
Check out some of the highlights from the 2014 festival so far.
It took about two weeks for Dallas to organise his proposal when the time came.
OPINION: I'm in trouble with my wife.
After a show at the Buskers Festival, I accidentally said I thought men were funnier than women.
This didn't go down well.
Due to injury IN & OUT OF CONTEXT will no longer be performing on the AERIAL STAGE in BUSKER PARK.
The final show of the festival Beca BUSKERS BEST BITS (R18) on Sunday 26 Jan is full.
Warning: attending Nothing But Stand Up: The Gents (part of the SCIRT World Buskers Festival) may result in a sore face from sustained uncontrollable laughter and subsequent giggling fits at random intervals for days to come.
Concert pianist and buskers' music man Richard Healey was born with fingers only an inch long, but you would not know it to hear him play.
See the fun and excitement from Day Six of the festival!
SCIRT World Buskers Festival 2014 organisers have added two new performances to the run of “The Boy with Tape on His Face – More Tape” after overwhelming seat bookings.
The SCIRT STAGE, the MINI Beyond Normal STAGE, BEASTIES AND LE TIGRE will run today from 1.30pm
All shows in Re:START Mall and the Popsicle BUSKER KID PITCH are cancelled today.
REVIEW: Michele A'Court's new one- woman show is smart, inspiring and, most importantly, very funny.
It's been a long journey home for Christchurch performer David Ladderman.
The Boy with Tape on his Face: More Tape is back in Christchurch for a return season. Here is Charlie Gates' review from when the show first visited in 2012.
REVIEW: Keith Preene's Golden Goose Bingo show has returned to the World Buskers Festival for a second season. Here is Charlie Gates' review from last year.
See all the fun and excitement from Day Five of the festival!
First time World Buskers Festival performer Mark Winmill, aka Captain Kidd, talks to ABBIE NAPIER about the stage and how he ended up taking off his clothes on it.
Buskers entertained thousands of people in Hagley Park as fine weather and skilled performers drew big crowds.
See all the fun and excitement from Day Three here!
See all the fun and excitement from Day Four here!
Lili la Scala - rocking a magnificently glamorous electric blue evening gown and some killer heels - describes herself as a "vintage singer of vintage songs" but this isn't the whole story: she is a commanding figure with a startlingly lovely voice.
Performing to a sold out crowd, the Buskers Burlesque is showcase of song, burlesque, striptease and clowning by a group of award-winning artists who turn taking their clothes off into an art form.
REVIEW: Songs to Make you Smile delivers exactly what it says on the tin.
David Ladderman is a brave and bold performer. He has created a solo Shakespeare piece, played to acclaim elsewhere, and now finds himself tailoring it to fit a laugh-hungry Christchurch audience.
Showbusiness couple Sam and Felicity Wills measure their milestones in Christchurch busker festivals.
REVIEW: Battle of the Bastards is what happens when William Shakespeare meets a charming busker with a zeal to entertain.
REVIEW: Never before have I been so captivated by cabaret.
The World Buskers Festival drew huge crowds today at Hagley Park where performances ranged from clown acts to acrobats. The festival this year celebrates its 21st birthday. While the weather was hot and windy in Christchurch today, the crowds were not deterred.
See all the fun and excitement from Day Two in BUSKER PARK!
Husband-and-wife comedy duo Jonathan Taylor and Anne Goldmann credit the World Buskers Festival with launching their careers and allowing them to develop routines that have taken them around the world.
REVIEW: Anyone for another slice of Gateau?
The charismatic diva with the large wardrobe and the even bigger voice is back.
Vicki Anderson talks to bad boy magician Paul Nathan about his I Hate Children Children's Show.
The World Buskers Festival has rolled into town. Alongside the top international acts plying their fun-filled antics on our streets are our own multi-talented entertainers. Vicki Anderson talks to David Ladderman about the roving life of a carnie and his show, Battle of the Bastards, GO's homegrown pick of the festival.
See all the fun and excitement from Day One in BUSKER PARK!
Christchurch is once again hosting hundreds of buskers from around the world at the annual 10-day festival of free street performances.
The city centre was always the heart of the World Buskers Festival.
Jugglers, trapeze artists, comedians, dancers, contortionists and cabaret performers have travelled from around the globe to perform in Christchurch as the SCIRT World Buskers Festival 2014 launches today.
The BUSKERS BOOKINGS BOOTH opens daily in BUSKER PARK, North Hagley Park.
Reinvented festival is full of 'surprises'
Due to an injury RUBY RUBBERLEGS is unable to perform at the 2014 festival.
Don't panic! You still have a chance to secure seats to this show.
This month New Brighton will play host to two days of fun and entertainment as the SCIRT World Buskers Festival 2014 sets its stage by the sea.
This little comedy show I walked into without knowing anything about it stunned me. David Ladderman’s retelling of King Lear is one that I wish hit bigger—anybody studying King Lear should see it and anybody who hates Shakespeare should see it. Hilarious and unexpectedly engaging.
Le Gateau Chocolat is a self-described opera-singing diva with a velvety baritone, a passion for laughter and a penchant for lycra.
"Playing bingo in a chilly and windy Pallet Pavilion in the middle of a ruined city was a highlight of the year for me. Preene's natural charm and showmanship was all we needed to stay warm." Charlie Gates, The Press
Children heading along to the 2014 SCIRT World Buskers Festival are in for a treat as the ever-popular festival gets set to host an exciting new show tailored for kids.
SCIRT World Buskers Festival 2014 organisers are celebrating their picks for their upcoming summer event after nine performers garnered national and international awards nominations.
The votes are in! Five stars of our NOTHING BUT STAND UP series are nominated for the 2013 NZ Comedy Guild Awards racking up a huge 12 nominations!
A boy struck dumb with gaffer tape, a stand-up battle of the sexes and divas galore are among highlights of the World Buskers Festival lineup announced today.
International divas and burlesque kings and queens are among the line-up released online today by iconic annual street performance event, the 2014 SCIRT WORLD BUSKERS FESTIVAL.
The Christchurch-based festival is the biggest street performance festival in Australasia and is still the most popular feature in the city’s cultural calendar after 21 years.