You can trust Lyttelton to put on a great summer festival! . . .
Our SummerFest will involve many events around Lyttelton Harbour, including two major events run by Project Lyttelton:
The Lyttelton Tea Party - a night of music all over Lyttelton, featuring Ahoribuzz and MC Tali, as well as many other much-loved bands. Friday 7th February - tickets on sale in January
The Big Pirate Beach Picnic Party - an afternoon of piratical games, watersports, activities, music and food at Corsair Bay. Saturday 8th February - free entry
The Harbour Co-op was established in 2012 with direct support from the Harbour Resilience Project. Originally founded in order to purchase the local organic/wholefoods shop, Lyttel Piko, the Co-op is now owned by over 170 local households and organisations. Find out more about this exciting local business www.harbourcoop.co.nz
A small community food forest is being established in Lyttelton. It is probably the first of its kind in the harbour which makes it all the more special.
We have developed the preliminary food forest design during the Forest Garden workshop with Robina McCurdy. The design has being enriched and adapted to meet the needs of the local community. Our first community working bee was amazing. About 20 people come to help and the small forest was planted out in less than a day.
There is still an opportunity to be involved, as the forest will require ongoing maintenance until it can support itself. We are also yet to put in herbs and ground cover plants so watch this space for more activities coming up.
The Lyttelton Harbour TimeBank is a community strengthening tool that became a surprising partner in emergency management during the earthquakes in Lyttelton. Read Developing Local Partners in Emergency Planning and Management: Lyttelton Time Bank as a Builder and Mobiliser of Resources during the Canterbury Earthquakes to understand the important role that the Lyttelton Harbour TimeBank played in promoting community resilience.