Christchurch Art Gallery continues to impress with some great upcoming events.
In March, Russell Brown looks at the birth of Flying Nun Records in a city whose music has always been stranger than the rest. In 1980, there were record shops on either side of Cathedral Square. The Record Factory at 719 Colombo Street (I remember it well; I bought my first Blam Blam Blam Cassette there, they were signed to Propellor Records at the time) and the EMI Shop at 731.
Somewhere between them, there emerged a music scene whose influence echoes even now.
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