The Concert

When I got back from Scotland I volunteered to take some photographs for the Christchurch Spring River Festival, lots of events organised around the area from picnics and puppet shows to kite boarding and sand painting. The weather was kind and people had great fun. I was out and about on the Sunday photographing people trying out sailing, at puppet shows and finally at a picnic event.

Ready for launch

Mount Pleasant Yacht Club

The reward, other than just having the chance to take some photos which is generally reward enough, was a ticket to ‘The Concert’ . A free concert for the thousands who volunteered their time in a vast range of projects around Christchurch.  The concert initiative, organised through the Volunteer Army Foundation, has been a brilliant idea involving thousands in giving back to the community, bringing people together to help make Christchurch an even better place following the destruction caused by the earthquakes over the last couple of years.

The concert itself was not blessed with the best of weather unfortunately, still thousands turned out to listen to some great musicians, I can’t really do justice to the event or the enormous amount of work that must have been involved in organising such a large free concert but I would like to thank all the volunteers and all the people who organised and took part in the concert. I hope idea of volunteering and giving of time to the community will continue long after the earthquakes are forgotten.




Annah Mac – who did a very good Led Zeppelin cover!


Hollie Smith – great voice



Not my best work but a great day despite the weather.




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