Digital Tickets

Watch WORD Christchurch Festival 2021 events in your living room! A digital ticket gives you access to the online version of the event. You can watch at your leisure – tickets grant unlimited access.

To keep things simple, we’ve created a number of day-long tickets which cover multiple events.

Each ticket has a suggested price. Use the slider to increase or decrease the amount you would like to pay.

  • You might pay more if you’re waged, if COVID hasn’t affected your livelihood, or if you’re a WORD fan and would like to help support the work we do.
  • You might pay less if you’re unwaged or a student, or if you’re only going to watch one event in a day-long stream.

Digital ticket 1: Tautitotito Whenua: Reciprocal Songs of the Land

Digital ticket 2: A Cabinet of Curiosities: Tiny Lectures on the Weird and Wonderful

Digital ticket 3: Live from The Piano – Thursday Selection

  • Remembering Helen Kelly
  • How to Write a Killer Plot
  • Being Pākehā: Alison Jones
  • Charlotte Grimshaw: The Mirror Book
  • WORD Gala: This Place You Return to is Home

Digital ticket 4: Friday Selection Live from The Piano

  • Sue Kedgley: 50 Years a Feminist
  • Mark Solomon: Mana Whakatipu
  • A Clear Dawn: New Asian Voices from Aotearoa
  • Rick Gekoski: Rare Books and Rare People
  • Matt and Sarah Brown: She is not your rehab

Digital ticket 5: Friday Selection Live from the Town Hall

  • After the Tampa
  • Patricia Grace: From the Centre
  • Helen Clark: The Big Issue
  • Adventurous Women

Digital ticket 6: Saturday Selection Live from The Piano

  • Ian Rankin: Live from Edinburgh
  • Margaret Mahy Memorial Lecture: Ben Brown
  • The Living Mountains
  • Kā Wai o Tahu: Ngāi Tahu’s Legal Action over Water
  • Not Calm Before the Storm: Climate Change Now
  • Confluence

Livestream ticket 7: Eliot Higgins: We are Bellingcat

Saturday 27 November, 11AM – 12PM


Like all online content, livestreams require a good internet connection. We recommend at least 5Mbps. You can test your speed here.

Our livestreams and digital tickets are delivered via Tikstream, and will work with most modern browsers, tablets and phones. For answers to frequently asked questions, including how to watch livestreams on your TV, see this page. If you are having technical difficulties, please contact

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Word Christchurch Festival 2021

PO Box 29 270
Christchurch 8440

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