ON 22 February 2012, A Year On will be hosting advance screenings of the Christchurch Earthquake documentary When A City Falls at The Ritzy in London. People will be able to come together on the first anniversary of the earthquake in Christchurch.
When a City Falls is Gerard Smyth’s feature-length documentary which presents personal stories that highlight the impact of the major quakes that struck on 4 September 2010 and 22 February 2011. These quakes caused devastation and heartbreak among the people of Christchurch, which irrevocably changed their lives and the face of their historic city.
Trevor Sutton, organiser of A Year On, says that the initial inspiration to hold this event was in memory of a family friend, Jayden Andrews-Howland who lost his life on 22nd February 2011, the day before his 15th birthday. For Trevor, the event is all about the Kiwi community coming together to remember the big quake and all of those affected by it. All profits from the event will be going to the Christchurch Earthquake Appeal.
“The support for the Christchurch charity event has been amazing and tickets are selling fast”, says Trevor.
The evening is a chance for people to come together, not only remember those who lost their lives, but also to look to the future of Christchurch.
Where: The Ritzy Cinema, Coldharbour Lane, London, SW2 1JG, United Kingdom
When: Wednesday, February 22nd at 8.30pm (second screening time)
Tickets: £ 20 + booking fee
The evening will also include entertainment by Ngati Ranana.
All profits from the evening will be going to the Christchurch Earthquake appeal.