Busker-led revival for Christchurch

The return of the popular World Buskers Festival to central Christchurch is a major stepping stone for a city still in the process of rebuilding.
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The memory of February 2011 is likely to bring a shudder to all Christchurch citizens. Almost two years later, the city is far from the vibrant arts and culture hub it once was, but a familiar event could be just the thing to unite all those affected by the devastating earthquakes.

A world-famous occasion, the Christchurch World Buskers Festival is celebrating its 20th birthday this year, and will be returning to its birthplace for the first time since the earthquakes. Although central Christchurch is still struggling to regain its composure, a cluster of temporary venues have been set up to host the international and local guests set to perform at the upcoming event.

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