Tea party fills a gap after mad year

Loopy: Skye Brogerg, of Lyttelton's Loons Theatre Company, jumps through hoops.
Loopy: Skye Brogerg, of Lyttelton's Loons Theatre Company, jumps through hoops.

What better way to farewell a mad year than with the Mad Hatter's Tea Party?

Peter Newsome, of St Albans, and Janet Taylor, of Lyttelton, enjoyed music and poetry at the party at the Lyttelton Petanque Club.

"It was brilliant," Newsome said.

"It's exactly what that community needed. I went alone because I was at a loose end as to what to do and just happened on it.

"People were very friendly and we started talking.

"It's like a way for the community to come together, and I feel if it got any bigger it would lose its pizzazz."

The Mad Hatter's Tea Party was organised by Gap Filler as part of its initiative with the Canterbury Earthquake Recovery Authority to entertain Christchurch people over the holiday season.

The Press