Salient: An organ of student opinion at Victoria University, Wellington. Vol. 23, No. 5. Wednesday, June 15, 1960
(Special report from canterbury University)
Arts Festival is an activity which has long been tacking from student life. It should be an essential part of university life in the same way, and for very much the same reasons, as Congress. And by holding Arts Festival in conjunction with Winter Tournament the keen sporting types, the perennial tournament addicts, and those-who-come-for-the-parties are already there to join the cognoscenti, the best and the Honeyed Public in active or passive participation.
Canterbury is the host for this the second Universities' Arts Festival. It will be even bigger brighter, Better than last year's! An extremely wide and diversified programme should appeal to all; as much to the frustrated rebel as to the complacent moron. Final details have yet to be arranged, but once this is done it is hoped to produce a full programme that will be "a typographical work of art" The idea of this programme is not just to give a list of things that are going on and who are doing them, but also a selection of stones, articles and poems from the lour universities.
Here is a brief outline of the various. Festival activities.