Salient. Victoria University Student Newspaper. Volume 36, Number 17. July 18th, 1973
You probably know something about University Arts Festivals, whether by experience or by hearsay. But unbeknown to you, strange things have been happening to Arts Festivals — a small clique of Christchurch gnomes are organising a new type of Arts Festival, to be held August 19—25 in Christchurch. (For those of you in the distant northern regions, Christchurch is an untidy collection of hovels, mud huts and Town Halls far to the south, somewhere in terra australis incognita.) So huddle in close, children, and here will be explained to you the history of past Arts Festivals, their deficiencies and failures, and what the 1973 Arts Festival will be.