The open day will feature a range of events throughout the day, including:

  • 11.30am and 12.30pm: Classical Indian dancers
  • Midday: A talk about the arrival of the Indian workers in the 1850s
  • 1pm: Music by Monk Party - sitar, tabla, bansuri, oud and guitar
  • Midday to 2pm: Free face painting

There will also be a display of information on the history of the Old Stone House from its beginnings as the living quarters for John Cracroft Wilson's Indian servants, to its current use as a community centre and event venue.

The Old Stone House is a Christchurch City Council-owned building but is managed by a committee from the Cracroft Community Centre and serves as a community centre, wedding and events venue.