Events in Nelson

Pretty Crafty Winter Market (Sunday 23rd July 2017)

Arts and Crafts Market with Products made from Local Artists.
Art, Clothing,Jewellery, Home wares, Candles, Dog Accessories, Hair Accessories and the list goes on!!!
Gold Coin Donation - Proceeds will go to a Local Charity.

If Interested in having your own Stall Please either go to our facebook page: Pretty Crafty Market and use link to online application form or you can call 027 224 1001.


Love in the Spotlight (Saturday 29th July 2017)

Following their highly successful season of Fiddler on the Roof, Nelson Theatrix is delighted to present Love in the Spotlight – songs of love and heartbreak from some of the world’s greatest musicals! If you loved Wicked Women of the Stage then Love in the Spotlight is the perfect ‘winter’ feel good show you can’t miss!

Join us for some love – ‘in love’ heartbroken, quirky longs songs and the most important unrequited love!


Jacquie Walters & James Wilkinson (Sunday 30th July 2017)

James and Jacquie have shared concert bills in various band iterations over the past 25 years.

James Wilkinson (Toru, Emeralds and Greenstone, Rua, Hampster) and Jacquie Walters (Pounamu) howevert this is their first tour as a duo. Jacquie is known for her stunning vocals and moving, topical songwriting. James is one of New Zealand’s best guitarists and a mesmerising bass player and will be adding his unique playing style and vocals in support of Jacquie’s original material.

A perfect winter’s evening fireside concert full of some of New Zealand’s best acoustic music.


Dance Explosion (Thursday 3rd-Saturday 5th August 2017)

The curtain rises on our brand-new original show Dance Explosion on August 3 with performances until Sat August 5!

Our talented cast of pupils will entertain audiences with dancing in a wide variety of genres including modern, street dance, lyrical, jazz and musical theatre. From West End showstoppers to modern day melodies – there’s something to suit everyone in this year’s annual concert performances.

We know you are going to love Dance Explosion!

Dance Explosion is on these dates: 3rd August 2017 4th August 2017 5th August 2017

Nelson Library Adult computer classes (Thursday 3rd August-Thursday 28th September 2017)

Elma Turner Library 9.30am – 11.00am
Thursday 3 August Computer basics
Thursday 10 August Basic Internet
Thursday 17 August Social Media
Thursday 24 August Research tools
Thursday 31 August e-books
Thursday 7 Sept Free Adult learning courses (MOOCs)
Thursday 14 Sept Tablets
Thursday 21 Sept Newspapers online
Thursday 28 Sept Go beyond the Internet basics

Nelson Library Adult computer classes is on these dates: 3rd August 2017 10th August 2017 17th August 2017 24th August 2017 31st August 2017 7th September 2017 14th September 2017 21st September 2017 28th September 2017

Employment Matters (Thursday 3rd August 2017)

Self-employment and setting up small businesses in NZ
Immigration issues relating to self-employment and small businesses
Tax obligations
Personal stories from migrants and newcomers


Ruby Ba Than as part of the Live Music Series- Elma Turner Library (Sunday 6th August 2017)

Ruby Ba Than is a local singer, songwriter and artist. A powerful performer, she possesses the beguiling ability to speak to the soul with her bluesy expressive voice and poise. She has a quietly thrilling approach to contemporary songs, stripping them bare down to sparse guitar and vocals to reveal depth and insight into the uncertain world of love, loss and life. Recent reviews tell of her compelling vocals and passion in her lyrics. Ruby lives by the Anton Chekhov quote , "Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass'


Rhys Darby - Mystic Time Bird (Monday 7th-Tuesday 8th August 2017)

In Mystic Time Bird Rhys turns to the world of ancient mysticism to find answers to the world’s problems. In doing so, he discovers that he was a bird in a past life, and this knowledge takes him on an unexpected path. Darby will address the big questions like “Are we truly free in this day and age or is alien technology guiding us into an even greater trap?” All this, plus weird movement and sound effects.

Rhys Darby became a household name after starring in the US TV show Flight of the Conchords. Now based in Los Angeles, he regularly performs standup around the world and has starred in many international TV shows such as The X Files, Netflix’s Voltron, TVNZ’s Short Poppies. He will be seen this year in the Jumanjii sequel with Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart, Netflix’s Lemony Snicket, Whose Line is it Anyway Australia and many other shows. He’s quite a busy boy so grab a ticket now as we don’t know when he will be back!

Rhys Darby - Mystic Time Bird is on these dates: 7th August 2017 8th August 2017

Stoke Library Adult computer classes (Thursday 10th August-Thursday 21st September 2017)

Stoke Library 8.15am – 9.15am
Thursday 10 August e-Books
Thursday 17 August Basic Internet 1
Thursday 24 August Basic Internet 2
Thursday 7 September Gmail 1 (setting up)
Thursday 14 September Gmail 2
Thursday 21 September Intro to Tablets

Stoke Library Adult computer classes is on these dates: 10th August 2017 17th August 2017 24th August 2017 7th September 2017 14th September 2017 21st September 2017

Accelerate Conference 2017 (Friday 11th-Sunday 13th August 2017)

What if there were a few simple steps you could take that would dramatically change the course of your life?

Our inspirational and power-packed 3-day conference gives you the tools and the motivation to accelerate your journey to success. We want you to leave our seminars with clarity and a personal plan that aligns with your renewed sense of purpose.

- Achieve financial freedom
- Secrets to lasting change
- Discover spiritual contentment
- Unlock your brain's potential
- Take back control of your emotions

11-13 August, 2017
Visit our website for more details: www.

Accelerate Conference 2017 is on these dates: 11th August 2017 12th August 2017 13th August 2017

Bye Bye Birdie (Thursday 17th-Sunday 20th August 2017)

Nayland College presents one of Broadway’s biggest hit musicals Bye Bye Birdie!

This loving send-up of the late 1950s in small town America centres around an Elvis Presley type rock and roll superstar (Conrad Birdie) who is drafted into the army. His agent and song writer (Albert Peterson) and Albert’s secretary and love interest (Rosie Alvarez) plan a farewell performance for Birdie on the Ed Sullivan television show and they hope the performance will provide the publicity to sell Albert’s new song ‘One Last Kiss’ and bring Albert’s company out of debt. At the conclusion of the performance, Birdie will give a real kiss to a lucky girl from his fan club!

Bye Bye Birdie continues to thrill audiences around the world with its tuneful high-energy score, hilarious script and hit songs include ‘Put on a Happy Face’, ‘One Last Kiss’, ‘One Boy’, ‘A Lot of Livin’ to Do’, ‘Kids!, and ‘Rose’. Not to be missed!

Bye Bye Birdie is on these dates: 17th August 2017 18th August 2017 19th August 2017 20th August 2017

Tasman Makos v Canterbury (Friday 18th August 2017)

The Tasman Makos open their 2017 Mitre 10 Cup campaign against arch-rivals Canterbury. Come out and support Our Team for what will be an exciting night of Shark Attack rugby at Trafalgar Park. Arrive in time for the 7.35pm kick-off.


Art Expo Nelson 2017 (Friday 18th-Sunday 20th August 2017)

Art Expo Nelson 2017 is a three-day show promoting artworks from more than 100 Nelson/Tasman and New Zealand artists.
Enjoy the rare opportunity to choose from over 1500 artworks in one location. Unique and affordable art from the best of the country's painters, ceramists, sculptors, jewelers, glassworkers, photographers and multi media talent.
With an onsite café to relax, chat, debate and deliberate over your surrounding art choices, this is a Nelson event art lovers must not miss!

Cash and carry. Eftpos available.

Art Expo Nelson 2017 is on these dates: 18th August 2017 19th August 2017 20th August 2017

Shady dealings & daylight robberies - art thefts revealed (Saturday 19th August 2017)

Art Expo Nelson is proud to host international art speaker, Will Korner from Art Loss Register (ALR).

ALR holds the world’s largest private database of stolen, missing and looted art, antiques and collectibles. Since 1990, the London-based sleuth hounds have played I-spy in the search for the missing and the identification of the stolen. Their due diligence service is the first choice for museums, law enforcement and the insurance industry. Will Korner's one-off visit to New Zealand is a unique chance to glean a fascinating insight into the art world’s shading dealings and daylight robberies.

Will will also be touching on the destruction of cultural heritage (e.g Palmya bombing by Isis) and the illicit trade of antiquities.

Tickets available from The Framing Rooms, 96 Collingwood St, Nelson.
Out of town attendees, contact for ticket purchases.