Events in Nelson

67 off 52 (Wednesday 13th December 2017-Tuesday 16th January 2018)

Two Black Caps batsmen with a longstanding feud are thrown together in a World Cup Cricket Final against Australia, eight wickets down, needing 67 off 52. Throw in a sledging Aussie wicketkeeper, a long suffering South African umpire, allegations of match fixing, bodyline bowling, deliberate runouts, absurd mid-pitch arguments and a TV audience of one billion people, and it’s a combustible mixture threatening to explode at any time.

Somehow the run chase continues though, with the bickering duo in the middle just managing to stay in the hunt despite each thinking the other is trying to lose. But when it’s revealed each of the four participants in the middle were approached by a shady ‘businessman’ in a Mumbai hotel room two years ago, it makes for a very interesting final few overs with the world watching on none-the-wiser.

Who is guilty, who is going to win the ga

67 off 52 is on these dates: 13th December 2017 14th December 2017 15th December 2017 16th December 2017
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The Danberrys (Wednesday 13th December 2017)

Described as "a rhythmically seductive and emotionally connecting band," The Danberrys are led by Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel - a truly unique pair of artists hailing from East Nashville, Tennessee. They’ve built a special indie-folk vibe around Dorothy’s luxuriously smoky voice and Ben’s intricate acoustic guitar flatpicking, with a sound drawing influences from Bluegrass, Country, Blues, and the Funk/Soul traditions. Performing as a trio with New Zealander Vanessa McGowan on upright bass, The Danberrys show takes the listener through the near limitless nature of the Americana genre. All three of the band's albums have been nominated for a number of Independent Music Awards, including Best EP, two nominations for Best Americana Album, and a recent 2016 win in the Best Bluegrass Song category.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XmL77Myb19s

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Make a Victorian Christmas Tree Medallion (Thursday 14th December 2017)

Come and make a Victorian inspired paper medallion for your Christmas tree.
3.30pm (after school programme),
Thursday 14 December.
Broadgreen Historic House, 276 Nayland Road, Stoke.
Free for children aged 5 and over and accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Bookings required.
Contact Broadgreen@NCC.govt.nz or call 547 0403.

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Textile Kids: Felt Tree Finery (Saturday 16th December 2017)

Make a felt Christmas tree decoration, and embellish it with hand stitching, embroidery, buttons and beads.

10.30am – 12pm
Saturday 16th December.
Broadgreen Historic House, 276 Nayland Road, Stoke.

Free for children aged 5 and over and accompanied by a parent or caregiver.

Bookings required. Contact Broadgreen@NCC.govt.nz or call 547 0403.

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Amazing Race Isel Park (Tuesday 19th December 2017)

Join us for an amazing race around the beautiful surrounds of Isel Park, meeting at Isel house, you will be sent off in your teams or as individuals with a list of clues, find the next location and clue to carry on your journey and complete the amazing race.

A fun event got all ages and groups, meet at Isel House at 9am.

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Lions Summer Fair (Monday 1st January 2018)

This annual event is a fun day for all the family.

Fifty stalls of all descriptions including food, refreshments, art, craft, books, jewellery and clothing
There are fun rides, and games of skill to suit all ages
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All the fun of the fair.

This event raises funds for community facilities and organisations.

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Nelson Jazzfest 2018 (Wednesday 3rd-Saturday 6th January 2018)

Friday 5th January: Founders Park Twilight Concert - 5 bands including Big Band, Dixie, Blues, The Craig Walters quartet plus the fabulous Wellington City Shake 'Em On Downers. Gate charge $10, and under 16 free. 4pm start

Wednesday 3rd January: Lady Day- Jennine Bailey sings Billie Holiday @ The Boathouse 7pm. Tickets $20 available at Beggs Music.

The Nelson Jazzfest runs from 2nd - 6th January with late night jams at East St ( $5 entry) and free gigs at various cafes/bars around Nelson. More info available soon on the website Nelsonjazzfest.co.nz

Nelson Jazzfest 2018 is on these dates: 3rd January 2018 4th January 2018 5th January 2018 6th January 2018
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Summer Movies Al Fresco - Rebecca (Wednesday 3rd January 2018)

Join us in the airiest cinema in the region for one of the classics.

Rebecca (1940) PG 130 mins

A classic atmospheric Gothic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock and starring Laurence Olivier as the tortured Maxim de Winter and Joan Fontaine as the second Mrs de Winter. The newlyweds return to Mandalay, where the secrets of the house begin to emerge.

An extended selection this year for your enjoyment, come to one or come to them all! Gather a group, a picnic, even a couch and join us from 7:30pm to play giant board games, enjoy the park and watch those glorious summer sunsets.

Wrap up warm, you could even preload your pyjamas and please pocket a torch to light your way home.

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Faith i Branko (Thursday 4th January 2018)

Branko Ristic – ‘a performer that Paganini would be proud of’ [BBC Radio 3], and UK born ‘nimble accordionist’ [The Guardian] - Faith Ristic, form the core of this international quintet - combining the accordion, violin, effects pedal and tabor pipe with double bass, guitar and drums to take the audience on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming ‘kolos’ and explorations into jazz improvisation, swing, Gypsy Rumba and Turkish and Indian influenced songs. The duo met in Branko's Romani village in 2009 - and with music as their only tool for communication - began a journey that would lead to their marriage, their album Gypsy Lover being placed in the top 10 World Music Albums in the European World Music Charts, and an successful international touring schedule.
Recent venues this summer include The Royal Festival Hall & Glastonbury and now a joyous, passionate, boisterous, fiery & virtuosic. performance is promised at Fairfield House

Combine a leading virtuoso Roma Violinist from Serbia with a highly accomplished English Accordionist with a great voice and what do you get?' - Nicolas Hooper [Composer, Harry Potter/ Disney African Cats]
http://www.faithibranko.com

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Summer Movies Al Fresco - La Grande Vadrouille (Friday 5th January 2018)

Join us in the airiest cinema in the region for one of the classics.

La Grande Vadrouille/ Don't Look Now We're Being Shot At (1966) G 132 mins

In this French comedy caper a British bomber crew gets shot down and land in Paris, where they seek assistance to escape from German territory. Directed by Gérard Oury and starring Bourvil and Louis de Funès. In French, English and German with English subtitles.

An extended selection this year for your enjoyment, come to one or come to them all! Gather a group, a picnic, even a couch and join us from 7:30pm to play giant board games, enjoy the park and watch those glorious summer sunsets.

Wrap up warm, you could even preload your pyjamas and please pocket a torch to light your way home.

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Food Truck Fridays (Friday 5th January 2018)

Food Truck Fridays at Founders Heritage Park are back, the first Friday of the month, starting 1 September. Bring your family and enjoy an evening of tasty food, great beer and good company. Live music and an awesome playground for the kids. Food will be available between 5-8pm.

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Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Club show (Saturday 6th-Sunday 7th January 2018)

Each year the Nelson Classic & Vintage Motorcycle Club puts on a display in the Stoke Memorial Hall of qualifying motorcycles all owned by current members. Club rules restrict the machines to over 25 years old, from all continents and all the famous manufacturers.

Come in and view some of the legendary machines from the British makers such as Norton, Triumph, BSA, AJS & Matchless, Velocette and others. From Europe there will be Ducati, BMW, and Motoguzzi, to name but a few. From America the Indians and Harley-Davidsons of yesteryear. And from Japan a new breed of modern classics, Honda, Yamaha, Kawasaki, Suzuki.

Wander around the hall and see how technology changed the motorcycle. Take a seat, rest your legs, and watch road racing from the Isle of Man TT. And other circuits from around the world.

This event is becoming a regular feature of the Nelson holiday calendar, many people fitting it into their annual holiday.

On Sunday 7th from 9 am to 12 noon there will be a swap-meet at the site. Anyone who wishes to sell motorcycle or related material from bikes, clothing, books, parts, etc - the swap sites are free. (No household goods please.)
phone . Malcolm 027 4311215
or Ian 0272449929
All are welcome
We welcome new club members, with an interest in Classic motorcycles over 25 years old.

Nelson Classic and Vintage Motorcycle Club show is on these dates: 6th January 2018 7th January 2018
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Out of the Blue (Saturday 6th January 2018)

Grab your picnic rug and your dancing shoes for Out of the Blue, a day-long music festival on Saturday 6 January in Nelson city’s Trafalgar Park.

Presented by Showcase Nelson and The Sound radio station, the event celebrates some of New Zealand’s very best musical talent. With ten acts in one day from 1pm – 10pm, Out of the Blue offers an eclectic line up of celtic, folk, alt-country, blues, rock, pop, funk, electronic and reggae. On the big stage, there will be stunning live performances from: stellar*, The Eastern, Hobnail, Kemptones, The Warratahs, Andrew Fagan and the People, L.A.B, Chicago Smoke Shop, The Harris Brothers and Graeme James.

Soak up the summer festival atmosphere with yummy wine and food at this exceptional event!

More info at www.outoftheblue.nz. Tickets available from Dash Tickets.

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Jazz on the Village Green (Sunday 7th January-Sunday 18th March 2018)

Relax on the Village Green with live jazz brought to Founders by Nelson Jazz Club. Tickets only $2 per person on the door (Jazz will be in the Energy Centre if wet). Bring a picnic and enjoy the summer sounds.

Jazz on the Village Green is on these dates: 7th January 2018 21st January 2018 4th February 2018 11th February 2018 18th February 2018 25th February 2018 4th March 2018 11th March 2018 18th March 2018
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STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries (Tuesday 9th January-Tuesday 11th December 2018)

We are a small group with widely varying interests in writing, from short fiction to social commentary, social history to poetry.

STEMWriters at Nelson Libraries is on these dates: 9th January 2018 23rd January 2018 13th February 2018 27th February 2018 13th March 2018 27th March 2018 10th April 2018 24th April 2018 8th May 2018 22nd May 2018 12th June 2018 26th June 2018 10th July 2018 24th July 2018 14th August 2018 28th August 2018 11th September 2018 25th September 2018 9th October 2018 23rd October 2018 13th November 2018 27th November 2018 11th December 2018
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Nelson Libraries BookChat at Elma Turner Library (Tuesday 9th January-Tuesday 11th December 2018)

Bookchat is a place where we get together to talk about books we have recently read.

Come along and tell us about what you have been reading, or just come to hear what titles other people have enjoyed.

Just roll up!

Nelson Libraries BookChat at Elma Turner Library is on these dates: 9th January 2018 13th February 2018 13th March 2018 10th April 2018 8th May 2018 12th June 2018 10th July 2018 14th August 2018 11th September 2018 9th October 2018 13th November 2018 11th December 2018
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