Events in Nelson

Pretty Smart Sale (Saturday 24th June 2017)

Quality Secondhand Clothing Sale, We have clothing from Babies to Adults, Shoes, Toys, Baby Equipment, Handbags, Jackets, Home wares etc... Something for everyone...
$2 entry for adults, Children are Free.


The Stage Is Calling - Acting Workshop (Saturday 24th June 2017)

Sing Out Loud is proud to be working alongside The White House Incorporated Society and Arts Council Nelson to provide a series of subsidised community workhops, aimed at encouraging people to become more involved in performing arts in Nelson.

These workshops are aimed at beginners, and people who have always wanted to get involved, but been unsure how to start.
For beginners and those who don't have a lot of experience.

Come along and have a go at interpreting a script in a variety of ways. We will be playing some theatre sports games, and learning different ways to approach a character, using some well known 'methods' which are commonly employed by actors everywhere.

To Register
Call Tim or Jonothan on 546-9317 or email

$10 unwaged
$20 waged


Creeks & Crags- a community story-sharing event (Sunday 25th June 2017)

Hot drinks, a roaring fire and YOUR sacred stories about mountains & water!

As part of the 'generating material' phase of creating a new theatre show, Lisa Allan is collecting stories from the community. You are invited to come along and tell a special story or two that pertain to mountains or water, something that you have collected on your life-journey. Lisa is interested in what mountains and water mean to us and she hopes to understand this better through the stories that we hold dear.

The stories that are shared will provide inspiration for the creation of the new piece of theatre, The Girl who Climbed a Mountain and Saved the World.


Home of mural called Home (Sunday 25th June 2017)

As part of World Refugee month, the Sukita Project would like to invite our friends and families in the Nelson community to the launch of the mural ‘Home’ on Sunday 25 June 2017 (2-4 pm) in the Elma Turner Library.
The mural was painted by 9 young people from refugee and Kiwi backgrounds. Together they have worked to create unity and understanding through the painting.
You will be able to meet the young artists as well as Art Teacher and facilitator Leila Goddard. She can share her knowledge about art techniques and how art is important for young people especially those from less privileged backgrounds.


Black Grace - As Night Falls (Monday 26th June 2017)

Dance by Neil Ieremia Featuring the Music of Antonio Vivaldi

A poetic ode to our troubled world, As Night Falls is Artistic Director Neil Ieremia’s latest evening length work, beautifully set to the timeless and passionate sound of Antonio Vivaldi.

“Neil Ieremia creates a new masterpiece. As Night Falls is full of inventive choreography and thoughtful concepts.” – National Business Review, 2016

Following a sold-out Auckland season in 2016, and a 10-centre tour of the United States, Black Grace and Tour Makers are proud to tour this exceptional work to 8 venues throughout Aotearoa.

“As Night Falls is bold and bright like the colourful muumuu dresses worn by my mother without shame or ceremony.I had initially wanted this work to be the expression of my concerns and fears of the darkness that seems to be eroding the value of equality and human life. Instead, I feel compelled to respond with a contrasting beauty and physical vitality, musicality and hope. It is my offer of beauty for ashes.” – Neil Ieremia

“Dancers impeccably present Ieremia’s choreography, leaving the audience in awe of their strength, stamina and accomplishment.” – New Zealand Herald, 2016


The Pickle King (Wednesday 28th-Friday 30th June 2017)

A play about love, death and what is worth preserving

Once the finest hotel in town, the Empire is as faded as the dreams of the player who haunts the lobby. Jojo, a heart surgeon and recent arrival from India, is a night porter in the hotel. Ammachy runs the Empire with an iron fist and has one big problem: her niece is blind and she will not be married. Sasha knows she must not marry because she is cursed – everything she loves dies. One night, Death moves into the hotel.

Sublime and ridiculous, simple and profound: Indian Ink bring you a play about love, death and what is worth preserving.

The Pickle King received a record seven nominations in New Zealand’s theatre awards 2002, and won the supreme award, “Production of the Year”. It appeared in Singapore at DBS Arts Centre from 30 January to 16 February 2007 presenting three shows each day.

“A Piece of total theatre which offers humanity and psychological insight in a package of good plain laughs, luminous performances and brilliant staging.” – Dominion Post

The Pickle King is on these dates: 28th June 2017 29th June 2017 30th June 2017

Matariki Talk with Cindy Batt (Thursday 29th June 2017)

Learn more about the origins of Matariki , the different star names, legends and what it means to Māori. This is a presentation based on combined knowledge of Māori astronomers.

Part of Nelson Public Libraries Matariki programme


Super Club Netball 2017 (Sunday 2nd-Friday 7th July 2017)

Super Club Netball 2017

Be part of history as Nelson hosts Netball’s best in Super Club!

Super Club, an international Club competition featuring teams from all over the world, will make its debut at the Trafalgar Centre, Nelson, July 2-7, 2017.

Eight teams from across Europe, Africa, the Americas, Asia and Oceania will go head-to-head with fans treated to a feast of colour, excitement, fun and flair.

With various ticket categories and a gold coin donation on Monday supporting both the Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Zealand and the Fifeshire Foundation, there is something for everyone. Secure the best seats in the house with a 3-day Finals Pass – children from $24, adults from $36 or take the whole family from $96. Single day passes start from $10 for a child, $15 for an adult or family fun from $40.

Tickets are on sale now from Ticketek.

8 teams. 6 days. Netball’s best – be there!

Super Club Netball 2017 is on these dates: 2nd July 2017 3rd July 2017 4th July 2017 5th July 2017 6th July 2017 7th July 2017

Cartoonists take on climate change (Sunday 2nd July 2017)

The Sunday afternoon series of talks at Elma Turner Library continues with a Nelson Institute talk on Sunday 2nd July 2017 at 2pm.
Dr Gerrit van der Lingen presents a light-hearted look at climate change and the Paris Climate Accord: “Cartoonists' take on climate change”
Activity Room, Elma Turner Library. $2pp. All welcome.
Contact the Nelson Institute for more information - 5487889


Les Miserables (Thursday 6th-Saturday 15th July 2017)

Cameron Mackintosh’s legendary production of Boublil and Schönberg’s Les Misérables is a global stage sensation.

Seen by more than 70 million people in 44 countries and in 22 languages around the globe, it is still breaking box-office records everywhere!

Set against the backdrop of 19th-century France, Les Misérables tells an enthralling story of broken dreams and unrequited love, passion, sacrifice and redemption – a timeless testament to the survival of the human spirit.

Ex-convict Jean Valjean is hunted for decades by the ruthless policeman Javert after he breaks parole. When Valjean agrees to care for factory worker Fantine’s young daughter, Cosette, their lives change forever.

Featuring the songs “I Dreamed A Dream”, “Bring Him Home”, “One Day More” and “On My Own” – Les Misérables is the ‘show of shows’ and not to be missed!

Les Miserables is on these dates: 6th July 2017 7th July 2017 8th July 2017 9th July 2017 10th July 2017 11th July 2017 12th July 2017 13th July 2017 14th July 2017 15th July 2017

Midwinter Christmas Market (Sunday 16th July 2017)

Midwinter Christmas pop-up Market at Isel Park. Some midwinter magic for the whole family. We are told that Santa will even make a special appearance for kids young and old!! Bouncy castle, delicious local food as always and of course amazing local crafts. Come along and relax in the park with the whole family...doggies included!!


Park After Dark (Friday 21st July 2017)

Bring your torch and explore Founders Heritage Park at night with fun activities for children. Hunt for treasure through the old buildings, enjoy a cool science activity with Mr Science, listen to the story teller and ride the train. Park After Dark activities cost $5 per child. Sessions start at 6.30 and 7.15pm. Spaces are limited so booking recommended.

Founders Café & Brewery open for drinks & snacks.
Ruck n Co open for soup & cookies.


Sue Nicholson - Answers from the Other Side (Saturday 22nd July 2017)

The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational live show Answers from the Other Side.

Sue’s abilities have been seen on TVNZ’s ‘Sensing Murder’, the ‘Good Morning’ show and 20/20. Her incredible gift helps to create a communication link between those who have passed over to the spirit world and the living. Through this interaction, she is able to deliver messages to loved ones and help them reach a sense of peace.

Prepare to be amazed and enlightened as Sue connects with both spirit and the audience in her uniquely compassionate and uplifting style.

Restricted age group R13 to R18 accompanied by an adult.