Events in Nelson

June CAN Meeting -These are your Arts Councillors (Thursday 28th June 2018)

CAN Meetings are monthly gatherings of people interested in the arts across all sectors where guest speakers present and people can network, learn and share ideas. Gatherings take place on the last Thursday of each month and are organised in partnership between Arts Council Nelson and Creative Journeys.
At this month’s event the community is invited to meet the Executive Members of the Arts Council to hear what their roles entail, what inspires them and how their activity and directives enrich our community in a variety of creative ways.
This is also an ideal opportunity for people to share their vision for the arts in the region in a relaxed and convivial environment.


Forbidden Radio: Live Radio Drama (Saturday 30th June 2018)

With faces destined for radio, Forbidden Radio presents an evening of live radio, live from the Granary at Founders Park and simultaneously broadcast over Fresh FM in front of a live audience ... YOU!

Enjoy an hilarious evening of wild west heroics with the Lone Ranger and Tonto and then delve into a dramatic mystery with Richard Diamond, Private Detective in the case of The Leland Gibson Murder.

Come along for a night of triple the fun with old-fashioned radio drama with a modern twist or two.

Come join in the Fresh FM community radio fundraiser. Tickets only $15 from Beggs MusicWorks, Richmond Mall or Fresh FM.


Nelson Institute talk. Stephen Eagar presents " St Ciaran, Clonmacnoise and the Book of the Dun Cow' (Sunday 1st July 2018)

St Ciaran founded Clonmacnoise, on the banks of the River Shannon, in 544AD. A famous Irish monastic settlement and abbey, on a major east-west pilgrimage route in celtic Ireland, this is now one of the most important and interesting archaeological sites in Ireland.
The oldest extant vellum manuscript in Irish, said to be written on the hide of the Saint's own dun cow, the 'Book of the Dun Cow' is a national treasure in Ireland.


Every Day is a Good Day (Monday 2nd-Saturday 28th July 2018)

Opening Even, Monday 2 July, 5:30 n- 7pm.
All Welcome.
The Umemura Collection comes from Awajishima Island in Japan, where Mr. Toshio Umemura used to have an art shop and gallery. Due to his advanced age he closed the shop and sold the Japanese scrolls from home until his death at age 99 in 2017. He acquired the scrolls from other art businesses and made a wide selection from traditional scrolls such as landscapes, cranes and Noh play, more individual pieces with birds, flowers and fish, to scrolls he sold to temples. There are no two scrolls the same in the collection.

Every Day is a Good Day is on these dates: 2nd July 2018 28th July 2018

Sue Nicholson (Thursday 5th July 2018)

The Star of the new Sensing Murder Series Sue Nicholson presents her Sensational NEW live show Earth, Life & Beyond.

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.

You’re going to really enjoy the chance to learn about the mysteries and wonders of Earth, Life and Beyond together with me!

We’ll explore all of the fascinating aspects of our spiritual journeys to this planet we call home, while uncovering the amazingly beautiful and breathtaking world of Spirit!

As always, there will be many opportunities to connect with Spirit throughout the evenings. I will also demonstrate how you can open a spiritual doorway to the other side – the very first step in making contact with your loved ones.

It’ll be a unique, one-of-a-kind learning experience with a difference to enrich your soul


Tea & Talk Nelson (Friday 6th July 2018-Friday 5th July 2019)

This is a weekly get together in Nelson for people aged over 65. It is a chance to enjoy morning tea and a chat.It is a great way to get out and about and enjoy good company and wonderful baking. Cost is just $3.
Tea & Talk is organised by Age Concern Nelson Tasman as part of our AgeConnect initiative.

Tea & Talk Nelson is on these dates: 6th July 2018 13th July 2018 20th July 2018 27th July 2018 3rd August 2018 10th August 2018 17th August 2018 24th August 2018 31st August 2018 7th September 2018 14th September 2018 21st September 2018 28th September 2018 5th October 2018 12th October 2018 19th October 2018 26th October 2018 2nd November 2018 9th November 2018 16th November 2018 23rd November 2018 30th November 2018 7th December 2018 14th December 2018 21st December 2018 28th December 2018 4th January 2019 11th January 2019 18th January 2019 25th January 2019 1st February 2019 8th February 2019 15th February 2019 22nd February 2019 1st March 2019 8th March 2019 15th March 2019 22nd March 2019 29th March 2019 5th April 2019 12th April 2019 19th April 2019 26th April 2019 3rd May 2019 10th May 2019 17th May 2019 24th May 2019 31st May 2019 7th June 2019 14th June 2019 21st June 2019 28th June 2019 5th July 2019

Ian Austin - author talk (Sunday 8th July 2018)

We are delighted to be hosting a talk by ex-cop turned crime writer Ian Austin. Ian will be talking about his Dan Calder trilogy at the Elma Turner Library at 2pm Sunday 8 July.

The agency, published in 2016, was the extremely popular first in the series – dealing with depression, marathon running and serial killers. That was followed by The second grave, which came out in May this year, where Dan has made a home in New Zealand and is feeling a bit more optimistic – but things don’t stay that calm and comfortable for long, and Dan heads back to the UK to sort out an “ungodly mess where almost unbelievably the Police now seem to be the enemy”.

There have been rave reviews for this second book, and we can take heart that the third in the trilogy Frozen summer, is in the pipeline.

Come along and hear Ian talk about his fabulous books – and Page & Blackmore will be there with copies of Ian’s books for purchase and signing.

Free entry.


Nelson City Brass presents Polished Brass (Monday 9th July 2018)


Nelson City Brass presents an evening of musical entertainment for all ages, showcasing soloists and the full band.
Come and listen to Nelson City Brass’s first concert back in the newly opened School of Music Auditorium.
An evening of quality musical entertainment.

Nelson City Brass is one of the oldest, if not the oldest, brass bands in New Zealand and has been providing entertainment to the public of the Nelson region for over 160 years.

Under the baton of Musical Director Nigel Weeks the band were the National C Grade champions in 2016 and 2017 and have been promoted to the B Grade for this year’s National contest in July.


The Gang Show (Thursday 19th-Sunday 22nd July 2018)

Scouts Nelson proudly presents Nelson Scout Gang Show.

A fun filled family variety show for young and old that will have you laughing in your seats. There will be well known songs, and sketches for the whole family.

It has been a long 26 years since the last show, and we are bringing it back with a force to be reckon with

The Gang Show is on these dates: 19th July 2018 20th July 2018 21st July 2018