Events in Nelson

Dr Huup & Politica (Sunday 22nd October 2017)

Pic's Granary Gigs: Home to an exciting line-up of local and visiting musicians playing FREE, courtesy of the Nelson Arts Festival and Pic’s Peanut Butter.

A musical and aromatic flight of fancy to excite the senses.

Dr Huup, DJ and physician of phyne tunes, and Politica, aroma-jockey, dispenser of phyne scents, combine to invite you to get your groove(y) on.

Enjoy a fine local beverage and a delicious snack before heading to the Festival Mainstage. Or just come along and enjoy some free entertainment.

Make sure you arrive in good time as these gigs often fill up quickly

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Bryce Wastney (Sunday 22nd October 2017)

Pic's Granary Gigs: Home to an exciting line-up of local and visiting musicians playing FREE, courtesy of the Nelson Arts Festival and Pic’s Peanut Butter.

Enjoy an evening with one of the region’s finest singer songwriters.

Bryce's sound has been likened to that of Neil Finn and Cat Stevens. His soulful vocals, engaging stage presence, outstanding guitar mastery and beautifully written songs are a winning combination. Bryce has released four albums and you can expect a world-class performance. Not to be missed!

Enjoy a fine local beverage and a delicious snack before heading to the Festival Mainstage. Or just come along and enjoy some free entertainment.

Make sure you arrive in good time as these gigs often fill up quickly

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Elisabeth Easther - Bird Words (Sunday 22nd October 2017)

It’s been a year full of wings for Elisabeth Easther.

She wrote a play on the work of Nelson bird and environmental activist Perrine Moncrieff, and edited an anthology of New Zealand avian writing, Bird Words.

As well as writing, Easther also has the distinction of being long-running soap Shortland Street’s first murderer, in her three-year role as nurse Carla Crozier. She discusses birds, writing and life with Michelanne Forster.

HEAR MORE FOR LESS with two special offers: 5 for $50 or 10 for $90 (plus TicketDirect service fee). Excludes the Thinking Brunches. Choose the five or ten talks you wish to attend at a discounted price. Offers can be used for a group booking. These special offers are only available from Theatre Royal Nelson.

Come early to order coffee - when the talking begins the machine is turned off!

Continue the conversation at 10am on both Tuesdays after the weekend sessions, with discussion groups at Nelson’s Elma Turner Library.

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

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Thinking Brunch 2: Being a Woman in the Age of Trump (Sunday 22nd October 2017)

Last year, Donald Trump won the most powerful office in the world and has been busy dismantling the rights of women ever since.

His appointment launched an outpouring of grief and anger, yet has also galvanised activists across the globe, with more women signing up for public office, and a worldwide protest five million strong. Journalist and editor Rebekah White, author and activist Emily Writes, and writers Laura Irish and Michelanne Forster discuss, with Nelson Museum CEO Lucinda Blackley-Jimson keeping order.

Come early to order coffee - when the talking begins the machine is turned off!

Continue the conversation at 10am on both Tuesdays after the weekend sessions, with discussion groups at Nelson’s Elma Turner Library.

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

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CUDO (Monday 23rd October 2017)

An exciting mixture of urban beats, mechanical movement, AV and sound technology.

CUDO takes urban contemporary dance and enhances it with sound and visuals to draw the audience into the minds of beat makers and beat breakers. The cast creates and reacts to live music production made with tap-dancing feet and percussive bodies.

Manipulated real-time graphic visuals allow the cast to expand on choreographic concepts. Acrobatic, robotic and liquid hip-hop hybrid movement push the boundaries and explore the vast possibilities of bodies in space and time.

This electrifying new work features some of NZ’s top urban and contemporary dancers, including members of the internationally acclaimed hip-hop crew, IDentity Dance Company, the Cesan Brothers and Matthew Moore.

Created by Momentum Productions who brought Out of the Box to the 2015 Festival; and Malia Johnston (Meremere, Rushes and World of WearableArt).

“A fabulous unrelenting onslaught of high energy music and dance… These guys are a must see.” THEATREVIEW

IDentity Dance Company – World Champions, 2015 & 2016 World Hip Hop Championships

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

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Alan Carter - Marlborough Man (Monday 23rd October 2017)

The Marlborough Sounds are paradise – unless you’re hiding from a ruthless man with a grudge.

Marlborough Man author Alan Carter’s first crime novel, centering on detective sergeant Philip ‘Cato’ Kwong, won Australia’s prestigious Ned Kelly Award for Best First Fiction in 2011 and became a series, translated around the world.

A first-rate crime novelist, Carter discusses the local influences on his latest work with author Karen Stade.

HEAR MORE FOR LESS with two special offers: 5 for $50 or 10 for $90 (plus TicketDirect service fee). Excludes the Thinking Brunches. Choose the five or ten talks you wish to attend at a discounted price. Offers can be used for a group booking. These special offers are only available from Theatre Royal Nelson.

Come early to order coffee - when the talking begins the machine is turned off!

Continue the conversation at 10am on both Tuesdays after the weekend sessions, with discussion groups at Nelson’s Elma Turner Library.

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

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Tusiata Avia & Selina Tusitala Marsh - Pacific Voices (Monday 23rd October 2017)

Acclaimed writers – and long-time friends – Tusiata Avia and new Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh each create sonorous prose and poetry that weave together the voices of the living and dead, the past and the present.

They’ve been looking for a chance to interrogate each other, and here’s your opportunity to hear the results.

Join two of New Zealand’s leading writers as they discuss their own work, as well as considering each other’s. Chaired by Alyson Baker.

HEAR MORE FOR LESS with two special offers: 5 for $50 or 10 for $90 (plus TicketDirect service fee). Excludes the Thinking Brunches. Choose the five or ten talks you wish to attend at a discounted price. Offers can be used for a group booking. These special offers are only available from Theatre Royal Nelson.

Come early to order coffee - when the talking begins the machine is turned off!

Continue the conversation at 10am on both Tuesdays after the weekend sessions, with discussion groups at Nelson’s Elma Turner Library.

Duration: 60 minutes, no interval

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Bloom: Flower festival - on this Labour Day (Monday 23rd October 2017)

Enjoy Bloom a Flower Festival and market with the Gardens of Isel Park in full bloom.

- The opening of Isel house for the season.
- Floral displays and demonstrations
- Garden tours and talks
- Chat with expert panel for gardening tips and tricks
- A new exhibit in the house "Gone Tomorrow: Local Lads of World War 1"
- Activities for children
- Fabulous food and live music...

Programme as follows:

11.15am - 12.00pm Harp (Musician)
12pm - 1pm Flower posy workshop inside the marquee
12.00pm - 2.00pm Sam Wilson (Musician)
12pm - 2pm Flossie Face Painting and Balloon Twisting
1.15 pm “Flowers and Seasons of Isel” Talk by Kate Krawczyk (Nelmac)
1.30pm -1.45pm Geoff Sherlock landscape garden talk
2.00pm - 2.30pm Gardening Panel (bring your gardening questions) with Geoff Sherlock,
Angela Broecker and Kate Krawczyk

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The Sound of Music (Tuesday 24th-Wednesday 25th October 2017)

One of the world’s best-loved musicals, The Sound of Music, will tour New Zealand this September and October.

From the producer of the recent touring stage shows Grease, HMS Pinafore, Menopause the Musical and South Pacific, The Sound of Music will be performed in 20 cities throughout New Zealand.

This legendary Rodgers and Hammerstein musical features an unforgettable score that includes some of the most famous songs ever performed on the musical stage.

The Sound of Music tells the uplifting true story of Maria, the fun-loving governess who changes the lives of the widowed Captain von Trapp and his seven children by re-introducing them to music, culminating in the family’s escape across the mountains from Austria.

The musical originally premiered on Broadway in 1959 to record-breaking advance ticket sales, where it won eight Tony Awards – including “Best Musical”. The 1965 Hollywood film, which starred Julie Andrews and Christopher Plummer, won five Oscars, and quickly became the highest-grossing film in history. Even today, The Sound of Music remains the most successful movie musical in history.

The Sound of Music is on these dates: 24th October 2017 25th October 2017
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Stage One (Tuesday 24th-Friday 27th October 2017)

Stage One is a designated student stage on the 1903 site at the top of Trafalgar Street, where school students of all ages perform for the public.

Nelson Arts Festival is delighted to present this wonderful opportunity for students to experience performing in public with professional support, and for Nelsonians to enjoy young, local talent.

Items range from choirs to ukuleles, kapa haka to jazz, rock to dance. These students will show you that the future of performing arts in Nelson is in very capable hands.

Come along in your lunch break and show your support for our wonderful young performers – you will be richly rewarded.

Stage One is on these dates: 24th October 2017 25th October 2017 26th October 2017 27th October 2017
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Continue the Conversation - Readers & Writers Festival (Tuesday 24th October 2017)

The Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers programme has a great line-up this year, over two weekends during the Nelson Arts Festival, which runs 11-27 October.
On the Tuesdays after each weekend, 17 and 24 October, we will be holding Continue the Conversation sessions at the Elma Turner Library at 10am. Join us to discuss which events you really enjoyed, or not, over a cup of coffee.

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ISEL TWILIGHT MARKET (Thursday 26th October 2017-Thursday 26th April 2018)

Isel Twilight Market is coming back starting on the 26th of October at Isel park, Stoke, Nelson.

Bring the whole family along and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Isel park. Indulge in the delicious cuisine from the street food carts. Find some treasures from the craft stalls and listen to the always fabulous live music.

The market is dog friendly but they must be kept on a leash at all times.

There is a plate station at the market where you can hire a plate to eat your meal from. Less rubbish in the bins so you will not only feel satisfied by your amazing meal but you will also feel good by helping the environment.

Round up the troops and come and see us at the Isel Twilight market this summer.

ISEL TWILIGHT MARKET is on these dates: 26th October 2017 2nd November 2017 9th November 2017 16th November 2017 23rd November 2017 30th November 2017 7th December 2017 14th December 2017 21st December 2017 28th December 2017 4th January 2018 11th January 2018 18th January 2018 25th January 2018 1st February 2018 8th February 2018 15th February 2018 22nd February 2018 1st March 2018 8th March 2018 15th March 2018 22nd March 2018 29th March 2018 5th April 2018 12th April 2018 19th April 2018 26th April 2018
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Nelson Fright Night (Saturday 28th October 2017)

Fright Night is back to send chills down your spine.
Founders Park will be transformed into a haunted village.

Dance party will include a Mocktail Bar this year.
Food carts will include hot drinks and Halloween themed donuts!

TICKETS $10 cash, will be available next week (2nd October) from Gizmos Nelskum and YMCA Nelson on Toi Toi Street.
For 13 - 18 year olds,

Keep your eyes on our facebook page as we will be doing lots of giveaways , and ZM will be hitting the streets with free double passes!

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High Low Fashion Weekend (Saturday 28th October 2017)

Delivering high fashion to the globe from Nelson, New Zealand.
‘High Low’ is Nelson’s very own Fashion Weekend - the largest runway show in Nelson since 'World of Wearable Arts'.
Bringing a huge awareness of high fashion and high profile designers to the top of the south, and highlighting what New Zealand has to offer.
Our first year was a huge success and we can't wait to share 2017 with you!
This year we have an amazing selection of designers coming to showcase their collections on the runway at Nelson's Trafalgar Centre.
We will also be donating a percentage of every ticket sale to a nominated charity. This has been important to us from the very start of HLFW and it's something we always want to carry on.
Let’s make New Zealand proud.

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Nathan Brown Trio (Sunday 29th October 2017)

Upright bassist and rising jazz star Nathan Brown is one of the most in demand bassist in New York City. As a side man he has performed with an array of world class musicians including Wess “Warmdaddy” Anderson, Randy Brecker, Carl Allen, John Faddis, Wycliffe Gordon, Lewis Nash, and Paquito D’Rivera. He also performs regularly with New York based Australian and New Zealand musicians such as Mark Lockett, Matt Baker, Adrian Cunningham, JC Stylles, and Graeme Norris.

"This Is The Moment" is Nathan's first attempt at crossing the bridge between side man and front man. For Nathan "This Is The Moment" to step into the spotlight and become recognized as a bandleader and composer in his own right.

Following the release of his new album,"This is the Moment" in New York on Sept. 8 Nathan Brown is coming to NZ to perform at the Queenstown Jazz Festival.
We are thrilled Nathan will then do a gig at Fairfield House before he travels north and across the ditch.
The Nathan Brown Trio will comprise Nathan on Upright Bass, joined by Brad Kang on Guitar and Mark Lockett - Drums

www.nathanbrownmusic.com

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Dia de los Muertos (Sunday 29th October 2017)

A family fun day based on the Mexican festival 'Day of the Dead' with culture, food, and entertainment. Mexican Mariachi, food stalls, arts and crafts, pinatas, face painters, chili sauce contest and prizes for best Day of the Dead outfit.

The Day of the Dead originated as an indigenous Mexican celebration of life and departed loved ones. Traditionally people dress up in flamboyant 19th century costumes wearing face paint resembling colourful decorated skeletons, with flowers and love hearts.

On the 6th anniversary of the Nelson Day of the Dead there will be performances, food stalls serving traditional Mexican food, ingredients, chills, local Day of the Dead Arts and Crafts, face painters, pinatas, and competitions for best Mexican Day of the Dead outfit.

Offerings are made on an 'altar', decorated with candles, marigolds, fruits, sweet bread, sugar skulls and photographs of loved ones that have passed, with their favourite drink, food and mementoes.

Visitors are invited to bring photographs or mementoes of their loved ones to add to the Altar, and do not forget to pick them up when you leave.

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Colour Craze (Sunday 29th October 2017)

Join the Colour Craze fun day with a group, your friends, your club or community. Make your way around the course, walking or running and get showered with colour powder - dress up or not - the choice is yours.

Spot prizes, food carts, cultural group performances, music - fun for all.

This event is aimed at celebrating our ethnically diverse community - for youth, families or anyone!

Organised by Nelson Multiculutral Council,
Waimea Youth Council and Sport Tasman. Funded by Tasman District Council.

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Isla Grant (Sunday 29th October 2017)

Scotland’s legendary singer/songwriter Isla Grant returns to New Zealand with exciting new songs – plus her extensive repertoire of most loved music.

As an internationally acclaimed recording artist, Isla’s beautiful voice encompasses everything from country folk songs to easy listening – Isla’s spellbinding concert features her wonderful hit songs and takes a nostalgic look at her long and successful career.

Isla’s Concert will be a grand international concert not to be missed.

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Food Truck Fridays (Friday 3rd November 2017)

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 Tasman Business Awards 2017 (Friday 3rd November 2017)

Our annual business awards have been running for nearly 30 years and are a true showcase of business excellence and local success. This premier black-tie event will feature a line up of top quality entertainment, including renown journalist Mark Sainsbury as our MC. Reward and inspire staff while networking with more than 500 top business people.

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