Nelson Arts Festival … this month!
Full details at: http://www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz/
Events - October 2017
Avid Opera pt. 2 as part of the Live Music series - Nelson Library
Sunday 1st October 2017
Avid Opera are back again to charm us with favourite opera arias and more.
2pm, Elma Turner Library, 27 Halifax Street, Nelson.
Ph. 5468100, firstname.lastname@example.org
Eb and Sparrow
Sun 1st October
Amazing talented group of folk musicians on a national album release tour.
$15 per sale, $20 on the door. Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 630pm. EARLY SHOW!
The Playhouse Cafe, 171 Westdale Road, Mapua, phone 03 5402985.
The Little Mermaid Jr
Sunday 1st-Saturday 7th October 2017
Disney’s musical tale of the Hans Christian Andersen classic comes to life on the stage. Nelson Youth Theatre Company invites you to journey “under the sea” with Ariel and her friends in Disney’s The Little Mermaid Jr!
7pm every day & 2pm Opening Sunday and Saturday, 1pm Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday
Theatre Royal, 78 Rutherford St, Nelson. Tickets from Theatre Royal and TicketDirect ph. 03 548 3840.
Writers at Lunchtime
Wed 4 October
The next Writers at Lunchtime meeting takes place on Wednesday 4 October, 11.30 am – 1.30 pm. The guest speaker at 12.30 pm is Christine Leunens. She will be talking about the experience of having her novel, Caging Skies, turned into a play by Desirée Gezentsvey. It was directed by Andrew Foster and played at Circa Theatre from 11 August to 9 September 2017. Caging Skies has been also adapted into a film script by Taika Waititi, to be filmed in 2018/2019. Christine will share some of her thoughts, impressions and feelings about these unique and exciting journeys.
Writers at Lunchtime takes place at The Prince Albert, 113 Nile Street, Nelson (car parking is accessed from Tasman Street). Come any time from 11.30 am, but make sure you are there at 12.30 pm for Christine’s talk. Everyone is welcome. Gold coin donation appreciated. For more information contact Chrissie on 03-546 9818.
Wednesday 4th October 2017
Their unique programme reflects their commitment to the traditional and the new: Rimsky-Korsakov, Piazzolla and Ravel are surrounded by the flamboyant, genre-disrupting and entertaining music by less well-known Latin composers. And they’ll be presenting a new work by our very own Natalie Hunt.
7:30pm, Old St John's, 320 Hardy Street, Nelson. Tickets from Theatre Royal and TicketDirect ph. 03 548 3840.
The Greatest Magic Show in Nelson
Friday 6th-Saturday 7th October 2017
After two sell-out shows in Nelson, the Marvellous Steve Wilbury is back by popular demand for two more nights of the World's Greatest Magic Show (in Nelson). Fun for all ages. Dinner from 5 pm, Show starts at 7 pm. Book your ticket's via Eventfinda, but make sure to call The Playhouse to reserve a table.
7-8:30pm, The Playhouse Cafe, 171 Westdale Road, Mapua, phone 03 5402985.
Adult $18 Youth $12 Family $50. Tickets from Ticketing Website . Contact: Ph. 035402985, email@example.com
Friday 6th October 2017
Margaret and Miles have been performing together for over 35 years. The diverse range of musical styles featured in the Duo’s repertoire and the beauty and authenticity of their performance, creates a unique musical flavour and style. Classical Jazz-World Music-Flamenco-Latin-Gypsy-Original Compositions. The Boathouse, 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson.
The Boathouse welcomes all members of the public for waterfront dining from 10.30am-2pm Wednesday-Friday. The doors open again at 5pm on a Friday evening for casual dining, full bar service and live entertainment from 8pm.
Door Sales $15, $5 for students.
Crafters Destash Market – Top of the South
Saturday 7th October, 9am-12noon
Calling all Crafters – Paper crafters, Quilters, Knitters, weavers, artists, potters, jewellery makers, scrapbookers, stampers, cardmakers etc
Do you have a stash of crafting supplies laying around that you no longer use and want to move on. Earn some extra cash by selling on your unwanted crafting supplies. Come along, sell your stash of fabrics, ribbons, beads, scrapbooking papers, stamps, wool, quilting, knitting, ceramics, pottery, your excess craft supplies etc. Or come along and purchase craft supplies at great prices.
Stoke Memorial Hall, Main Rd, Stoke. To book a stall contact: Marloes Aynsley 0278224941 or firstname.lastname@example.org
www.facebook.com/papercraftswithmarloes Please note: No fully completed, ready for sale items are to be sold.
Cruise Control Band at The Mapua Sprig and Fern
Saturday 7th October 2017
Be entertained and dance the night away to the beat and groove of Cruise Control, a 3-piece boogie and soft rock band. Hear the songs of Van Morrison, James Taylor, Neil Young, Eagles, Bruce Springsteen, America, Neil Diamond, The Beatles, Elvis Presley, The Rolling Stones, Credence Clearwater Revival and many other great artists from recent times. 7:30 - 10:30, Mapua Sprig and Fern Tavern , 67 Aranui Road, Mapua.
East St presents Round 2 of George FM resident nights. Bennie Boy with support from Inphiltrate | M_Phonik | Sandcastle 10 – 3am
$5 on the door! East Street Café, Nelson.
1st Birthday Pop-up market
Sunday 8th October 2017
Isel market is 1 year old!! Come and join us at Isel Park to help celebrate our first birthday. Plenty of fun for the whole family with all the usual fantastic food and craft stalls, live music all wrapped up in the beautiful Isel Park. 11am until 3pm, Isel House and Park, 16 Hilliard Street, Stoke, Nelson.
Contact: Ph. 0272268434, email@example.com
2017 Nelson Arts Festival
Wednesday 11th-Friday 27th October 2017
The Nelson Arts Festival welcomes in spring with a programme jam packed with fabulous events. Check out our website for the full line-up.
Theatre, dance, music, writers' talks, comedy, visual arts, community and family events, korero - from near and far, free and ticketed.
There's something for everyone! Ph. 545 8734, firstname.lastname@example.org, Official Website
Manitoba Hal & Paul Jonson
Wednesday 11th October 2017
Manitoba Hal Brolund has forged an international reputation for engaging performance, storytelling and masterful ukulele playing. His strong foundation in American roots / blues music, confident expressive vocals, and distinctive original music have made him a solid draw at festivals & house concerts in Canada, the United Kingdom and Australia.
He proves that the uke can be small but mighty as he pulls out powerful blues riffs and melodies adding background beats with looping technology showcasing the blues in all it's passion and groove.
Many wouldn’t associate the ukulele as a blues instrument, but Hal takes out all the hula, leaving only room for deep blues to prevail. Hal’s own blues tunes breathe with hints of cajun, rock, gospel, and folk. He is influenced by artists like Robert Johnson, Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Colin Linden, and Big Dave Mclean. Internationally recognized as a master of the ukulele, Hal’s instruments include a custom made double necked ukulele and a steel strung baritone slide ukulele that are both driven to the edge as he bangs, plucks and squeezes every ounce of emotion and groove from the four strings.
Paul Jonson of "Singnuke" will open for Manitoba Hal. doors open 7pm start time 7.30pm Fairfield House, 48 Van Diemen Street (Upper Trafalgar Street), Nelson. $20. Tickets from Phone bookings 03 5483640, or door sales.
Thursday 12 of October 10.30am & 1.00pm
Ms Fizzberry (Flossie the Balloon Lady’s twin sister) presents a fast-paced show full of colour, laughter, balloons and magic where the audience gets to help the magic happen! A family show for all ages or the young at heart. Performances are 45 minutes, followed by a 30-minute art activity.
Cost $20 per family (up to 5 people) $5 per individual. Pick up tickets at the Victory Community Centre, Totara Street, Monday to Friday 8.30 to 4.30pm. Healthy Snacks Available from 10.30 to 1.30pm. We can only take payment by Cash.
Mel Parsons & Liz Stringer (AUS)
Thursday 12th October 2017
Join two of Australasia’s indie-folk darlings on a journey of music & story - sharing songs from their back catalogues along with select southern hemisphere favourites that have helped shape them as artists.
Both performers have distinctive voices, a story-telling bent and a dry humour that will have audiences laughing & crying, not necessarily in that order.
Mel Parsons is well known to NZ audiences, the award-winning songwriter tours full time from international festivals to woolsheds in our own backyard, and has her third critically acclaimed album under her belt. The Boathouse, 326 Wakefield Quay, Nelson.
Tickets $35 plus booking fee. Tickets from Dash Tickets
Wilma & Friends
Thursday 12th October 2017
Every year Wilma Smith, a celebrated New Zealand violinist, puts together three different groups of musical friends she thinks might create some exciting chemistry. Together, they create programmes full of variety and appeal, from premieres to revered masterpieces and undiscovered gems from every musical era. Wilma is the former Concertmaster of the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and founding member of the New Zealand String Quartet. This year, she is joined by Caroline Henbest (on the viola) who may be familiar as principal viola with the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and two illustrious new Zealand students, who have excelled in the National Academy of Music in Melbourne over recent years - Alexandra Partridge (cello) and Andrew Leathwick (piano) The Motueka concert features Walton and Brahms, as well as Andrew’s ‘Premiere.'
7.30pm, Chanel Arts Centre, Cnr High Street North and Fearon Street, Motueka.
Adults $20; School children $5. Tickets from Floral Affaire (Moteuka) & Door sales.
Nanny Assis Band with Maggie Gould and Kevin Field
Friday, 13th October
Nanny Assis is a Brazilian, New York based vocalist, instrumentalist and songwriter. Nanny has just won best male vocalist for the Brazilian Press Music Awards 2017 and nominated for best show in New York also instrumentalist. He will perform songs from his Double Rainbow album, with standards also.
Nanny is an outstanding vocalist drummer/percussionist and a talented songwriter who has touched hearts and souls through his music. Anybody that sees Nanny perform immediately feels his rhythms and notes often snatching audiences away, other times energising them enough to stand up and dance "and sweat until you cant sweat no more" to use Bob Marley's lyrics. Nanny Assis is quite simply a gifted artist.
Nanny has been collaborating with vocalist Maggie Gould in New York and Maggie has her inspiration from Ella Fitzgerald, Astrud Gilberto, Ivan Lins, Chet Baker and Elaine Elias. Her music is described as soft, sultry, vocals with space, her performances have taken her to festivals Tauranga Jazz, Samoa, Monterey, Rome, Venice to London clubs and New York city.
Joining them is Kevin Field pianist/composer, internationally experienced Kevin has collaborated with the industry’s best form Nathan Haines to New Zealand Symphony Orchestra. 8pm at The Boathouse, Wakefield Quay, Nelson. $20 on the door.
Andrew London Trio
Sat 14th October
Form HOT CLUB SANDWICH lead singer accompanied by his wife play all your favorite Hot Club Sandwich songs and much much more.
$20, Dinner from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm. The Playhouse Cafe, 171 Westdale Road, Mapua, phone 03 5402985.
Cruise Control Band at The Nelson Suburban Club
Saturday 14th October 2017
Be entertained and dance the night away to the beat and groove of Cruise Control, a 3-piece boogie and soft rock band.
7:30 - 10:30, Nelson Suburban Club, 168 Tahunanui Drive, Nelson.
Nelson Civic Choir performs Sir Karl Jenkins' Cantata Memoria
Sunday 15th October 2017
Following their participation in the US premiere, the Nelson Civic Choir present the latest work by Sir Karl Jenkins, one of the most performed contemporary choral composers: Cantata Memoria: For the children of Aberfan. The Nelson concert, under the direction of Chris Lukies, will be the first New Zealand performance of this work.
Cantata Memoria commemorates the tragedy in Aberfan, South Wales 50 years ago, where a mining tip engulfed a primary school, killing 116 children and 28 adults. Through the power and beauty of Karl Jenkins' music, the work depicts the story of that day, together with the process of grieving and finding meaning in life after tragedy.
With singers and instrumentalists from the Top of the South, Christchurch and Wellington, a youth choir, full orchestra, and a specially commissioned video to complement the music, this promises to be an emotional and memorable event. The soloists are Amanda Crehan (Soprano) and Joel Amosa (Baritone). 2pm, Nelson College, 67 Waimea Road, Nelson.
Tickets from Ticket Direct. Contact: Ph. (03)548 8707, email@example.com
Golden Bay Live Poets presents Elizabeth Smither
Thursday 19th October 2017
The Live Poets evening kicks off with soulful music from Leigh Strange before New Zealand's first woman Te Mata Poet Laureate, Elizabeth Smither, takes the stage. Elizabeth Smither, New Zealand's first woman Te Mata Poet Laureate, has written five novels, five collections of short stories and eighteen poetry collections. She won the New Zealand Book Award for Poetry in 1990 and the Montana New Zealand Book Award for Poetry in 2000. In 2004 she was awarded an honorary DLitt from the University of Auckland for her contribution to literature and was made a Member of the New Zealand Order of Merit. She was given the Prime Minister’s Award for Literary Achievement in 2008. In 2016 she won the Sarah Broom Poetry Prize, New Zealand’s most valuable poetry award. There will be two Open Mic sessions and everyone is welcome to attend or participate. Contact Rose at firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks to Creative Communities for their support. 7:30 pm, Mussel Inn, Onekaka, Golden Bay. Koha at the bar.
Monday 23rd October 2017
Enjoy this floral and heritage fete with the Gardens of Isel Park in full bloom.
The opening of Isel house for the season, Heritage talks, Floral displays, Garden tours
Chat with expert panel for gardening tips and tricks, A new exhibit in the house, Activities for children, Food and music...
11am to 3pm, Isel Park, 16 Hilliard Street, Stoke, Nelson.
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.
7pm, Theatre Royal, 78 Rutherford St, Nelson. Tickets from Theatre Royal and TicketDirect ph. 03 548 3840.
CAN Meeting (Creative Arts Network)
Thursday 26th October
Guest speaker: Laura Irish. 7pm, at Prince Albert Hotel, 113 Nile Street, Nelson.
2017 Nelson Arts Festival Masked Parade & Carnivale
Friday 27th October 2017
The Nelson Arts Festival presents the iconic Masked Parade & Carnivale!
The theme this year is 'We are the World'. Peoples and places, cultures and creatures, local and global, who and what make up your world?
Enrolments are open at: www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz
On the site, there's also a free downloadable booklet about making masks and music.
Come and play in central Nelson on Friday 27 October.
Murder Mystery Night
Fri 27th October
A classic who done it, night of myserty and murder. Heaps of fun and full of laughs.
$20, $40 buffet, dinner starts from 6pm, Show starts at 8pm.
The Playhouse Cafe, 171 Westdale Road, Mapua, phone 03 5402985.
Day 2 Unlocked Fundraiser. Willy Styles (Chch) support from local acts!
A night of funky beats 10pm-3am. Day of dead dress ups! $5 on the door. East Street Café, Nelson.
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.
4pm, Theatre Royal, 78 Rutherford St, Nelson. Tickets from Theatre Royal and TicketDirect ph. 03 548 3840.
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.
12-5pm, Founders Heritage Park, 87 Atawhai Drive, Nelson. Presale $6, door sale $8 (children $2). Tickets from Eventfinda ph. 0800 289 849.
Contact Ph. 021 024 37313, email@example.com
Arts Council Nelson Inc — Annual General Meeting
Tuesday 31st October. 6.30pm at The Refinery ArtSpace, 3, Halifax St. Nelson. All Welcome.
Open Mic and Jam Night
9pm to late at East Street Café. Instruments provided or feel free to bring your own.
The Refinery ArtSpace
Gallery Opening Hours
Mon - Fri 10am - 5pm
Sat 11am - 2pm
Gallery Manager Hours
Monday 10am - 5pm
Wednesday 10am - 1pm
Thursday 10am - 2pm
or by appointment
Arts Council Nelson
3 Halifax St, Nelson
PO Box 566, Nelson. 7040
Community Arts Manager: Lloyd Harwood
or ACN Administrator: Heidi Lucas
P: +64 (3) 548 4640
Lloyd Harwood Mob: 027 326 9166
The Refinery ArtSpace
3 Halifax St, Nelson
PO Box 566, Nelson. 7040.
Manager: Ann Braunsteiner
NEW contact details from
P: +64 21 089 11577
2017 Arts Council Nelson