Events in Nelson

The Wishing Star | Family Theatre (Sunday 24th November 2019)

Wintergreen Creative's improv troupe, CUSP, brings you a delightful new family show!

Anna lives with her grandfather. Jeffey lives with his grandmother. Every night, they wish on the Wishing Star. Every night their wishes come true. However, one day… the wishes start to go wrong! Anna and Jeffey must be brave to seek out the Wishing Star and put things right. Along the way these courageous children meet a host of wonderful characters. Our cast are improvisors who know the show structure but not the content. The show will be created uniquely each time by your suggestions. Featuring Gina Foley, Glenn Cousins and Fleur Jackson (violin).

This showing of 'The Wishing Star' is a Christmas special. Come along and get your Christmas season glow on in the historic Fairfield House! PS... there's a rumour going around that there will be gingerbread- mmmmmmm!

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Nelson Civic Choir and Orchestra Present Fauré Requiem (Sunday 24th November 2019)

Nelson Civic Choir and orchestra present the elegant and beautiful Fauré Requiem together with a selection of songs, with a focus on New Zealand composers.

The choir and orchestra, together with baritone and soprano soloists, will perform under the baton of Nigel E. Weeks on Sunday November 24th at 2.30 pm in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium at NCMA.

Instead of the sombre nature of many requiems, the Fauré Requiem is noted for its calm, serene and peaceful outlook, fixed on eternal rest and consolation. Fauré wrote of the work:

'Everything I managed to entertain by way of religious illusion I put into my Requiem, which moreover is dominated from beginning to end by a very human feeling of faith in eternal rest.'

Of the many settings of the Requiem, this is probably the most widely loved. Two new sections, the lyrical Pie Jesu and the transcendent In Paradisum, with its soaring vocal line, marked a departure from the standard liturgical text. In seven movements, the work is scored for soprano and baritone soloists, mixed choir, orchestra and organ.

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The Great Christmas Market (Sunday 24th November 2019)

​Welcome to 2019 and the 8th year of The Great Christmas Market!

We love this time of the year and we love sharing our festive market and all the gorgeous handmade gifts you and your loved ones will treasure.

Founders will yet again be gracing us with its beauty and charm hosting over 90 of the regions finest boutique makers. You'll find unique, handmade gifts for all of your loved ones this Christmas.

We've got stalls inside the Energy Centre, The Granary & outside as well. There will be plenty of top quality food options to intice the taste buds whilst shopping. If you fancy taking your time you could pack your own picnic or sit and relax at the parks own Cafe . We will have visiting buskers & choirs throughout the day to add to the atmosphere.

Founders has loads on offer for any non-shoppers in your group including a fantastic play ground and the carefully curated historic buildings.

We recommend you get your friends together, fill your wallet with cash (many of our stall holders wont have eftpos) & come with some great big market bags.

Buying handmade & NZ made has never been better...

$2 entry fee at the door, kids under 12 free

See you there!

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One Act Play Festival (Wednesday 27th-Saturday 30th November 2019)

Nelson Repertory’s One Act Play Festival is a combination of Nelson/Tasman talent, involving three Theatre Groups: Nelson Repertory, Wakefeild Players and director Beccy Myers. There are 5 one act plays: 2 per evening, and a Saturday matinee especially for the children and family groups.

There are different plays per evening; some repeat performances but not all, so don’t miss out. Plays include premier performances of RSVP and My Father My Son, well known favourites like BadJelly The Witch, The Real Inspector Hound, Leonardo’s Last Supper and Lucy in the Sky.

Come to one evenings performance or buy a concession ticket and get to see all plays except BadJelly which has special matinee pricing.

Comedy, drama and intriguing situations – we have it all.

For more details regarding individual plays please visit our website: http://www.nelsonreperoty.org.nz

One Act Play Festival is on these dates: 27th November 2019 28th November 2019 29th November 2019 30th November 2019
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Textile Kids: Felt Christmas Decorations (Wednesday 27th November 2019)

Textile Kids: Felt Christmas Trees

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

Wednesday 27 November - after school until 4.30 pm

@ 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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Bluegrass in the Courtyard (Friday 29th November 2019)

Join Coppermine Junction, Nelson’s bluegrass band, to welcome in the summer with dancing outside in the courtyard. Bring friends, your dancing shoes and come along to hear some hot picking, soaring harmonies and toe tapping bluegrass.

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Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Russian Revolutionaries (Saturday 30th November 2019)

Acclaimed pianist Matteo Napoli returns to Nelson to perform Rachmaninov's beloved Piano Concerto no 2.
Concertgoers will remember Matteo's stylish performance of the Liszt Piano Concerto last year at the reopening of the NCMA's Auditorium.
After the interval the Nelson Symphony Orchestra conducted by Nigel Weeks will scale the heights and plumb the depths of Tchaikovsky's celebrated Symphony no 5 in E minor.

Russian Revolutionaries is conducted by the NSO's Director of Music, Nigel Weeks.

Ticket prices excluding service fees:
Adult: $30
Family (2 adults and 2 children): $70
Student (under 18 with ID): $15

A merchant fee may be charged on credit and debit card transactions.

Cash and eftpos available for door sales at Nelson Centre of Musical Arts from 9am – 5pm, Monday to Friday and one hour prior to the scheduled performance time.

Please contact Nelson Centre of Musical Arts if you require wheelchair seating on 03 548 9477 or music@ncma.nz.

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The Bee Gees – Night Fever (Monday 2nd December 2019)

Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dancefloor thrillers and timeless heartfelt rock ballads with The Bee Gees Night Fever!

Night Fever is jetting into town to recreate the Bee Gee’s 1997 One Night Only Las Vegas concert experience in a theatre-style production with over 2 hours of LIVE engaging entertainment showcased through vibrant state-of-the-art lighting, digital display screens, impeccable sound and of course a handpicked international cast that will immerse audiences into the disco era with exquisite trio harmonies and the iconic high-pitched falsetto that we all know and love!

With disco tracks like Night Fever, Stayin’ Alive, You Should Be Dancin’ and best-loved ballads like How Deep Is Your Love, I Started a Joke and Tragedy, the magical event The Bee Gees Night Fever is not to be missed!

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Textile Kids: Felt Christmas Decorations (Wednesday 4th December 2019)

Textile Kids: Felt Reindeer

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

Wednesday 4 December - after school until 4.30pm

@ 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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Snodgrass – Nelson’s Missing Mayor (Thursday 5th-Saturday 7th December 2019)

The play is based on the true story of the mysterious disappearance of Nelson businessman, and mayor William Wallace Snodgrass – a case that was never solved – until now perhaps?!

On March 20th, 1939 he was travelling on the Arahura Ferry from Wellington to Nelson. He had dinner with the Captain, said goodnight to his cabinmate, and the next morning his possessions remained in the cabin, but he was nowhere to be found.
The play takes the form of a live radio play, starts on board the ferry and then follows two detectives who are investigating Snodgrass’ disappearance.

At the interval the audience will be encouraged to discuss amongst themselves what they think happened. The detectives will then gather up this information and see if the mystery can be solved?

5 December – Liquid Bar
6 December – Yaza!
7 December – Wakatu Hotel

Snodgrass – Nelson’s Missing Mayor is on these dates: 5th December 2019 6th December 2019 7th December 2019
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Empire Dance Company Presents TRANS4M (Friday 6th-Sunday 8th December 2019)

Empire Dance Company is proud to bring TRANS4M 2019.

A dance show like never before, showcasing local talent in a fun, vibrant, upbeat extravaganza! With all dance genres including ballet, hip hop and tap there will be something for everyone at this year’s show.
Showcasing our Pre Junior to Senior Students in all 3 shows, and a very special matinee performance including a Pre School and Mini Students

Book your seats today for the family event of the year and TRANS4M your holiday season with the Empire Dance Company 2018 TRANS4M recital.

Please note that only the matinee performance will showcase the Empire Dance Company Pre School and Mini Students.

Empire Dance Company Presents TRANS4M is on these dates: 6th December 2019 7th December 2019 8th December 2019
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Founders Summer Reads Book Fair (Saturday 7th December 2019-Sunday 12th January 2020)

Founders Heritage Park is holding a mini Summer Reads Book Fair in the Windmill. Great selection of fiction and magazines to take on holiday with new books being added daily. Starts on Monday 7 December - just in time for you to grab some great value Christmas presents.

Founders Summer Reads Book Fair is on these dates: 7th December 2019 8th December 2019 9th December 2019 10th December 2019 11th December 2019 12th December 2019 13th December 2019 14th December 2019 15th December 2019 16th December 2019 17th December 2019 18th December 2019 19th December 2019 20th December 2019 21st December 2019 22nd December 2019 23rd December 2019 24th December 2019 25th December 2019 26th December 2019 27th December 2019 28th December 2019 29th December 2019 30th December 2019 31st December 2019 1st January 2020 2nd January 2020 3rd January 2020 4th January 2020 5th January 2020 6th January 2020 7th January 2020 8th January 2020 9th January 2020 10th January 2020 11th January 2020 12th January 2020
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Nelson Summer Concert (Sunday 8th December 2019)

Come and hear the great sound of the Nelson Male Voice Choir under the baton of Nigel Weeks QSM.
The choir will be accompanied by Pauline Boyd and Louis Lucas-Perry on the keyboard.
We will be singing songs from some well-known shows and a few well-loved male voice choir arrangements plus a few Christmas numbers
Our guests for this concert will be a choir from Ashburton College.

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Super Club 2019 (Sunday 8th-Friday 13th December 2019)

Netball New Zealand is bringing Super Club back to Nelson for its third year from the 8-13 of December at Trafalgar Centre. 

This year the five-day action packed event will feature all six ANZ Premiership teams: Mystics, Stars, Magic, Pulse, Tactix & Steel.

There will also be two international club teams, the Wasps from the Vitality Netball Superleague (UK) and Collingwood Magpies from the Suncorp Super Netball (AUS). 

Tickets are only $15 for an adult and $10 for a child (fees apply).

And for those who aren't able to make it, the games will be broadcast live on Sky Sport and streamed internationally.

Catch netball's best in action at Super Club this December! 

DRAW

Sunday 8th December
3.30pm: Magic v Magpies
5pm: Steel v Wasps
6.35pm: Pulse v Mystics
8.10pm: Tactix v Stars

Monday 9th December
3.30pm: Steel v Mystics
5pm: Stars v Magic
6.35pm: Tactix v Magpies
8.10pm: Pulse v Wasps

Tuesday 10th December
3.30pm: Stars v Magpies
5pm: Mystics v Wasps
6.35pm: Tactix v Magic
8.10pm: Pulse v Steel

Thursday 12th December Semi-finals

Friday 13th December
Finals

Super Club 2019 is on these dates: 8th December 2019 9th December 2019 10th December 2019 11th December 2019 12th December 2019 13th December 2019
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Teddy Bears' Picnic (Sunday 8th December 2019)

The big day out for the teddy bears is here! Funny games, entertainment, music, dancing and other amusements on offer for young and old teddies (and their humans) to enjoy.

Plus, the opportunity to make a lantern for the following weekend’s Lantern Celebration (14 Dec).

Cancelled if wet. Check the ‘Nelson City Presents’ Facebook page for updates.

“Teddy bears don’t need hearts - they’re already stuffed with love” – Unknown

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Dii Moffat (Monday 9th December 2019-Saturday 18th January 2020)

Dii Moffatt, Dunedin based painter considers movement as a metaphor for change. Her paintings on foil question the obvious, and reveal the un-noticed; movement as a metaphor for change.

Her paintings isolate the movements of subjects and/or objects. By doing so, new sequences are created which reveal an inseparable relationship between object and hyperobject. By applying abstraction, she tries to approach a wide scale of subjects in a multi-layered way, likes to involve the viewer in a manner that is sometimes physical, and believes in the idea of subject following form in a work.

Dii Moffat is on these dates: 9th December 2019 10th December 2019 11th December 2019 12th December 2019 13th December 2019 14th December 2019 16th December 2019 17th December 2019 18th December 2019 19th December 2019 20th December 2019 21st December 2019 23rd December 2019 24th December 2019 25th December 2019 26th December 2019 27th December 2019 28th December 2019 30th December 2019 31st December 2019 1st January 2020 2nd January 2020 3rd January 2020 4th January 2020 6th January 2020 7th January 2020 8th January 2020 9th January 2020 10th January 2020 11th January 2020 13th January 2020 14th January 2020 15th January 2020 16th January 2020 17th January 2020 18th January 2020
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Makete Po (Friday 13th December 2019)

Experience the friendly whānau atmosphere, eat some kai (food), enjoy the free, live entertainment, and see waka ama in action on the Maitai River. Nau mai, haere mai! This event is held under the korowai of the “Economic Pou group” with sponsorship and support for this event from Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Kuia, Ngāti Tama, Ngāti Toa Rangatira, Te Puni Kokiri, Ministry of Social Development, Nelson City Council and Te Putahitanga o Te Waipounamu.

Makete Po celebrates small to medium sized whānau hapu iwi enterprises and providing an opportunity to showcase your products and talent to the general public. It’s about Te Ao Māori, It’s all about whānau. It’s about community.

Our summer Makete Po Night Markets for 2019 / 2020 will be on 13 December 2019 at Maitai Promenade Trafalgar Centre. (Another market will also be organized for 28 February 2020 at Washbourn Gardens Richmond – details for that market will come out separately at a later date.)

The Makete Po Night Market is alcohol and smoke free.

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Al Fresco Summer Movie - Pollyanna (Friday 13th December 2019)

Pollyanna 1960 134 mins G
Orphaned Pollyanna (Hayley Mills) is sent to live with her disagreeable Aunt Polly (Jane Wyman). Pollyanna has a knack of always seeing a good side to everything and teaches some of the more bitter members of the community about the ‘glad game’. When this attitude is challenged by an accident the townsfolk step up and show their support by demonstrating just how much Pollyanna has changed their lives.

Gather a group, a picnic, contemplate a blow-up couch or a beanbag and join us from 7:30 pm to play giant board games, enjoy the park and watch the region's glorious summer sunsets. Wrap up warm - you could even wear your pyjamas or a onesie - and please pocket a torch to light your way home.

Movies usually start just after 9 pm.

Full schedule is here: https://calendar.google.com/calendar?cid=M2Mxb3M2aW0yb2FjNHE3YnJzbjRzdTdsc2dAZ3JvdXAuY2FsZW5kYXIuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbQ

Movies will not screen if it is raining. If the weather is marginal on the night, please text 'Is it on?' to 021776623 after 7.30pm.

PLEASE PACK IT IN, PACK IT OUT AND KEEP OUR PARKS BEAUTIFUL!

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