Events in Nelson

Holly Arrowsmith with support from Amiria Grenell (Wednesday 22nd August 2018)

Born in the heart of the American desert, in Santa Fe, New Mexico and raised in the mountains of Southern New Zealand,
HOLLY ARROWSMITH is a singer and songwriter on the rise locally and internationally, a strong forerunner in New Zealand’s current folk revivalist movement.

Arrowsmith’s first album ‘For The Weary Traveller’ received the VNZMA Tui Award for ‘Best Folk Album of 2016’, and with it she supported Sixto Rodrigues, Jessica Pratt, Tiny Ruins, Nadia Reid and toured with Fly My Pretties.

A Dawn I Remember’ Arrowsmith’s second full length album was crowdfunded and released June 22nd 2018.

‘There’s something about Arrowsmith’s presence that is a different kind of alchemy altogether – in the unusual quality of her delivery and her enchanting voice, which swings between being light and free, before turning into a growl or lilting into a sweet head voice.’
/ Fraser Browne, Second-hand News

www.hollyarrowsmith.com/watch/

and opening for Holly is New Zealand new-folk luminary AMIRIA GRENELL

www.amiriagrenell.co.nz

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Young Voices & Piano (Thursday 23rd August 2018)

Nelson College for Girls presents a showcase of vocal and piano pieces.

Come along and be entertained with a host of musical theatre numbers and dazzling piano solos suited to all tastes. Songs by Kander, Lloyd Webber, Sara Bareilles and Dave Malloy tell a story of love and loss. Classics of the piano repertoire by Beethoven and Chopin provide a stunning contrast.

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Sleeping Beauty (Thursday 23rd-Saturday 25th August 2018)

On her 16th birthday, a curse by the evil Carabosse causes the beautiful Princess Aurora to fall into a deep sleep for 100 years. Only the kiss of a prince could awaken her.

Set to the beautiful music of Tchaikovsky, join the dancers as they take us on a dream-like journey through this classic fairy tale, complete with fairies, a magical kingdom and the opulent splendour and costumes we love from Gillian Francis, Nelson Academy of Dance.

The performance will present dance students as the featured performers in this authentic full-length ballet and this year Gillian introduces international dancer, Jordan Nelson.

Jordan began his professional career with the Suzanne Farrell Ballet in 2012. Since then he has danced with Columbia City Ballet, Madison Ballet, Elements Contemporary Ballet, and has returned to Ballet Chicago as a guest artist. His career highlights to date are performing Tchaikovsky Pas de Deux at The Harris Theatre in Chicago, dancing Stars and Stripes and Allegro Brillante with stars of NYCB and performing in The Opera House at the Kennedy Center. Jordan is thrilled to have the opportunity travel in Nelson NZ to work with Gillian and her dancers!

Sleeping Beauty is on these dates: 23rd August 2018 25th August 2018
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Poetry Open Mic (Friday 24th August 2018)

Everyone is welcome at our lunch time open mic session celebrating poetry day. Share your own work or a favourite poem - we encourage everyone from budding young poets to dab hands to come and speak at this relaxed event.

All welcome, register on arrival if you want to speak.

Otherwise listen to some poetry, check out our displays, stick your poem on our big fridge door and try out our just-for-fun poetry generator.

We look forward to celebrating National Poetry Day with you this August!

Elma Turner Library.

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Lissa Cowie, cellist as part of the Live Music Series (Sunday 26th August 2018)

Lissa was born in Scotland and emigrated to New Zealand at the age of 12. She has a Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from Auckland University, a Postgraduate Performance Diploma from The Royal Academy of Music in London and a LRAM Teaching Diploma.
She has worked with various orchestras including the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra, City of London Sinfonia, National Symphony Orchestra of Scotland, Scottish Festival Orchestra and Opera della Luna. Lissa also performed in string quartets, giving concerts in England, the Isle of Mann, Belgium and castles in Scotland. They provided background music at Clarence House (then the Queen Mother’s residence), at various events such as London Fashion Week and many weddings. Lissa taught cello and chamber music at the Junior Department of Royal Scottish Conservatoire and Jordanhill School.

Lissa now enjoys being part of the Top of the South’s vibrant music scene, playing with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra, Goya Ensemble and duo partnerships with Mark Secker and Blenheim pianist Marsha Stringer. She teaches cello privately and at various schools in Nelson.
She will play Bach Suite no.2 and a selection of Scottish songs

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Board on Sundays? (Sunday 26th August-Sunday 25th November 2018)

Spend your Sunday afternoon in the library playing board games. Fun for the whole family.

We have had a busy couple of months in the children’s library this winter with our Cool Reading Challenge, Saturday Stories and our recent Starlight Stories.

To see us into spring we are starting a monthly board game afternoon on Sundays – the whole family is welcome. We are excited to be working with the Nelson Toy Library who will add to our game collection. Come along to our first session on 26 August 2 – 3.30pm.

26 August
23 September
28 October
25 November

Board on Sundays? is on these dates: 26th August 2018 23rd September 2018 28th October 2018 25th November 2018
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Viola & Voice (Thursday 30th August 2018)

Anatoly Zelinsky (viola) and Louisa Pilkington (mezzo soprano) will perform at NCMA as part of our lunchtime concert series.

The programme features music by J.S. Bach, A. Zelinsky and Petr Eben.

As a soloist Anatoly has performed with different orchestras the works of Bach, Telemann, Mozart, Bruch, Paganini, Berlioz, Stamitz, Bartok, Hindemith, Martinu and more and has been the first performer of many new works for viola as well. He has participated in more than 50 CDs recordings with Naxos, EMI, Simax etc.

Louisa Pilkington is a mezzo soprano who is a regular soloist and chorister with CBS Music in Christchurch. With a particular love for sacred music, she includes Handel’s Messiah, Bach’s St John Passion and B Minor Mass, Mozart’s C Minor Mass and Pergolesi’s Stabat Mater in her repertoire. Within the secular repertoire, the ‘Loveless Songs’ of Peter Eben are a particular favourite.

Louisa is a past member of the Nelson Civic Choir and the Nelson Combined Choirs.

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Art Expo Nelson (Friday 31st August-Sunday 2nd September 2018)

A 3-day art extravaganza featuring local and national artists, all art is for sale.

Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArtExpoNelson/

Art Expo Nelson is on these dates: 31st August 2018 1st September 2018 2nd September 2018
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Martin Setchell: Celebrate (Saturday 1st September 2018)

Martin Setchell, organist of Christchurch City, New Zealand, is an international concert performer who believes in promoting entertaining organ music to a wide audience.

Born and educated in England where he was awarded his Fellowship of the Royal College of Organists, he studied at various times with Pierre Cochereau, Marie-Claire Alain, Piet Kee, and Peter Hurford. He is curator of the Rieger pipe organ in the Christchurch Town Hall for the Performing Arts (city organist), and University of Canterbury organist.

He regularly performs in Europe, the USA, Canada, Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China and Japan. This year, 2018, he will perform concerts in Australia, Germany, France, the UK and Switzerland, as well as throughout New Zealand.

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Roald Dahl Day at the Library (Saturday 1st September 2018)

Come and enjoy a magical day of Roald Dahl fun at Elma Turner Library. There will be crafts, quizzes, prizes and more.

Don't miss the Nelson Repertory Theatre's production of 'James and the Giant Peach' at 10am. All welcome - no charge and no bookings required.

After the play, spend some time crafting up a storm and testing your Roald Dahl knowledge in our fun quiz.

Splendiferous!

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Nelson Sausage Festival (Sunday 2nd September 2018)

The Nelson Sausage Festival is happening again this year, we want to find what Nelson's favourite sausage is for 2018!

This year’s sausage fest will be at the Energy Centre at Founders Heritage Park and will go ahead rain hail or shine as we have an indoor outdoor venue! There will be live music from the awesome Buskudara, a DJ and the folks at Premier Events Nelson will be setting up a cash bar, so you can have a beer or a wine to wash down the flavoursome sausages on the day! There's also the awesome playground at Founders for the kids! So lock the date in your diary and come on down, shout your Dad a beer and a sausage or 5 for Fathers Day and help us to decide what the best sausage is for 2018!

For further information check out: https://www.facebook.com/events/406518589857598/?active_tab=about

We can’t wait to hear your ideas and see you on the day!

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Launch your Small Business with Barbican Training Centre (Monday 3rd September 2018)

Launch your Small Business with Barbican Training Centre at the annual Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga.

Have a great business idea but not sure how to go about starting up? Just started your own business?

Learn up front what so many business owners try to figure out along the way: How to plan, market, operate, comply with all the laws and still make some money.

Elma Turner Library.

Bookings are required for this workshop. Please contact 03 546 8100 or email library@ncc.govt.nz. Alternatively drop into one of our branches.

Take part in the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga 3 - 9 September 2018 at Nelson Public Libraries. During this week in September the library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities. We will also be launching our refreshed Quick Reads collection with Adult Learning Support. Throughout the week you can go into the draw to win one of two $50 Warehouse Stationery vouchers. You can enter by writing down your ideas and adding them to the box by the Red Wall. You will also receive an entry for every event you attend.

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The Ocean's Skin - Lecture by Philip Hoare (Monday 3rd September 2018)

Philip Hoare is obsessed with the sea. He swims in it every day - winter and summer. In his talk, The Ocean's Skin, drawing on his new book, RISINGTIDEFALLINGSTAR, he looks at the way we humans relate to the sea's natural history - its whales, its birds, its tides, its myths. From his home in Southampton, England, to Cape Cod, in New England; from the mid-Atlantic to the Indian Ocean, he looks at how our human story intertwines with watery mysteries and other species: the singing humpback, the shape-shifting selkie, the gothic cormorant. He swims with sperm whales and walks remote beaches in the footsteps of philosophers. And in these collective pasts and presents - human and animal, threatened and celebrated - and especially in the shape of the whale - we see the future, contained beneath what Melville called 'the ocean's skin'. The sea is our future. But what kind of future does it hold?

Tickets are limited - reserve your place here: https://eventbrite.com/e/the-oceans-skin-lecture-by-philip-hoare-tickets-48179821142

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Feminist Fables and Women’s War Stories (Tuesday 4th September 2018)

Celebrate Suffrage 125 with an evening of Feminist Fables and Women’s War Stories. Hear nine wonderful women tell their tales plus a song or two about women's courage from Jacquie Walters. Speakers include: Ali Boswijk, Victoria Guild, Pania Lee, Jacquetta Bell, Teresa O’Connor, Tanea Collier, Jan Arnold, Kaye McNabb…and more to come! MC: Annette Milligan
Get a group together (males very welcome) for an entertaining night out in support of the wonderful work done in our community by the Nelson Women’s Centre.
Tickets $25 - includes a drink on arrival, then cash bar

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Transformers Workshop hosted by Arts Council (Tuesday 4th September 2018)

Using a child’s drawing as inspiration, adult students will learn how to create a 2D or 3D object.

Enjoy a fun Adult workshop as you spark your creativity. We will discuss how to approach the design and then use simple construction techniques as we experiment with various materials. Most supplies will be provided, but there will be a small needs list with optional extras you may choose to bring with you.

Elma Turner Library.

Bookings are required for this workshop. Please contact 03 546 8100 or email library@ncc.govt.nz. Alternatively drop into one of our branches.

Take part in the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga 3 - 9 September 2018 at Nelson Public Libraries. During this week in September the library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities. We will also be launching our refreshed Quick Reads collection with Adult Learning Support. Throughout the week you can go into the draw to win one of two $50 Warehouse Stationery vouchers. You can enter by writing down your ideas and adding them to the box by the Red Wall. You will also receive an entry for every event you attend.

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Stretch Class with CLM Health and Fitness (Wednesday 5th September 2018)

Stretch it out at the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga.

A class designed to improve your range of motion, increase circulation, flexibility, and relieve muscle tension. Suitable for beginners to advanced athletes.

Elma Turner Library.

Bookings are required for this workshop. Please contact 03 546 8100 or email library@ncc.govt.nz. Alternatively drop into one of our branches.

Take part in the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga 3 - 9 September 2018 at Nelson Public Libraries. During this week in September the library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities. We will also be launching our refreshed Quick Reads collection with Adult Learning Support. Throughout the week you can go into the draw to win one of two $50 Warehouse Stationery vouchers. You can enter by writing down your ideas and adding them to the box by the Red Wall. You will also receive an entry for every event you attend.

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Write a Book Review - Workshop (Wednesday 5th September 2018)

Learn how to write a book review at the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga.

Read a book you want to recommend to others? Why not write a review for our website? It’s easy – come along and find out how.

Elma Turner Library.

No booking required - just pop in to the library on the day.

Take part in the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga 3 - 9 September 2018 at Nelson Public Libraries. During this week in September the library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities. We will also be launching our refreshed Quick Reads collection with Adult Learning Support. Throughout the week you can go into the draw to win one of two $50 Warehouse Stationery vouchers. You can enter by writing down your ideas and adding them to the box by the Red Wall. You will also receive an entry for every event you attend.

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Quick Reads Launch Evening (Thursday 6th September 2018)

Join us for an evening of literacy as we relaunch our Quick Reads collection. Tutors from Adult Learning Support will be talking about how they use various items in the collection and how we can promote literacy among people of all ages and backgrounds.

Elma Turner Library.

No bookings required, all welcome.

Take part in the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga 3 - 9 September 2018 at Nelson Public Libraries. During this week in September the library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities. Throughout the week you can go into the draw to win one of two $50 Warehouse Stationery vouchers. You can enter by writing down your ideas and adding them to the box by the Red Wall. You will also receive an entry for every event you attend.

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Have a go at Knitting with the Library Knitters (Thursday 6th September 2018)

Have a go at knitting at the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga.

Come along to our weekly knitting group and have a go at knitting. Needles and wool provided.

Our knitting group makes garments for local organisations and charities and they're happy to pass on their skills to newcomers.

Elma Turner Library.

No bookings required - just drop in.

Take part in the Festival of Adult Learning Ahurei Ākonga 3 - 9 September 2018 at Nelson Public Libraries. During this week in September the library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities. We will also be launching our refreshed Quick Reads collection with Adult Learning Support. Throughout the week you can go into the draw to win one of two $50 Warehouse Stationery vouchers. You can enter by writing down your ideas and adding them to the box by the Red Wall. You will also receive an entry for every event you attend.

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NZSQ at Lunchtime (Thursday 6th September 2018)

The New Zealand String Quartet return to NCMA for a very special lunchtime concert.

Celebrating its 30th season in 2017, the New Zealand String Quartet has established an international reputation for its insightful interpretations, compelling communication, and dynamic performing style. The Quartet is known for its imaginative programming and for its powerful connection with audiences of all kinds.

Over the decades the Quartet has cultivated a rich repertoire, including a wide variety of New Zealand music, composers’ cycles from Beethoven to Bartok, Mozart to Berg, in addition to theatrical presentations on musical topics ranging from Haydn’s “Seven Last Words” to Janacek’s “Kreutzer Sonata”.

You won’t want to miss this and at $10 a ticket, you can’t get better value than that!

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