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Events in Nelson

The care, preservation and recording of old photographs with Darryl Gallagher of the Nelson Provincial Museum (Sunday 16th August 2020)

Bought to you by the Friends of the Library.

Learn how to look after those valuable family photographs, to make sure they survive for future generations.

Sunday16 August, 2pm.

ElmaTurner Library Activity Room. Koha

A Friends of the Library event

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FamilySearch (Tuesday 18th August 2020)

Michael Higgins (NZ and Pacific Islands manager for FamilySearch) talks about the origins of FamilySearch, how the organisation has adapted since its early beginnings in 1894 and will demonstrate tips and tricks to get the most out of the website. Nelson Public Libraries is a FamilySearch affiliate library – find out how to discover more free resources accessing this rich genealogy website via Nelson Public Libraries.

Elma Turner Library Activity Room, Tuesday 18 August. 11-12.30

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A Pair of Poets and What's the Purpose of This Project? (Wednesday 19th August 2020)

Double Billing

A Pair of Poets
Two wonderful wordsmiths pair up for your pleasure, performing original poems. Musician and bush balladeer Roger Lusby joins poet and playwright Rebecca Myers to regale you with some rousing verse. While they can’t promise reason there’s sure to be rhyme, come along for a listen and have a good time.

What's the Purpose of This Project?
What's the Purpose of this Project? is a show about the universality of self-doubt. People from all walks of life gave their time, allowing us to interview them about various aspects of self-doubt. Using these interviews and a good dose of sonic storytelling, we hope to open up conversations about self-doubt and mental health more broadly within New Zealand.

Introspectively staged, we invite you to lie down (or sit, if you prefer), put on your headphones, and experience those anxious moments right before you drift off, though—we hope—with a bit more clarity, this time around.

Note: we ask that you bring your own smart device capable of connecting to the internet, and headphones to experience the work.

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Venetian Obscura, Attenborough's Question and St Brigid's Eve (Wednesday 19th August 2020)

Venetian Obscura
Venetian Obscura plays out through an array of blinds, costumes and props to create filmic clips unfolding over the course of 25 minutes. Three vignettes reveal intriguing tales of local importance. The story steps from the page through three characters who play before a special black and white 2D roomscape.

Attenborough’s Question
David Attenborough, at 90, vividly recalls a mysterious event 70 years earlier on the remote Fijian island of Koro, unaware of the young islander who has the answer Attenborugh has been longing to know.

St Brigid’s Eve (PG13)
1792. In the midst of a scarlet fever outbreak a boy wakes from a fever-dream deeply agitated by a chilling vision. Years later the nurse who attended him, alone in a remote farmhouse and tending to her desperately ill baby, tries in vain to keep the memory of his vision at bay.

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Learn at the Library - Tablets (Thursday 20th August 2020)

For all tablets users. A chance to learn a few tips, new apps & more on your own device.

Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

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Learn at the Library - ebooks & audiobooks (Friday 21st August 2020)

Download Libby and Borrow Box & start reading and listening to e-books and audiobooks for free with your library card.
Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries

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The Creatives - Kathy Pantling (Monday 24th August-Saturday 12th September 2020)

A large format exhibition by photographer Kathy Pantling highlighting elder creatives in their creative spaces.

'The Creatives' photographic project is centred on the wonderful creative skills of the retired community.

Later life doesn’t mean that we lose our motivation or ability to be able to revive past hobbies and learn new ones. The exhibition is a collection of images capturing some of our local creative retirees who are making the most of the time and energy, which in past life, was spent on work and families and is now enjoyed purely for their own gratification and love of their art.

The Creatives - Kathy Pantling is on these dates: 24th August 2020 25th August 2020 26th August 2020 27th August 2020 28th August 2020 29th August 2020 31st August 2020 1st September 2020 2nd September 2020 3rd September 2020 4th September 2020 5th September 2020 7th September 2020 8th September 2020 9th September 2020 10th September 2020 11th September 2020 12th September 2020
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The Pink Hammer (Wednesday 26th-Saturday 29th August 2020)

“Join Maggie Taylor as she guides you through basic carpentry skills and chisels away at the stereotype that has kept women out of the toolbox for so long.”

So reads the flyer for The Pink Hammer Workshop, but when Annabel, Helen, Louise and Siobhan turn up, looking forward to learning carpentry skills from a pioneering, female furniture maker, they soon discover their tutor has disappeared – along with their pre-paid fees. They find Maggie’s husband instead; a disgruntled out-of-work builder, who knows nothing about the course, even less about GirlPower and is not impressed to find four sheilas amongst his claw hammers.

Not the sort of women to back down from a challenge, the group convince Woody to teach them the tricks of the trade in this hilarious and heart-warming Kiwi comedy.

Five unhappy people in a shed full of tools. What could possibly go wrong?

‘A damn good play. Very funny.’ – Roger Hall

“The Pink Hammer is Kiwi comedy at its best. It’s quirky as all hell; it’s very funny; it provides phenomenally strong roles for four women – and one guy! – but more than anything else, these are recognisable New Zealanders, which is why this is an outstanding play to produce.”
– Artistic Director, Ross Gumbley, The Court Theatre.

The Pink Hammer is on these dates: 26th August 2020 27th August 2020 28th August 2020 29th August 2020
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Learn at the Library - Health Online (Thursday 27th August-Thursday 3rd September 2020)

Find reliable places, tips and tricks on how you can look up common health questions .

Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

Learn at the Library - Health Online is on these dates: 27th August 2020 3rd September 2020
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Learn at the Library - Entertainment Apps (Thursday 27th August 2020)

Do you use Netflix, TV on Demand, Lightbox, Kanopy, Neon and other movie or music apps? Find out what you can use to watch TV/movies.

Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

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Learn at the Library - Entertainment Apps (Friday 28th August 2020)

Do you use Netflix, TV on Demand, Lightbox, Kanopy, Neon and other movie or music apps? Find out what you can use to watch TV/movies.
Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

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Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving Workshop (Saturday 29th-Sunday 30th August 2020)

This workshop will include the techniques of weaving and plaiting along with being taught the cultural customs of working within the sustainable practices of tikanga and the values toi raranga (the protocols of flax cutting and handling which surrounds this time honoured craft).

Whatever your weaving experience, from beginners to those who wish to further their weaving skills. For intermediate weavers we will add to your skill base to develop your weaving to the next level.

You will leave with a completed, fully functioning shopping bag - 'kete'

Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving Workshop is on these dates: 29th August 2020 30th August 2020
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Tableland – the history behind Mount Arthur (Sunday 30th August 2020)

Ray Salisbury will talk about his forthcoming book, drawing on his family’s long association with the area. The talk will be well illustrated – Ray is a photographer, author and keen tramper and the great-great-grandson of the first Motueka Valley pioneer, John Park Salisbury, whose brother Thomas discovered the Tableland in 1863. After the gold rush, John’s flock of sheep grazed the tussock tops of the Tableland and the river flats of the Cobb Valley from 1875 onward.
Elma Turner Library Activity Room, Sunday 30 August. 2pm

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Nelson Scouts Gangshow (Thursday 3rd-Saturday 5th September 2020)

It’s more than just a show, it’s the Nelson Scouts Gangshow!

That’s right, our fun filled family variety show for young and old is back for another season in 2020.

Book your tickets now for an evening of well-known songs and sketches for the whole family.

Nelson Scouts Gangshow is on these dates: 3rd September 2020 4th September 2020 5th September 2020
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Learn at the Library - Safety Online (Friday 4th September 2020)

Learn more about internet scams and how to stay safe online.
Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

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South Island Showoffs (Sunday 6th September 2020)

The sport of cheerleading is growing in New Zealand and increasingly popular around the world.

It's an exciting sport which includes tumbling, stunts and dance in a 2.5 minute high energy routine.

Teams are aged between 2 - 26 and compete at varying levels. If you have ever wondered how high a person can be thrown in the air then this is the event for you. Great fun for all the family.

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Nayland College Gala Concert (Monday 7th September 2020)

Nayland College proudly presents a showcase of performing arts featuring the very best of Music, Dance and Drama. We welcome you to sit back and enjoy our 2020 students performing as spotlight soloists and as part of our talented ensembles.

The evening will celebrate a broad spectrum of performances from Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Broadgreen Intermediate Concert Band, our three choirs, Vast Dance, and the Drama Company.

The programme will appeal to a variety of artistic tastes with our all-encompassing talented students.

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Learn at the Library - Safety Online (Thursday 10th September 2020)

Learn more about recognising online scams and how to stay safe while navigating the internet.

Nelson Public Libraries hold a variety of free computer classes each school term, for beginners and more experienced users who may want to venture further into the digital world, extend their research skills or learn about the digital services the Library offers.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

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Vast Dance Festival (Friday 11th September 2020)

Vast Dance Festival celebrates the combined talents of high school students in the “Top of the South” region.

The annual performance showcases students from Waimea College, Nayland College, Garin College, Motueka High School, Marlborough College for Girls, Marlborough College for Boys, Nelson College and Nelson College for Girls.

The objectives of Vast Dance Festival are to:
– Provide opportunities for high school students to perform in a professional environment
– Celebrate the wide range of styles taught in our region
– Provide a platform for student choreographers to share their work
– Give students practical experience with lighting, front of house, design and stage management responsibilities

For more information visit http://www.vast.org.nz or email vastdancenelson@gmail.com

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