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Events in Nelson

Jazz on the Village Green - Gerry and the Atrix (Sunday 28th February 2021)

We are so excited to announce our Jazz on the Village Green line up for 2021! This series has been very popular over the last few years, and these excellent bands make for a wonderful afternoon out.

Bring a picnic, or purchase refreshments from Founders Cafe and enjoy an afternoon with your friends or family relaxing on the Village Green in Founders Park Nelson.

Bands play from 1.30 to 4pm most Sunday afternoons from January to April.

February 28: Gerry and the Atrix

Entry $2 on the door, make sure to note these dates in your diaries!

Jazz will be in the Energy Centre if wet

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Ras Judah & Culture Embassy (Sunday 28th February 2021)

Ras Judah and Culture Embassy band is a Wellington-based, 10-piece international multicultural outfit, hence the name “Culture Embassy”.

The band’s musical style is an infusion Afro jazz and roots reggae. Culture Embassy started in Wellington back in early 2013 as a collaborative music project between Ras Judah and friends. Ras Judah hails from Botswana in Southern Africa. He has been playing music professionally for over two decades, has recorded three solo albums as well as work on several collaborative projects, including work with various musicians in Africa, Europe and here in Aotearoa.

Ras Judah & Culture Embassy released their first album, “Pan Afrikan” November 2015 & their new single “Not in my life”, is scheduled for release on Friday, 12 February

The band membership includes some of Wellington’s seasoned musicians as well as international musicians originating from South America, Africa, UK, and Japan. & elsewhere.

Guaranteed to be a chilled afternoon of dynamic music for inspired listening & dancing in the Fairfield Courtyard.

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Stoke Craft Club (Monday 1st March 2021)

Get crafty with fun projects that you can take home to enjoy. For ages 8+

Bookings required by contacting library@ncc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 546 0414

Mondays 3.30-4.30 in the Stoke Library starting March 1.

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SpinPoi in the Park (Tuesday 2nd March 2021)

Please join us for SpinPoi in the Park which is part of an annual Summer Activities Series organised by Age Conern Nelson Tasman with support from the TDC and NCC. It provides an opportunity for older people to try new activities in the regions parks and reserves.
No registration is required. Simply turn up on the day and enjoy!

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POSTPONED - Heath Franklin’s Chopper – The Silencer (Wednesday 3rd March 2021)

As seen on 7 Days.

‘The Silencer’ will not be silenced! And we’re picking up where we left off.

Covid Safe and harder than ever, Chopper brings his hit show to NZ in March 2021.

Panic, terror, stupidity; they can all form a queue and suck the wrinkles out of Chopper’s walnut wallet because he has stopped giving a f*** and is done with suffering fools.

Masks, lockdowns, Karens, climate change, American elections, cancel culture – the outrage is deafening. Everyone is crazy, everyone has an opinion, everyone is wrong.

In amongst all this noise, hysteria and angst, snowflakes and trolls, who will give us a bit of bloody shush? Chopper is here to machete our way through the jungle of bulls**t.

Welcome back for the first time – The Silencer.

TicketDirect/Ticket Rocket tickets that were bought for the 2020 show are valid for the new date (same seats).

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THRIVE in Business & Life (Thursday 4th-Thursday 25th March 2021)

More confidence in business & life

4 consecutive Thursday evenings in March

Learn how to express yourself in a more confident and engaging manner so you can thrive in business and life!

We will be exploring improved ways for successful human interactions, including networking and self-promotion.

How engaging is your current style of verbal communication and your use of body language?

How can you come across in a far more beneficial, yet authentic way and have energising interactions?

How can you make your message be heard?

Discover what may be holding you back from believing and achieving thus far?

Angelika's facilitation style emphasises practical fun exercises combined with on the spot expert coaching advice in a safe environment.

Action vs. Theory for real life experiences.

In this 4 week course we will be integrating new learnings from week to week and therefore neatly building up our confidence levels step by step.

P.S. spaces are limited to keep quality and attention at a high level - contact me now to secure your space.

m: 021 1105 395
e: angelikabarnesnz@gmail.com

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Learn at the Library - eBooks and Audiobooks (Thursday 4th March 2021)

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.

All classes are held at the Elma Turner Library from 9:30am-11am.

Bookings required by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

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Royal New Zealand Ballet - Tutus on Tour (Friday 5th-Saturday 6th March 2021)

The Royal New Zealand Ballet returns in 2021 with their much-loved regional touring programme, Tutus on Tour, presenting an enchanting summer programme. Enjoy the ‘White Swan’ pas de deux from Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake; Jules Perrot’s Pas de Quatre (1845), a gorgeous showpiece from the Romantic era; and two bold, colourful works by Andrea Schermoly and Sarah Foster-Sproull that were originally created for the Venus Rising season in 2020.

A family programme for all ages, watch the dancers of the RNZB perform their favourites works. With tickets priced at just $27-$37 for adults ($12-$22 for children) these special shows are guaranteed to sell fast – book now! Service fees apply.

In Association with Ryman Healthcare.

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Jazz on the Village Green - Free Wheelin (Sunday 7th March 2021)

We are so excited to announce our Jazz on the Village Green line up for 2021! This series has been very popular over the last few years, and these excellent bands make for a wonderful afternoon out.

Bring a picnic, or purchase refreshments from Founders Cafe and enjoy an afternoon with your friends or family relaxing on the Village Green in Founders Park Nelson.

Bands play from 1.30 to 4pm most Sunday afternoons from January to April.

March 7: Free Wheelin

Entry $2 on the door, make sure to note these dates in your diaries!

Jazz will be in the Energy Centre if wet

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Madame Tragédie & Accomplices; The Lady Sings the Blues (Sunday 7th March 2021)

Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell & Madame Tragédie is a multi-faceted performance artist with a passion for music and the stage, heralded by (NZMM July 2003) to be one of NZ’s most musical Scottish imports.

From Europe to Australia and onto New Zealand this independent musical luminary has performed on various platforms, from the streets, schools, and prisons to National, and International festivals and major events. Ma Bell makes a return to Nelson with her latest body of work, a 12 – track concept album of original composition, classic blues, alt country and Celtic soul entitled Madame Tragédie.

With a gutsy yet tender sensitive voice that soothes the soul, you will not want to miss the opportunity to hear this sassy Glaswegian blues siren who just happens to be one of the country’s finest blues singers. Ma Bell is the real deal, a rare gem. She will be accompanied by two of the South’s finest Jazz blues musicians, John Bevin on piano & vocals and Mike Kime on Upright Bass plus special Guests.

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Storytime Shananigans (Sunday 7th March 2021)

Celebrate Tē Rā o Ngā Tamariki Children’s Day at Elma Turner Library with Storytime Shenanigans!
There will be stories, games, puzzles, bubbles and even a touch of magic!

Suitable for kids and immature adults!

Elma Turner Library
Sunday 7 M,arch from 1pm
A free event, no bookings required.

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Crowded House (Tuesday 9th March 2021)

Following Neil Finn’s surprise star turn and an extremely successful world tour with Fleetwood Mac, Neil and Nick Seymour are energised and inspired to begin a new chapter in the Crowded House story. A new generation has grown up and connected with their songs and will now get to experience the band live as they perform legendary anthems from the bands 35-year career, along with fresh new music.

“We are thrilled and highly energised to be touring NZ in March. The shows will be a joyous occasion for us, with all the songs from our history that still resonate, some new music to unveil and our home crowds to share all that with…feeling truly blessed,” said Neil Finn.

The band also released their first new music in more than a decade with the debut of the single “Whatever You Want”. The tour and new music feature founding members Neil Finn and Nick Seymour along with producer and keyboardist Mitchell Froom, guitarist and singer Liam Finn and drummer Elroy Finn.

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An Evening with Marlon Williams (Thursday 11th-Friday 12th March 2021)

In celebration of new material, March 2021 will welcome the long-awaited return to the stage for Marlon Willliams. Over an extensive tour of Aotearoa, audiences will be treated to a very different show from Marlon – a full solo performance unearthing some early material, beloved album songs and an introduction to some sparkling new works. This will be Marlon’s first solo tour in over six years.

This tour will take on the feel of Marlon’s early days of performing and the hard-working ethic of playing gig after gig through Australasia whilst still presenting the internationally renowned musician that we now know today.

Taking in cities between Auckland and Invercargill, An Evening with Marlon Williams is an upfront and personal tour visiting cozier venues than before and giving guests the experience of a more intimate Marlon.

2020 has been a time for Marlon to focus on some new musical projects; one of which can now be revealed…

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Lunchtime Concert: Allison Cormack (Thursday 11th March 2021)

Allison is a classically trained Spinto Soprano, she enjoys Opera, both comical and serious.
Born in Dunedin, grew up in Dannevirke, Hawkes Bay and Levin. Allison moved to Nelson from Wellington in 2007.

Allison studies singing at Victoria University, she has a diploma in Performing Arts - Voice from E.I.T and spent a year studying voice at Queensland Conservatorium of Music in Brisbane.

Allison has sung solo with the Auckland Philharmonia, Orchestra Wellington, Christchurch Symphony, Wellington Youth, Waikato Youth, Nelson Symphony, Hutt Valley, Kapiti Symphony, Victoria University and Hawkes Bay Orchestras.

In 2005 Allison won both Sealord Aria Nelson and Ramon Opie Aria - Wellington competitions and was runner up in both the prestigious Lexus Song Quest, Perkel Operatic Scholarship and the NZ Aria.

Allison has been involved both behind the scenes and performs with local theatre groups and is also the founder of AVID OPERA.

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Learn at the Library -Social Media and Entertainment Apps (Thursday 11th March 2021)

Do you use Netflix, TV on Demand, Instagram ,Facebook or other entertainment apps?

Find out how you can enjoy movies, connect with family and share photos using your 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.

All classes are held at the Elma Turner Library from 9:30am-11am.

Bookings required by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

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Heritage Walk (Friday 12th March 2021)

Please join us for a Heritage Walk through Miyazu Gardens which is part of an annual Summer Activities Series organised by Age Conern Nelson Tasman with support from the TDC and NCC. It provides an opportunity for older people to try new activities in the regions parks and reserves.
No registration is required. Simply turn up on the day and enjoy!

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Summer Challenge (Friday 12th-Sunday 14th March 2021)

Kia Ora,

The event has come about as an extension of the Spring Challenge which has been selling out and unable to cater for all the teams wishing to take part. Because we cannot increase the amount of the teams in the Spring Challenge due to safety, logistical and ‘quality of experience’ reasons, we figured it’d be better to create a new event, for those that miss out on the Spring Challenge, those that want a change from Spring Challenge, or those that simply want to do an awesome adventure in summer!

Adventure Racing has been a major theme in our lives. Our careers began in outdoor education and adventure tourism. Nathan began adventure racing in 1999 and in 2006 we decided to create pathways for women into the sport, the Spring Challenge was born. Nathan, now 6-times Adventure Racing World Champion continues to race at the elite level as well as develop opportunities for people to try the sport.

Adventure has played a large part in raising our children and creating many special memories. We have a truly excellent event staffing team that work with passion to deliver our events, and we hope to see you in Nelson.
Jodie and Nathan Fa'avae

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Urban Jungle Festival - Nelson (Saturday 13th March 2021)

Nelson-based Thrive Promotions alongside the nationwide electronic music promoter, Sub180, bring the newest major event to Nelson, Urban Jungle Festival.

Urban Jungle is a one-day mini-festival that originated in Christchurch New Zealand and focuses on high-energy Drum and Bass.

With the goal to attract over 1500 guests in its inaugural year to the Founders Heritage Park, this event will be the flagship of the hugely popular genre of electronic music in Nelson. With a stacked lineup booked we can't wait to share it with you all.

Come check out what all the hype is about and join the constantly growing culture around electronic live music in Tasman.

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The Soldier’s Tale (Saturday 13th March 2021)

Composed in 1918, The Soldier’s Tale’s first tour was cut short by the Spanish flu but it has remained a perennially popular work ever since.

Written “to be read, played and danced”, The Soldier’s Tale tells the story of the titular Soldier who makes a deal with the Devil: in exchange for the Soldier’s magic violin, the Devil will grant his every wish. This work is based on a Russian folk tale, was co-created with Swiss writer C.F. Ramuz, and gave Stravinsky the chance to display and include all of his favourite musical influences. You’ll hear tango, waltz, ragtime, Jewish klezmer, church chorales, and the Spanish paso doble all brought together in Stravinsky’s intoxicating score.

In theatres and halls across Auckland and Northland, actors, dancers from the Royal New Zealand Ballet, and an ensemble from the NZSO will present this classic tale of magic, desire and being careful what you wish for.

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