Events in Nelson

Textile Kids - Straw Weaving (Holiday fun) (Tuesday 16th July 2019)

Textile Kids - Straw Weaving (Holiday fun)

Come along to our popular children’s textile workshops teaching traditional crafts and sewing to children.
This time children will use straws to weave either a bracelet or a creature.

Tuesday 16th July.
Ages 5 to 12, with a parent or carer.
10.30am – 12pm

Free event but bookings are required.
Please call 03 547 0403 or email Broadgreen@NCC.govt.nz

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Grease (Wednesday 17th-Saturday 20th July 2019)

A setting for this much loved musical you will not have seen before! Nelson Youth Theatre are taking a group of 25 performers and crew to perform Grease at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and this is your chance to see these talented performers up close and personal! The entire show and audience will be seated ON the Theatre Royal stage with audience seated in 2 rows on 3 sides of the playing area, exactly as they will be staging it in Edinburgh.

Give them your support as they take Grease off to perform among the world's best performers at the world's biggest theatre festival in Edinburgh. For 2 nights only, maximum seating capacity 100 per night.

Featuring all the hit songs you've come to love, including "You're the One That I Want", "Greased Lightning", "Summer Nights" "We Go Together", "Sandra Dee", "There are Worse Things I Could Do", and many more. This is a show you will always remember!

Please do not be late as latecomers may not be admitted

Grease is on these dates: 17th July 2019 18th July 2019 19th July 2019 20th July 2019
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Disney's The Lion King Jr (Wednesday 17th-Saturday 20th July 2019)

The African savannah comes to life on stage in Disney’s The Lion King Jr. Nelson Youth Theatre Company presents the one-of-a-kind musical that has captivated the imagination of audiences around the world.

We will follow the rise of Simba, a young lion who will succeed his father, Mufasa, as King of the Pride Lands. But after Simba’s malevolent uncle, Scar, kills Mufasa and tricks Simba into believing he caused it, Simba flees and encounters meerkat Timon and warthog Pumba who help mature him into a grown lion who eventually returns to confront Scar.

A wonderful musical for young and old to enjoy, featuring the combined creativity of Elton John and Tim Rice in this delightful retelling of a much loved story.

Disney's The Lion King Jr is on these dates: 17th July 2019 18th July 2019 19th July 2019 20th July 2019
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Levity Beet - Musical Invention Show (Saturday 20th July 2019)

Levity Beet will have your children mesmerised and charmed with his latest live performance - The Musical Invention Show.

Wowing adults and children alike in this lively and humorous 45 minute show, Levity will perform original music on newly invented instruments that he makes from heaters, airbed pumps, tyre valves and anything imaginable.

Levity is a three-time APRA NZ Children's Song of the Year Winner and 2018 NZ Best Children's artist and is well known for his fun, dynamic performances in schools, early-learning centres, festivals, libraries and private parties.

NCMA is thrilled that he will perform in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium during the school holidays.

"Levity's live shows are energetic and inspiring. He is a talented songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who relates to the audience in a down to earth manner. Whether it's a bell on top of his head, a ukulele, bongo drums, or his homemade 'fizzunkafone', Levity keeps children wide eyed and engaged with stories and songs. Add a kazoo, penguins and a touch of humour and you have a show not to be missed!" -Kath Bee, songwriter, performer

"His music inspires and entices children to get creative" - Suzy Cato, children's entertainer

Ticket prices (excluding service fees)
$10 Adults
$10 Child

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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Matariki Festival Te Hui hui o Matariki 2019 (Saturday 20th July 2019)

The star cluster Matariki appears in our skies in the month of Pipiri (June-July) marking the start of Māori New Year.

With the season of Matariki upon us Nelson City Council invite family and friends of Nelson to Founders Park to celebrate with us.

The event is held in the Energy Centre at Founders Heritage park and has two parts:

The Matarki Festival 3-6pm including:

Short films.Movies Alfresco
Kapa Haka performances by:

--Te Pouahi (Nelson Central School)
--Te Pītau Whakarei (Nelson Intermediate and
--Te kura Kaupapa Māori o Tuia Te Matangi.

All three groups are representing Whakatū/ Nelson at Te Mana Kuratahi National Primary School napahaka competition

The Star Party Tātai Arorangi 6.30-8pm

Star Gazing
Guest speaker Toa Waaka (Vice President of the Society of Māori Astronomy)
Toa will share stories of the Māori creation story, Māori cosmology and link the big bang theory, as well as insights of how Māori used the night sky for navigation

Bring your beanbag and make sure to wrap up warm!
There will also be a beautiful selection of Māori kai/cuisine available for purchase during he event.

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Pretty Crafty Winter Market (Sunday 21st July 2019)

Here we are again holding our annual winter market.
We have a range of beautiful handcrafted items made by some very talented local artists.
Something for everyone with such things as Jewellery, hair accessories, clothing, wall art, pottery, candles, pet accessories, skincare, eco friendly packaging and the list goes on...

Come down and check this out, it would be a great opportunity to start Christmas shopping or maybe you have a birthday coming.

Gold coin donation at the door with all proceeds going to a local charity which is to be confirmed.

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"Stonehenge to Brexit: the making of Britain" . (Sunday 21st July 2019)

Author Michael Smith in Conversation with Christopher Vine. Come and enjoy an entertaining exchange of ideas and views based on Smith's recent book.
From the might of the Roman Empire, to the wildness of the Vikings and the Celts, to the victories and defeats of the many wars fought on land and at sea, Great Britain has emerged as a leading global power.
Michael Smith writes about Britain's history with clarity and excitement - charting its path from a small sea-going nation to the greatest industrial and maritime power in the world. Its present challenge with Brexit is only the next step in Britain's continuing story - and as it seeks to restore its strength as an island nation once again, it is supported by its rich history and the long lasting traditions that form its foundation.

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Respiro Wind Quintet (Thursday 25th July 2019)

Respiro is a newly formed wind quintet comprised of friends who play together in the Nelson Symphony Orchestra. Respiro (Italian for breath) is the foundation of life and of every note we play on our instruments – without breath we could not shape our phrases.

Wind quintets celebrate the distinctive sound of each instrument (flute, oboe, clarinet, bassoon and french horn) and many composers have enjoyed writing for the unique character of each instrument and the challenge of blending their sounds together.
Melodies are shared, partnered and move in a continuous stream of breath throughout these musical works.

Featuring works for wind quintet by Agay, Françaix, Farkas, Arnold and Debussy.

Respiro members are:
Tersha Coppell (flute)
Lucy Davies (oboe)
Lucy Rainey (clarinet) Eleanor Clenshaw (french horn)
Michelle Bryant (bassoon)

Proudly supported by Nelson Pine Industries

Series passes are available at $100 (+ service fee) per term.

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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NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Phoenix Piano Trio (Thursday 25th July 2019)

The Phoenix Piano Trio offer a unique opportunity for the audience to hear some original music all composed in Nelson. Musicians Craig Duffy (piano) Sally Wastney (cello) and Tamsin Leenhouwers (violin) join together to play three sets of original, atmospheric music composed by Craig Duffy and Tamsin Leenhouwers.

Proudly supported by Nelson Pine Industries

Series passes are available at $100 (+ service fee) per term.

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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Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Aotearoa Showcase (Saturday 27th July 2019)

Four composers and three soloists, all New Zealanders, feature in Aotearoa, a richly flavoured concert by the Nelson Symphony Orchestra conducted by James Donaldson, the director of the Nelson Centre of Music Arts.

Douglas Lilburn was in his early twenties when he composed his lively and youthful sounding Festival Overture while he was studying with Vaughan Williams at the Royal College of Music in London in the late 1930’s.

Chris Adams composed his Elegy after the destruction of the Twin Towers in New York in 2001. He subtitles his work “for a world obsessed with violence”.

Philip Brownlee and Ariana Tikao explore the captivating sounds of Taonga Pūoru in their concerto for Maori instruments and orchestra entitled Ko te tātai whetū (a cloak of stars), a work dedicated to the iconic Richard Nunns. The soloists are Philip Brownlee and Bob Bickerton.

The NSO’s “solo spotlight” competition held this year has selected three young Wellingtonians to perform concertos with the orchestra.

Hayden Nickel willperform the first movement from the Violin Concertoin E minor by Mendelssohn. He is studying with Helene Pohl of the New Zealand String Quartet.

Peter Liley is a saxophonist, singer, composer and sound artist. He will perform the Saxophone Concertoby Glazunov.

Peter Gjelsten is the concert master in the Wellington College orchestra. He will perform the Finale from the Violin Concerto No. 1 by Bruch.

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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Meremere (Tuesday 30th July 2019)

Performed by critically acclaimed dancer and performer, Rodney Bell (Ngāti Maniapoto), Meremere merges spoken word, music, dance and multimedia design to tell its story.

‘This autobiographical, multi-disciplinary and life-affirming survival story drew the cheering opening night audience to its feet.’ – Dominion Post, June 23, 2018

‘Meremere is a complex work of art where design, AV and lighting play as significant a role as story-telling, music and dance.’ – NZ Herald, October 2016

This is Rodney’s story – from a childhood spent in Te Kuititanga to an international career and living rough on the streets of San Francisco. Meremere explores the human response to the ebbs and flows of fortune, the transformative journey to inner strength and peace, and the immutable call of home.

Uplifting, surprising, intimate and incredibly engaging – this powerful performance features live music from the exceptional Eden Mulholland as well a mesmerising multimedia collaboration from Malia Johnston and Movement of the Human.

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Learn in the Library - adult classes at Elma Turner Library (Thursday 1st August-Thursday 19th September 2019)

Internet for beginners
Tablets
The Prow local history
ebooks/audiobooks
Chromebooks and cloud computing
Research online
Newspapers past & present
Words with Friends

Learn in the Library - adult classes at Elma Turner Library is on these dates: 1st August 2019 8th August 2019 15th August 2019 22nd August 2019 29th August 2019 5th September 2019 12th September 2019 19th September 2019
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Introduction to Family History Research (Friday 2nd-Friday 16th August 2019)

Introduction to Family History
Elma Turner Library
Fridays 2nd, 9th, 16th August: 9.30-11am

Judith Fitchett from Ancestors’ Attic – Nelson branch of the NZ Society of Genealogists - will guide you to find and record your family history.

$10.00 (payable at session 1). Bookings essential by phoning 03 546 8100 or emailing library@ncc.govt.nz

Introduction to Family History Research is on these dates: 2nd August 2019 9th August 2019 16th August 2019
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Hollie Smith and The Committee (Sunday 4th August 2019)

Soulful Hollie Smith is one of NZ's most iconic musicians. She takes to the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts stage this August with The Committee, an Auckland based collective made up of some of the most skilled and experienced musicians in New Zealand including New York based bassist Mat Fieldes, drummer Stephen Thomas, saxophonist Cameron Allen and guitarist Dixon Nacey.

Together these talented musicians bring their different influences and writing styles to cover styles from more traditional jazz to the contemporary music of today.

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & iconic musicians. After working with numerous bands including Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy's Drop and Detroit dance legend Recloose, she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on a movie soundtrack single 'Bathe in The River' that topped the New Zealand singles charts and became one of the biggest and iconic singles in New Zealand history.

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PoPuP PoPuP PoPuP (Sunday 4th August 2019)

Who's up for another great day out at Isel Market??
Awesome crafts, food, music and good times. Gather the troops and get along to Isel park because it's "the place" to hang out!
See you there.

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Nelson Winter Concert (Sunday 4th August 2019)

We're back in our favourite auditorium where the original choir formed in 1932. Today the choir will sing songs from some well-known shows such as Miss Saigon, Les Miserable and Sound of Music with a few well-loved male voice choir songs included.
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Our conductor is Nigel Weeks QSM accompanied by Pauline Boyd and Louis Lucas-Perry on the keyboard.

Special guests will be Naycol Chorale (SATB choir) from Nayland College, Louis Lucas-Perry on piano, Ruby Burr vocalist and Toby Sussex guitar /vocalist

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Hollie Smith and The Committee (Monday 5th August 2019)

Soulful Hollie Smith is one of NZ's most iconic musicians. She takes to the Nelson Centre of Musical Arts stage this August with The Committee, an Auckland based collective made up of some of the most skilled and experienced musicians in New Zealand including New York based bassist Mat Fieldes, drummer Stephen Thomas, saxophonist Cameron Allen and guitarist Dixon Nacey.

Together these talented musicians bring their different influences and writing styles to cover styles from more traditional jazz to the contemporary music of today.

Hollie Smith is one of New Zealand's most predominant & iconic musicians. After working with numerous bands including Trinity Roots, Fat Freddy's Drop and Detroit dance legend Recloose, she was approached by NZ songwriting royalty Don McGlashan to perform on a movie soundtrack single 'Bathe in The River' that topped the New Zealand singles charts and became one of the biggest and iconic singles in New Zealand history.

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Beethoven Piano Trio “Archduke” (Thursday 8th August 2019)

Archduke Piano Trio no 7 in B -flat opus 97

“The Archduke” Piano Trio; the last and greatest of Beethoven’s seven piano trios was dedicated to his friend and the most generous of his patrons the Archduke Rudolf of Austria. The Archduke was the instigator of a generous annual allowance to free Beethoven from financial pressures, for the rest of his life, on condition that he lived in Vienna. When the other donors dropped out (one became bankrupt and fled from Vienna, one died after falling off his horse) the Archduke unhesitatingly made up the deficit. This may have some bearing on the open hearted warmth and beauty which permeate the whole work.

Proudly supported by Nelson Pine Industries

Series passes are available at $100 (+ service fee) per term.

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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NCMA’s Celebration Series: NCMA Chamber Orchestra & Donald Armstrong (Sunday 11th August 2019)

Join the NCMA Chamber Orchestra and New Zealand Symphony Orchestra’s Assistant Concertmaster, violinist, Donald Armstrong as they perform a programme with a distinct Italian flavour.
Raffaele Bandoli (trumpet) will feature as a solist and will perform the Tartini Trumpet Concerto in d major.
NCMA’s Chamber Orchestra is a professional ensemble including many NCMA teaching staff.

The programme:
Vivaldi - Concerto for Strings RV 127
Tartini - Trumpet Concerto (Soloist Raffaele Bandoli)
Respighi - Ancient Airs and Dances Suite No. 3
interval
Vivaldi - Concerto for Three Violins and Strings RV 551 (Soloists Donald Armstrong, Fleur Jackson and Juliet Ayre)
Albinoni - Adagio
Geminiani - Concerto Grosso Opus 5 No. 12 "La Folia"

Performances take place in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium, NCMA on the second Sunday of the month at 3.30pm from March until September 2019.

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