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Events in Nelson

POSTPONED: Another Night In Vienna (CMNZ) (Sunday 19th September 2021)

POSTPONED. NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.
“Welcome to Vienna! My name is Wolfgang, and I’ll be your tour guide this evening…
Here, as we near the end of the nineteenth century, Vienna is the very heart of the famous Habsburg Empire. Caffeine addicts, worry not, this is a café society. Art lovers – this is a cultural centre. We’ll experience it all. Follow me!
However, please do not stray from the tour path. Or you may find yourself confronted with the erotic ‘pornography’ of artists Gustav Klimt and Egon Schiele. Or telling your secrets to neurologist Sigmund Freud. Or lost down some dark alley listening to the radical new musical ideas of composers Arnold Schoenberg, Berg, or Webern. And if you really venture into the shadows, you might find lurking there a failed art student who will change the course of the twentieth century. Consider yourself warned!
But enough doom and gloom. I’m pleased to see you all dressed up as it’s very likely you’ll be dancing to waltzes by Strauss at some sumptuous ball before the night is through. Just another night here in Vienna!

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Learn at the Library - Research Databases (Thursday 23rd September 2021)

Search for information from many sources in the ‘deep web’ by exploring the libraries’ research databases.

**Will be held in Level 2 but bookings strictly necessary - limited numbers

Bookings required by emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 546 8100 or asking one of our friendly librarians

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Lunchtime Concert: Allison Cormack (Thursday 23rd September 2021)

Spinto Soprano Allison Cormack and friends return for another Lunchtime Concert at NCMA. Accompanied by Pauline Boyd.

NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series is proudly sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries
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 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Season Passes available for $100 for all 10 lunchtime concerts.
Tickets available online or at the NCMA box office. (Book online and save on individual tickets).
Please contact Nelson Centre of Musical Arts if you require wheelchair seating on 03 548 9477 or music@ncma.nz.

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Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving - Two Day Introductory Workshop (Saturday 25th-Sunday 26th September 2021)

This workshop is an Introduction to Harakeke Weaving. From plant to product, in this workshop you will learn the skills of weaving with NZ Flax - Harakeke.

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 honored craft).

During this Two Day Introduction to Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving workshop, you will create puti puti flowers, a two corner magic basket and the larger kono four cornered food basket in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

This is the first in a series of three workshops. Visit NZ Textile Experiences website for details of the Greenest Shopping Basket, ever, and the Kete Whiri workshops.

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Glamboyant: Nelson Pride Ball (Saturday 25th September 2021)

A lot of us wish we could give our school ball a do over. Maybe you wanted to take an LGBTQ+ partner, maybe you wanted to wear a ball gown, maybe you wanted to death drop.... and you weren't allowed. Glamboyant, Nelson's inaugural pride ball, is a chance for a do over, where you can let your soul speak through fashion, and bring the date your heart desires.

Ticket includes a drink on arrival, a grazing table, entertainment from local musos Lemon Juice and DJ Darkling and entry into Best Dressed categories.

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Stan Walker - POSTPONED (Monday 27th September 2021)

Stan Walker All In Tour has unfortunately had to be postponed due to the resurgence of Covid in the community and the government ordered lockdown.

With so much uncertainty around mass gatherings and movements within the country, it’s unworkable for the tour to proceed as originally planned. We are working through the rescheduling process with venues and stakeholders and will advise of the new tour dates as soon as we can. All tickets will remain valid for the new postponement date. If you are unable to attend the new date, you will be provided with the option of a refund.

As a supporter of live events, the artists, crew, venues, hospitality workers and all those people whose livelihoods depend on the industry, we ask for your support and patience during this time. We will be in contact with further information soon.

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Friends The Musical Parody – NZ Tour (Monday 27th September 2021)

So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that lovingly lampoons one of TV’s all-time greatest shows in the hit New York and Las Vegas show Friends! The Musical Parody.

Friends! The Musical Parody takes a hilarious look and remembers the TV phenomenon that ruled the 90s and became a cultural institution with millions of fans across the globe. Like the original television series, Friends! The Musical Parody follows the lives of six wacky 20-somethings and goes back in time to celebrate and poke fun at some of their most iconic moments as they navigate the pitfalls of work, life, and love in 1990’s Manhattan.

The fun begins on an ordinary day at the corner coffee show, Central Perk, when a certain runaway bride, with the signature hairstyle, stumbles into the lives of five other friends and kicks the whole gang out of second gear.

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Argyle Trio (Wednesday 29th September 2021)

The Argyle Trio comes together from opposite ends of the earth and opposite career stages to enjoy their unique musical chemistry.

Violinist, Wilma Smith, needs no introduction to New Zealand audiences.

Matthias Balzat, one of New Zealand’s most successful young cellists, is currently studying in Dusseldorf with Pieter Wispelweij.

Michael Houstoun is a Laureate of the Arts Foundation of New Zealand and was appointed a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit for services as a pianist in the 2012 Queen's Birthday and Diamond Jubilee Honours in New Zealand.

Programme:
Beethoven Piano Trio in Eb major Op. 1 No. 1
Ravel Piano Trio in A minor
Interval
Beethoven Piano Trio in Bb Major Op. 97 “Archduke”

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Lunchtime Concert: Michael Elsworth & Margarita Jackson (Thursday 30th September 2021)

NCMA Term 3 Lunchtime Concert Series welcomes Michael Elsworth & Margarita Jackson.

NCMA’s Lunchtime Concert Series is proudly sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries
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 10am – 4pm, Monday to Friday.
Season Passes available for $100 for all 10 lunchtime concerts.
Tickets available online or at the NCMA box office. (Book online and save on individual tickets).
Please contact Nelson Centre of Musical Arts if you require wheelchair seating on 03 548 9477 or music@ncma.nz.

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Isel Twilight Market (Thursday 30th September 2021-Thursday 14th April 2022)

Isel Twilight Market is restarting on the 30th of September at Isel park, Stoke, Nelson.

Bring the whole family along and relax in the beautiful surroundings of Isel park. Indulge in the delicious cuisine from the street food carts. Find some treasures from the craft stalls and listen to the always fabulous live music.

The market is dog friendly but they must be kept on a leash at all times.

Round up the troops and come and see us at the Isel Twilight market this summer.

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New Zealand Highland Dancer of the Year 2021 (Friday 1st-Saturday 2nd October 2021)

Highland Dancers from throughout NZ will gather in Nelson to compete for the title of Highland Dancer of the Year. For highland dancers nationally it offers the opportunity to compete for a prestigious national title across eight different age groups from the youngest dancers in the 6 years and under class through to the senior dancers in the 18 years and over section. This is a unique innovation in New Zealand. For the local Nelson highland dancers it will give them the chance to see and compete with the top national talent.
The competition is run over two days with dancers each performing between 3 and 10 dances in their age group. The event will be held at the Theatre Royal and admission will be free. This offers the Nelson public the chance to attend a national event free of charge as well as promoting highland dance within the area.

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New Zealand Highland Dancer of the Year 2021 (Friday 1st-Saturday 2nd October 2021)

Highland Dancers from throughout NZ will gather in Nelson to compete for the title of Highland Dancer of the Year. For highland dancers nationally it offers the opportunity to compete for a prestigious national title across eight different age groups from the youngest dancers in the 6 years and under class through to the senior dancers in the 18 years and over section. This is a unique innovation in New Zealand. For the local Nelson highland dancers it will give them the chance to see and compete with the top national talent.
The competition is run over two days with dancers each performing between 3 and 10 dances in their age group. The event will be held at the Theatre Royal and admission will be free. This offers the Nelson public the chance to attend a national event free of charge as well as promoting highland dance within the area.

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Fandom Craft in the Community (Friday 1st-Saturday 30th October 2021)

FANDEMONIUM 17-23 October - Sci Fi and Fantasy Collide in the Library

Have you knitted your own Hogwarts scarf or sketched some Dad Vader fan art? Want to show off your crafts from the ‘Geeky Stitches’ activity?

Drop off your fandom crafts from 20 September to go on display at Elma Turner Library.

On display 1 - 31 October

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Nelson Jazz Club at the Live Lounge (Friday 1st October 2021)

ONLY IN ALERT LEVEL 1

On 1st October, Nelson Jazz Club presents Bossa Via.

Classic, acoustic bossa nova vibes featuring classics from Tom Jobim through to modern bossa nova composition and reimagined pop favourites. Bossa Via is ‘the way of bossa nova’ and features some of Nelson’s finest jazz and latin musicians, and provides a cruisey and chill musical antidote for our busy and modern life.

The band:
Tessa Quayle – vocals
Dan Callahan – guitar
Annabel Boyes – saxophone
Greg Mills – percussion

Relax into your weekend and listen to some amazing local talent.

The NCMA Atrium Bar is open for refreshments from 4.30pm.

FREE Live music at NCMA's Live Lounge, every Friday from 5pm, now continuing through to October.

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