Events in Nelson

Ancestors Attic (Tuesday 27th August 2019)

Ancestors Attic
Elma Turner Library
Tuesday 27 August: 1 – 2pm

The Nelson branch of the New Zealand Genealogy Society will be available to discuss Family History at a free drop-in session at the Elma Turner Library.

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NZIA AON Gold Medal Lecture (Thursday 29th August 2019)

Across nearly five decades, Salmond has forged a reputation as New Zealand’s pre-eminent heritage architect. He is a deeply knowledgeable and impressively articulate advocate for New Zealand’s heritage; a collegial consultant who has collaborated on numerous significant architectural projects; a wise mentor to generations of young architects; and above all, a principled upholder of the best of architecture’s values and traditions.

Jeremy’s career has been sustained by a spirit of inquiry and characterised by a determination to find meaningful solutions to the inter-related problems of heritage conservation and building use. His office has contributed to the conservation of many of the country’s most important heritage sites.

Jeremy has enormous knowledge of heritage, but he is not a prisoner of history. As much focused on the present and the future as he is on the past, he has with his wife Dame Anne Salmond undertaken an impressive later career project – the creation of Longbush Ecosanctuary near Gisborne, an inspiring example, in a time of daunting ecological challenges, of selfless environmental stewardship.

https://www.nzia.co.nz/event/nziaaongoldmedallecture/Nelson-Marlborough/674

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Nelson’s Mosaic Choir (Thursday 29th August 2019)

Nelson’s 45-member choir Mosaic brings a mini-WOMAD of world music to NCMA on Thursday 29 August. Using only voice and drum as instruments, Nelson’s iconic a capella group will present a selection from their repertoire of more than 200 songs in more than a dozen languages.

True to its name, Mosaic will present a multi-layered, multi-coloured musical experience fashioned from a wide variety of materials of different hues, tones, textures and patterns.

The audience at NCMA’s lunchtime concert can expect songs from Europe, Africa and the Pacific, in moods that range from gentle and introspective to rousing, expansive and pulsing with dramatic energy.

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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A Doris Day Special (Saturday 31st August 2019)

In loving memory of Doris Day, award-winning singer and actress Ali Harper (Songs for Nobodies, Legendary Divas, Bombshells) is touring her highly acclaimed show A Doris Day Special.

Doris Day, with her bubbly personality, lilting voice and blonde beauty was America's singing sweetheart of the silver screen during the 1950s and 1960s. With her hit songs Sentimental Journey, Secret Love and Que Sera Sera, she was for many years ranked as the No. 1 female box office star in the world.

Directed by Stephanie McKellar-Smith with Big Band Musical Direction by Rodger Fox, it's 1971 and Doris is filming her Television Special. You are invited to be a part of A Doris Day Special television studio audience and celebrate the life and songs of that quintessential girl next door.

"Harper bears an uncanny resemblance to Doris Day in appearance, manner and vocal quality. A Doris Day Special was indeed as special and as satisfying as the title suggests, bringing back many fond memories." Manawatu Standard

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Nelson Institute Talk: Nigel Costley presents 'Matter Over Mind: Phrenology'. (Sunday 1st September 2019)

O what wondrous tales the head reveals.
As Professor Augustus Costley, Nigel will deliver an illustrated presentation on that unqualified boon to humanity: the gallant science of Phrenology.
Yes, biology is destiny - the size, shape and proportions of the brain dictate who you are. But is this entirely deterministic - what part does environment play? All shall be revealed.
Using historical, forensic, and detailed scientific evidence the Professor will put to flight the foul calumniators who have slandered this noble calling over the last century. Unjustly called ‘Psychology’s little faux pas’, Phrenology will be restored to its rightful place at the pinnacle of advanced knowledge.

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Spring Market (Sunday 1st September 2019)

Just saying... but 2 awesome reasons to celebrate September 1st this year.

1. First day of Spring.
2. Father's Day.

What is your Dad doing this fathers day? He could be hanging out with you at Isel Market on September 1st. And its also the first day of Spring, so another good reason to get yourself and the rest of the family down to the beautiful Isel park.

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Festival of Adult Learning (Monday 2nd-Sunday 8th September 2019)

A range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities during the Festival of Adult Learning.

Bike Maintenance Workshop
Tuesday 3 September, 11am – 12pm
Join Easy Street Cycling for a friendly session on fixing a tyre.

Coding for Adults
Tuesday 3 September 1.30 – 3pm
Learn more about coding in this workshop designed specifically for adults.
Bookings required.

Stretch Class with CLM Health and Fitness
Wednesday 4 September, 12 – 12.45pm
A class designed to improve your range of motion, increase circulation, flexibility, and relieve muscle tension.

Research Online Computer Class
Thursday 5 September, 9.30 – 11am
Search for information from many online sources.
Bookings required.

Have a go at Knitting
Thursday 5 September, 10am – 12pm
Come along to our weekly knitting group and have a go.

Lessons Learned from the KonMari Method
Friday 6 September, 12.15 – 1pm
Learn how to declutter and find out what sparks joy in your life.

Setting goals and Making a Budget
Saturday 7 September, 11am – 12.30pm
Run by Nelson Budget, this will give you tips and tricks to build financial skills. Bookings required.

For bookings contact library@ncc.govt.nz, or (03) 546 8100.

Festival of Adult Learning is on these dates: 2nd September 2019 3rd September 2019 4th September 2019 5th September 2019 6th September 2019 7th September 2019 8th September 2019
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Bike Maintenance Workshop (Tuesday 3rd September 2019)

Bike Maintenance Workshop
Tuesday 3 September, 11am – 12pm
Elma Turner Library

Do you want to learn to be confident changing a flat tyre on a bike for yourself and your family? Join Easy Street Cycling for a relaxed, friendly session on fixing a punctured tyre and walk away with a new skill! All the gear you need will be provided, but if you do want to bring your own bike tyre you are welcome to do so.

The library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities during the Festival of Adult Learning.
Check our website for other events happening throughout the week.

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Coding for Adults (Tuesday 3rd September 2019)

Coding for Adults
Tuesday 3 September 1.30 – 3pm
Elma Turner Library

Learn more about coding in this workshop designed specifically for adults. This will break down the lingo and give you the chance to play at creating your own website. Children are welcome to attend a crafts and movie session while their parents create and play.
Bookings required.

The library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities during the Festival of Adult Learning.
Check our website for other events happening throughout the week.

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Stretch Class with CLM Health and Fitness (Wednesday 4th September 2019)

Stretch Class with CLM Health and Fitness
Wednesday 4 September, 12 – 12.45pm
Elma Turner Library
A class designed to improve your range of motion, increase circulation, flexibility, and relieve muscle tension. Suitable for beginners to advanced athletes.

The library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities during the Festival of Adult Learning.
Check our website for other events happening throughout the week.

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NCMA’s Lunchtime Series: Louis Lucas-Perry (Thursday 5th September 2019)

Louis Lucas-Perry has been learning piano since the age of 10 but did not fully discover classical music until he was 13. He has been involved in many concerts throughout the Nelson region including performances of Grieg’s Piano Concerto in Am and Rachmaninov’s Rhapsody on a theme of Paganini with the Nelson Symphony Orchestra.

Louis is also currently accompanying the Nelson Male Voice Choir and Motueka High School Choirs.

He completed his Bachelor of Music Degree in 2017 under the guidance of Dr. Jian Liu and during his studies received the NZSM directors scholarship and Expressions Piano Trust Prize.

Louis is currently being taught by Richard Mapp in Nelson and wishes to continue pursuing a career in classical music.

Programme:
Schubert/Liszt
Auf dem Wasser zu singen and Gretchen am Spinnrade
Beethoven Sonata op 81a “Les Adieux
Debussy Clair de lune and The girl with the flaxen hair. Preludes book 1, no. 8
Chopin Ballade no 4 in F minor op. 52

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.

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Have a go at Knitting with the Library Knitters (Thursday 5th September 2019)

Thursday 5 September, 10am – 12pm
Elma Turner Library
Come along to our weekly knitting group and have a go at knitting. Needles and wool provided along with a cup of tea and conversation.
All levels welcome.

The library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities during the Festival of Adult Learning.
Check our website for other events happening throughout the week.

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Research Online Computer Class (Thursday 5th September 2019)

Research Online Computer Class
Thursday 5 September, 9.30 – 11am
Elma Turner Library
Search for information from many sources in the ‘deep web’ not accessed by Google. The Libraries’ Research databases are explored.
Bookings required.

The library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities during the Festival of Adult Learning.
Check our website for other events happening throughout the week.

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Lessons Learned from the KonMari Method (Friday 6th September 2019)

Friday 6 September, 12.15 – 1pm
Elma Turner Library
Learn how to declutter and find out what sparks joy in your life as staff share practical lessons learned from the KonMari method of organisation.

The library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities during the Festival of Adult Learning.
Check our website for other events happening throughout the week.

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Art Expo Nelson (Friday 6th-Sunday 8th September 2019)

- Unique, affordable art from emerging and established artists from all over New Zealand

- Painters, printmakers, sculptors, photographers, ceramists, jewellers, multi media and more

- Pomeroys pop-up serving freshly espressed coffee and artisan deliciousness

- Friday 10-6, Saturday 10-6, Sunday 10-4

Art Expo Nelson is on these dates: 6th September 2019 7th September 2019 8th September 2019
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The AC/DC Story (Friday 6th September 2019)

The AC/DC Story is a one of a kind experience, performed by the world touring AC/DC show ACCA DACCA, the only show given the tick of approval by AC/DC!

The AC/DC Story is a 3-hour concert and biography of the world's greatest Rock n Roll band AC/DC. It is important to recognize The AC/DC Story is not a tribute band but a full theatre production and has been described as "Like watching a LIVE movie documentary".

This show includes:

- vocals by Larry Attard, who actually knew and performed with AC/DC.
- more than 30 hits! With selected tracks off every studio album this legendary band produced.
- narrated facts, photos, footage, interviews and moments this iconic Australian band experienced on their rise to stardom.
- video screens, cannons, bells, bagpipes...

Be taken back in time to the early days of the band - from 1974 to present day - with hits like "Can I Sit Next To You Girl", "TNT", "Long Way To The Top", "Highway To Hell" through to "Back In Black", "Thunderstruck", "Rock N Roll Train", "Rock Or Bust". The list goes on...

This show is a must for all the parents who want to educate their children in Australian rock history. You'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll ROCK!

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Setting Goals and Making a Budget (Saturday 7th September 2019)

Saturday 7 September, 11am – 12.30pm
Elma Turner Library
Run by Nelson Budget, this 1.5hr workshop will give participants a few tips and tricks to build their financial skills, including how to create an achievable financial goal. We'll look at ways we can manage our money, innovative tools we can use to help keep us on track, getting the most out of our KiwiSaver and the cost of getting something on credit. Bookings required.

The library encourages adult learning at all levels and offers a range of free classes, workshops, drop-in sessions and activities during the Festival of Adult Learning.
Check our website for other events happening throughout the week.

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A Taste of Ireland – The Irish Music & Dance Sensation (Saturday 7th September 2019)

This year audiences have the chance to witness World Champion Irish dancers direct from the West End’s Lord of the Dance, as A Taste of Ireland – The Irish Music & Dance Sensation tours New Zealand wide telling the tale of the world’s most loved nation in one incredible performance.

Told through Irish music and dance, A Taste of Ireland – The Irish Music & Dance Sensationexplores magical tales spanning generations of Irish storytelling and culture. This world class show features World, All Ireland & National Champion Irish dancers, and musicians from around the globe performing unique music and dance that reflects the story that is, Ireland.

Melodic Celtic flute, alongside raw and rhythmic guitar are complimented with heart felt sounds of Ireland. Featuring a dynamic musical duo and impressive dancing rarely seen outside of the World Championship stage, A Taste of Ireland – The Irish Music & Dance Sensation was composed and choreographed in Dublin and is quickly on its way to becoming the new frontier in Irish entertainment.

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Nelson Parent and Child Expo (Sunday 8th September 2019)

Nelson Venues and Events are proud to bring you the Annual Nelson Parent and Child Expo.

Supporting and collaborating with local organisations in our community for the 9th year on the Sunday 8th of September 2019 at Founder's Heritage Park from 10am to 4pm.

We aim to EQUIP parents and caregivers with the tools and products for effective parenting, EMPOWER through informative talks and workshops, and EXCITE all ages with an interactive and family fun day out! It's an event you don't want to miss!

VENUE: Founders Heritage Park - 87 Atawhai Drive, The Wood, Nelson

ENTRY: Free tickets online until September 6 2019

Adult door sales $5 - Children under 16 FREE

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NCMA’s Celebration Series: Yid Ee Goh & Lisa Chou (Sunday 8th September 2019)

Programme:
Handel - Sonata in D Major
Beethoven - Sonata no. 6
Lilburn - Salutes to seven poets
Schumann - Violin sonata in D

Yid-Ee Goh
Singaporean born Yid-Ee Goh is former Concertmaster of Orchestra Wellington (formerly Vector Wellington Orchestra), violinist for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra and New Zealand String Quartet.

Lisa Chou
Born in Taiwan, Lisa immigrated with her family to Auckland in 1995.
At age 14, she made her debut with the Academy Orchestra of Auckland in New Zealand and Australia playing Mendelssohn Piano Concerto no.1.
Under the guidance of Associate Professor Rae de Lisle, Lisa completed Masters in Performance with First Class Honours at the University of Auckland. During this time she received numerous prizes and scholarships as a solo pianist, cellist and chamber musician.

The Celebration Series is a season of concerts produced by NCMA over the autumn and winter months. The concerts are the perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. Audience members will be able to relax and enjoy performances featuring wonderful local and national musicians including Michael Houstoun, the NCMA Chamber Orchestra featuring Donald Armstrong and more.

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