Events in Nelson

NCMA's Lunchtime Series: Nelson College for Girls and Nelson College Combined Chamber Orchestra (Thursday 20th June 2019)

he Nelson College for Girls string orchestra was formed in 2012 by Christine Foote. The clarinet is included in the orchestra because it fits so well into the viola range. The players range from Grade 4 to diploma level.

In 2019 senior string players from Nelson College have joined the orchestra. Several members of the orchestra also play in chamber music groups, which also feature in the programme.

2 Gavottes and Air from Suite no 3 in D BWV 1068 - Bach - Orchestra
Cantabile and Vivace from Sonata in G - Telemann - Piano quartet, Nelson College

Proudly supported by Nelson Pine Industries
"Marche Militaire Francaise" from Suite Algerienne - St-Saens - Clarinet quartet, Nelson College for Girls
"Oblivion" and "Libertango" - Piazzolla - Orchestra
Anime and Modern from Sonata Opus 15 - Milhaud - Piano trio, Nelson College for Girls "I Runga O Nga Puke" and "Haere Ra" from "A Maori Suite" - Ashley Heenan - Orchestra and 2 solo sopranos

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Matariki Glow Show! (Thursday 20th June 2019)

This innovative, cutting edge new concept combines glow-in-the-dark puppets under ultraviolet light inside a black box theatre space.

Rich in Te Reo Maori, it’s an upbeat show that has the audience buzzing from the onset, with a myriad of education to take back to the classroom. It’s a masterful 40-minute show, underpinned by catchy, music that engages the audience immediately, followed by a Q and A session afterwards for your tamariki.

Its voice and story are accessible to all. At its core is a delightful story about the Matariki star sisters as they prepare for Te Tau Hou and the journey of the smallest star, Waipuna-a-Rangi. 45 puppet characters are brought to life by the extraordinary talents of our puppeteers.

The 2018 MATARIKI GLOW SHOW toured from the Far North to South Auckland and attracted 12,000+ school children to 60 shows at 10 venues and many shows were sold out. And now it’s your turn! We are coming to a venue very near your school and we’re bringing our 5-metre-long taniwha and all his friends with us. You can’t miss us!

“Theatre of the Highest Order” – Theatre Review 2018

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Couch Stories presents "How We Met" (Friday 21st June 2019)

NCMA Fundraiser: Couch Stories Presents; “How We Met” – Ten true, personal stories told by men and women, who form five couples, about how they met.

Are their stories different? What details do they remember? What details do they leave out?

As the stories unfold can we match up these couples? Couch Stories can be funny or moving, dramatic or light-hearted, and always entertaining!

Ticket prices (excluding service fees)
$15 General Admission

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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Tea & Talk Nelson (Friday 21st June 2019-Friday 26th June 2020)

This is a weekly get together in Nelson for people aged over 65. It is a chance to enjoy morning tea and a chat.It is a great way to get out and about and enjoy good company and wonderful baking. Cost is just $3.
Tea & Talk is organised by Age Concern Nelson Tasman as part of our AgeConnect initiative.

Tea & Talk Nelson is on these dates: 21st June 2019 28th June 2019 5th July 2019 12th July 2019 19th July 2019 26th July 2019 2nd August 2019 9th August 2019 16th August 2019 23rd August 2019 30th August 2019 6th September 2019 13th September 2019 20th September 2019 27th September 2019 4th October 2019 11th October 2019 18th October 2019 25th October 2019 1st November 2019 8th November 2019 15th November 2019 22nd November 2019 29th November 2019 6th December 2019 10th January 2020 17th January 2020 24th January 2020 31st January 2020 7th February 2020 14th February 2020 21st February 2020 28th February 2020 6th March 2020 13th March 2020 20th March 2020 27th March 2020 3rd April 2020 10th April 2020 17th April 2020 24th April 2020 1st May 2020 8th May 2020 15th May 2020 22nd May 2020 29th May 2020 5th June 2020 12th June 2020 19th June 2020 26th June 2020
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Rock the City (Friday 21st June 2019)

Rock the City returns to Nelson’s Theatre Royal on Friday 21 June, 7pm, with an all-ages music gig featuring ten of the regions hottest up and coming youth bands performing live on stage.

Regional Smoke Free Rockquest (SFRQ) People’s Choice Award winners Blind Eye (Waimea College) will be joined on stage by fellow SFRQ finalists Wiz Kid and the Biscuits, Small Talk (Waimea College), The Indoor Kites, and Riot of the Moment (Nelson Boys College).

Rounding out the line-up is 3’s a Crowd, Reece Milton (Nayland College), Looking Sharpe (Waimea College), Twenty Five Seventeen (Nelson Boys College), and Jess & Tagan (Motueka High School).

Rock the City is strictly alcohol and other drug free, and suitable for 14 years and above. Security and Health and Safety Event Workers will be on hand to ensure a happy and healthy event for all.

Tickets are just $10 and are available from Ticket Direct online, or at the Theatre Royal Box Office. Door sales may be available on the night, but with a lineup this epic, highly unlikely, so get in early to avoid the disappointment of missing out.

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Cancer Society Annual Charity Ball (Saturday 22nd June 2019)

Fabulous food, local wines and beverages, entertainment and the opportunity to bid for some amazing auction items.

Every year more than 22,000 New Zealanders will learn they have cancer. This is why the Cancer Society must raise more funds each year so it can support as many of these people as possible through their cancer journey.

A listening ear; an information booklet or reputable website; a turban or a beanie to help with hair loss during treatment; practical assistance in navigating our complex and, sometimes, confusing health system; motel-style accommodation for patients receiving treatment or transport by a volunteer driver to reduce the stress of daily travel and provide companionship en-route to medical appointments are among the regular services freely offered by the Cancer Society.

We could not provide these much appreciated services and programmes in the community without your special support of our annual Cancer Society Ball. Your continued endorsement of our work provides hope for those 60 New Zealanders each day who receive a cancer diagnosis.

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Promise and Promiscuity (Saturday 22nd June 2019)

A New Musical by Jane Austen and Penny Ashton

Flushed by six years of success, from Edinburgh to Toronto to a sellout Nelson Arts Festival, returns Penny Ashton’s collaboration with Jane Austen (deceased). Join Miss Elspeth as she battles literary snobbery, cousin Horatio’s digestions and her mother’s nerves, armed only with a blushing countenance, excellent ukulele skills & being quite bright, you know... for a girl. In this hilarious, one-(freakishly talented)-woman show, Penny (Radio NZ’s Panel, Olive Copperbottom, Hot Pink Bits) tackles all of Austen’s characters with song, dance & appalling cross-stitching.

Best Theatre, Week Three - Adelaide Fringe
Touring Production of the Year - Dunedin Theatre Awards
Best Solo Show - Victoria Fringe, Canada

"PRIDE AND PREJUDICE GONE WILD IN THE BEST WAY" - 5 stars - Rip It Up -

"A DELIGHT" - 5 stars - Canadian Broadcasting Corporation -

"SPARKLING" - 4 stars - The Scotsman -

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NCMA presents Orchestral Pathways Concert (Sunday 23rd June 2019)

Join us for an afternoon of entertaining and heartfelt performances by students in the Orchestral Pathways Programme here at NCMA. You will be treated to a wonderfully diverse programme performed by an equally diverse group of students of all ages and stages. With four Youth Orchestras now in full swing (Beginner Youth, Junior Youth, Intermediate Youth and Senior Youth) and two adult orchestras (Orchestra Club and Greenhill Community Orchestra), you can sit back, relax and prepare to be transported through an eclectic range of repertoire. Whether it be the sensational film music from Indiana Jones and The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, or the Hallelujah Chorus from Handel’s Messiah, there will be something to suit everybody. Under the exceptional leadership of Joel Bolton and with assistance from Anna Maitland, the students of these orchestras would love to share with you the fruits of their labour.

Entry by donation (paper koha please), payable at the door. First in, first served.

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: Schubert's "2 Cellos" String Quintet in C major (Thursday 27th June 2019)

Schubert's Quintet in C Major is one of the few popular examples of the string quintet instrumentation with two cellos rather than two violas, bringing an added depth of register. It is seen by many to be Schubert's crowning achievement of chamber music, and his final instrumental composition.

Juliet Ayre - violin
Fleur Jackson - violin
James Donaldson - cello
Margarita Jackson - viola
Lissa Cowie - cello

Proudly supported by Nelson Pine Industries

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LEGO Drop-in (Thursday 27th June-Thursday 28th November 2019)

Let your imagination run wild with our LEGO drop-in afternoons.

Children of all ages are invited to create and play with LEGO.
Thanks to a kind donation from the Top of the Brick South Show, we will have LEGO available on the last Thursday of every month.

This will be in the Elma Turner Library Activity Room. No charge.

LEGO Drop-in is on these dates: 27th June 2019 25th July 2019 29th August 2019 26th September 2019 31st October 2019 28th November 2019
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Nelson Symphony Orchestra presents Aotearoa Showcase & Solo Spotlight (Thursday 27th June 2019)

Solo spotlight featuring 3 young soloists.
Programme of NZ pieces including:
Ko te tatai whetu – Brownlee/Tikao

Guest Conductor:
James Donaldson

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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Mitch James Album Tour (Friday 28th June 2019)

Kiwi pop sensation Mitch James is about to take the world by storm, announcing a string of international shows and a New Zealand tour.

Throughout May, James - who now shares a booking agent with Ed Sheeran - will play shows in the UK, including an already sold-out show in London. He will then return to New Zealand to embark on his biggest headlining tour to date.

He will be supported on his New Zealand tour by the four-piece indie pop-rockers Mako Road.

Mitch James' self-titled gold-certified debut album has dominated the charts and amassed more than 80 million streams on Spotify, since its release last year. The record contains four Gold certified singles, including current single 'Bright Blue Skies', 'Old News', 'All The Ways To Say Goodbye' and '21'.

After a busy 2018, in which he toured extensively - playing sold-out shows across Australia with Conrad Sewell; opening for Ed Sheeran in New Zealand; and his own headline tour - James intentionally held back over summer, performing at only a handful of shows including ZM's Float and to a packed crowd at the renowned Homegrown Festival in Wellington.

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Jenny Mitchell (Friday 28th June 2019)

After a nomination for Recorded Music NZ Country Artist of the Year, Jenny Mitchell is proud to announce 13 NZ shows that will form The Troubadour Tour. On June 28th her tour will be stopping into Nelson’s iconic music venue – Fairfield House.

After touring through the coast of Sweden, dozens of Irish pubs and countless Australian towns, it's time for Jenny to hit the road in her homeland.

Hailing from Gore and influenced by the likes of Norah Jones and Gillian Welch, Jenny is a songwriter that blends alt-country, folk, and Americana into her own captivating style.

With songs wrapped in wisdom and wit, Jenny takes each audience through a journey of the bittersweet tang of leaving home, the fragility of first love & the importance of family.

The voice of a lioness, the soul of a sage, Luka Bloom (Ireland)

The Troubadour Tour, named after track 10 of her new album Wildfires, will take Jenny's folk-country goodness from the bottom to the top of Aotearoa.

Troubadour is going to be a huge song for you, Jesse Mulligan (RNZ)

http://www.jennymitchell.co.nz/troubadour.html

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NCMA End of Term Student Showcase Concert (Sunday 30th June 2019)

There will be two concerts. One at 2pm and the other at 3.15pm.

Come along and hear NCMA students perform at this end of term concert. Students will showcase what they have been learning in their lessons. Everyone is welcome. Pay what you feel.

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Crafters Destash Market (Sunday 30th June 2019)

Crafters Destash market top of the south

Come along and find items for your crafting supplies…
fabrics, ribbons, beads, scrapbooking papers, stamps, wool, quilting, knitting, ceramics, pottery, other crafting supplies at great bargains
or find items no longer for sale in the shops.
Location: Stoke Memorial Hall
Date: Sunday 30 June 9am-1pm
To book a stall Contact: Marloes Aynsley 0278224941 or papercraftswithmarloes@gmail.com

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Pop-up Globe New Zealand Tour – Hamlet (Friday 5th-Sunday 7th July 2019)

Don’t miss your chance to see the most famous play in the world, Hamlet as the critically-acclaimed Pop-up Globe production tours to theatres across New Zealand this winter.

Pop-up Globe’s Nottingham’s Company proudly presents Shakespeare’s tragic exploration of revenge, grief, madness and catharsis in this exciting and existential masterpiece.

The most towering achievement in the dramatic canon, Hamlet combines all the swashbuckling action of a revenge tragedy with profound and poetic questions about the nature of life and death. See Shakespeare’s most iconic character in his most famous play.

Featuring beautiful bespoke Jacobean costumes, a specially designed touring set that recreates the beautiful scenic design of Pop-up Globe Auckland, and the extraordinary lively performances of Shakespeare’s masterworks by a highly-experienced cast that have won the company awards across Australasia, including eight theatre awards in Sydney last year.

This production is not to be missed!

Presented by the Pop-up Globe Nottingham’s Company
Directed by David Lawrence
Running time: 2 hours 30 minutes (includes 15 minute interval)

Pop-up Globe New Zealand Tour – Hamlet is on these dates: 5th July 2019 6th July 2019 7th July 2019
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TrioNique in Concert (Saturday 6th July 2019)

TrioNique is NZ's unique professional chamber combination of flutes, saxophones and piano, as played by Clare Penny - flutes, Tomomi Johnston - saxophones, and virtuoso Brazilian pianist Camila Oliveira at the keyboard.

TrioNique plays an inventive diversity of music from multiple centuries, traditions and genres. Here is a rare opportunity to hear alto and concert flute, as well as soprano, alto and tenor saxes all within the same concert, in a programme full of melody, variety, and narrative.

Presenting music by Bach, Bruch, Villa Lobos, Khachaturian and more, all delivered with fun and flair.
Ticket prices (excluding service fees)
$25 Adults
$20 Senior
$10 Student

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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Pop-up Globe New Zealand Tour – Measure for Measure (Saturday 6th-Sunday 7th July 2019)

Don’t miss the extraordinary and joyous comedy Measure for Measure as the critically-acclaimed Pop-up Globe production tours to theatres across New Zealand this winter.

Experience Moulin Rouge, Shakespeare-style with this all-singing, all-dancing cast as they take a wild romp through the seedy streets of 17th century Vienna, meeting larger-than-life characters who will charm you even as they pick your pocket. In a city of brothels, louche lads-about-town and illegitimate children, the mayor and a young nun meet in private. She wants to save her brother’s life. He is happy to help – but at what price?

Featuring beautiful bespoke Jacobean costumes, a specially designed touring set that recreates the beautiful scenic design of Pop-up Globe Auckland and the extraordinary lively performances of Shakespeare’s masterworks by a highly-experienced cast that have won the company awards across Australasia, including eight theatre awards in Sydney last year.

Enjoy a wild and hilarious night out, directed by Pop-up Globe’s Artistic Director Miles Gregory. This production is not to be missed!

Pop-up Globe New Zealand Tour – Measure for Measure is on these dates: 6th July 2019 7th July 2019
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