Events in Nelson

Crafters Destash Market (Saturday 29th February 2020)

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
Cuppa & cake stall by the Paper Stars Relay for life team for Relay for Life Nelson Cancer Society.

Location: Stoke Memorial Hall
Date: Saturday 29 February 9am-1pm
To book a stall Contact: Marloes Aynsley 0278224941 or papercraftswithmarloes@gmail.com

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Nelson Institute talk: Walkways, Work and Wanderings (Sunday 1st March 2020)

Barbara Stuart (QSM) talks about everything from the Cable Bay Walkway to icebergs off Antarctica.

After many years serving on bodies such as NZ Walking Access Commission, NZ Landcare Trust, Rural Support Trust, Nelson Marlborough Conservation Board and more, Barbara was recently awarded a QSM. Taking a break, she and husband, Ian, took off on a tour that included Tahiti, Rapa Nui (Easter Island), Chile, Cape Horn, Argentina and Antarctica.

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Royal New Zealand Ballet – Tutus on Tour (Sunday 1st-Monday 2nd March 2020)

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to expand the company’s much-loved regional touring programme in 2020, featuring works tailor-made for the RNZB by trail blazing choreographers at home in New Zealand and on the world stage.

A family programme for all ages, watch the dancers of the RNZB perform some of their favourites works.

Inspired by the goddess of the hunt and of the moon, Sarah Foster-Sproull’s Artemis Rising was created in 2019 as a retirement gift for the much-loved former RNZB Principal Abigail Boyle. Remember, Mama is a tender look at the relationships between mothers and sons, from childhood to old age.

Berceuse by US choreographer Penny Saunders, a rapturous, deeply musical pas de deux to a lyrical lullaby by Benjamin Godard, was created in 2011 for the ground-breaking contemporary Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago.

Completing the line-up is a new classical work, Wayward, by young Canadian dancer and choreographer Kiara Flavin, who joined the RNZB in 2018.

Royal New Zealand Ballet – Tutus on Tour is on these dates: 1st March 2020 2nd March 2020
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Box of Birds Puppet Show (Sunday 1st March 2020)

Award-winning theatre company, Birdlife Productions, will be at the Nelson Elma Turner Library with their gorgeous new puppet show designed specifically for 3 to 6 year olds.

It includes live music, interactive songs and the magical wonder of puppetry! The story follows Peter and his Grandma who build a nesting box for Ruru – but Peter must learn to be patient and wait to discover who will eventually nest in his Box of Birds!
The bird characters are familiar New Zealand locals and the story introduces young children to the idea of supporting ngā manu and the different needs they may have. Show is 30 mins long.

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Royal New Zealand Ballet – Tutus on Tour (Sunday 1st-Monday 2nd March 2020)

The Royal New Zealand Ballet is delighted to expand the company’s much-loved regional touring programme in 2020, featuring works tailor-made for the RNZB by trail blazing choreographers at home in New Zealand and on the world stage.

A family programme for all ages, watch the dancers of the RNZB perform some of their favourites works.

Inspired by the goddess of the hunt and of the moon, Sarah Foster-Sproull’s Artemis Rising was created in 2019 as a retirement gift for the much-loved former RNZB Principal Abigail Boyle. Remember, Mama is a tender look at the relationships between mothers and sons, from childhood to old age.

Berceuse by US choreographer Penny Saunders, a rapturous, deeply musical pas de deux to a lyrical lullaby by Benjamin Godard, was created in 2011 for the ground-breaking contemporary Hubbard Street Dance in Chicago.

Completing the line-up is a new classical work, Wayward, by young Canadian dancer and choreographer Kiara Flavin, who joined the RNZB in 2018.

Royal New Zealand Ballet – Tutus on Tour is on these dates: 1st March 2020 2nd March 2020
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Pizza Party! (Sunday 1st March 2020)

• Get your feet on the floor to the tunes of Conscious Dance Facilitator and DJ Hester Phillips (Surrender Your Feet to the Beat, Open Floor, The Mix Festival, Luminate Festival, Shenanigans).

• One delicious wood-fired pizza FREE with each ticket, drinks for sale and more

• Win great prizes with our amazing raffle (incl. 3 night Top 10 family camping pass in Golden Bay, Gizmo AI Smart Dog from Nelson Electronics, $40 Organic fruit&veg box from Fresh2u, and more!)

• Be mesmerized by the performance artists from the Nelson Fire Club

Spot prizes for best dress up, and funkiest dancing!

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Heritage Walk (Tuesday 3rd March 2020)

Come along for a stroll through Isel Park, learn about the heritage, it is guided by a gardener from Nelmac.

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Spin Poi in the Park (Thursday 5th March 2020)

Come along to have a go at Spin Poi in the park. Guided by Age Concern Nelson Tasman. A fun cultural experience, Poi is very beneficial for body and mind.

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Learn at the Library - ebooks and audiobooks (Thursday 5th-Thursday 12th March 2020)

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.

Download Libby and BorrowBox & start reading and listening to ebooks and audiobooks for free with your library card.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

Learn at the Library - ebooks and audiobooks is on these dates: 5th March 2020 12th March 2020
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Learn at the Library - Social Meda (Thursday 5th March 2020)

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.

Classes must be booked by phoning 03 546 0414, emailing library@ncc.govt.nz or visiting any of the Libraries.

Learn about Facebook and other Social Media. Sign up for an account if you choose to. The how and why of Social networking is discussed.

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Author Talk - TE REO MĀORI: THE BASICS EXPLAINED (Saturday 7th March 2020)

Due to popular demand, David Karena-Holmes will be returning to the Library to give another talk about his new book, Te Reo Māori: The Basics Explained, and leading a short practical sessionto teach you a little more about te reo grammar.
Copies of the book will be available to purchase thanks to Volume Bookstore.

A free event, no bookings required.
2-3pm in the Elma Turner Library

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Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving (Saturday 7th-Sunday 8th March 2020)

NZ Flax - Harakeke is a great natural resource being the most enduring of all New Zealand native plants.

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 honoured craft).

Whatever your weaving experience, this workshop will further your weaving skills. For intermediate weavers we will add to your skill base to develop your weaving to the next level.

You will leave with a completed, fully functioning shopping bag - 'kete'

Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving is on these dates: 7th March 2020 8th March 2020
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Pangaea (Saturday 7th March 2020)

Pangaea are back for their 2nd NZ tour in 2020 to support the release of their debut album.

Hailing from India and NZ, the trio performs an exciting fusion of Indian and Western musical styles, bringing ancient art forms into the 21st century and blending classical instruments with modern songs.

Pangaea consists of three professional musician who are all highly respected in their fields:

Tabla player Saptak Sharma, one of the top young musicians in India and a recent winner of the All India tabla competition has performed across India and the world.

Flute and Sitar player Mayank Raina has received numerous awards and is one of the only musicians in India to achieve an A grading in two instruments simultaneously. He has performed for Prime Minister Modi, Sonia Gandhi and many other VIP's and toured across the world.

Classical guitarist/composer/singer song writer Mike Hogan has had his music recorded and performed around the world and has released and produced several albums himself as well as working with numerous bands in NZ and abroad.

Pangaea are a unique international act with an engaging repour and brilliant style and are not to be missed!

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Interislander The Big Tahuna (Saturday 7th March 2020)

Events on offer at Interislander The Big Tahuna:

Banana Boat OceanKids 100m (7&8yrs), 200m (9&10yrs) & 400m (11&12yrs)
500m swim at Tahunanui Beach (8yrs +)
1km swim at Tahunanui Beach (10yrs +)
3km swim at Tahunanui Beach (12yrs +)
The $print – Splash for cash (13yrs +)
Whether you’re trying out an ocean swim for the first time or looking for a new challenge, we’ve got a terrific range of swim experiences for swimmers of all ages and abilities. The Banana Boat OceanKids can take on their first ocean swim with a 100m, 200m or 400m swim close to the shore. Then there’s three swim distances on offer for swimmers depending on ability, 3km, 1km or 500m.

Dash for Cash in our brand new event – The $print! Up your game at the beach this summer with our all new event – ‘The $print’ – a 200m out and back ‘splash for cash’ event!
That’s right…we have cold, hard cash up for grabs at The Interislander Big Tahuna. Click here for The $print event and cash prize info – under Swim Distance Options.

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Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon - Nelson (Sunday 8th March 2020)

Want to have heaps of fun with your friends and get a Champions Medal in the BIGGEST Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon series in the world?

Be part of this year's event. Sign up for the Nelson TRYathlon on Sunday 8 March 2020. Entry is open to anyone aged between 6 and 15 of all sporting abilities. Sign up as an individual or form a team with your friends.

WHAT YOU GET
Every entrant receives a Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon t-shirt, certificate, swim cap and complimentary breakfast.

Sign up NOW at www.tryathlon.co.nz

SWIM - ocean
50m - 200m depending on your age

BIKE - on closed road
4km (7 - 10yrs), 8km (11 - 15 yrs)

RUN - on grass
1.5 km

The swim runs parallel to the beach. Tryathletes are generally able to stand up during the swim; but we encourage everyone to give swimming a go! The transition area is located up the beach, on the fields nearby, and the bike and run legs are around the field and surrounding streets which are completely closed to traffic and well marshaled by our fantastic group of volunteers.

As a series, it is the world's largest sporting event for kids and is New Zealand's premier kids sporting event. The Nelson leg of the series regularly attracts 1700+ participants.

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Gypsy Violin & Guitar; Fiona Pears & Connor Hartley-Hall (Sunday 8th March 2020)

Violinist Fiona Pears and guitarist Connor Hartley-Hall share a love of Gypsy jazz. This music was originally made famous by legendary guitarist Django Reinhardt and French virtuoso violinist Stéphane Grappelli, when they formed the ‘Quintette du Hot Club de France’ back in the 1930s.
The music Fiona and Connor will be performing in their upcoming shows will be a mix of fiery Gypsy jazz, heartwarming ballads and some well-known classics such as ‘ Czardas’ and ‘Sabre Dance’.
These shows will be exciting and dynamic; a musical experience not to be missed.

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CMNZ present JULLIARD415 (Monday 9th March 2020)

Next generation baroque, this chamber orchestra of young players from Julliard starts the season with a bang. The NYT describes Juilliard415 as an ensemble who plays with “consistent poise, and hair-trigger responsiveness” under such prominent artists as William Christie, Jordi Savall and Rachel Podger. For their New Zealand tour, Juilliard415 perform under the leadership of early music legend violinist Robert Mealy in a programme contrasting two baroque styles.

“Our programmes are a dialogue between the two main musical languages in the baroque, the French and the Italian styles, focusing on Rome where Corelli was inventing the orchestra in the 1680s & Paris where Lully did the same thing at about the same time. The French pieces explore various dance forms, including everything from brilliant gigues to slow sarabandes, while the Italian works are fiery concertos: a nice contrast of styles!” – Robert Mealy

This programme also features new commission from Dame Gillian Whitehead providing a striking contrast between old and new.

Presented in association with The Juilliard School through the generous support of Sarah Billinghurst Solomon.

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Heritage Walk (Wednesday 11th March 2020)

Come along for a stroll through Miyazu Gardens, to learn about the heritage, it is guided by a gardener from Nelmac.

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NCMA Chamber Orchestra Featuring Michael Tsalka & Richard Mapp (Saturday 14th March 2020)

NCMA's Celebration Series is back for 2020.

Celebrating the joy of music with 3 special concerts in March, April and May. Audience members will be able to relax and enjoy performances featuring wonderful local, national and international musicians.

The first concert in the Series features the NCMA Chamber Orchestra with special guests Michael Tsalka and Richard Mapp.

NCMA's Chamber Orchestra is a professional ensemble including many NCMA teaching staff.

Michael Tsalka is an acclaimed Dutch/Israeli keyboard specialist, performer and NCMA's Artist in Residence during February, March & April 2020. Winner of multiple prizes and grants, he is a versatile musician who performs solo and chamber music repertoire from the early Baroque era to our days.

Richard Mapp is one of NZ's most loved and accomplished pianists who has performed widely in Europe and Australasia.

Programme

Holberg Suite op 40 by Edward Grieg

Piano Concerto No 1. 2nd mvt Romance by Frédéric Chopin
Soloist- Michael Tsalka

Interval

Chanson de Matin by Edward Elgar

Piano Concerto for Two Pianos K365 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists Michael Tsalka, Richard Mapp

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Pretty Smart Sale (Saturday 14th March 2020)

This is the first Sale for the year, we have Quality Pre-loved Clothing: Womens, Mens, Childrens and Babies along with Toys, Accessories and Baby Equipment.

With us all becoming more aware of our waste and recycling what we can this is the perfect place to buy your New Wardrobe.

Many of these items have had little wear and are priced at very affordable prices, much of it is priced cheaper than the Secondhand Stores.

Come on down for some great bargins and update your wardrobe while being a little more environmentally friendly.

$2 Gold Coin Entry
Kids Free

CASH SALES ONLY

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