Events in Nelson

Learn at the Library - ebooks & audiobooks (Thursday 22nd October 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 Borrow Box & start reading and listening to e-books 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.

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Pukapuka Talks: Fleeing to Freedom (Friday 23rd October 2020)

Behrouz Boochani’s and Golriz Ghahraman’s refugee stories shine a devastating light on the fates of so many people, as borders close around the world. They appear together to discuss their books – No Friend but the Mountains: Writing from Manus Prison and Know Your Place.

We encourage you to pay what what you can; our suggestion is that those who are unwaged pay $8, those who earn minimum wage pay $12 and those who receive an above average salary pay $16.

Presented in association with the NZSA/PEN and Multicultural Nelson Tasman.

For more information on Behrouz Boochani’s and Golriz Ghahraman’s stories, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Poetry in the Modern Day (Sunday 25th October 2020)

What is the point of poetry these days?
Author David Karena-Holmes will talk about the role poetry has in the modern day world. 

Elma Turner Library
Sunday 25 October, 2:30pm
No charge, everyone welcome.

Part of our Welcome Back week of events. You can find the full programme over on our website http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/news/library-news/welcome-back/

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Trio Jackson as part of the Live Music Series at Elma Turner Library (Sunday 25th October 2020)

Trio Jackson are a family group who have been playing together for over twenty years.
This has created a magical musical synthesis born of their intuitive, creative and empathetic ensemble expression.
The essence of great music is often found in the traditional Folk melodies and musical forms from around the World. Trio Jacksons' awareness of this along with their eclectic tastes and craftsmanship allow them to offer their listeners a wonderfully diverse palette of musical colours and emotions, expressed with virtuosity, passion and beauty.

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Nayland College Gala Concert (Tuesday 27th October 2020)

Nayland College proudly presents a showcase of performing arts featuring the very best of Music, Dance and Drama. We welcome you to sit back and enjoy our 2020 students performing as spotlight soloists and as part of our talented ensembles.

The evening will celebrate a broad spectrum of performances from Concert Band, Jazz Band, Orchestra, Broadgreen Intermediate Concert Band, our three choirs, Vast Dance, and the Drama Company.

The programme will appeal to a variety of artistic tastes with our all-encompassing talented students.

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Beginners Te Reo Māori (Wednesday 28th October 2020)

For anyone new to the language or wanting to brush up on a few things. This is a fun way of learning pronunciation, greetings and place names.  Bookings required by contacting library@ncc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 546 8100

Wednesday 28 October, 12-12:45pm

Part of our Welcome Back week of events. You can find the full programme over on our website http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/news/library-news/welcome-back/

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Make and Mend (Wednesday 28th October 2020)

Join us for a relaxed crafting session. Supported by the Brain Injury Association, this session is for those who are affected by neurological conditions such as brain injury and for those suffering from fatigue. 
Materials supplied or BYO project.       

Wednesday 28 October, 12-1pm

Part of our Welcome Back week of events. You can find the full programme over on our website http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/news/library-news/welcome-back/

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Learn at the Library - Social Meda (Thursday 29th October 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.

Find out more about Facebook, Instagram and others – Q & A session.

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

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Have a go at Tai Chi (Thursday 29th October 2020)

Be taken through a series of moves and provide a great introduction to Tai Chi. 

Thursday 29 October, 12:30-1:15pm

Part of our Welcome Back week of events. You can find the full programme over on our website http://www.nelsonpubliclibraries.co.nz/news/library-news/welcome-back/

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Lunchtime Concert: Phoenix Piano Trio (Thursday 29th October 2020)

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 sets of original, atmospheric music composed by Craig Duffy and Tamsin Leenhouwers.

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Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill (Friday 30th October 2020)

Two acclaimed Celtic musicians combined with subtle grace and sharp wit – Gillian Boucher & Bob McNeill are a touch of magic and a musical force to be reckoned with!

Featuring heart-wrenching slow airs, riveting arrangements of songs and toe-tapping dance tunes, both take what you know about traditional Scottish music and bring it to another level altogether. Having rediscovered a musical connection forged on the road fifteen years ago, they have finally decided to do something about it with the release of their album, Race for the Sun, late last year.

www.gillianboucher.bobmcneill.net

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Nelson Fright Night 2020 (Saturday 31st October 2020)

It's back....
We will let you in but can you find the way out?
Nelson Fright Night is an annual haunt fest held at Founders Park.
A youth event for 13- 17 year olds.
This year the Scare Zone is bigger than ever.
Buy a ticket with your friends to the session you wish to go to.
This year there is no chill zone, just one huge Scare Zone.
Once you leave the windmill you will briefed and sent on your way.
Saturday October 31st at Founders Park
7.45pm - 10pm
$10 per person Tickets released soon.

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Introduction to Growing (Saturday 31st October 2020)

Do you want to start sowing seeds for the coming growing season? Do you want to learn how to save your own seeds? Do you want to meet other gardeners beginners and experienced?

The Nelson Seed Library will be sharing information and answering your questions at this free presentation. They will cover:

- From seed to seed - Plant life cycle
- What to grow? What we like to eat -what grows in this climate
- How to borrow & return seeds from the Library
- Record keeping
- Growing structures & protection
- Cross pollination prevention & hybrids
- Question time

Saturday 31 October, 11am-12pm in the Elma Turner Library.

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A Floral Theatre - 'Natural Artistry' (Saturday 31st October 2020)

This presentation is for a Floral Art Society of New Zealand test of my demonstration skills. I need an audience of 100 to validate the test. Please come and enjoy the sights and sounds of a floral theatre production. Eight large designs will be created on stage, while you relax and enjoy the flowers.

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Avantdale Bowling Club (Saturday 31st October 2020)

In a debut performance for the region, Tom Scott brings his hip-hop/jazz project, Avantdale Bowling Club, to the Theatre Royal, having won the Taite Music Prize, the Album of the Year and Hip-hop Artist at the 2019 Music Awards, a No. 1 album and a Silver Scroll song-writing nomination.

In Tom’s typically irreverent own words, the Spotify profile for the project says “Irrelevant jazz from an island nation off the coast of Antarctica.” The concert features an enviable cast of musicians – Tonga Vaea (vocals/keys/trumpet), Guy Harrison (keys/trumpet), JY Lee (saxophone), Ben Turua (upright bass/bass guitar) and Julien Dyne (drums).

“The album’s about home and its inhabitants, with all their inadequacies and complexities. It’s about finding peace in the little piece of land you stand on” Tom says.

Scott first emerged in 2007 with Home Brew, a band that still performs live. His other projects – Average Rap Band, @Peace, a new Average Man collaboration and his new label ‘Years Gone By’ – ensure that he continues to influence a generation of young rappers and push boundaries across genres.

For more information and a sneak preview, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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Seedling and Planting Fundraiser Stall (Saturday 31st October 2020)

Donations of well labelled seedlings and plants are welcome for us to sell as a fundraiser for the Nelson Seed Library.
Please drop off any plants at 10am on Saturday 31st October to the Nelson Seed Library volunteers. Funds will go towards the running of the seed library.

Saturday 31 October, 10:30am in the Elma Turner Library.

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Seed Guardian Workshop (Saturday 31st October 2020)

The chance for seeds saver beginners and those with experience to gather, share and learn through the active process of saving seeds of food crops.
We are continuing with last season concept of forming growing groups around high value food crops; pumpkin, beans, corn, leafy greens and tomatoes.

Nelson Seed Library depends on dedicated seed savers to be able to replenish the seed stocks for others to share and grow. Gather, share and learn how to support the Nelson Seed Library.

Saturday 31 October, 1-2pm
Elma Turner Library

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The Nelson Half (Sunday 1st November 2020)

Half marathon, 10km, 5km & 2.5km fun run & walk.

Run on a scenic, flat course around the walkways of Stoke & Richmond Taste Trail, open to all runners and walkers, ideal for all abilities from beginners and recreational athletes to serious competitors.

Start and finish at Suburbs Football Club Rooms, Saxton Fields.

Everyone gets a finishers medal. Heaps of major and spot prizes to be won.

Don't delay enter online today.

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Cooking for a Budget (Sunday 1st November 2020)

Would you like to learn how to make tastier, more nutritious food and save the planet’s resources and your money while doing it. The planetary health diet, which is based on health considerations for people and the planet, is set to achieve this. But how do you translate the scientific recommendations into a tasty local diet in New Zealand.

Let Gileen, from Food Sense, show you how to create a weekly meal plan, which is tasty, economical and satisfying. She will cook some tasty plant-based foods and suggest ingredient swap outs so you can use what is in your pantry. She also has tips for using local seasonal food and reducing food waste.

Gileen has studied human nutrition and has co-ordinated a food rescue project in Nelson. She is an enthusiastic cook and is serious about eating healthier, reducing food waste and saving the planet’s resources for future generations.

Sunday 1 November, 2-3:30pm
Elma Turner Library

Bookings required by contacting library@ncc.govt.nz or phoning (03) 546 810

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