Events in Nelson

Lunchtime Poetry Open Mic (Friday 23rd August 2019)

Everyone is welcome at our lunchtime open mic session celebrating National Poetry Day. Share your own work or a favourite poem - we encourage everyone from budding young poets to dab hands to come and speak at this relaxed event.

All welcome, register on arrival if you wish to speak.

Otherwise listen to some poetry, check out our displays, stick your poem on our big fridge door and go into win one of two $25 book vouchers.

We look forward to celebrating National Poetry Day with you this August!

Elma Turner Library.

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Poems and Coffee (Friday 23rd August 2019)

Join us at Stoke Library to celebrate National Poetry Day 2019. Relax with a hot drink and listen to some poems. Everyone is welcome.

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At Elma Turner Library our open mic lunchtime session returns for National Poetry Day. Join us and share your poetry with a small, encouraging audience or come along just to listen to some great Nelson poetry. All welcome, no charge, register on arrival if you wish to speak. 12:00pm.

Pop into Elma Turner anytime during the week leading up to National Poetry Day and stick your most loved poems on our big fridge door. Make a poem out of the words on the fridge and go in the draw to win one of two $25 book vouchers.

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A Night At The Opera with Nelson Civic Choir and Nelson City Brass (Saturday 24th August 2019)

Nelson Civic Choir and Nelson City Brass present their first joint concert to bring you A Night At The Opera with a varied programme of popular opera choruses ranging from the tragic to the joyous.
The choir and band, with soprano Rebecca Ryan, tenor Ewen Griffiths and instrumentalists, will perform under the baton of Nigel E. Weeks on Saturday August 24th at 7.30 pm in the Nelson School of Music Auditorium at NCMA.
The concert is based on different combinations of choir, soloists, and instrumentalists, performing the beautiful Easter Hymn, the Chorus of Wedding Guests, The Drinking Song, the Anvil Chorus, the Triumphal Scene from Verdi's Aida, the Chorus of Scottish Refugees, from Macbeth, and the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves. The concert also features arias performed by the soprano and tenor soloists, and items performed by Nelson City Brass. From the grandeur of Verdi to the pathos of Phantom of the Opera, this concert provides an opportunity to hear an array of much-loved opera choruses that have perennial appeal.

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Pop Up Events Wedding Fair (Saturday 24th August 2019)

Pop up Events are proud to announce the Pop up Events Wedding fair! The fair will be held on the 24th of August at Founders Heritage Park, Nelson.

The Top of the Souths finest collection of Wedding Vendors in one place to help you organise your special day.

From Caterers to Photographers, Celebrants to Florists and everything in between.

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A Night At The Opera presented by Nelson Civic Choir and Nelson City Brass (Saturday 24th August 2019)

The concert is based on different combinations of choir, soloists, and instrumentalists, with the choir performing the beautiful Easter Hymn from Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana, together with soprano soloist Rebecca Ryan, and the Chorus of Wedding Guests from Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor with tenor soloist Ewen Griffiths. The choir joins with both vocal soloists to sing one of the most popular opera choruses, Brindisi, The Drinking Song, from Verdi's La Traviata.

Nelson Civic Choir will perform the Anvil Chorus from Verdi's Il Trovatore and the Triumphal Scene from Verdi's Aida with Nelson City Brass, and will sing two Verdi choruses that have as their theme the plight of an oppressed country: the Chorus of Scottish Refugees, from Macbeth, and the Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves from Nabucco.

The concert also features arias performed by the soprano and tenor soloists, and items performed by Nelson City Brass, including the Grand March from Wagner's Tannhäuser, the prelude to Verdi's La Traviata, Song to the Moon from Dvořák's Rusalka, and music from Phantom of the Opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber.

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Gail Riddell. DNA and Genealogy (Saturday 24th August 2019)

Gail Riddell. DNA and Genealogy
Elma Turner Library
Saturday 24 August: 2pm

Gail will talk about the use of DNA testing for genealogical research. Gail administers 25 DNA group projects for FamilyTreeDNA, a company which does DNA testing for genealogy purposes.

No bookings required.

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Aphra Trio as part of the Live Music Series at Elma Turner Library (Sunday 25th August 2019)

Anna Maitland
Anna holds a Master of Music with 1st Class Honours in performance flute from The University of Auckland, a Master of Music Therapy from The New Zealand School of Music and a Graduate Diploma in Teaching from the University of Auckland. Although classically trained, Anna enjoys a diverse range of music and feels equally at home performing both classical and contemporary genres. Anna is a NCMA accredited teacher.
Juliet Ayre
Juliet grew up in Nelson, studying violin through the Nelson School of Music. After leaving Nelson to study with Stephen Larsen for four years followed by a further four years of study with Polish violinist; Jan Tawroszewicz; Juliet returned in 2009 where she is enjoying teaching violin and coaching and playing as much chamber music as she can.
Lissa Cowie
Born in Scotland, Lissa emigrated to New Zealand at the age of 12. She studied cello at Auckland University with postgraduate study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Lissa now enjoys being part of the Top of the South’s vibrant music scene and is a NCMA accredited teacher.

For this concert they will be playing music by Telemann, Bach, and Handel.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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Coding for Adults (Wednesday 4th 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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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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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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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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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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