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Events in Nelson

Pink Floyd Experience (Saturday 15th May 2021)

The Pink Floyd Experience have almost become a household name in New Zealand and Australia after 22 years of regular touring and consistently delivering a world class show.

Of all the shows performed, two shows that really stood out and garnered the band the highest praise, were their 2017’s Animals Tour & 2019’s The Wall Tour. 2021 sees The Pink Floyd Experience return with a show that features both of these iconic albums in their entirety.

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Nadia Reid & Her Band (Saturday 15th May 2021)

Nadia Reid is praised the world over for her intimate, complex songwriting. She is described by The Guardian as ‘an understated, wise guide through uncertain territory’, while her lyrics are called ‘allegorical… brutally honest’ by The Revue. What brings Reid’s lyrics to life is her unique voice and accompanying soundscapes that seem to at once evoke the rugged beaches and mountains of Aotearoa, the Port Chalmers harbour of her home, and the roaming, open territory of the road.

In March of 2020, Reid released her third full-length album ‘Out of My Province’. Performing a handful of release shows just prior to the March lockdown meant there was a brief moment to celebrate the release. The Line of Best Fit declared it Reid’s “most polished album to date” with Uncut calling it “her best album yet”, awarding it 8/10. Due to COVID-19 disruptions, Reid and her band headed into a Dunedin recording studio at Chicks Hotel in early 2021 to begin work on album four. This tour will showcase Nadia’s exceptional body of musical works, as well as have a sneak preview of some of her new creations before signing off to work on finishing her fourth studio album due late 2022.

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Nelson Fringe: The Magic in Me (Saturday 15th May 2021)

How do you find the magic inside of you?
Popular children's entertainers, Kath Bee and Ms Fizzberry weave magic and music together in this fun-filled, educational family show, sharing ideas on how children can bring out the magic inside. S
ing along with classic Kath Bee favourites plus hear some brand-new unreleased songs and be amazed, befuddled and amused by Ms Fizzberry's magic tricks.
The kids will be engaged throughout with laughter, dance moves, singing, shouting, thought-provoking questions and of course, magic, whilst the adults will have just as much fun joining in!

Whatever your experience, you're sure to leave with a happy heart and a smile on your face.
Aimed at 3-8yrs.
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Nelson Fringe Festival is using 2021 as a year to re-group, re-energise and create building blocks for the future, by thinking a bit laterally, a bit sideways, and a bit backwards. It’s part of the constant challenge of figuring what being a Fringe is all about.

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Youth Art Expo Tour (Sunday 16th May 2021)

Whanake Youth and the team at Refinery Artspace will be hosting a tour of the Youth Art Exhibition as a final hoorah for Youth Week!

Come to view the gorgeous works by local young artists, and participate in the national Youth Week Weaving Project. BBQ and refreshments provided.

From the exhibited works six will be selected for inclusion in a public art project, 'In the Frame'. The chosen works will be reproduced in large format and displayed on rotation in street-sited frames in Nelson and Richmond. Artists selected for this project will receive a $50 voucher for art materials.

For more information check out http://www.acn.org.nz/toi-rangatahi---youth-exhibition.html

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Carousel (Wednesday 19th-Saturday 22nd May 2021)

Hot off a Broadway revival, Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Carousel is described by Time Magazine as the musical that ‘set the standard for the 20th century musical’.

Set in a small New England seaside town, Carousel describes the tragic romance between a troubled carnival barker and the young woman who gives up everything for him. Elevated to an epic scale by a sweeping musical score, this is a story of passion, loss and redemption. Audience members will recognise beloved classics like ‘If I loved you’ and ‘You will never walk alone’.

Nayland College, along with Broadgreen Intermediate, are proud to bring this classic to the stage at the Theatre Royal.

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Learn at the Library - Online Safety (Thursday 20th May 2021)

Tips and tricks for staying safe, how to spot a scam and ways to protect yourself so you can use technology with confidence.

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.

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Lunchtime Concert: Mosaic World Choir (Thursday 20th May 2021)

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Term 2 Lunchtime Concert Series welcomes:
Mosaic World Choir.

Nelson’s iconic 45-member choir Mosaic has been delighting audiences for 23 years with their high energy, professional sound and vibrancy. Using only voice and drum as instruments, this acclaimed a cappella group will present a mini-WOMAD of music from around the world, including Europe, Africa and the Pacific.

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Mike Pero Nelson Giants v Canterbury Rams (Thursday 20th May 2021)

Welcome the Giants back to the friendly confines of the Trafalgar Centre, after they have played 4 straight road games.

The Wheeler Motor Company Canterbury Rams come to town for a Thursday night tussle. The traditional rivals from the south bring a strong squad in 2021, with a couple of quality imports and solid kiwi depth, including Tall Blacks centre Jack Salt.

With a 7:30pm tip off, it is a great chance to grab dinner after work and head down to the Trafalgar Centre for some NZNBL hoops!

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Learn at the Library - Online Safety (Thursday 20th May 2021)

Tips and tricks for staying safe, how to spot a scam and ways to protect yourself so you can use technology with confidence.

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.

All classes are held at the Elma Turner Library from 9:30am-11am.

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

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Rural Mail as part of New Zealand Music Month at Elma Turner Library (Friday 21st May 2021)

Rural Mail: Paul & Chrissie Bond, Roger & Deirdre Lusby
A quartet that performs New Zealand ballads, songs and poems, both traditional and self penned, the group has a unique sound featuring harmonies and variety.
Paul Bond spent his childhood years on farms in Thames and Pukekohe and became interested in poetry and folk music from the 1950s onwards. Influenced by ‘The Kingston Trio’ Paul has written and recorded many well known pithy NZ songs.
Paul is blessed with a beautiful tenor voice, while Chrissie and Deirdre add harmonies to give colour to the group’s performance.
Roger Lusby is a published song writer and award-winning poetic balladeer and has been performing for over 50 years.
His songwriting programme for schools ‘Sing Out Kiwi’ has produced many songs children sing in schools today. They feature the NZ way of life, with an environmental theme. Roger has recently performed his work in Alaska and Mexico and has featured in the last 17 years at the Tui Farm Folk Festival.

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Sundowner Sessions at Founders Cafe (Friday 21st May 2021)

Rain or shine Founders Cafe will be keeping the drinks and the sounds flowing throughout the month of May.

Great food from the Friday night menu, a great range of craft beers and cider, barista coffee, local soft drinks and a playground for the kids!

The weather has no chance of stopping us, we've heating options inside and out and are looking forward to those first winter fires.

Keep a eye on our Facebook page for the musician of the week.

Come check us out.
FREE ENTRY

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The AVID DIVAs (Saturday 22nd May 2021)

The AVID DIVAs - an evening of Arias and Operatic ensembles.
Special guest Mezzo Soprano Catrin Johnsson accompanied by Rachel Fuller.
Local Divas: Allison Cormack, Amanda Crehan, Lorna Sherrin, Kelly Taylor, accompanied by Pauline Boyd

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Ryan Neville & The Midnight Blues Band, on their Black Magik Tour (Saturday 22nd May 2021)

A must see show, featuring some of New Zealand’s finest musicians performing original and cover songs from all the Blues Musicians you know and love. BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, Nina Simone, Eric Clapton… to name but a few

RYAN NEVILLE & THE MIDNIGHT BLUES BAND
is a 5 piece band that weave the tapestry through the decades of the greatest musical entertainers of our time.

THE BLACK MAGIK TOUR is a masterful and colorful stage show that takes you on a journey from the famous Robert Johnson Crossroads to the back waters of the Mississippi Delta.
We share the stories of the famous Chicago Blues men and woman that time will not erase!

Hear the blues train, feel the emotion……

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uYC-luaL5Xl2scXV9-HLVWLLOyLTv_87/view

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Flightless Birds of New Zealand as part of New Zealand Music Month at Elma Turner Library (Sunday 23rd May 2021)

The Flightless Birds trio sing in three-part harmony. They are Jane Bayley, Amanda Crehan and Deanne Kilpatrick. Their repertoire covers the early 1900‘s through to the present.
They love to sing, love to entertain others, and would love to have you come and listen to them at the library.
For this performance the the theme for the songs will be “ Sisters Doing it for Themselves”

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Catered Raw Food Lunch (Sunday 23rd May 2021)

Bookings & Payment:
Please book and pay in advance by Wed May 19th 5pm. Details available from Sally.
Cancellations after Thursday May 20th 5pm will incur a 50% fee.

Recipes will be emailed to you after the lunch.

I will also have a short chat about some aspect of the raw food diet so do bring your questions if you have any.

I'll talk more about sprouts and will have some for you to taste.

This is a popular monthly event catered for you by ex Chef and restauranteur Sally Rees. Sally loves creating beautiful food that will inspire you to be more adventurous in the kitchen.

You don't have to be a raw foodie to attend - just bring your curiosity !

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Learn at the Library - Tablets (Tuesday 25th May 2021)

For all tablets users. A chance to learn a few tips, new apps & more on your own device.

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.

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Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy 8-Week Course (Tuesday 25th May-Tuesday 13th July 2021)

Learn the life-changing tools of mindfulness meditation with cognitive skills to:

Achieve wellbeing and balance

Find calm, increase focus and reduce stress to avoid burnout

Increase self-care and resilience

Enhance self-compassion, moving away from rumination and self-criticism

Improve sleep, learn how to wind down and let go

Break the cycle of negative thinking, low mood, stress and anxiety

MBCT is a clinically trialled and evidence-based eight- week program for managing stress, anxiety and depression. Recommended by the National Institute for Clinical Excellence, UK for the treatment of recurrent depression and to manage ruminative thinking and anxiety.

Course Materials: Digital MP3 audio practice recordings, 73-page handbook, Pre-course interview

Trainer: Lea Godfrey (BSc-psych, NZAP)
When: Tuesday Evenings, 6.30pm- 8.30pm
Retreat Day, Saturday 3 July 10am - 4pm

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Lunchtime Concert: Kyoko Takashima & James Donaldson (Thursday 27th May 2021)

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Term 2 Lunchtime Concert Series welcomes:
Kyoko Takashima (pianist) and James Donaldson (cellist)

Programme: The Misfit Composers who thought outside the box and tried to put a square peg in a round hole when composing.

Season Passes available for $100 for all 10 lunchtime concerts.
Tickets available online or at the NCMA box office. (Book online and save on individual tickets).

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Brave Caitlin Smith’s Imaginary Band (Thursday 27th May 2021)

Brave Caitlin Smith’s Imaginary Band will be touring, Caitlin Smith (piano & vocals), Lance McNicoll (guitar) and Steve Cournane (percussion & cymbals) a dream team performing jazz and folk music.

Caitlin Smith’s latest album ‘You Have Reached Your Destination’ creates a multisensory universe unto itself – Braille and a tactile labyrinth within the cover art, poetry and footsteps recorded between 14 originals. A mesmerizing, prolific and passionate performer, originals are sandwiched between the tastiest covers, especially the repertoire of her spiritual parents Joni Mitchell and Leonard Cohen.

The Caitlin Smith Trio (and earlier incarnation The Fondue Set) have held down well-loved residencies in Auckland for over two decades. 2021 marks the release of a collaboration/CD with the Auckland Jazz Orchestra ‘East of the Sun’. Caitlin Smith’s tour in 2020 with ARO was Covid interrupted so Caitlin is delighted to be able to return.

Caitlin is a mesmerizing performer, song-poet and story singer. Legally blind since birth, she is a tireless advocate for accessibility issues and the healing and transformative power of creativity.
A vocal and song-writing coach to many of our best known artists, Caitlin combines poetry and music in unforgettable performances,.

http://www.caitlinsmith.com/

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