Events in Nelson

Make a Peg Monster - Textile Kids Holiday Fun (Thursday 21st January 2021)

Make a Peg Monster - Textile Kids Holiday Fun

Get crafty and make your own Peg monster.
A Textile Kids programme, our popular children’s workshops teaching traditional crafts to children.
Free children's holiday fun. Ages 5 to 12, with a parent or caregiver.
Bookings are required. Please call 03 547 0403 or email Broadgreen@NCC.govt.nz

10:30am -12:00pm.
Thursday 21 January,
Broadgreen Historic House

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While there you can also -

Visit the Broadgreen House Traditional Christmas display.
Experience old Christmas traditions, stir the Plum Pudding, ride the Victorian Rocking Horse, find the mouse in the house, see stunning historic costumes, dress up for a photo, and much more. You may even spot Santa…

Or help us name the Rocking Horse and be in to win.

On now at Broadgreen Historic House
276 Nayland Road
Stoke, Nelson

Open daily 10.30am - 4.30pm
FREE FOR LOCALS!

Ph: 03 5470403
Facebook: @BroadgreenHistoricHouse

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Summer Movies al Fresco: The Railway Children (Thursday 21st January 2021)

G 1970 109 mins with SUBTITLES

When their father is suddenly taken away by police on Christmas Eve the Waterbury children, Roberta, Phyllis and Peter, have to relocate to Yorkshire with their mother, downsizing to a cottage beside a railway track and finding new friends and adventures in the town of Oakworth.

Isel Twilight Market is on before the screening - come for dinner, enjoy giant board games in the park and watch the region’s glorious summer sunsets. Wrap up warm and please pocket a torch to light your way home.

This screening has English subtitles turned on for the deaf, hard of hearing or those with English as a second language.

If it looks like rain, please text “Is it on?” to 021 776 623 after 7.30pm.

PLEASE pack it in, pack it out and KEEP OUR PARKS BEAUTIFUL!

Full summer movie schedule of 14 screenings across seven venues is available on the QR code in the images on this page, or here: http://www.nelson.govt.nz/recreation/festivals-and-events/summer-events-2/summer-movies-al-fresco/

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Richter City Rebels (Friday 22nd January 2021)

Aotearoa's first and finest New Orleans-style brass band. Made up of top calibre Wellington musicians, the Rebels bring the warm, infectious sound and magnetic culture of New Orleans back to the Fairfield Courtyard for the 6th year in a row.

YEAH! MAKE WAY, MAKE TIME FOR THE Brass juggernaut that is Richter City Rebels

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Jazz on the Village Green - Django Schmango (Sunday 24th January 2021)

We are so excited to announce our Jazz on the Village Green line up for 2021! This series has been very popular over the last few years, and these excellent bands make for a wonderful afternoon out.

Bring a picnic, or purchase refreshments from Founders Cafe and enjoy an afternoon with your friends or family relaxing on the Village Green in Founders Park Nelson.

Bands play from 1.30 to 4pm most Sunday afternoons from January to April.

January 24: Django Schmango

Entry $2 on the door, make sure to note these dates in your diaries!

Jazz will be in the Energy Centre if wet

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Pipes in the Park 2021 (Sunday 24th January 2021)

Exciting News! The City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band brings you Pipes in the Park again for its fifth year. The Celtic music and dance extravaganza is being held at the Fairfield House Meadow again on Sunday January 24th 2021 at 5.30pm.
We have an exciting line up for performers this year including the full Pipe Band, as well as soloists, dancers and more, and we will have the lovely Jacquie Walters and James Wilkinson joining us again with some celtic tunes.

There will be traditional Scottish food, including shortbread, and haggis!
Head over to our Facebook page for more updates and news on what else to expect! https://www.facebook.com/co...

$10 entry, kids free. Pay as you enter.

This is a Cash Only event. Please bring a rug or low chair to sit on.

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Family Fun Picnic at Victory Square - Free Community Event (Monday 25th January 2021)

Pack a picnic and join us for fun, games and music at Victory Square Cricket Field. Come have a magical afternoon making memories to last a lifetime.

Meet on the grass by the playground

For any event changes, postponement dates or updates please visit the Nelson Parks Programme Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/ParksProgramme

Don't forget to check out all our other Summer events too!

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Summer Seashells Plaster Tiles - Textile Kids Holiday Fun (Wednesday 27th January 2021)

Make a summer seashells plaster tile. A Textile Kids programme, our popular children’s workshops teaching traditional crafts to children.

Free children's holiday fun. Ages 5 to 12, with a parent or caregiver.

Bookings are required. Please call 03 547 0403 or email Broadgreen@NCC.govt.nz

10:30am - 12:00pm
Wednesday 27 January
Broadgreen Historic House

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While there you can also -

Visit the Broadgreen House Traditional Christmas display.
Experience old Christmas traditions, stir the Plum Pudding, ride the Victorian Rocking Horse, find the mouse in the house, see stunning historic costumes, dress up for a photo, and much more. You may even spot Santa…

Or help us name the Rocking Horse and be in to win.

On now at Broadgreen Historic House
276 Nayland Road
Stoke, Nelson

Open daily 10.30am - 4.30pm
FREE FOR LOCALS!

Ph: 03 5470403
Facebook: @BroadgreenHistoricHouse

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William Shakespeare’s: The Comedy of Errors (Friday 29th-Saturday 30th January 2021)

This summer we bring you Shakespeare’s most farcical play. Slapstick and mistaken identity, shipwrecks and puns, bungling servants and Dukes. All delivered in Shakespeare’s delicious verse.
A crazy tale of twins separated in a shipwreck, a father facing peril to find them again and a wonderful happy ending with unexpected reunions.
Bring a picnic (or grab something from the foodstalls) and settle down to be delighted with music, comedy and Shakespeare’s poetry.
Nelson Summer Shakespeare has built a reputation for beautifully spoken and easily understandable Shakespeare. A joy for the whole family.
Find more details on venues and dates on Facebook.

Reviews for previous shows:
Romeo and Juliet: “The skill of this production lies with the actors’ ability to grasp the Shakespearean language and deliver it in a way that is accessible and easy to follow. The pace, rhythm and timing of the show is exceptional, with moments of brilliance and magic.” (Nelson Mail)
Twelfth Night: “Shrewd direction choices, slick acting and strong characterisations ensure the audience can follow the complicated plot with ease”. (Theatreview)
A Midsummer Night’s Dream: “The acting is superb”. (Stuff)

William Shakespeare’s: The Comedy of Errors is on these dates: 29th January 2021 30th January 2021
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Art in the Park at Isel Park - Free Community Event (Friday 29th January 2021)

We are back for Summer 2021! Come and join in our FREE parks programme event!

Head into the woods of Isel Park, be sure to bring your creative flair and artistic skills! Be inspired by nature whilst getting creative with us at the beautiful Isel Park.

Meet outside Isel House on the grass area

For any event changes, postponement dates or updates please visit the Nelson Parks Programme Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/ParksProgramme

Don't forget to check out all our other Summer events too!

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Jazz on the Village Green - Dixie Swing (Sunday 31st January 2021)

We are so excited to announce our Jazz on the Village Green line up for 2021! This series has been very popular over the last few years, and these excellent bands make for a wonderful afternoon out.

Bring a picnic, or purchase refreshments from Founders Cafe and enjoy an afternoon with your friends or family relaxing on the Village Green in Founders Park Nelson.

Bands play from 1.30 to 4pm most Sunday afternoons from January to April.

January 31: Dixie Swing

Entry $2 on the door, make sure to note these dates in your diaries!

Jazz will be in the Energy Centre if wet

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Klezmer Rebs (Wednesday 3rd February 2021)

Klezmer Rebs are an 8 piece Wellington band that plays (mostly) klezmer music, an engaging style of world/folk music born out of the Yiddish/Jewish culture of eastern Europe in the 1800s and 1900s. Klezmer then went to America and in the early 1900s began to fuse with jazz and swing. There has been a worldwide revival of klezmer music since the 1980s.

Klezmer Rebs instrumentation includes guitar, mandolin, clarinet, violin, accordion, keyboards, trombone, helicon (like a tuba), string bass and vocals. Together the Klezmer Rebs capture the true klezmer spirit with songs of joy, sorrow and rebellion.
Klezmer Rebs have been shaking ‘tuchases’ (Yiddish for ‘bums’) in Wellington and places north and south since 2002..

The Rebs world music appeals to everyone. While many of songs are sung in Yiddish (that mostly-Germanic and very onomatopoeic language), they also perform partisan songs from Italy, Russian folk tunes, French chansons, Latin cowboy love songs, Argentine Yiddish Tangos and 1940s swing vocal songs. Their own quirky, politically charged multi-lingual originals are some of the most popular crowd tunes.

The Rebs will perform in the Fairfield Courtyard – expect a night full of story. songs and dance.

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Adam Summer Celebration: Grand Opening (Thursday 4th February 2021)

Grand Opening Concert
Welcome to the Adam Summer Celebration! Opening with New Zealander Claire Cowan’s charming Latin-inspired work, moving to Spain for Ravel’s colourful Don Quichotte songs and further east for Smetana’s heartfelt 2nd quartet, we then detour to America for some Gershwin favourites. Finally we enter the world of Viennese ultra-Romanticism with prodigy Erich Korngold’s deliciously melodious and richly-textured sextet, where you can hear the foreshadowings of his later illustrious career as a Hollywood composer. An extraordinary accomplishment for a 17-year-old and a wonderfully colourful conclusion to our Grand Opening!

Claire Cowan – Subtle Dances
NZTrio

Maurice Ravel – Don Quichotte a Dulcinee
William King (baritone), Richard Mapp (piano)

Bedrich Smetana – Quartet No 2
New Zealand String Quartet

George Gershwin – Somebody to Watch Over Me, I Got Rhythm, Embraceable You
Michael Endres

Erich Korngold – Sextet
Helene Pohl (violin), Amalia Hall (violin), Gillian Ansell (viola), Monique Lapins (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello), Ashley Brown (cello)

Thursday 4th February 7.30pm

Tickets: $60 (fees apply)

NCMA – Auditorium

Sponsored by Nelson Pine Industries

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Adam Summer Celebration: Afternoon Delight (Friday 5th February 2021)

Afternoon Delight
We take you on a journey from the playful yet haunting violin and marimba duo by multi-talented and prolific Danish film composer Anders Koppel, to the subtle atmosphere of Harris’ 9th Quartet (in a world premiere!). Then enjoy the lyricism and virtuosity of Chopin’s brilliant Polonaise and the exotic and magical colours of Ravel’s much loved Piano Trio.

Anders Koppel – Tarantella
Monique Lapins (violin), Naoto Segawa (marimba)

Ross Harris – Quartet #9
World Premiere
New Zealand String Quartet

Frederic Chopin – Introduction and Polonaise Brillant op 3
Rolf Gjelsten (cello), Michael Endres (piano)

Maurice Ravel – Piano Trio in A Minor
NZTrio

Friday 5th February 2pm

Tickets: $40 (fees apply)

NCMA – Auditorium

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Adam Summer Celebration: A Bounty of Brahms (Friday 5th February 2021)

A Bounty of Brahms

We are delighted to present an entire evening of Brahms chamber music – from the loving spirit of the E flat viola sonata, to the movement Brahms contributed as part of the collaborative “Frei Aber Einsam” (“free but lonely”) sonata, which Schumann organised as a tribute to violinist Joseph Joachim, who famously lived by that motto.

Brahms’ “Four Serious Songs” with biblical texts were completed on his last birthday as he anticipated the death of his lifelong friend Clara Schumann. This stunning evening concert will be rounded off with the sunny lyricism of the A major piano quartet with its glorious slow movement and hints of Hungarian colours.

Johannes Brahms – Viola Sonata in E Flat Major
Gillian Ansell (viola), Michael Endres (piano)

Johannes Brahms – Scherzo in C minor
Amalia Hall (violin), Somi Kim (piano)

Johannes Brahms – Four Serious Songs
William King (baritone), Richard Mapp (piano)

Johannes Brahms – Piano Quartet in A Major
Amalia Hall (violin), Gillian Ansell (viola), Ashley Brown (cello), Somi Kim (piano)

Friday 5th February 7:30pm

Tickets: $60 (fees apply)

NCMA – Auditorium

Sponsored by the Turnovsky Endowment Trust

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Adam Summer Celebration: Romance (Saturday 6th February 2021)

Romance

The concert opens with our virtuoso marimbist Naoto Segawa dazzling us with South African composer Peter Klatzow’s “Dances of Earth and Fire”, and continues with Anna Leese’s specially curated set of songs, in partnership with beloved Nelson-based pianist Richard Mapp. Enjoy Anna’s soaring, sumptuous vocal lines in favourite Strauss lieder along with Britten and Howells songs and two gems by Debussy. After interval, Dvořák’s masterful and tragic F minor trio, written just after his mother’s death, will be sure to pull your heartstrings.

Peter Klatzow – Dances of Earth and Fire
Naoto Segawa (marimba)

Herbert Howells – King David
Benjamin Britten – Sally Gardens, The Ash Grove
Claude Debussy – Beau Soir, Romance
Richard Strauss – Zueignung, Morgen, Das Rosenband
Anna Leese (soprano), Richard Mapp (piano)

Antonín Dvořák – Trio in F minor op 65
Helene Pohl (violin), Rolf Gjelsten (cello), Michael Endres (piano)

Saturday 6th February 7:30pm

Tickets: $60 (fees apply)

NCMA – Auditorium

Sponsored by Dorothy and Alastair Kerr

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Summer Movies al Fresco - What Really Happened: Waitangi (Saturday 6th February 2021)

PG 2011 68 mins

This docudrama follows an imaginary news reporter who travels back in time to cover the days leading up to the Treaty of Waitangi’s signing on 6 February 1840.

Dropping the usual solemnity surrounding Aotearoa’s founding document, it uses humour and asides to camera to evoke some of the chaos and motives behind the treaty.

Gather a group, a picnic, perhaps put on your favourite onesie and join us from 7:30pm to play giant board games, enjoy the park and watch the region’s glorious summer sunsets. Wrap up warm and please pocket a torch to light your way home.

If raining, the screening will be moved inside to the Granary.

PLEASE pack it in, pack it out and KEEP OUR PARKS BEAUTIFUL!

Full summer movie schedule of 14 screenings across seven venues is available on the QR code in the images on this page, or here: http://www.nelson.govt.nz/recreation/festivals-and-events/summer-events-2/summer-movies-al-fresco/

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Adam Summer Celebration: Celebrating NZ (Saturday 6th February 2021)

Celebrating NZ

In this Waitangi Day celebration of NZ music we welcome Anna Leese to the Festival to sing the touching and fascinating arrangements by Jack Body of some old favourites. These are followed by the NZ premiere of David Taylor’s quintet with marimba, the live premiere of Louise Webster’s atmospheric new quartet finished during Lockdown in 2020, and to send you rocking out the door, Psathas’ riveting dance, Tarantismo.

Jack Body – Songs my Grandmother Sang
Anna Leese (soprano), Richard Mapp (piano)

David Grahame Taylor – Sur/face
Naoto Segawa (marimba), Helene Pohl (violin), Monique Lapins (violin), Gillian Ansell (viola), Rolf Gjelsten (cello)

Louise Webster – This Memory of Earth
Live World Premiere
New Zealand String Quartet

John Psathas – Tarantismo
NZTrio

Saturday 6th February 2pm

Tickets: $40 (fees apply)

NCMA – Auditorium

Sponsored by Dorothy and Alastair Kerr

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Russell Howard – Respite (Sunday 7th February 2021)

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard returns with his biggest globe-spanning stand-up tour to date.

Hot on the heels of his critically-acclaimed hit Sky One show The Russell Howard Hour, and his global smash Netflix special Recalibrate, Russell is back on stage where he belongs, making sense of a world that’s spinning out of control.

It’s time for Respite.

“it’s thrilling to see Howard with fire in his belly” ★★★★★ Metro

“world domination is looming… he has grown darker, angrier and more satirical on stage. His sets deal with everything from foreign policy to his fear of death, and he rages as much as he teases.” The Sunday Times

Age Restrictions: 16+

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