Events in Nelson

Art Workshop & Tour (Thursday 1st October 2020)

The Toi Ako project and exhibition comes to Nelson's Refinery Artspace this October.

Join Connect the Dots for a relaxed conversation drawing connections between the ideas and themes in artworks on display at the Refinery ArtSpace before taking part in an experimental art workshop. This event is part of the Toi Ako project, which connected artists mentors and kaumātua, who worked together to produce work for exhibition.

This event has been developed specifically for older people, people living with dementia, and their carers. It's a great opportunity to try something new and connect through creativity!

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Art Workshop & Tour (Thursday 1st October 2020)

The Toi Ako project and exhibition comes to Nelson's Refinery Artspace this October.

Join Connect the Dots for a relaxed conversation drawing connections between the ideas and themes in artworks on display at the Refinery ArtSpace before taking part in an experimental art workshop. This event is part of the Toi Ako project, which connected artists mentors and kaumātua, who worked together to produce work for exhibition.

This event has been developed specifically for older people, people living with dementia, and their carers. It's a great opportunity to try something new and connect through creativity!

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Annie JR (Thursday 1st-Saturday 3rd October 2020)

Nelson Youth Theatre Company presents the irrepressible comic strip heroine in one of the world’s best-loved, award-winning musicals.

Based on the popular comic strip and adapted from the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, Annie JR. features everyone’s favourite little redhead in her very first adventure.

With equal measures of pluck and positivity, little orphan Annie charms everyone’s hearts despite a next-to-nothing start in 1930’s New York City. Annie is determined to find the parents who abandoned her years ago on the doorstep of an orphanage run by the cruel Miss Hannigan. Annie eventually foils Miss Hannigan’s plans for her, and finds a new home and family with billionaire Oliver Warbucks, his personal secretary, Grace Farrell, and a lovable mutt named Sandy.

At only an hour long, Annie JR is the perfect show to introduce young children to the world of theatre!

Note – Very limited season, 6 performances over 3 days only.

Annie JR is on these dates: 1st October 2020 2nd October 2020 3rd October 2020
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Lunchtime Concert: Mary Ayre with Beethoven, Schumann & Albeniz (Thursday 1st October 2020)

Mary has performed frequently in Nelson as a chamber musician and has been a founding member of several ensembles.

The music performed in this concert is predominantly buoyant and untroubled.

Contrast comes from the different styles of the composers. The Beethoven “Pastorale” Sonata has long, serenely-balanced phrases, while Schumann’s “Fantasiestücke” is expressionist music, communicating his responses to the states suggested by their titles.

In the “Suite Espagnole” by Albeniz, the names of the dances refer to different towns and regions and each is coloured by the heartbeat of the folk music of Spain.

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Che Fu - Nelson (Friday 2nd October 2020)

NOISE ZEALAND in association with ELSEWHERE NZ presents...

CHE FU!

Friday 2nd October
@ Energy Centre - Founders Park
7pm - 11pm

We are proud to bring the legendary CHE FU to Nelson for One Show Only.

Tickets are limited, so grabs yours today to ensure you don't miss out!

Support:
- DJ Substance (Auckland)
- DJ Ziggity

Tickets:
shop.noisezealand.co.nz/products/che-fu

Earlybirds: $35 + BF
Second Release: $40 + BF
Final Release: $45 + BF

Fully Licensed Bar
Strictly R18

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Art Workshop & Tour (Tuesday 6th October 2020)

The Toi Ako project and exhibition comes to Nelson's Refinery Artspace this October.

Join Connect the Dots for a relaxed conversation drawing connections between the ideas and themes in artworks on display at the Refinery ArtSpace before taking part in an experimental art workshop. This event is part of the Toi Ako project, which connected artists mentors and kaumātua, who worked together to produce work for exhibition.

This event has been developed specifically for older people, people living with dementia, and their carers. It's a great opportunity to try something new and connect through creativity!

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Art Workshop & Tour (Wednesday 7th October 2020)

The Toi Ako project and exhibition comes to Nelson's Refinery Artspace this October.

Join Connect the Dots for a relaxed conversation drawing connections between the ideas and themes in artworks on display at the Refinery ArtSpace before taking part in an experimental art workshop. This event is part of the Toi Ako project, which connected artists mentors and kaumātua, who worked together to produce work for exhibition.

This event has been developed specifically for older people, people living with dementia, and their carers. It's a great opportunity to try something new and connect through creativity!

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The Shows Must Go On (Wednesday 7th October 2020)

Dust off those musical theatre cobwebs and return to your seats to indulge in the magic of the very best songs from stage and screen.

Showcasing an all-star cast of New Zealand voices from the international stage, this glittering concert of musical theatre showstoppers is not one to miss. The Shows Must Go On features a spectacular song list of your favourite toe-tapping numbers from the world’s greatest musicals including The Phantom of the Opera, Les Misérables, Hairspray, Dreamgirls, The Greatest Showman, We Will Rock You and Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

With stunning backdrops and theatrical staging, The Shows Must Go On is a night set to delight. Featuring an exquisite cast of some of our best international performers, The Shows Must Go On will be an experience you will never forget.

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Jenny Mitchell : The GrainStore Sessions (Thursday 8th October 2020)

Jenny, Nicola, Maegan & Ron Mitchell are pleased present a tour through Southern NZ, following the release of their live-visual EP: The Grainstore Sessions. Audiences can expect a night of family harmonies, storytelling & Southern wit.

For more information, or to watch The Grainstore Sessions, head to www.jennymitchell.co.nz

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Textile Kids: Make a woolcraft Octopus (school holiday activity) (Thursday 8th October 2020)

Textile Kids: Make a woolcraft Octopus (school holiday activity)

Learn how to craft your own woollen octopus, practicing your plaiting skills.
Come join our popular children’s textile workshops teaching traditional crafts and sewing to children.

Ages 5 to 12. Bookings are required.
Please call 03 547 0403 or email Broadgreen@NCC.govt.nz

10.30am - 12pm
Thursday 8th October 2020
Broadgreen Historic House

Free children's holiday activity. With a parent or caregiver.

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Blindspott with special guest City of Souls (Friday 9th October 2020)

Recent winners of 2020 The Rock FM’s Rock Wars, Blindspott will be performing their Iconic, debut multi-platinum album 'Blindspott' in its entirety!

Last year they sent New Zealanders into a frenzy when The Rock announced that the multi-platinum selling band was getting back together, with a long-awaited reunion tour of sold-out shows across the country.

The boys will be revisiting the album that touched so many kiwi's lives and instantly made it a classic! Presented by The Rock, this massive tour spans from North to South, kicking off again in Taupo on August 28th and ending with a bang in Invercargill on September 26th.

Their first two albums - 2003’s self-titled BLINDSPOTT and 2006’s END THE SILENCE topped the charts and established the band as one of the most respected and revered rock bands in Kiwi music history.
Their hits, such as ‘Nil By Mouth’, ‘Room To Breathe’, ‘Phlex’ are still blasted on rock radio to this day, with last year’s The Rock 1500 boasting no less than 9 songs from Blindspott.

Damian Alexander (vocals), Marcus Powell (guitar, backing vocals), and Shelton Woolright (drums) are taking to the road once again.

Don’t miss this one-off opportunity to witness one of our greatest rock bands performing live, one of NZ’s greatest rock albums!

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Olive Copperbottom - A Dickensian Tale of Love, Gin and the Pox (Saturday 10th October 2020)

Following her smash hit Promise and Promiscuity, and after a sell-out Nelson Arts Festival, Olive Copperbottom is back! Penny Ashton brings Dickensian inspired orphaned hero Olive, and a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians, to crusty life. A rollicking romantic musical journey through fifteen gin soaked characters told with song, dance and questionable personal hygiene. It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist.

Ashton’s “…tour-de-force…”(Theatreview) won the Press Critic’s ‘Iron Chicken award for best indoor show at the Christchurch International Buskers’ Festival 2018 and Best Overall Show at the Victoria Fringe in Canada 2017.

“…very very good…very very funny” Radio NZ National 2017

“…a one-woman show wonder.” Canadian Broadcasting Corporation 2017

“It sparkles with intelligence, wit and verve.” The Christchurch Press 2018

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Tales of the 20s – Chamber Music NZ (Sunday 11th October 2020)

The roaring ’20s were wild and carefree – a time of dramatic social change that also marked the beginning of the modern music era… filled with risk and adventure.

Jazz, aeroplanes, skyscrapers and the invention of the radio were exciting new developments from an extravagant decade and were certainly reflected in the innovative compositions of that time.

In the shadow of the first world war Vaughan Williams weaved folk songs that sang of a past time; Stalin was tightening his grip on Shostakovich’s Russia as the young composer penned his dramatic first piano trio; and in Paris, the mood was for dance – whether it was the Ballets Russes that so enchanted Stravinsky or the wild evenings that made their way into Martinů’s rollicking take on the tango and Charleston!

This September and October, the chamber music of a bygone era is brought to life by six outstanding performers from the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Led by concertmaster Andrew Beer, and playing alongside powerhouse of the piano, Sarah Watkins; prepare for an evening of music bursting with novelty, modernity, and a break with tradition – full of the spirit from a decade rich with contrast.

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Moving In - Women's Retreat Day (Sunday 11th October 2020)

We are very excited to announce this one-day workshop held at the picturesque Fairfield house, led by Yoga Teacher and nurse, Marina Neis and holistic life coach and NLP practitioner, Maddi Davies.

This day is dedicated to re-connecting with yourself through:

~Yoga
~Guided relaxation and internal “spring clean"
~Tools to take with you
~Conscious Dance

Please reserve your spot by 2nd October – spaces are limited. Email maddi.davies.coaching@gmail.com for more information and to confirm whether you are attending.

$125 per person

You’ll need:
– Yoga mat
– cushion or blanket
– Light lunch
– Water bottle

Organic Teas and fruit provided.
You may use the lovely kitchen space at Fairfield if needed.

If you aren’t able to source a yoga mat please let us know in your email.

Thank you & namaste

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A conversation about art, activism and WMC with Chris McBride, Mary Ellen O’Connor and Katherine Baxter (Tuesday 13th October 2020)

In collaboration with the Refinery ArtSpace

Over two decades (1978–1998), the work of the Wellington Media Collective (WMC) addressed a broad range of social issues across Aotearoa/New Zealand. Under the banner “We Will Work With You, Not For You”, the cooperative of graphic designers, printers, photographers and friends shared their skills in graphic design and communication with trade unions, political and community groups, artists and individuals across a spectrum of cultural issues and campaigns for social justice. WMC was involved in all the major social, political and cultural movements of the era, including the fight for a nuclear free New Zealand, tino rangatiratanga, women’s rights, employment issues and an end to apartheid.

EXHIBITION
WMC: Unrefined
Curated by Philip Kelly and Chris McBride

Selected retrospective exhibition examining the politics of style implicit in the Wellington Media Collective’s substantial body of work. Political activism woven with cultural history and art.

For more information and poster credits, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

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WMC: Unrefined (Tuesday 13th October-Saturday 7th November 2020)

In Collaboration with the Refinery ArtSpace
Curated by Philip Kelly and Chris McBride

Selected retrospective exhibition examining the politics of style implicit in the Wellington Media Collective’s substantial body of work. Political activism woven with cultural history and art.

Over two decades (1978-1998), the work of the Wellington Media Collective (WMC) addressed a broad range of social issues across Aotearoa/New Zealand. Under the banner “We Will Work With You, Not For You”, the cooperative of graphic designers, printers, photographers and friends shared their skills in graphic design and communication with trade unions, political and community groups, artists and individuals across a spectrum of cultural issues and campaigns for social justice. WMC was involved in all the major social, political and cultural movements of the era, including the fight for a nuclear free New Zealand, tino rangatiratanga, women’s rights, employment issues and an end to apartheid.

See also:
A conversation about art, activism and WMC
Refinery Artspace, Tuesday 13 October, 5.30pm, FREE

For more information and posters credits, visit https://www.nelsonartsfestival.nz/

WMC: Unrefined is on these dates: 13th October 2020 14th October 2020 15th October 2020 16th October 2020 17th October 2020 19th October 2020 20th October 2020 21st October 2020 22nd October 2020 23rd October 2020 24th October 2020 27th October 2020 28th October 2020 29th October 2020 30th October 2020 31st October 2020 2nd November 2020 3rd November 2020 4th November 2020 5th November 2020 6th November 2020 7th November 2020
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Spring Detox Yoga Course (5wks) (Thursday 15th October-Thursday 12th November 2020)

Over five weeks, you will learn a gentle 50 minute yoga sequence that is designed to lovingly twist and squeeze and stretch your beautiful body so that it releases toxins and you feel great. We will begin each class with centering and end with relaxing. Your body will be so happy to be nurtured and you'll have a sequence you can continue to practice at home, after the course is done. :)

Your tutor is Lisa Allan. Lisa has been teaching yoga for 17 years and draws on many beautiful styles and traditions to bring you this special sequence.

For more information check out www.wintergreencreative.co.nz or get in touch with Lisa directly on wintergreencreative@gmail.com. There is a maximum of 12 people for this course.

'Look after the root of the tree, and the fragrant flower and luscious fruits will grow by themselves. Look after the health of the body, and the fragrance of the mind and richness of the spirit will follow.' - BKS Iyengar

Spring Detox Yoga Course (5wks) is on these dates: 15th October 2020 22nd October 2020 29th October 2020 5th November 2020 12th November 2020
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Learn at the Library - Basic Internet (Thursday 15th October 2020)

Access the web. Basic searching techniques and good websites to use.

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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