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Events in Nelson

NZCT Chamber Music Contest (Monday 14th June 2021)

The NZCT Chamber Music Contest is a magical moment in our programme when young musicians across the entire country come together to create, challenge and dream into their futures.

It is a culmination of countless hours of practice and perseverance, connecting and sharing in music-making with other musicians and, ultimately, sharing music with us – engaging us in new ideas, new worlds, new soundscapes.

With an impressive legacy, the NZCT Chamber Music Contest remains an important feature of New Zealand’s musical calendar for secondary school students. It has played a part in the journey of many of our country’s musicians, and long may it remain a source of inspiration and growth to budding musicians everywhere.

Our proud partners NZCT have been by our side for sixteen years providing the support that allows us to produce this nationwide event year after year. Through this, NZCT are committed to and recognise the benefits to young people through involvement in the performing arts.

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Tactix vs Steel (Monday 14th June 2021)

Be part of the team, be part of the family – be part of TEAM TACTIX.

With memberships and single match ticket options, you can make sure you get your tickets to see The Good Oil Tactix at one of the 3 matches at Trafalgar Centre!

Get your tickets now to see the Tactix take on the Steel in the first Nelson home match of 2021 at Trafalgar Centre on Monday 14 June.

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Queen: It's A Kinda Magic (Wednesday 16th June 2021)

Immerse yourself in the spectacle, grandeur and energy of the world’s greatest Rock band with Queen: It’s a Kinda Magic, celebrating the legacy of Queen and Freddie Mercury.

Showtime Australia proudly introduces Dominic Warren performing lead vocals, guitar and piano live on stage in Freddie’s original key, and with all the wit, charm and bravado of the legend himself. Australian Richard Baker takes on the famous guitar riffs of Brian May, Michael Dickens conjures Roger Taylor on drums and Andre van der Merwe is John Deacon on bass guitar.

Get ready for a night of non-stop Rock anthems including We Will Rock You, We Are the Champions, Radio GaGa, I Want to Break Free, Somebody to Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, Another One Bites the Dust, A Kind of Magic, Bohemian Rhapsody and so many more.

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Heath Franklin's Chopper: The Silencer (Thursday 17th June 2021)

Winner 'Comics Choice' Award - Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2018
As seen on 7 Days!
Covid-safe and harder than ever, Aussie comedy legend - CHOPPER - finally brings his smash hit show to New Zealand in June -July 2021.
Anti-vaxxers, lock-downs, Karens, cancel culture, Mr Potatohead – the outrage is deafening. Everyone is crazy. Everyone has an opinion. Everyone is wrong.
We need a bit of bloody shush. Chopper is here to machete our way through the jungle of bulls**t.

Welcome...The Silencer.
Chopper's 'The Silencer' full tour schedule is available at www.laughingstock.com.au

TicketRocket & Eventfinda ticket-holders:
All TicketRocket and Eventfinda tickets to the previous Nelson show venue will be re-issued by Nelson Centre of Musical Arts and sent to the email address provided at the time of booking.
Please check your inbox for new tickets; reserved seating allocation. You will need these tickets to attend the 17 June show.

Contact NCMA box office for more information, and/or if you are unable to make the rescheduled date. Phone: 03 5489477 or email: music@ncma.nz

A refund request for Eventfinda tickets can be emailed to: support@eventfinda.co.nz

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Lunchtime Concert: Elgee Leung & Josie Yau. (Thursday 17th June 2021)

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Term 2 Lunchtime Concert Series welcomes:
Elgee Leung (Cello) and Josie Yau (Piano).

Programme: TBA

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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Learn at the Library - Online Banking (Thursday 17th June 2021)

Learn how to pay your rates, do banking, shop, play online games and communicate with family & friends from your 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.

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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Mid-Winter Dance with Hester (Friday 18th June 2021)

Winter is here, it’s cold and dark. Here is a mid-winter tonic for the soul.
This evening is for people who want to dance.

Move to some great tunes, mark the longest night and herald the return of the sun.
Braziers will burn and the scene will be set to delight the senses with an indoor and outdoor dance floor. Together we’ll go on a journey through many tempo’s, genres and delicious flavours of sound with seasoned DJ Hester P.

Our evening will complete with a short visual and interactive enactment of the returning sun. Leave when you wish but you’re welcome to stay on and socialize in a shared post-dance glow with a warm drink .

Don’t miss this one.
Invite Your Friends. See you there!
Fairfield Courtyard and Gallery.

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Cancer Society Charity Ball (Saturday 19th June 2021)

We would be most grateful if you could help us spread the word by sharing this event.

Every year more than 22,000 New Zealanders will learn they have cancer. This is why the Cancer Society must raise more funds each year so it can support as many of these people as possible through their cancer journey.

A listening ear; an information booklet or reputable website; a turban or a beanie to help with hair loss during treatment; practical assistance in navigating our complex and, sometimes, confusing health system; motel-style accommodation for patients receiving treatment or transport by a volunteer driver to reduce the stress of daily travel and provide companionship en-route to medical appointments are among the regular services freely offered by the Cancer Society.

We could not provide these much appreciated services and programmes in the community without your special support of our annual Cancer Society Ball. Your continued endorsement of our work provides hope for those 60

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Call of the Ocean (Saturday 19th June 2021)

A collaboration between composer Jessie Leov and Nelson Bays Harmony Chorus with special guests:
Trio Jackson, Katie Ben (harpist) and Imani-J (singer/songwriter).

Tickets available from the NCMA box office 11am - 5pm weekdays, or purchase online.
Service fees apply.

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Catered Raw Lunch (Sunday 20th June 2021)

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. She will talk a little about raw foods so it's also an opportunity to learn. All the recipes will be emailed to you after the event.

Bookings and payment (by bank deposit) in advance please. Details from Sally.

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

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Art Group Nelson Winter Exhibition (Sunday 20th June-Saturday 3rd July 2021)

The Art Group Nelson is hosting their annual winter exhibition at the Refinery ArtSpace, Nelson. With about 50 artists exhibiting the show will include a great variety of artwork. The art group is expecting to show paintings (oil, watercolour, acrylic) as well as mosaic art, mixed media, glass, fabric and woodwork.

Join us for the Opening Celebration on the Sunday, 20th June at 5:30pm.

The Art Group Nelson is a friendly group of artists working in all sorts of media. The artists share their experiences in monthly meetings, painting events and workshops. If you would like to feel inspired and meet with like minded people, please contact nicole@nicolerussellart.com. You are always welcome to come along to one of our meetings.

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Orchestral Pathways Concert (Sunday 20th June 2021)

It’s that time again! Every six months, NCMA children’s and adult orchestras combine to perform a selection of their eclectic and popular repertoire.
Under the batons of Joel Bolton and Anna Maitland, the programme includes classical and contemporary music suitable for all ages and guaranteed to brighten up your Sunday afternoon.
“Joyous” is the most-used word to describe these events.
FREE entry. No need to reserve tickets. Donations will be gladly received at the door and will support NCMA’s Education Programme.

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COLLAPSE - Stu Sontier (Sunday 20th June-Friday 2nd July 2021)

Collapse: reflecting on a digital sublime
Stu Sontier

With the unlikely use of failing inkjet printers Stu Sontier creates forlorn and stark vistas populated by lines, numbers and dithered washes of colour.

The work may challenge the photographic constraints of fine print on archival base. They address the material nature of digital photography and more generally the obsolescence and waste that our technological culture creates. This work strips digital photography down to its essence – the paper, ink and technology that provide support. In many ways it still sits within a documentary tradition – these are after all, real things being shown, images derived from something that happened and was captured, albeit produced by machines.

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Tactix vs Magic (Monday 21st June 2021)

Be part of the team, be part of the family – be part of TEAM TACTIX.

With memberships and single match ticket options, you can make sure you get your tickets to see The Good Oil Tactix at one of the 3 matches at Trafalgar Centre!

Get your tickets now to see the Tactix take on the Magic in the second Nelson home match of 2021 at Trafalgar Centre on Monday 21 June.

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Quartet for the End of Time (Tuesday 22nd June 2021)

Art triumphs over adversity in the dark night of the soul. Clarinettist Jonathan Cohen joins the celebrated NZTrio for a meditative journey through one of Messiaen’s earliest masterworks.

Composed and premiered whilst Messiaen was interned at a prisoner of war camp during WWII, this evocative work transcends time and space, and is filled with the jubilant song of birds flying free from captivity

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The Pink Hammer (Wednesday 23rd-Saturday 26th June 2021)

“Join Maggie Taylor as she guides you through basic carpentry skills and chisels away at the stereotype that has kept women out of the toolbox for so long.”

So reads the flyer for The Pink Hammer Workshop, but when Annabel, Helen, Louise and Siobhan turn up, looking forward to learning carpentry skills from a pioneering, female furniture maker, they soon discover their tutor has disappeared – along with their pre-paid fees. They find Maggie’s husband instead; a disgruntled out-of-work builder, who knows nothing about the course, even less about Girl Power and is not impressed to find four sheilas amongst his claw hammers.

Not the sort of women to back down from a challenge, the group convince Woody to teach them the tricks of the trade in this hilarious and heart-warming Kiwi comedy.

Five unhappy people in a shed full of tools. What could possibly go wrong?

“A damn good play. Very funny.” – Roger Hall

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Lunchtime Concert: Erica Sim & Friends (Thursday 24th June 2021)

Nelson Centre of Musical Arts Term 2 Lunchtime Concert Series welcomes:
Singer, Erica Sim & Friends.

Upstairs Downstairs Duets from Opera and more …

Featuring Erica Sim, Allison Cormack and pianists Anne Shearer and Pauline Boyd.

Erica and Allison combine voices for a selection of duets featuring ladies of the house and their maids, including the premiere of Ladies Home Haiku.

Nelson woman Elizabeth Williams wrote Ladies Home Haiku (a cleaning cantata) and commissioned Auckland composer William Green to set them to music for 2 voices and piano.

It is our privilege to perform this work for the first time

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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Safety Online for Whanau: For caregivers, help your kids stay savvy online (Friday 25th June 2021)

A chance to meet with like-minded parents and caregivers to discuss safety online for our tamariki. Bring your questions and concerns. We will share a variety of resources and point you to reliable online information to guide you through what can be a challenging space to navigate with your family.

We will look at topics such a cyber bullying, parental controls and how to help your kids stay savvy online - whether its looking out for potential dangers and knowing how to respond through to doing homework and knowing how to detect fake news.

If you are interested in this topic but the time doesn't suit you we would love to hear your feedback.

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

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Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving - Two Day Introductory Workshop (Saturday 26th-Sunday 27th June 2021)

This workshop is an Introduction to Harakeke Weaving. From plant to product, in this workshop you will learn the skills of weaving with NZ Flax - Harakeke.

This workshop will include the techniques of weaving and plaiting along with being taught the cultural customs of working within the sustainable practices of tikanga and the values toi raranga (the protocols of flax cutting and handling which surrounds this time honored craft).

During this Two Day Introduction to Harakeke - NZ Flax Weaving workshop, you will create puti puti flowers, a two corner magic basket and the larger kono four cornered food basket in a supportive and friendly atmosphere.

This is the first in a series of three workshops. Visit NZ Textile Experiences website for details of the Greenest Shopping Basket, ever, and the Kete Whiri workshops.

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