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It’s a wrap for the 25th Nelson Arts Festival

Tuesday, 29 October 2019, 1:51 pm | Nelson Arts Festival

“It's been another excellent year” “A great first night combo of Los Galanes and Shooglenifty...danced the night away with friends and then watched the Rugby on the big screen in the all round” “An awesome atmosphere ... More >>

Nelson Arts Festival postpones Mask Parade to Sunday 20 Oct

Friday, 18 October 2019, 9:23 am | Nelson Arts Festival

Due to the weather, Nelson Arts Festival has postponed the Mask Parade to Sunday 20 October at 5pm . The Carnivale has been cancelled. More >>

Nelson Arts Festival opens this week

Tuesday, 15 October 2019, 4:17 pm | Nelson Arts Festival

The 2019 Nelson Arts Festival has an action-packed programme that boasts something for everyone. This year, the Festival opens with the Mask Parade & Carnivale , with Prime Minister the Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern as a guest judge for the Mask Parade. ... More >>

Arts Festival’s readers and writers programme gets new name

Monday, 29 July 2019, 8:18 am | Nelson Arts Festival

Nelson Arts Festival is excited to announce that its readers and writers programme has a new name – Pukapuka Talks, which will be held on four consecutive days over Labour Weekend, from 25 to 28 October. More >>

Nelson’s favourite light show on the Church Steps returns

Friday, 21 June 2019, 12:52 pm | Nelson Arts Festival

It’s been eight years since Piki Mai wowed Nelsonians with its breath-taking projections on the Church Steps. Now it’s back, in a creative partnership between Light Nelson and Nelson Arts Festival, as the perfect way to celebrate the Festival’s 25th anniversary. More >>

Nelson Arts Festival’s programme heralds 16 days of thrills

Monday, 8 October 2018, 4:34 pm | Nelson Arts Festival

Nelson Arts Festival’s programme heralds 16 days of thrills, chills and spills. 8 October 2018 The Shuffle Demons Nelson Arts Festival opens this Thursday with a stunning line-up of shows, talks, events, exhibitions and the much-anticipated Masked ... More >>

Masked Parade brings the world to Nelson

Saturday, 28 October 2017, 11:47 am | Nelson Arts Festival

This year's Masked Parade saw the streets of Nelson buzzing with globally-themed costume, music and dance. Over 3,500 people joined in the parade, including entries from schools, early childhood centres, youth organisations, community groups and ... More >>

Change of Venue for Nelson Arts Festival Show

Thursday, 24 August 2017, 12:16 pm | Nelson Arts Festival

This year Nelson Arts Festival presents New Zealand’s premier professional choir, Voices New Zealand, as they welcome in Spring with Salut Printemps, alongside a concert pianist. To make the most of this unique opportunity, the performance is being relocated ... More >>

2016 Nelson Arts Festival Thrills

Thursday, 13 October 2016, 1:39 pm | Nelson Arts Festival

Nelson's performance venues were a-buzz last night as the 22nd Nelson Arts Festival got off to a rip-roaring start. The sold out Trash Test Dummies filled the newly refurbished Suter Theatre, and audiences loved Songs for the Fallen at the Festival ... More >>

World-class line-up for 2016 Nelson Arts Festival

Thursday, 4 August 2016, 12:45 pm | Nelson Arts Festival

The 2016 Nelson Arts Festival programme, launched on Wednesday 3 August, will reveal the depth of national and international talent being brought in for the Festival, which runs from Wednesday 12 October to Monday 24 October. More >>

Tickets for the 2014 Nelson Arts Festival are now on sale!

Thursday, 14 August 2014, 11:14 am | Nelson Arts Festival

The Festival programme was launched last Friday in the Refinery Artspace amidst great anticipation. There are many highlights, with 85 events from National and International artists to tempt you. More >>

Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers Nelson Arts Festival

Friday, 8 August 2014, 11:20 am | Nelson Arts Festival

The bets are on in Nelson as to how long Eleanor Catton’s session at the local arts festival will take to sell out, when tickets go on sale tomorrow (Saturday 9 August). More >>

Readers and Writers programme impresses Nelson readers

Friday, 27 September 2013, 1:31 pm | Nelson Arts Festival

Lloyd Jones was the first of the guest writers to sell out in this year’s Page and Blackmore Readers and Writers, a popular series of talks and panel discussions staged annually as part of the Nelson Arts Festival (Oct 11-28 2013). More >>

Arts fix on its way

Friday, 23 August 2013, 12:53 pm | Nelson Arts Festival

If you haven’t yet seen this year’s Nelson Arts Festival programme – where have you been?? Early bird ticket sales to the newly-launched programme are tracking well. Over 70 events and six international acts this year feature in this year’s ... More >>

Nelson Arts Festival is go!

Thursday, 11 October 2012, 11:09 am | Nelson Arts Festival

The banners are up, Founders is transformed, actors and musicians are flying into town – the Nelson Arts Festival is set to take over the city from tomorrow (Friday 12 October) with 17 days of action packed entertainment. More >>

Festival tickets selling fast

Wednesday, 26 September 2012, 11:16 am | Nelson Arts Festival

With tickets to the Nelson Arts Festival getting snapped up and more shows likely to be sold out before the festival opens on 12 October, people are being encouraged to book tickets sooner rather than later. More >>

Māori Regional Urban Art Competition emerging talent search

Friday, 31 August 2012, 9:09 am | Nelson Arts Festival

Young people across the region are being invited to enter an urban art competition, by Council, in a bid to tap into local emerging talent, starting this weekend. More >>

Toi Ora – a Māori component to the Nelson Arts Festival

Tuesday, 7 August 2012, 9:29 am | Nelson Arts Festival

For the first time, three events featuring traditional and contemporary Māori arts will feature in this year’s Nelson Arts Festival. More >>

Nelson Arts Festival Closes With Pet Art Wear & Art Auction

Monday, 24 October 2011, 10:05 pm | Nelson Arts Festival

The last weekend of the Nelson Arts Festival packed in a range of events including the sold-out Thinking Brunch, Irish folk singer Pauline Scanlon, poet Vincent O’Sullivan at Woollaston Estates, the Oi You! art auction and the annual Pet Art Wear competition. More >>

The Nelson Arts Festival draws to a close

Thursday, 20 October 2011, 3:52 pm | Nelson Arts Festival

The Nelson Arts Festival draws to a close on Labour Day after 17 days of music, theatre, talks and exhibitions. Nelson City Council Festival Director Sophie Kelly says the longer than usual festival has been a big success, with at least one sell-out show ... More >>



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