Arts Festival

Ivasa win Smokefreerockquest Nelson final

Fret 24 were the people's choice winners.

The plan to have fun pays off for winning Nelson College-Nelson College for Girls band.

Historic movie house to close

0803 2011 Photo Ross Giblin copyright The Dominion Post
Earthquake prone buildings in Courtenay Place, ...

Wellington's Paramount cinema will close in September, just after celebrating its centenary.

Gumboot Musical a stomping good time

Stimela 'The Gumboot' Musical is a show full of joy and laughter and proves that music is indeed food for the soul.

The Gumboot Musical will leave you breathless and stomping your feet for more.

Intoxicating alternative to Marchfest

John Rimmer conducts the Nelson Symphony Orchestra rehearsing at the Old St John's Hall.

REVIEW: The audience was left still and spellbound by Nelson Symphony Orchestra's first concert of 2017.

Teen snapper sells three pictures at exhibition

Sue Birchfield says organisers hope to hold another exhibition in 2018.

New How Great Thou Art exhibition raises thousands for PACT and Ma's Place.

Romantic musical journey

Helene Pohl played one of Clara Schurmann's works in the Love Triangle concert.

Adam Chamber Music Concert Series

Buskers bring four days of fun

Buskers Alakazam Al Millar, left, Mat Ricardo and Kamikaze Fireflies Casey Martin and Rob Williams who are here for the ...

Nelson is in for a treat with buskers from all over the world coming together for a four day festival.

Singing for joy

Conductor Ben Parry of Britain in Nelson to conduct at the 17th annual Summer School at Teapot Valley.

Amateur singers from all over New Zealand came to Teapot Valley for a week of choral workshops culminating in a public concert.

Concert helping kids tune in

Natalie Mitchell, 7, left, and Rowan McFadden, 7, with Bob Bickerton at last year's Adam Chamber kids concert at Old St ...

Where does music come from? 

Young voices bring Sound of Music to life

Captain Von Trapp (Sam McIlroy) performing in the concert with his family before fleeing Austria, from Nelson Youth ...

REVIEW: Nelson Youth Theatre brings fun and a feel-good factor to their production of the classic musical.

Celebrating life and death video

Olive Derecourt, left, Sarah Derecourt and Emma Jones  at the Dia de los Muertos - Mexican Food and Culture event at ...

Pinatas were smashed, faces were painted and food was enjoyed by many at annual Day of the Dead celebrations.

Open day artisans open doors for public

Owen Bartlett demonstrates the techniques he uses in the production of hand thrown pottery at Bartlett & Gold Gallery ...

Artisans in the Upper Moutere opened their doors for the public at their annual open day.

Masked Parade takes flight gallery video

Tasman School's entry won School Category and Kim Merry Supreme Award at the Nelson Arts Festival Masked Parade.

​Moa, taniwha and a couple of Haast eagles came back to life along the main streets of Nelson.

Marriage of Maoritanga and Shakespeare

Regan Taylor in Solothello .

REVIEW: Sitting as strangers in our own land, facing the far end of the whare, we bear witness to a man who is experiencing 'other-ness' in his own way.

Sound the trumpet for Cheap Fakes

Cheap Fakes Nelson Arts Festival

Cheap Fakes is a professional band with tonnes of fun songs to dance to.

How many shows you know rolls like this?

Luafutu family, including hip-hop star Scribe, will perform The White Guitar at the arts festival.

REVIEW: I could elevate the relevancy of this review by telling you to rush out and buy a ticket, but it's sold out.

Project in development

Nelson Arts Festival show Maungatapu writer Justin Eade, left, and director Giles Burton.

Nelsonian's can get a sneak preview of a production at this year's Nelson Arts Festival that will be fully developed by next year.

Last of the artisans

Woodwright Ian Jonson in his workshop with a lunette table made of French oak, native beech driftwood seat and caste ...

Artisans have weathered a changing world, and that won't stop them doing things the old-fashioned way.

Stranger than fiction

Witi Ihimaera

Only in non-fiction would you believe in these revelations of childhood and growing up in New Zealand.

Masterful performance from Masterton

British actor Guy Masterton conveyed the pathos and humour of Dylan Thomas's characters in Under Milkwood.

British actor Guy Masterton conveyed the pathos and humour of Dylan Thomas's characters in Under Milkwood.

'Utterly liberating' and compelling tale of Miss Jean Batten

Miss Jean Batten is an one-woman show about one of New Zealand's greatest heroes.

REVIEW: "Flying is the easy part," says the famous aviatrix. And over the course of an hour, this proves to be only too true.

Deft display of dance a real triumph

Triumphs and other Alternatives

Review: Cutting edge contemporary choreography delivered by three consummate performers definitely opened the mind.  

Don Juan cracks the whip

The cast of Don Juan.

A healthy crowd car-pool to the iconic grotto known as the Playhouse Cafe, a welcome addition to the Nelson Arts Festival venues list.

Arts festival opens with a sparkle

Artist Anne Rush with her Carousel installations at Founders Heritage Park.

It was all lights, action and enjoyment at the opening of the Nelson Arts Festival last night.

Feeling alive with dance

Sophie Wills,32, holds a greeting card she made.

Getting a greeting card from Sophie Wills is always a special treat for friends and family. 

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