REVIEW: The show is a light hearted fusion of styles and genres held together well by the energy, talent and commitment of the cast and crew.
Carol singers and Christmas decorations will provide a warm welcome to guests at a youth musical launching next week, reports Judith Ritchie.
Ahead of an exhibition at the Nelson Provincial Museum Kerry Jimson reflects on the region's most infamous crime.
Cutting-edge video mapping, choreographed dance and specially created music will provide two spectacular light screenings at this year's Light Nelson, reports Judith Ritchie.
An enthusiastic bunch of 1920s clad actors, dancers and singers will hit the stage next week, in an ambitious production of Thoroughly Modern Millie.
Seven years after Te Urewera terror raids of 2007 the NZ Police Commissioner made an official apology to the Tuhoe tribe. Next week's film marks the coming together of this crown apology with another significant event in New Zealand's history.
An opportunity for two artists to move from working in a solitary studio environment to a collaborative project has opened the door for community input, reports Judith Ritchie.
A musician in Nelson has brought his successful Youtube channel to the city - and all the subscribers with him too.
Careers in television and wine have pickled together to become a garlic company with a difference.
A diverse concert this Sunday will feature five orchestras showcasing musicians taking part in the Nelson School of Music Orchestral Pathways programme.
Beneath his quiet exterior, artist Lloyd Harwood lives within a vibrant world inhabited by bright shapes, eccentric people and quirky animals, reports Judith Ritchie.
"I had a big chip on my shoulder and left school in the seventh form for a job in a sawmill," remembers Jeffrey Paparoa Holman. "That shocked everybody, including me. Working in tough, hard jobs (shearing in NZ and Australia) for a few years made me see how brutal the working life can be for a lot of people. I guess it put the meat on the bones of my working-class coaltown politics."
Last year the Film Society screened two of Joseph Losey's films. This year's The Go-Between (1971) is a later example of the director's association with playwright Harold Pinter.
REVIEW: This is a very clever script – witty lines and intuitive stage direction keep the momentum going throughout the show.
School camps are an outdoor rite of passage for many school children, offering the opportunity to get outside, interact with nature, and be educated in environmental issues all at the same time.
Nelson College group Two by Four won top prize at the NZ Community Trust chamber music contest.
Two days of racing fire into action with the start of the Nelson Harness Racing Club's Winter Cup Festival on Friday.
From an iconic building in central Nelson, where many hands have worked creating with clay, Nelson Community Potters will celebrate 40 years in operation this weekend, reports Judith Ritchie.
A Time to Live and A Time to Die is the second part of our featured Taiwanese director Hou Hsiao-Hsien's coming-of-age trilogy.
The Theatre Royal is proving to be the perfect venue for a play about a group of women who inherit a heritage theatre, reports Judith Ritchie.
The upcoming winter light extravaganza, Light Nelson, is still largely a volunteer run gig, which makes it a busy time for many of those involved. But there's one man who undoubtedly has the most hats; Klaasz Breukel.
An unusual TradeMe listing hopes to raise funds for a good cause.
A series of chance meetings with fellow musicians have resulted in the formation of a musical trio who are bringing their soulful sound to Nelson.
Two artists are showing at the Refinery ArtSpace next week, each revealing a personal journey over time, reports Judith Ritchie.
New Zealand's creative community is set to benefit from the build of a new $22.5 million campus in Wellington which will produce more than 1000 graduates each year to support the country's flourishing film, creative technology and applied arts industries.
Renowned Irish musicians John Wynne and John McEvoy are flying in from Ireland as headline guests for this years Ceol Aneas Irish Music Festival in Nelson.
The Saxcess Saxophone Quartet will perform at the Chanel Arts Centre later this month as part of Chamber Music New Zealand Encompass Series Tour 2016. Saxcess are led by Deborah Rawson, soprano saxophone with Reuben Chin, alto saxophone, Simon Brew, tenor saxophone and Graham Hanify, baritone saxophone.
The 10th Impressions Art Awards have been deferred until next year, but not without an alternative competition that could become a regular event.
Internationally known Taiwanese film director, screenwriter, producer and actor Hou Hsiao-Hsien ("Flight of the Red Balloon", "The Assassin") has been making films since 1980. Over the next couple of weeks the Film Society will be screening two films from his coming-of- age trilogy made in the 1980's.
An Iranian immigrant has transformed a Bridge St cafe into a new gourmet pizzeria.