REVIEW: The cast is a very bubbly and playful group, it is clear they enjoy playing and creating together.
REVIEW: John "the Walrus" Crick, a bristly, salty sea dog, captivates his audience from the very start.
REVIEW: This portrayal of these 1930s outlaws offers a powerfully emotional side to Bonnie and Clyde saga.
The iconic Light Nelson festival will return to the city, bigger and brighter, this winter.
John Crick calls himself a shantyman, using words to bring the old lore of the Abel Tasman Coast alive at the Nelson Fringe Festival tonight. Crick's show, The Enchanted Coast ~ Abel Tasman National Park, with characters that spin their yarns with rhythm words and song.
REVIEW: As a historian I am, for once, looking forward to a repeat of this tragedy.
Dastardly deeds and mysterious disappearances are the hallmark of any thriller, no less than Arthur Conon Doyle's The Hound of the Baskervilles, reports Judith Ritchie.
A quirky studio space sitting atop an iconic Nelson building on Collingwood Street has morphed from retail outlet to a new studio collective.
Blancanieves is the retelling of the spooky Grimm Brothers' enchanting fable of Snow White. Spanish director and screenwriter Pablo Berger has put his stylish take on this classic fairytale and has set the story in Spain in the 1920's. Filmed in 2012 in black and white, the director has called it a love letter to European silent cinema.
Two students studying towards a degree in arts and media at the Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology (NMIT) are curating an exhibition of photographs by nationally acclaimed photographer Craig Potton. The course requires they develop 'real world' professional skills in marketing, project management, artist liaison, and exhibition curation.
This is a must see fun show. It's lovely to be in the audience watching a bunch of young people on stage who are loving every minute of it.
OPINION: Seeing Nelson through the eyes of visitors always reminds me just how lucky we are to be able to live in this little piece of paradise.
Tickets for the Nelson Fringe Festival are fast selling out.
Stan Sperlak holds his audience spellbound as he completes a pastel painting in less than 30 minutes.
A dance party run by the youth, for the youth is stanky legging it into Nelson.
Anika Moa stopped off in Victory to play songs from her new album to little fans.
Review: Purely Pastel, Pastel Artists of New Zealand (PANZ) by Adrienne Matthews. The Purely Pastel Art Exhibition that is held alongside the PANZ 15th Annual Convention is one of the best art exhibitions I have seen in Nelson for some time. Nelson pastel artists are well represented along with artists from around NZ.
Two hundred years after Pierre Choderlos de Laclos' epistolary novel of sex, intrigue and betrayal Les Liaisons Dangereuses, and thirty years after Christopher Hampton's play of the same name opened on the West End, the Donmar Warehouse's Artistic Director Josie Rourke ("Coriolanus") has revived the play, and it is now being broadcast for NT Live.
The New Zealand String Quartet has selected Australian violinist Monique Lapins to replace second violinist Douglas Beilman, who stepped down at the end of 2015 after 26 years with the quartet.
Auckland-based ceramic artist Helen Pollock has used rough clay and steel to create Victory Medal, an installation that honours the foot soldiers of WW1, reports Judith Ritchie.
When you first walk in to Café on Oxford, on Oxford Street behind TDC's offices in Richmond, you will think it is a nice, bright café serving the usual café fare. But regulars know better.
It was a visual as well as an aural feast to watch the Chroma Choir at Nelson Cathedral.
Going fly fishing all the time can be an exhausting business. Walking miles in the hot sun and clambering over big boulders with a heavy pack can really take a toll on a man's body.
Every year PANZ (Pastel Artists of NZ) hold national art awards at a different location; this year the event happens in Mapua. The National Convention launches on Friday evening with a gala exhibition opening, then continues over the weekend. Events include an exhibition, master classes, trade stalls and plenty of opportunities for artists to exchange ideas and techniques. Some events are for PANZ members while there are also events open to the public.
Nelson audiences are about to go back in time to revisit a crime that shocked the nation in 1866, reports Judith Ritchie.
Nelson School of Music patron and leading New Zealand pianist Michael Houstoun is to perform a fundraising concert to support the School's redevelopment project.
Since leaving Nelson College in 2014, Costa Simpson has continued to grow his passion for music and conducting. The 20 year old will lead the Chroma Choir in an autumn celebration this Saturday, reports Judith Ritchie
Grab your hairspray, hit your distortion pedal, and crank up your amp to 11... Live Arts Nelson launch their 2016 season with the guitar shredding Rock of Ages, the Broadway sensation about rock and roll dreams set to some of the biggest hits of the 80s.
Three artists who are joined by a playful passion for exploring and pushing the conventions of drawing, sculpture and painting are exhibiting diverse works at the Refinery ArtSpace. They are also inviting gallery visitors to actively participate and explore what mark making means to them.
Next week's film comes from another of our UK featured directors, Carol Morley. It is a part documentary and part imaginary reconstruction about the life of a singer, Joyce Vincent.