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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.

Broods top bill at Electric Coastline video

Caleb and Georgia Nott of Broods.

A brand new summer tour has confirmed brother-sister duo Broods as its headline act.

Great art in great outdoors

Nelson Arts Festival The Billboard Project artists, Geoff Noble, Miriam Hansen and Simon Hunter with their works at ...

Four large artworks have been taking shape under the Nelson sunshine at Founders Park.

Bay Art draws diverse array of works

Supreme Award winner Chris Watson with Post Earthquake Urban Art, at Bay Art in Takaka.

The Supreme Award winner for this year's Bay Art in Golden Bay stood out as a obvious winner.

High energy combination of music, dance, gang love

A scene from next week's final Film Society screening, Geronimo.

We have a fine finish to what has been a successful season for the Nelson Film Society.

What's On

Aaron Chapman has his face painted by Jasmine Turner at the Day of the Dead.

 The Nelson Mail has a double pass to give away to Nelson Youth Theatre's latest production, The Sound of Music.

Art Expo showcase for art

Art Expo event manager Nic Foster with artist Juliana Trolove and examples of her paintings ready for the event this weekend.

  Art Expo Nelson opens this weekend with thousands of artworks crossing all mediums.

Stranger than fiction

Witi Ihimaera

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

The kitchen down by the river

River Kitchen owners Blue Fleming and Clare Fleming at their cafe.

The River Kitchen is one of Nelson's best spots to enjoy one of summer's true delights - al fresco dining.

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.

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.  

What's On this weekend?

Triumphs and Other Alternatives.

What's on

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.

Young Nelson musician launches first EP

Nayland College student Liam Poole, 18, is launching his first EP this Saturday at NMIT.

Eighteen-year-old Liam Poole has recently brought out his first EP with original songs.

Broods on top

Caleb and Georgia Nott of Broods. The band has been nominated as a finalist in five categories of the Vodafone New ...

Nelson-born pop stars finalists in Vodafone NZ Music Awards.

Geraniums a colourful addition

The large true-red flowers of Geranium 'Big Red'.

Showy, even when not in flower, zonal or variegated geraniums can add an all year round spot of colour in the garden. A friend of ours grows them to great effect in groups of clay pots under the eaves around the entrance to her house. This keeps them out of the frost which would cut them back annually or kill them outright, as they are relatively tender plants.

Rebuilding welfare state after WW II

A scene from next week's Film Society screening The Spirit of '45, by Ken Loach

Next week the Film Society will host their final screenings, with The Spirit of '45 and the student short, A Path of Hope.

Saxophone with jazz, tango twist

Argentinian, Blas Rivera plays saxophone and piano at The Playhouse on Sunday evening after a workshop at Wakapuaka in ...

There's something seductive about saxophone music, and no less than when delivered by a soulful South American

Maori artwork featured in gallery

Vicky and Roger Thorn with the sculpture, Kurapae by Maori artist Andy Robb, inside The Loft Gallery & Social Lounge, ...

 A new gallery and social lounge is about to open with an exhibition of Maori art from the region.

Art for vision impaired

Visually impaired artist Chrissy Fern with her Rag Mats, from the Blind Date exhibition, which opens at the Refinery ...

 Blind Date combines works by vision-impaired artists, as well as a darkened area containing a tactile installation made by a group of sighted artists.

Escaping to Nelson's restaurants

John Appelman of The Grape Escape cafe and Bar.

We talk to Grape Escape owner John Appelman about his life and journey through Nelson's food scene.

Delightfully different musical combination

The London Conchord Ensemble lit up Nelson's Old St John's with a fitting finale to the 2016 chamber music season.

A visiting London ensemble provided a fine ending to the 2016 season of chamber music in Nelson.

Blooming good show

Collaborating flower judges Marge Harwood, left and Faye Brownlie at the Aorere Spring Flower Show.

For the last 24 years I've had the twice-yearly privilege of judging photographic entries at the Aorere Flower Show.

Ngatimoti once a bustling rural township

The Ngatimoti Store

In the first of a series exploring the corners of the Nelson-Tasman region, Elizabeth Bean delves into Ngatimoti's past.

Winning portrait leaves good impression

Sally Barron, winner of the Impressions 41 Max Showcase Awards with her spoils and portrait.

A Nelson artist has picked up first prize in a local competition and the win has spurred her on to enter many more. 

Deeply moving story from Mali

A scene from Timbuktu, next week's Film Society screening.

Timbuktu, is a French-Mauritanian slow-moving drama with a deeply moving story.

International blues star hits town

Guitarist Stephan Gilberg, left, with American born blues artist Greg Copeland.

American born, Germany based blues musician Greg Copeland is jazzing up New Zealand with a nationwide tour.

Adam festival tickets selling fast

The Goldner String Quartet, one of numerous international groups performing at next year's Adam Chamber Music Festival ...

 For chamber music lovers The Adam Chamber Music Festival is more like Christmas than Christmas.

Love of rugby on and off the field

Mark Fa'avae with a rugby-inspired painting from his exhibition at Red Art Gallery.

Mark Fa'auve's love of rugby is reflected in his exhibition at Red Art Gallery.

Graduates and tutors show ceramics

Ceramic artists Sue Newitt, left, Jude Albert and Bronwyn Jones with works from the exhibition Past and Present: Tutors ...

 A major exhibition featuring ceramic works by students and tutors opens tonight at the Parker Gallery

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