Arts Festival

Cook-off for Motueka Kai Fest video

Mary Ann Wrigley, Stevie Chambers and Alysha Wrigley enjoy the taste of the 2018 Motueka Kai Fest.

A local celebrity cook-off is planned for the third annual Motueka Kai Fest, to be held at Decks Reserve on Sunday.

Actors to bring history alive

Actors Caitlin Brennan, left, Matthew Edgar, Judene Edgar and Anton Bentley are set to bring stories of the Washbourn ...

Visitors to Washbourn Gardens in Richmond may think they have stepped back in time.

K-pop group to perform at Race Unity Day video

The Nelson College for Girls K-pop group set to perform at Race Unity Day are, from back left: Rebecca Amos, Michelle  ...

If you've never seen the sights or heard the sounds of a K-pop dance group, you're in a treat at Race Unity Day.

'Allo 'Allo! reprisal trip down memory lane

It will be a ride down memory lane for Stephens. left, and McInerney, who played the same roles 20 years ago. McInerney ...

Two actors are set to reprise their roles 20 years after they last performed in a Nelson Repertory Theatre production of 'Allo 'Allo!

The NZ band you never heard of video

Bass player Paul Woolright is hoping to get the old band back together ...

They were named to support Black Sabbath on a world tour. Then it all fell apart. Now, there are hopes Christchurch band Ticket could reunite ...

Teen actor shows many faces

Matthew Edgar as Tweedledum, right, with Becky Davies as Tweedledee in Disney's Alice in Wonderland Jr.

Nelson actor Matthew Edgar has had a busy year in the performing arts.

WWI history comes alive

Actor Darryl Ware in action as German Admiral Ernst Vanselow.

World War I has been brought alive for many pupils at schools across the Nelson-Tasman region.

Unravelling the mind

Mind Unravelled by InsideOut Circus & Physical Theatre finished with a sold out show at Riverside Community.

Show designed to make you think twice about how society deals with the mentally ill.

Scrooge gets steampunked video

Richmond actor Lester Oakes plays Ebenezer Scrooge in the Nelson Repertory Theatre production of A Christmas Carol ...

Nelson Repertory Theatre has taken Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol and given it a steampunk twist for its latest production.

Armistice play at Church Steps

Penny Taylor performs at Mapua School in an interactive play for some pupils that outlined the events of the Great War ...

The signing of the armistice that ended First World War hostilities will be dramatised at Nelson's historic Church Steps.

Kato kills it

Canadian born, Australian based singer-songwriter Garrett Kato put on a spellbinding show for the Nelson Arts Festival.

Garrett Kato showed Nelson that he is a musical force to be reckoned with.

Lobster love

Borderline Arts Ensemble are in Nelson to perform Lobster at the Nelson Arts Festival.

Review: Dance show was disturbing, beautiful, comic and a touch confusing.

Canadian quintet inject cheer

Beth Beauchamp, Malcolm Anderson, Geoff Love and Fran Mitchell soak up the sunshine and the music of the Shuffle Demons.

Jazz funk band dispel remnants of gloom under blue skies, after days of rain.

Spooky chills and thrills

Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman star in the Nelson Arts Festival production of The Dunstan Creek Haunting.

Review: Cleverly told tales of Central Otago gold rush hauntings left audience shrieking and giggling.

Magical, messy chaos

David Ladderman and Lizzie Tollemache drew on time-honoured tricks to entertain the enthralled crowd.

Slapstick comedy, acrobatics and magic made a great big mess at the Suter Theatre on Thursday.

Have guitar, will travel

Canadian/ Australian musician, Garrett Kato.

Canadian singer/songwriter Garrett Kato became a star after moving to Australia for love. He plays two New Zealand shows, including the Nelson Arts Festival, next week.

Quilters put on a spread

Festival of Quilts organisers Lyn McCullough, left, and Sandra Cahill say the Nelson Quilters Guild is a fun, social ...

Waimea College hall was a blaze of colour last weekend during the Nelson Festival of Quilts.

Magical launch for festival

Entertainers, Lizzie Tollemache and David Ladderman, from the independent theatre company Rollicking Entertainment Ltd, ...

A record number of local performers and a ballet coup feature in this year's arts festival.

Maurice Gee returns

Maurice Gee photographed at home in Nelson in 2003: "Childhood is a barrel I can dip into and bring out whatever I want."

Writer Maurice Gee went quiet about 10 years ago and we thought he'd stopped writing, but a new book has appeared.

Flowers to bloom for armistice centenary

Arts Council Nelson executive committee member Ronnie Martin, left, and chairwoman Barbara Franklet with some flax ...

A flax flower installation of 2500 blooms is planned to represent each Nelsonian who was engaged in World War I.  

Author HG Bells to give free talk

Richmond Library is to host free talks mid October by author HG Bells and long-time volunteer Heather Thomas.

Sci-fi author HG Bells stayed awake as long as she could when her new book Sleep Over was released.

Opal Valley pure gold

Shot over four days, Opal Valley was made in and around Wakefield for just $3000.

An idea bubbling away for years finally made it to the silver screen, receiving a golden thumbs up from festival goers.

Parade imagination running wild

A Christmas Carol Steampunk Style cast member Nick Gastrell in the steampunk-style mask and clothing he intends to wear ...

Steampunk will be right at home in this year's Nelson Masked Parade which has a weird and wonderful theme.

The heart and craft of writing memoirs

Pip Desmond is an award-winning writer, editor and oral historian.

Creating tributes to loved ones when they die can help make sense of the loss.

Putting the fun back into funk

80s R'n'B meets yacht-rock glam: Melbourne musical collective, Sex on Toast.

Dodgy dance moves, glam guitars, glossy synths and pervy funk jams: brace yourself for incoming Melbourne "New Jack Swing" band, Sex On Toast.

Michael Leunig: Drawing to conclusions

"I think I'm trying to humanize the world a bit" says Australian cartoonist, Michael Leunig.

Declared “a national living treasure” in 1999, legendary Australian cartoonist Michael Leunig is on his way here for the Nelson Arts Festival.

Food for thought

The third Thinking Brunch tackles the inevitable end of life and how we deal with it.

The three Thinking Brunches on the Arts Festival menu will surely satisfy your curiosity.

Memoir tips in free talk

Panni Palasti just before the launch of her memoir in 2015.

Poet and author Panni Palasti is scheduled to give a free talk at Richmond Library about growing up in war-time Hungary.

Lighting fires for young readers

Children's author James Russell will be at the Nelson Arts Festival Readers and Writers next month.

James Russell's children's books and junior novels have been known to get even the most reluctant young readers hooked.

Free play readings at libraries

Playwright Roger Hall is the driving force behind New Zealand Theatre Month.

Richmond and Motueka libraries have teamed up with Nelson Repertory Theatre to deliver free play readings in celebration of New Zealand Theatre Month.

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