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What's on in Nelson

Golden Bay children's musician, Levity Beet, is performing at the NCMA on July 20.

What's going to keep you entertained in Nelson.

These boots were made ... by me

Lou Clifton runs the School School in Wellington which is heading to Nelson for a weekend of sneaker-making workshops.

A one-day workshop to make your own shoes is coming to Nelson.

Pride in roaring good show

Stunning costumes were part of the Nelson Youth Theatre's production of The Lion King Jr at the Theatre Royal.

The Lion King Jr roared to life at Nelson's Theatre Royal with the Nelson Youth Theatre cast putting on a colourful show.

Lion King hits right note

The Nelson Youth Theatre is perform Disney's The Lion King Jr during the school holidays at the Theatre Royal.

Looking for a way to warm up? Look no further than Nelson Youth Theatre's Lion King production.

Ceramics capture imagination

Sophie Holt's exhibition features creations made with her mum, Lot Brandt, both having similar styles.

Artist Sophie Holt has pushed her creative boundaries by working on an exhibition of cute and quirky ceramic sculptures with her mum.  

Rewinding to era of cassettes video

Jordan Sime is an avid collector audio cassettes and he advertises for people to give him their unwanted tapes.

The nostalgia of cassette tapes has one man still playing them.

A journey through sound

The permanent new line-up of NZTrio, Ashley Brown (left), Amalia Hall and Somi Kim are set to perform in Nelson.

The NZTrio is promising to transport its audience through the world of sound in its Nelson performance.

Bay Dreams back in Nelson

Australian artist Tash Sultana performs to the Bay Dreams crowd at Trafalgar Park in January.

It rocked and rolled its way into the hearts of music fans across the top of the south, and it's coming back for a second act.

Calling all musical actors

Blood Brothers director Hugh Neill directed the production in 2010, staged at the Theatre Royal, and he's at is again, ...

Blood Brothers director is on the lookout for thespians who can hold a note. So if you're "tone deaf, there's not much point".

Hollie Smith: Singing it true

"I love singing jazz. It feels absolutely fundamental to what I do, even when I sing in other styles."

Hollie Smith is on her way to Nelson for two very different live shows in August.

Mann has ball with big break

After eight years in London, former Nelson actor Eddie Mann is finding himself an in-demand performer on stage and screen.

 From Nelson Youth Theatre to Elton John biopic - Eddie Mann's acting career is on an upward trajectory.

Historic scandal brought to life

Actress Konstantina Tsina as Constance Larnach, one of William Larnach's wives in the play Castle of Lies being ...

A play that centres on a scandalous episode in an historic New Zealand landmark will be staged in one of Nelson's historic buildings.

Hobnail to kick off 25th anniversary tour

Hobnail are on the road again to celebrate their 25th anniversary and a best-of album, stopping at Nelson and Golden Bay ...

Through domestic milestones and untold miles of travel - Hobnail's 25-year journey is celebrate with a new album and national tour.

Solo show a standout

Born in Sicily, Turrisi was exposed to the Arabian influence and constant flow of migrants in southern Italy, which ...

Music that captured the changing world of the migrant was on full show at Francesco Turrisi's Nelson concert.

'The hymn book is dying out'

Organist Alan K.Gray says many churches are shifting to more modern music and away from the organ.

A global lack of organists and pianists is being blamed for the death of church hymns.

Exhibition 'something to remember'

A layered fabric book made by Elke Finkenauer.

The latest exhibition to grace the Suter Art Gallery is one that viewers could relate to and resonate with.

Choirs prepare for battle

Nayland College choir do a final rehearsal at Nelson School of Musical Arts, ahead of the Big Sing competition there on ...

Big Sing as popular as ever, as 100 school choristers take part in regional contest.

Local rider riding high

Stone negotiates a rocky stretch of the Blue Derby course in Tasmania.

With a string of race successes behind him, mountainbiker Brady Stone is in top gear preparing for the next rounds of the Enduro World Series.

Hollie Smith to tour South Island

Hollie Smith will perform seven shows around the South Island this August.

Smith is taking her Intimate Song Showcase to seven South Island venues.

College trio top chamber contest

The members of Les Trois, Flora Secker, violin, Gloria Lee, piano and Jeni Choi, violin from Nelson College for Girls ...

From Baroque to the Beatles, variety was the theme at the top of the south Chamber Music Contest.

Nelson authors book awards spots

Rachael Craw has been named a finalist for her book The Rift.

Two Nelson authors have made the cut for the 2019 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults 

Laughing at Dracula

Oscar Macdonald as Dracula in the Nelson Repertory Theatre production.

 Ever wondered how to know how to fend off vampires? Dracula - The Bloody Truth could be the show for you.

Devilishly good night

The three female leads in the Nelson College for Girls production of The Witches of Eastwick had an authentic stage ...

There was humour, elegance and poise in the Nelson College for Girls production of The Witches of Eastwick.

Choir brings peace and harmony

The Chroma Chamber Choir gave a 
"perfect concert" at the Christ Church Cathedral on Saturday.

The Chroma Chamber Choir performed a programme of contemplative choral music, mostly unaccompanied, at Christ Church Cathedral.

Small prints big deal for Takaka

Grant Knowles is welcoming people to the Art Vault gallery he runs to see a collection of print works from around the ...

Over 100 works of New Zealand print art are on display in Takaka until next month.

Feeling Italian

Grisly deaths and coffee, two things Gomorrah have in bucketloads.

After watching the filthy underbelly of Italian crime families, you could almost excuse yourself for feeling like you're part of the gang.

Etching out living in Golden Bay

Kathy Reilly's exhibition at the Nelson Suter McKee Gallery is on until May 26.

Golden Bay artist Kathy Reilly "felt like some sort of spy" as she sketched the architecture in secretive North Korea.

School show spellbinding video

Key characters in the Nelson College for Girls' production of The Witches of Eastwick (clockwise from left) Jasmine ...

After waiting for what seemed an eternity, the simmering cauldron of talent at Nelson College for Girls is about to weave its spell once again.

Dovedale's 150th reunion

There's been hundreds of students through Dovedale School's doors, including these students from 2011. From left, Edward ...

Students young and old will have a chance to celebrate at Dovedale School's 150th reunion this weekend.

Solo and duo acts hit right chords

Bella Shand won the Nelson heats of the Smokefree Rockquest in the solo/duo category.

Rockquest solo and duo acts have "stunning voices" and "dynamic" guitar skills.

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