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What's on in Nelson

The cast of Grease perform 'We Go Together'.

What's going to keep you entertained in Nelson.

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.

Switching on to slow TV

Slow TV began in Norway and features hours of people, animals or machines doing not that much.

Does anyone watch TV anymore?

WOW roadshow marks 30 years video

Model Jane Wenley lets children get up close and personal to the Susan Holmes-designed creation Firebird.

"Wearable what?" From obscurity, WOW celebrates its 30th birthday with a tour of the country.

Slick is the word

The cast of Nelson Youth Theatre production of Grease rehearse on stage at the Theatre Royal .

The Nelson Youth Theatre cast of Grease dazzled in their Theatre Royal performance, from their dancing to their costumes, says reviewer Tami Mansfield.

Restaurant owners' frantic kick-off

Ford's new owners Janette and Peter plan to build on the restaurant's reputation for good food.

They thought they'd taken over a restaurant during a quiet time. Then the All Blacks came to town.

Tortured artist paints to recovery

Getting brush to canvas during a nervous breakdown was a "defining moment" for Russell Black.

A nervous breakdown helped unlock a new world of arld.

Bay Dreams sells out

Tens of thousands have been to Bay Dreams since it first hit the stage in Mt Maunganui.

If you weren't fast, you're now last as Bay Dream believers snap up every single ticket to the Nelson show.

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.

Art with an outsider's eye

Nelson artist James Kirkwood with his recent work at Quiet Dog Gallery, which is on display until October 8.

Packed with visual thrills, a new painting show looks at the Nelson landscape in a bold new way.

Vintage ports in storm

Port expert Nick Heath, left, and wine writer John Saker with a selection of vintage ports at a tasting in Wellington.

It's a tough job, but someone has to do it - columnist Neil Hodgson put his tastebuds on the line for a vintage port tasting.

Dance review pure love

Wakatu Dance Theatre's show was a mix of tap, ballet, lyrical, contemporary, and jazz styles

The stage was set and the Wakatu Dance Company delivered with aplomb.

Art Expo draws in the crowds

Edie Morgan, left, and Leiana Hayward check out the three little pigs artwork made from acrylic and poly on resin by Sue ...

Art Expo Nelson captured the attention of thousands over its three day event.

Play reflects on rape culture

Karin McCracken invites people in the audience to come up on stage and read as witnesses and lawyers in the play.

Arts Festival audience will get an up close, uncomfortable, and occasionally personal view of a rape trial.

Saved by a whisker or three

Helen Brown is coming to the Readers and Writers event as part of the Nelson Arts Festival.

Helen Brown is a writer of tender insight and poignant stories, reports NMIT writing student Sarah Stewart.

Lights, camera, action stations

Opal Valley is one of the 19 short films showing at the Top of the South film festival.

The Top of the South film festival is back in town and there's 19 very good reasons to go.

Cancer fighter's focus

Jeff Connell with one of his artworks that will be on show at this weekend's Art Expo Nelson.

Painting became the panacea for one man battling terminal cancer.

The lure of a bratwurst

Karsten Rentsch at his Wurstladen & Snack bar called Karsten's in Hardy St, Nelson.

OPINION: The scent of a sizzling bratwurst sausage leads the way into a shop laden with traditional German delights.

Peeking into the past

Nelson Provincial Museum chief executive Lucinda Blackley-Jimson says its new photography exhibition showed the region's ...

The early settlers of Nelson knew a fair bit about image retouching.

Life mirrors art for visiting author

Wellington-based writer Rajorshi Chakraborti is part of the Write Where You Are collective, which offers creative ...

Author Rajorshi Chakraborti continues to push the boundaries and sees things many of us don't, writes NMIT student Stuart Bathan.

Classic comes to life

Nelson Academy of Dance during the rehearsal for their performance of Sleeping Beauty at the Theatre Royal.

Audience's eyes will be wide open for the Nelson Academy of Dance's performance of Sleeping Beauty.

F for festival

Writer and musician Lizzie Marvelly is opening the festival with a talk about her novel That F Word and what feminism ...

The 2018 Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers programme delivers an extravaganza for the mind, writes NMIT student Jenny Callaghan.

Rod River Band launches EP

Rod River in the NMIT studios where the EP 'About Time' was recorded.

Never mind the Bollocks, here's The Rod River Band.

Boathouse fundraiser earns $10k

Mel Parsons, with band members Josh Logan, left, and Jed Parsons, who helped raise $10,000 towards the Boathouse rebuild.

Singer song writer Mel Parsons' concert at the Theatre Royal has helped raise $10,000 towards the Boathouse rebuild.

One Love at UB40 gig

UB40 have sold more than 70 million albums since they first formed back in Birmingham in 1978.

The aroha will be flowing as Marley NZ Allstars and Opshop join reggae giants UB40 for their Nelson show.

From ballet to ghosts at festival

Nelson mayor Rachel Reese, left, and Penny Ashton dressed as her character Olive Copperbottom at the launch of The ...

Everything from ghost stories to ballet, to a saucy twist on Dickens will be on show at the Nelson Arts Festival.

Watching Naked Girls Reading

Hannah Gordon, aka Gingerella, has been on the Naked Girls stage three times.

NGR is a different type of strip show, underpinned by the right to be seen, not objectified.

A fine use of space

Artist Graham Snowden has opened up a gallery in Church St underneath the Nelson English Centre.

A new pop-up gallery on Church St adds to Nelson's quirky art scene.

Working out for WOW

Nelson artist Janet Bathgate is one of the seven Nelson based World of WearableArt finalists this year.

Pilates moves and laser cutting helped a Nelson artist make the finals of the World of WearableArt show.

Go off and see the Wizard

The costumes were fantastic and the performances were faultless.

Nelson Musical Theatre's production of this timeless classic will have clicking your heels for more.

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