NELSON CBD & PARTICIPATING GALLERIES
Thurs 21 Oct | 5pm - 9pm
Spring. Daylight Savings. Arts Festival. Opening night. What better way to celebrate than watching the city unfurl after dark?
Fri 29 Oct | 5.30pm - 10pm
A forever festival favourite, this magical community celebration is how we welcome the start of summer in Whakatū Nelson. 2021 is all about connection - the theme for this year’s parade!
AT YOUR SCHOOL
Thur 21 & Fri 22 Oct
Nelson Arts Festival is delighted to be bringing Selina Tusitala Marsh to Whakatū to speak to school students about her two inspirational graphic novels for middle grade readers, Mophead (winner of the 2020 Margaret Mahy Award) and Mophead Tu (a finalist for this year's award).
AT YOUR KŌHANGA REO OR KINDY
Tue 26 & Wed 27 Oct
The tūi chatters, the kākā cackles, and the kererū coos: each bird has its distinctive sounds from the moment they hatch. Te Taiao (the natural world) shapes their growth, stance, and song, until they are finally set to soar across the sky.
NELSON PROVINCIAL MUSEUM
22 - 31 Oct | 10.00am - 5.00pm (4.30pm weekends)
See the world how the future does, in Through The Eye of Whakatū. A group of Whakatū tamariki have been exploring climate change through the lens of a camera.
THE SUTER THEATRE
Sat 30 Oct | 6.30pm
This is the news, but not as you know it.
News News News is a television news show made by children for adults, presented live from the stage of Tauranga’s Baycourt Theatre to viewers across the globe (and Whakatū).
THE SUTER ART GALLERY TE ARATOI O WHAKATŪ
21 - 31 Oct | 9.30am - 4.30pm
The intricate overlaying and threading of flax fibres adds to the rich tapestry of Te Tau Ihu whakapapa and tells the unique stories associated with this art form.
NELSON CENTRE FOR MUSICAL ARTS (NCMA)
Sat 23 Oct | 3pm & 6pm
Nelson Symphony Orchestra in association with NCMA present a tribute to the big screen.
Tues 26 Oct, Wed 27 Oct | 6.30pm
An artist arrives at his paint-splattered studio ready to create a new work. He waits for inspiration. When it finally comes, things don’t proceed quite as he would wish.