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KO TE ĀKAU | Poetics of Land, Water and Sky

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Weekdays | 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturdays | 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

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Ko Te Ākau — Poetics of Land, Water and Sky is a new installation and performance work created by visionary and internationally renowned artist Charles Koroneho in collaboration with Filament Eleven 11.

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NIGHT VISION

NELSON CBD & PARTICIPATING GALLERIES
Thurs 21 Oct | 5pm - 9pm

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Spring. Daylight Savings. Arts Festival. Opening night. What better way to celebrate than watching the city unfurl after dark?

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EAST ST FESTIVAL HUB

EAST ST FESTIVAL HUB at East St Cafe & Bar
21 - 30 Oct | 9pm

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Need coffee? Fancy a beverage pre or post show? Or have you just finished performing and you need somewhere to unwind and meet other artists, audiences and crew?
No fear! (Almost) every night of the Fest we’ve got you covered at East St Festival Hub with post-show gigs, excellent beverages and food to save the planet by.

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MASK CARNIVALE

NELSON CBD
Fri 29 Oct | 5.30pm - 10pm

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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!

THROUGH THE EYE OF WHAKATŪ

NELSON PROVINCIAL MUSEUM
22 - 31 Oct | 10.00am - 5.00pm (4.30pm weekends)

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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.

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NEWS NEWS NEWS (livestream)

THE SUTER THEATRE
Sat 30 Oct | 6.30pm

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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).

HE RARANGA KŌRERO | Weaving Conversations

THE SUTER ART GALLERY TE ARATOI O WHAKATŪ
21 - 31 Oct | 9.30am - 4.30pm

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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.

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NELSON CITY CENTRE ARTWALK | Anytime or Tours

ELMA TURNER LIBRARY
(tours begin at Halifax St entrance)
Fri 22 Oct, Thu 28 Oct, Sat 30 Oct | 10.00am

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Nelson City Centre ArtWalk is an outdoor art gallery in Whakatū’s streets. With 26 sites, ArtWalk takes you on a journey past artworks by some of our most celebrated artists, as well as artworks that have a particular poignancy to Whakatū.

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Weekdays | 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturdays | 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

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Experience it, be in it, craft it, share it. We’ve cooked up somethin’ special at the Refinery Visual Arts Hub (as if they don’t do special the rest of the year too).

VICKI SMITH | Repose

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Weekdays | 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturdays | 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

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Repose invites local and international artists to cross geographic boundaries and timezones to connect and create together.

SAMARA DAVIS | Ano me He Wharepuungawerewere

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Weekdays | 10.00 am - 5.00 pm
Saturdays | 10.00 am - 2.00 pm

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‘Ano me He Wharepuungawerewere’ is a whakatauki that likens a beautifully carved or woven house (Wharenui), to that of a beautifully and authentically woven spider’s web. It can also be used to express or denote the ideas of a house full of spider webs, collecting dust.

PUKAPUKA TALKS 2021

DIGITAL & LIBRARY WORKSHOP ONLY
22 - 25 Oct

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Join 29 of Aotearoa’s leading authors and change-makers who come together over four days for kōrero about their latest books, the lives that have informed them and how the written word enables them to explore the universal issues that matter to us all.

WRITING HOME: AN ANTIDOTE TO FEELING STRANDED | Pukapuka Talks [DIGITAL]

DIGITAL
Throughout the Festival

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There are – in the tradition of Katherine Mansfield, Robin Hyde and Janet Frame – many Aotearoa writers who live beyond our shores, including Hinemoana Baker and Mohamed Hassan. What message would they like us to hear?

ONCE WERE HIPPIES | Pukapuka Talks [DIGITAL]

DIGITAL
Mon 25 Oct | 11.00am

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Steve Braunias speaks with Miro Bilbrough about her memoir, In The Time of the Manaroans, which he declared on Newsroom the ‘best written book of non-fiction of 2020’.

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WĀHINE WAHAPŪ | Pukapuka Talks

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Sun 24 Oct | 5.30pm (doors open 5pm)

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Former NZ Poet Laureate Selina Tusitala Marsh shares the stage with two of Aoteaora’s most extraordinary young poets – Ruby Solly and Tayi Tibble – as they perform poems from their latest collections.

THE MIRROR BOOK | Pukapuka Talks [DIGITAL]

DIGITAL
Fri 22 Oct | 1.30pm

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A deep-dive discussion with Charlotte Grimshaw about her explosive new memoir, facilitated by filmmaker and fellow memoirist Miro Bilbrough.

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Important information for our ticket holders

Due to the ongoing uncertainties posed by the current COVID-19 outbreak, we have had to cancel most of our 2021 programme.

 

All ticket holders will be contacted about the cancelled events and offered a full refund.

 

Thank you for your understanding and support!