Masks About Town

Let’s paint the streets of Whakatū in bright colours and showcase our community’s diversity and creative superpowers!
Get making

Get moving 

Would you like to be part of The Sensorium, dance through NIGHT VISION and help us open this year's Festival? 

We’re looking for participants to take part in The Sensorium, a mass movement performance choreographed by Chloe Loftus.  Amateurs and professionals, experts and the curious - all are welcome to learn this simple choreography and be a part of this magical community event. We only require that you are 14years of age or older, and are available for the evening of NIGHT VISION Thursday 20 October.

The movements will be simple for all to learn! The Sensorium will be performed in unison as we travel together through the streets of Whakatū Nelson. This project is fully accessible, with the material adaptable to suit every body.

Rehearsals will be held at Fairfield House on Thurs 6 Oct, Tues 18 Oct and Wed 19 Oct - please sign up via the button below, or contact Chloe via email if you have questions.
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Get prepped for dinner

Join Nicola Galloway at the Food Factory demo kitchen to celebrate the publication of her new pukapuka, The Homemade Table

Nicola will reveal how focusing on the seasons has revolutionised her approach to growing, harvesting, storing, and preparing food.
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Get your art seen

Bestselling author and Instagram success story Rebekah Ballagh will share with fellow authors/ creatives the story of how she built her audience on social media and how doing so not only helped her promote her books but influenced their creation in the first place.
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Tamariki & Rangatahi

We've put together an awesome programme for our tamariki and rangatahi this year. From school matinees to workshops to collaborations - check it all out here:
Tamariki & Rangatahi


We'd love a helping hand if you have some time!
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