Free Events

Birdsofafeather

FESTIVAL IN DEVELOPMENT - BIRDS OF A FEATHER | Sat 21 Oct, 11am Nelson Provincial Museum

From acclaimed actress and playwright Elisabeth Easther, a reading of her new play Birds of a Feather, about Perrine Moncreiff, a woman who refused to take ‘No’ for an answer.

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MaskedParade

MASKED PARADE & CARNIVALE | Fri 27 Oct, 5.30pm (Parade), 6.30–10pm (Carnivale) Upper Trafalgar & Hardy Streets

The iconic Nelson Masked Parade is an explosion of colour, music and performance in mask, this year themed 'We are the World'.

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GranaryGigs

PIC'S GRANARY GIGS

The Granary Festival Café is home to an exciting line-up of local and visiting musicians. Make sure you arrive in good time as these gigs fill up quickly!

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STAGEONE

STAGE ONE | Tue 24–Fri 27 Oct, 11am-2pm 1903 Square, Top of Trafalgar Street, Nelson

Stage One is a designated student stage on 1903 Square at the top of Trafalgar Street, where primary and secondary students perform for the public.

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VISUAL ARTS - ART IN THE PARK | Thu 12-Sun 22 Oct, 1-7pm Founders Heritage Park

This project brings five Nelson artists together to create works in their chosen fields. 

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SONG4YOU

VISUAL ARTS - SONG4YOU | Wed 11 - Fri 27 Oct Bank Lane, between Trafalgar St & Montgomery Crpk

SONG4YOU is a series of photographs celebrating the musicians who play at Nelson’s Saturday Market and around the CBD. 

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Youdothemaths

VISUAL ARTS - YOU DO THE MATHS | Thu 12 - Sun 22 Oct, 1 - 7pm Founder's Heritage Park

Maggy Johnston transforms pre-used artefacts, which would normally end up in landfill sites or polluting our environment, into alluring art works using skills such as knitting, crocheting and weaving.

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