Nelson Arts Festival

Biography

Every spring, Nelson Arts Festival brings the city alive with its non-stop programme of theatre, dance, music, talks, exhibitions and community events. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, it is now New Zealand’s longest-running annual arts festival.

Installations

Nelson Arts Festival – Up and Away

Every spring, Nelson Arts Festival brings the city alive with its non-stop programme of theatre, dance, music, talks, exhibitions and community events. Celebrating its 25th anniversary in 2019, it is…

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Nelson Arts Festival – Mask Making Workshops

The Mask Parade & Carnivale is one of Nelson’s most loved free community events. In the lead-up to the event, Nelson Arts Festival ran a series of free mask-making workshops….

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Nelson Arts Festival – Voice Collective

Every month, Voice Collective get together for a few hours to rehearse a song, and then do a once-only performance. This month, it’s Dolly Parton’s ‘Joelene’. Nelson Arts Festival has…

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Nelson Arts Festival – A Call to Dance

Ideas…land…bodies – who owns them and who gets to use them? A Call to Dance celebrates a place and its people, asking questions about heritage, belonging, public expression and cultural…

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