The Nelson Arts Festival presents the iconic Masked Parade & Carnivale!
The theme this year is 'We are the World'. Peoples and places, cultures and creatures, local and global, who and what make up your world?
Enrolments are open at: www.nelsonartsfestival.co.nz
On the site, there's also a free downloadable booklet about making masks and music.
Come and play in central Nelson on Friday 27 October.
The Top of the South Film Festival celebrates 16 of the best of locally produced films (Nelson/Tasman/Marlborough) with an exciting evening of red carpet arrivals, food and drink followed by an opportunity for local filmmakers to showcase their short films on the big screen. Get to the Suter Theatre's website soon in order to secure your tickets. Tickets are selling fast! There are TWO screenings of the Film Festival Shorts on Saturday, October 28 - 6 PM and 8:30 PM. Come early and walk the Red Carpet before each screening and enjoy food from our sponsor New World and drink at the Suter's cash bar. Then enjoy the full spectrum of film genre's: comedy, drama, horror, experimental, thriller, noir and music video. MC'd by Nelson Councillor Matt Lawrey, with special guest Mayor Richard Kempthorne. All proceeds are donated to the TOTS Film Production Society which provides financial support to its members pursuing the art of filmmaking in our region. Sponsored by: New World-Nelson City, Pic’s Peanut Butter, Whakatu Marae, Hoglund Art Glass, Dress Up Box, Mapua Village Bakery, Lustre Collective, Blue Sky Solutions, New Zealand Video Productions, Dutch Rusk and Horsebox Ltd.
A family fun day based on the Mexican festival 'Day of the Dead' with culture, food, and entertainment. Mexican Mariachi, food stalls, arts and crafts, pinatas, face painters, chili sauce contest and prizes for best Day of the Dead outfit.
The Day of the Dead originated as an indigenous Mexican celebration of life and departed loved ones. Traditionally people dress up in flamboyant 19th century costumes wearing face paint resembling colourful decorated skeletons, with flowers and love hearts.
On the 6th anniversary of the Nelson Day of the Dead there will be performances, food stalls serving traditional Mexican food, ingredients, chills, local Day of the Dead Arts and Crafts, face painters, pinatas, and competitions for best Mexican Day of the Dead outfit.
Offerings are made on an 'altar', decorated with candles, marigolds, fruits, sweet bread, sugar skulls and photographs of loved ones that have passed, with their favourite drink, food and mementoes.
Visitors are invited to bring photographs or mementoes of their loved ones to add to the Altar, and do not forget to pick them up when you leave.
Friday 3rd November 2017, in Community Events
Our annual business awards have been running for nearly 30 years and are a true showcase of business excellence and local success. This premier black-tie event will feature a line up of top quality entertainment, including renown journalist Mark Sainsbury as our MC. Reward and inspire staff while networking with more than 500 top business people.