Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search

 


Earth Wind and Fire!

Earth Wind and Fire!


From the Director's Desk

I'm very pleased to say programming for the Nelson Arts Festival is almost complete and we're getting super excited about unveiling it in early August. This year we have been lucky enough to partner with both the Melbourne Festival and Dunedin Arts Festival on a number of spectacular international performances.

You can expect a huge variety of shows from breathtaking physical circus and creative puppetry, to theatrical storytelling and engaging conversations with many clever and interesting guests and artists.

As we lock in the performers, we now face the enormous task of getting them all here. With over 140 artists and guests over a twelve day period, arranging their travel and accommodation is quite a mission! Luckily we have a couple more months for the final preparations, but no doubt it will be here before we know it.

On that note, I better get back to it! See you in a couple months.

Sophie Kelly, Festival Director.




Let's get Luke to London

Luke Burke is an up-and-coming actor from Nelson, who has been hand-picked by the Young Shakespeare Company to represent New Zealand at the Globe Theatre in London, from 4 – 23 July. But he needs our help to get there.

Since finishing school last year, Luke has been juggling part-time work, and being an intern with the Nelson Body in Space Theatre Company, all while trying to save what he can towards the $8,500 required to take part in this amazing opportunity. You may remember Luke from his popular one man play In the Boat as part of Found Tales at last year's Nelson Arts Festival.

You can help Luke by donating on his givealittle page here:http://www.givealittle.co.nz/cause/getluketolondon

A message from Luke:
"My mother is a widow, and trying to come up with the shortfall needed for this once in a lifetime opportunity in London is a huge burden, so I am seeking the support from my community. You can contact me through the [facebook] page or support me through the Telecom Foundation - Give A Little Website. Every dollar will be appreciated and I thank you for your support".


Unveiling This Year's Masked Parade

The theme for this year's Masked Parade was hotly contested in our inaugural competition, with 34 entries flooding the festival inbox. After much deliberation, the entry by The Boathouse Community Choir, of "Earth, Wind and Fire" came up trumps.
Schools were sent enrolment packs last week, prompting a flurry of entries so it looks like the 2014 parade on Friday 17 October is shaping up to be another cracker!

We are also busy organising entertainment for the More FM Carnivale after the parade, which will be the perfect way to celebrate 20 years of the Nelson Arts Festival.

If you are keen to get a group together to join in the parade, you can register online here. Or if you would like to be in the parade as a volunteer to help marshal groups or as a performer, we are always looking for people! Just get in touch with us atfestivalenquiries@ncc.govt.nz

Indian Ink

Nelsonians are in for a real treat in July as Indian Ink Theatre Company bring their new show Kiss The Fish to the Theatre Royal as part of their national tour, from Wed 9 July to Sat 12 July.

Don’t miss the latest work from this multi-award winning company whose shows have been seen by over 250,000 people!
“Indian Ink’s magical new show embodies qualities that make us proud to be Kiwis,” NZ Herald, 2013

All tickets purchased before 20 June, go in the draw to win an exquisite, limited edition mask from the show, hand-made by our Balinese master carver, Kodi Tengu.

For more information or to book tickets click here

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

2040 Target And Lower Standards: “Swimmable” Rivers Five Times More Likely To Make You Sick

Forest & Bird has condemned the government’s new water quality standards, warning New Zealanders that they lock in current levels of water pollution and allow for a 5-fold increase in the chance of getting sick from swimming in a river.

“Despite an explicit assurance from Minister Smith that the new water standards would provide for human and ecosystem health, he has failed to deliver on either of these things,” says Forest & Bird CEO Kevin Hague. More>>

ALSO:

 
 

Immigration: Clampdown On Rogue Employers Good First Step

The Human Trafficking Research Coalition is pleased at the new clampdown on rouge employers who exploit migrants announced by Minister Woodhouse this morning, and believes this is a step in the right direction. More>>

ALSO:

Mayor: 750 New Social And Affordable Homes For Wellington (Over A Decade)

The next stage of Wellington’s Housing Upgrade Programme will see at least 750 new units of social and affordable housing built over the next decade, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

22/2: Christchurch Quake Memorial Unveiled

A city, a region, a nation and an international community impacted by the Canterbury Earthquakes will come together to mark the sixth anniversary of the deadly quake and dedicate Oi Manawa Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial. More>>

ALSO:


November Quakes:

Gordon Campbell: On The Mana-Maori Party Deal

If the self-interest involved wasn’t so blatant, the electorate deal between the Maori Party and Hone Harawira would be kind of poignant. It’s a bit like seeing the remaining members of Guns’n’Roses or the Eagles back on the road touring the nostalgia circuit… playing all the old hits of Maori unity and kaupapa Maori politics. More>>

ALSO:

Private Provision: First Social Bond To Focus On Mental Health

New Zealand’s first social bond will help around 1700 people with mental illness into work, Finance Minister Steven Joyce and Social Investment Minister Amy Adams say. More>>

ALSO:

Immigration: Short Reprieve For Nine Indian Students

A temporary hold on deportations of nine Indian students is a step in the right direction but the Government urgently needs to implement safeguards to stop further injustices to more international students, the Green Party says. More>>

EARLIER:


Megaupload Case: High Court Rules Dotcom, Co-Accused Eligible For Extradion

Internet entrepreneur Kim Dotcom and his three co-accused are eligible for extradition to the United States, New Zealand's High Court ruled... Justice Murray Gilbert upheld a decision by the District Court that there were grounds for Dotcom, Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato to be extradited. More>>

ALSO:

PREVIOUSLY:

Port Hills Fire: Midday Update, Monday 20 February

• 9 homes destroyed
• 2 homes with partial damage. Damage includes things like cracked windows, heat damage.
• 3 properties with damage to other external structures e.g sheds or outbuildings More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news