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

 

Time to buy tickets For Nelson Arts Festival

Time to buy tickets For Nelson Arts Festival


Ticket sales are booming for this year’s Nelson Arts Festival and locals are urged to get in early. Nelson City Council Festival Director Sophie Kelly says sales are tracking well ahead of previous years with some clear favourites already emerging.

“We’re picking the Loons new cabaret show Berlin Burlesque at the Theatre Royal to be our first sell out, and there will be more,” she said. “With the Masters Games in town plus the rugby visitors we really want to encourage Nelsonians to get tickets while they can.”

This Sunday (September 4) is the last day for the Early Bird discount on festival tickets. Sophie says this is a saving of around $4 per seat, which mounts up for groups or people buying tickets for several shows. Sophie recommends becoming a Festival Friend as another excellent way to save on tickets.

She says this year’s festival programme delivers a feast of theatre and music from New Zealand and afar. “The message we have for Nelson people is that this is their festival, it’s a time to say goodbye to winter, to get out and try something new and to be really proud of living in a vibrant arty city,” she says.

“If you haven’t ever taken the plunge and gone along to a festival show, make this the year you do.”

And Sophie encourages ticket buyers to take a risk or two: “Rather than going for the safe and familiar, festival time is an opportunity to stretch your boundaries and try something like Random Acts of God – inspired by the Christchurch earthquakes, a six piece band and a troupe of four dancers explore the question of what we do when life throws a curve ball.”

The arts festival begins on October 7 with the Masked Parade and continues for 17 days of music and theatre at the Suter, the Theatre Royal, the Festival Tent at Founders and the Granary Festival Café where early evening music shows are free.

The Nelson Arts Festival is produced by the Nelson City Council as a celebration for locals and an attraction for visitors. This year’s event is part of the Game On Festival, which showcases the region to our rugby visitors.
Ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Panic In The Pacific Over China


For years, it has been no secret that China wants closer security and trade ties with the small nations of the Pacific region. All part of Beijing’s self-image as a global superpower. To that end this week, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi embarked on an unprecedented 10-day tour of the Pacific, aimed at convincing his Pacific hosts to join a cross-Pacific agreement that would let Beijing provide them with high-level police training and security, shared data co-operation and other joint services ranging from agriculture to tourism...
More>>



 
 

Covid-19: Second Vaccine Booster For The Most Vulnerable
People who are at high-risk of getting very sick from a COVID-19 infection will soon be eligible to receive a second booster, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>


Crime: Govt Helps Protect Shops From Ram Raids

The Government is providing further support to help Police protect small businesses affected by a spike in ram raids, Minister of Police Poto Williams says... More>>


Government: Investment Boosts Coastal Shipping In Aotearoa
New Zealand is a step closer to a more resilient, competitive, and sustainable coastal shipping sector following the selection of preferred suppliers for new and enhanced coastal shipping services, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced today... More>>


PM Speech: Harvard University Commencement Speech - Democracy, Disinformation And Kindness

In Te Reo Māori, the language of the indigenous people of New Zealand, I paid tribute to all of the esteemed guests who stand here in this great forest of knowledge. It is a privilege to be here, and I thank you for the honour... More>>

Government: Independent Panel Appointed To Review Electoral Law
Justice Minister Kris Faafoi today announced appointments to the independent panel that will lead a review of New Zealand’s electoral law. “This panel, appointed by an independent panel of experts... More>>


Trade: Prime Minister To Visit United States
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is leading a trade mission to the United States this week as part of the Government’s reconnection strategy to support export growth and the return of tourists post COVID-19... More>>


 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels