Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search

 

Busy day - Art in the Aisles

The seventh annual Arts Festival Service at Nelson Cathedral will welcome in the Nelson Arts Festival on Sunday October 16th. The service has now won a place at the heart of the festival, with the Cathedral filled each year by a congregation there to welcome the spring and celebrate the arts.

Cathedral Priest Assistant Yvonne McLean says the service is a mix of the best traditions of the Anglican Church ­ and some original Nelson elements.

"The Cathedral is pleased to host this service and to be identified with the Nelson Arts Festival," she said. "We love the whole idea of celebrating the gifts and talents of the people in our Nelson community."

This service has developed its own tradition and is will be opened with a karanga, and a parade of models from the Montana WearableArt Awards moving to the music of the processional hymn. Festival patron Jane Evans will read a poem, Mayor Paul Matheson will give a bible reading, local poet Rachel Bush will read a poem, there will be music from the Cathedral Choir and Polyhymnos and the address is to be given by well known artist Allie Eagle.

This year for the first time there will be art exhibited in the cathedral from the time of the service, through to Friday October 21st. Paintings, papier mache works and sculptures from the Magenta Creative Space, Community Art Works and Nikau House will be on show.

"We are pleased to be able to include the work of people of mixed abilities and people who have experienced mental illness," the Reverend McLean said. "We like to think the cathedral can have a role in the lives of all Nelsonians and we see potential for this kind of exhibition to grow as part of the Nelson Arts Festival."

Everyone is welcome to the Arts Festival church service at the Nelson Cathedral at 6pm on Sunday October 16th.


ENDS

MEDIA SUPPORT FOR COMMUNITY GROUPS SUPPORTED BY THE COMMUNITY TRUST

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines

 


Howard Davis: Joel Coen's Monochromatic Macbeth

The Bard of Avon may well be smirking up the sleeves of his lace doublet at the irony of Will Smith's Oscar debacle, but now that the initial furore has dissipated, it's worth revisiting the movie for which Denzel Washington was also nominated. More>>

Howard Davis: Kenneth Branagh’s Black & White Belfast

Branagh has assembled a wonderful cast, including Ciarán Hinds, a gently formidable actor who well deserves his Oscar nomination, and Judi Dench, who steals every scene she’s in. More>>


Howard Davis: Dennis Villeneuve’s Dune - A Brief History

So many elements of Herbert’s novel have since become tropes of popular SciFi that Villeneuve’s film sometimes seems deceptively derivative. What makes all this nonsense essential viewing is his astonishing visual sensibility. More>>


Howard Davis: Jill Trevelyan's Rita Angus

Although Angus has become one of Aotearoa’s best-loved painters, the story of her life remained little known and poorly understood before Jill Trevelyan's acclaimed and revelatory biography, which has been republished by Te Papa press. More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • CULTURE
  • HEALTH
  • EDUCATION
 
 
  • Wellington
  • Christchurch
  • Auckland