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Alpaca Social Club

The Alpaca Social Club is the bringing together of 2 kindred musical souls. Both musical adventurers and travelers, on different instruments and across a multitude of styles, Jon Sanders and Craig Denham are something of a live phenomenon. With strong roots in acoustic music, celtic trad and various world styles and playing “The music they…


Wild Fire – Sika & Koffie

Feel the heartbeat of the earth. An uplifting night of Didgeridoo & West African Drums. It's also Valentine's Day, so a perfect opportunity to gather together and feel the love! Sika & Koffie have joined forces for this special concert. Two masters of their crafts with enough positive energy to raise the roof! Hypnotic drum…


Ras Judah & Culture Embassy

Ras Judah and Culture Embassy band is a Wellington-based, 10-piece international multicultural outfit, hence the name “Culture Embassy”. The band’s musical style is an infusion Afro jazz and roots reggae. Culture Embassy started in Wellington back in early 2013 as a collaborative music project between Ras Judah and friends. Ras Judah hails from Botswana in…


Madame Tragédie & Accomplices; The Lady Sings the Blues

Isabella (Izzy) Miller Bell Aka Ma Bell & Madame Tragédie is a multi-faceted performance artist with a passion for music and the stage, heralded by (NZMM July 2003) to be one of NZ’s most musical Scottish imports. From Europe to Australia and onto New Zealand this independent musical luminary has performed on various platforms, from…


Farewell Summer, Greetings Autumn Meadow Dance.

This evening is for people who just want to dance... On this evening Summer gives way to Autumn making it a perfect moment to serenade Summer on an alive conscious dance floor and in a breath-taking setting. Gather your friends and get yourself along. $20 concession / $25 full Tickets at at the door, pay…


Astronomical Interests of Fairfield’s Atkinson Family.

Nelson Science Society and Fairfield House have the pleasure of hosting an informative evening as part of Nelson's Tuku 21 Whakatū Heritage Month. Duncan Steel will talk about two remarkable members of the Atkinson family and their astronomical interests. Arthur Atkinson who built Fairfield House, observed the Transit of Venus in 1882 on a 4"…


French for Rabbits & Terrible Sons

Wellington’s ethereal dream-pop gems French for Rabbits are pairing up with Terrible Sons for a weekend away in the South Island. They will present their dreamy, perfectly-paired music to lucky audiences in Nelson, Blenheim and Onekaka, before French for Rabbits head off to perform at Wanaka’s Festival of Colour. _______________ French for Rabbits released a…



Nelson resident Mary Glaisyer is old. Very old. Well 70 something, if you really want to know. And she likes telling stories. She’s always told them. It’s one her raison d’etres, (if you can have that in plural) and she has a few. Some of her stories are funny, some are downright peculiar and some…


Monty Bevins “Catalina”

Following on from the 7 years of constant touring that fuelled the EP 'Traveller", Monty's first 2 years as a father have defied him to delve deeply into what slowing down might uncover. The single "Catalina" gives us an intimate insight into this world, via the imaginary lens of whoever owned that abandoned trailer sailer…


Ryan Neville Midnight Blues Band

The BLACK MAGIK tour hits NZ this MAY Blues, Rock, Rock n Roll all the songs you know and love A must see show, featuring some of New Zealand's finest musicians performing original and cover songs from all the Blues Musicians you know and love. BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Gary Moore, Nina Simone, Eric Clapton...…



(MBCT) 8-Week Course | Nelson | May 25 – July 13 Learn the life-changing tools of mindfulness meditation with cognitive skills to: Find calm, increase focus and reduce stress, to avoid burnout Increase self-care and resilience. Enhance self-compassion, moving away from rumination and self-criticism. Improve sleep, learn how to wind down and let go. MBCT…

Brave Caitlin Smith’s Imaginary Band

Brave Caitlin Smith’s Imaginary Band will be touring, Caitlin Smith (piano and vocals), Lance McNicoll (guitar) and Steve Cournane (percussion and cymbals) a dream team performing jazz and folk music. Caitlin Smith's latest album ‘You Have Reached Your Destination’ creates a multisensory universe unto itself - Braille and a tactile labyrinth within the cover art,…