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An Evening with Lord Nelson - SOLD OUT

Saturday 28th April 2018

This event is now SOLD OUT.

To the Citizens of Nelson,
Having been outright killed by a French musket ball to the spine some 200 years ago, I have quietly, and with some embarrassment, observed many honours and public erections dedicated to my memory, including, in 1842 the naming of your fair and pretty town, Nelson, after me, Horatio Nelson.
On disembarking in your town recently, I was gob smacked- and not a little dismayed- to discover that very few of the fair citizens could identify me. I was at one point, on Halifax St, taken for Napoleon, which was most lamentable.

It dawned on me that one cannot possibly be expected to live in such a fair place without proper knowledge of its namesake. Taciturn and modest though I am, I will undertake it to conduct a public talk that will include biographical simulations, mummery, and shanties to warm the cockles, elucidate, and enlighten. I am a fascinating subject.


April 28




Nelson & suburbs


Refinery ArtSpace
3 Halifax Street, Central City, Nelson

Tickets, Bookings and Entry

Pay What You Can: $12.00 Pay What You Can: $20.00 Pay What You Can: $32.00 Earlybird Admission: $10.00

Tickets from Eventfinda ph. 0800 BUY TIX (289 849).


Additional Info

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