Your guide to events in Nelson, New Zealand
Thursday 21st-Sunday 31st October 2021
PLEASE NOTE THAT NELSON ARTS FESTIVAL HAS HAD TO CANCEL MANY OF ITS EVENTS. PLEASE REFER TO THE WEBSITE FOR THE LATEST UPDATES www.nelsonartsfestival.nz
In early August, Nelson Arts Festival (21 - 31 October) announced a full programme of theatre, music, dance and visual arts as well as its literary programme, Pukapuka Talks. Bookended by its two free outdoor community events, the opening Night Vision event in collaboration with local galleries (Thursday 21 October) and the all-time favourite Mask Carnivale kicking off the final weekend on Friday 29 October, the 2021 Festival programme set out to connect and inspire.
On 17 Sept, Nelson Arts Festival announced the difficult decision to cancel most of its 2021 programme due to the continued impact of the Covid-19 Delta outbreak. At this stage, planning is continuing for a select number of events including Mask Carnivale, Night Vision and Pukapuka Talks.
Revised programme at www.nelsonartsfestival.nz
A big thanks to our core funder Nelson City Council and our major sponsors Creative New Zealand, Rātā Foundation and Asia New Zealand Foundation who are right there behind us - we couldn't do it without you.
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