Nelson Arts Festival | 11-26 October 2018
We are now in planning mode for the 2018 Nelson Arts Festival. The programme will be announced in early August and we'll update this page whenever we have news to share.
If you would like to support the Festival, we'd love to hear from you. Phone 03 545 8734 or email us.
We're thrilled to be able to share PODCASTS of most of the 2017 Page & Blackmore Readers and Writers sessions from last year.
2018 MASKED PARADE & CARNIVALE!
Theme: Weird & Wonderful
Date: Friday 26 October 2018
The theme for the 2018 Masked Parade – Weird & Wonderful – was selected from the many suggestions received for the 2017 parade. We announced the theme early so that everyone who wants to take part – schools especially – have plenty of time to plan ahead.
We hope this theme will offer many exciting possibilities for interpretation, exploring the many weirdly wonderful and wonderfully weird aspects of our world. Think about what can be seen through a microscope, what can be imagined of the future or discovered about the past.
All are invited to delve into the awesome, the marvellous, the extraordinary, the Weird and Wonderful.
2017 MASKED PARADE RESULTS
Theme: We are the World
With many strong entries to choose from, the judges found it hard to make a decision. The winners in each category were:
1st - Upper Moutere School
2nd - Waimea and Nelson Intermediate combined
1st - Sambassadors
2nd - Taoist Tai Chi Society
1st - Mike Ward
2nd - Karl Wulff
The Kim Merry Supreme Award Trophy for the best of the winners went to:
Upper Moutere School
Congratulations to all the winners, and to everyone who took part.
Nelson Arts Festival team
+64 3 545 8734