Greetings from the Nelson Arts Festival team.

Plans for the 2015 Festival are well underway. There is a fabulous array of theatre, dance, comedy, music, literary events and visual arts for you to look forward to. Plus of course the Masked Parade & Carnivale! The date for the Parade is Friday 16 October and the theme is 'The World of Books'. 

The programme will be launched on Thursday 6 August, with the Early Bird Discount available through until 31 August.

Watch this space!

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