Welcome to the 2014 Nelson Arts Festival.

This year we celebrate our 20th year and to help mark this very special milestone we have prepared a spectacular programme for you to enjoy. With over 150 artists and guests from around New Zealand and across the globe, we are delighted to share this carefully selected line up with you all.

It is an enormous privilege to present these performances to Nelson. We hope that you are touched in some way, your heart warmed, your spirits lifted and your soul moved by what you experience during the festival. Whatever it is you choose to engage with, we are reminded of the value the arts bring to us as a community - they connect us with each other and help shape our social and creative identity as a region.

The Nelson Arts Festival continues to grow from strength to strength each year. Its success is thanks to the Nelson City Council’s commitment and ongoing support and that of the many funding partners and sponsors who continue to support us each year.

Our heartfelt thanks to the all the artists, supporters and you, our audience, for coming together and participating – whether this is your 20th festival or your first.

This is your festival, enjoy!


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