The Expo is looking good this morning with heaps of people and lots of fantastic art still available.
Studio Reset ( Kim Kobialko)
Yana Meech www.yanameech.co.nz/
NAVY TIDE (acrylic & mixed media on wood) by Wellington based artist Anna Stichbury was Jules & Ray's pick for the Collingwood Manor award at the Nelson Art Expo last night. Congratulations Anna! http://www.annastichbury.co.nz/about-anna/
If you are in Nelson this weekend go see this fabulous art show. Lots of fantastic pieces for sale.
Art Expo Nelson begins Friday 18th till Sunday 21st August.
Always great art to be purchased. Collingwood Manor will be presenting an award this year. Watch this space for the winner...
Will Korner, International art speaker presents Shady Dealings & Daylight Robberies, at 7pm on Saturday 19th August. Tickets are $15 available from The Framing Rooms, 96 Collingwood Street, Nelson:
"We are chuffed to host during the show, international art speaker, Will Korner from Art Loss Register (ALR). ALR holds the world’s largest private database of stolen, missing and looted art, antiques and collectibles. Since 1990, the London-based sleuth hounds have played I-spy in the search for the missing and the identification of the stolen. Their due diligence service is the first choice for museums, law enforcement and the insurance industry. ALR’s one-off visit to New Zealand is a unique chance to glean an insight into the art world’s shading dealings and daylight robberies".
Nelson Arts Festival Programme is out now for a veritable cornucopia of shows in October 2017. Get out there and buy your tickets to support these amazing artists, writers, dancers, theatre, music, comedians etc.
Well, Summer's been and gone, and we had a whole heap of interesting guests staying with us at Collingwood Manor from all over the globe. Thanks to you all for choosing us!
Things have quietened down a bit now at the Manor as the seasons change, and we are all set to welcome guests for the cooler months. The firewood is stacked, the chimneys are cleaned, and we are open for business throughout the year.
We were proud to recently sponsor the Nelson Women's Centre 20th anniversary and be part of their celebrations. It was a great night:
The Fabulous Nadia Reid played in Nelson at the East Street Cafe last week, and the Richter City Rebels are playing there this Friday for your Easter enjoyment. Check it out: www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/richter-city-rebels/nelson
Enjoy the next two coming long weekends in a row.
Restaurant suggestion in Nelson: Cafe Max in Hardy Street. Delicious Spanish cuisine: www.cafemax.co.nz/
The Neson Fringe Festival is happening from the 29th April - 7th May. View the programme here: www.nelsonfringe.co.nz/
I will leave you with one of our recent art acquisitions at Collingwood Manor:
Kotuku Splash by Hanna Starnes. One of her barrel birds, beautifully painted on a oak wine barrel lid.www.facebook.com/HannahStarnesArt/
Adios for now, Ray & Jules.
We are half way through January 2017 already.
Collingwood Manor has been busy with guests from all over the globe, enjoying our wonderful hospitality, and loving our wonderful city. We still have some spaces available so go to www.collingwoodmanor.co.nz/bookings.html to secure a booking.
Some of our guests had a great time at the jazz festival early January, and the wearable arts museum remains a hit: www.wowcars.co.nz/
Riverside swimming pool is a short walk away, and after your swim, enjoy a beer from the Craft Beer Depot craftbeerdepot.nz/. Or you could walk to the centre of New Zealand, and then along the Maitai river for a picnic & a refreshing dip in one of the swimming holes. Alternatively, relax on our veranda with a good book and a glass of something cold from our drinks list.
WHAT'S ON IN NELSON
There are still a couple of Summer Shakespeare performances happening over the next couple of days:www.eventfinda.co.nz/2017/a-midsummer-nights-dream/nelson and also a few more Summer Movies Al Fresco screenings: nelson.govt.nz/recreation/festivals-and-events/summer-events-2/summer-movies-al-fresco/
Freaky Meat playing at Deville on Friday 20th. GO SEE THIS BAND! www.freakymeat.co.nz/
"Their performance will captivate you with mesmerizing narratives of the life, travels and the strange experiences of front man, beat-poet Shane Hollands, drawing from his most diverse adventures both real and visionary. Combine elements of Jazz, Funk, Rock and Metal with beat-speak vocal styles inspired by Jack Kerouac, Tom Waits, Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart and you get Auckland-based Beatspeak Innovators: Freaky Meat".
The 26th annual Nelson Summer Kite Festival is on, Jan 22nd: itson.co.nz/2017/13677-26th-annual-nelson-summer-kite-festival
and the annual Sarau blackcurrant festival is happening on January 29th: www.saraufestival.co.nz/
Finally, Nitro circus is coming to Nelson for the first time on February 6th. I've got my tickets! nitrocircus.com/tour-info/nitro-circus-live-returning-to-new-zealand-in-2017/
Enjoy the Summer, from the team at Collingwood Manor Boutique Bed & Breakfast.
Well it's official, WELCOME TO SUMMER IN NELSON. Awesome!
Looks like Nelson is gonna have another busy Summer with many overseas & NZ guests heading our way. We still have some space available if you need to book a room. Do it soon as Nelson will certainly fill up again this year.
STUFF ON IN DECEMBER
Thursday 15th the Christmas night market is on in Morrison Square from 4.30 - 8pm.
And while you're there, check out Morri Burgers at Morri cafe, 244 Hardy Street.
"Morri Street Cafe are proud to present Morri Burgers, three nights a week - all summer long! Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays we will be serving gourmet burgers, fries, Canadian style Poutine and more! Our fully licensed restaurant has a great selection of award winning local craft beer and wine."
The Nelson Summer Events 2017 booklet is out now with great information about what's on including the New Year's Eve countdown, Summer Movies Al Fresco etc.
Click here for the link: nelson.govt.nz/recreation/festivals-and-events/summer-events-2/
Be careful on those roads out there as it's gonna get busy.
Our thoughts go out to Kaikoura and everyone affected by the earthquakes.
Have a safe & great Xmas & New Year.
Our roof painting is now completed. Check out the new blue look!
We purchased some new art pieces from the wonderful Art Expo Nelson .
Great to see so much awesome art in one place. Congratulations to all the exhibitors and award winners.
This Saturday, November 5th, the third Fight For Victory boxing tournament is happening at the Trafalgar Centre. This event raises money for the Victory Boxing Charitable Trust. If you would like to support this event you can get you're tickets from the Theatre Royal box office at 78 Rutherford Street.
Cider lovers listen up: the NZ cider festival is on at Founder's Park on Saturday 12th November www.nzciderfestival.com/
Vinyl enthusiasts and collectors, get down to the Freehouse Yurt for the 5th Black Vinyl Brown Beer record Fair on Saturday November 5th from 2pm. Beer & records, what more could you wish for!
The Top Of The South film festival is on, Friday November 18th, 7.30-10pm at the Suter Theatre: "The Top of the South Film Festival brings together the best and most promising filmmakers from Nelson, Marlborough, Golden Bay, as well as some of New Zealand’s most promising actors and actresses, boasting some incredible on-screen performances.
A celebration of local filmmaking, 12 unique short films from all genres – comedy, drama, horror, arthouse - will have their premier screening at the Suter, 18 November, in a Red Carpet event."
Tickets available at Ticket Direct:
That's all from us for this month. Contact Collingwood Manor for all you're Nelson Bed & Breakfast needs!
IT'S ARTS FESTIVAL TIME IN NELSON ONCE AGAIN!
The 2016 Nelson Arts Festival starts in two days time on the 12th October and runs until 24th October.
So get your tickets to the brilliant array of shows on offer, and support this wonderful event.
The Masked Parade is happening on Friday 21st October, starting at 5.30pm. This year's theme is FLIGHTS OF FANCY. The parade is followed by the More FM Carnivale, which runs from 6.30-10pm on upper Trafalgar & Hardy streets
To wrap the festival up, the 5th Dia De Los Muertos is happening at Founders Park on Monday 24th October..
A festive family day with Mexican food & drinks, chilli sauce competition, music, performances, stuff for kids and more!
$5 Entry (children koha).
Here at Collingwood Manor we are having a bit of a spruce up and getting our roof re-painted. Apologies to our guests who have had to endure the scaffolding surrounding the building, but it will all be worth it when our roof is bright & sparkling and good for many more years again!
The Suter gallery, cafe & theatre are now fully re-opened at 208 Bridge Street, and the following three exhibitions are on show until March 12th 2017: MILK & HONEY, PROMISED LAND & EXODUS. It is so great to have our newly refurbished iconic gallery back again. check their website for more details:
The annual Art Expo is on again at Saxton Stadium running from Saturday 22nd-Monday 24th October:
Here's hoping the expo will make it's way back to the Trafalgar Centre in Nelson City next year, now that centre's strengthening work is complete.
On Friday 14th October the Nelson College for girls twilight in the trees gala event is on:
"Come and enjoy the Nelson College for Girls Twilight in the Trees Gala. Bring a picnic blanket and enjoy our students showcasing music and entertainment, food and other stalls, silent auctions, raffles and chocolate wheel".
So...plenty to do in Nelson this month!
Welcome to our newly elected Nelson City councillors, and commiserations to those who didn't get in, or didn't make it back. Well done to everyone who voted!
Spring has sprung with nice warm weather and the evenings are now lighter.
SNAPAFEST, Nelson’s music & seafood festival is on this weekend (16th & 17th September 2016)
Friday night is Snaparock – Australian bands playing at the Trafalgar Centre.
Saturday is Snapafeast - Seafood cuisine and bands playing throughout the day.
Hollie Smith's Water or Gold Acoustic Tour is coming to Nelson. This intimate evening with the celebrated Soul & Jazz singer is on at the Boathouse on 22 September 2016.
Football fans, don't forget Wellington Phoenix playing the Central Coast Mariners at Trafalgar Park on Saturday 24th September, five minutes walk from Collingwood Manor!
The Suter Gallery has it's grand reopening day on Sunday 2nd October.
"Be there to witness the spectacular reopening of the Suter's doors with Te Whatukura Kapa Haka Group, Nelson City Brass and special effects".
The extensive $12 million re-development is almost complete!
Arts festival is on in October (12-24 October) – have you bought your tickets yet?
An amazing line up this year.
Stay at Collingwood Manor as we are centrally located to walk to all the venues for the Arts Festival.
I can’t believe that we have not blogged for so long!
July saw the fabulous Light Nelson which was truly spectacular.
A must see every two years.
Rainbow ski field has now opened with great snow.
The NZ International Film Festival starts on 3 August – 24 August.
The Nelson Arts Festival Programme will be released on 4 August, with the shows running from 12 – 24 October 2016.
This will promise a vibrant October in Nelson!
Nelson is certainly a premium cycle destination. With the Dun Mountain Trail accessible not far from Nelson CBD, makes this a great couple of hours ride.
As well as the Great Taste Trail.
Check out our Winter rates and come stay at Collingwood Manor this Winter.