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Nelson Arts Festival

Bowater Toyota have long been a sponsor of the Nelson Arts Festival. Over the course of the festival, and during the lead up, you will see several Bowater Toyota sponsored Festival cars scurrying about.

This yearthe Nelson Arts Festival turns 20. That is a massive milestone and something well worth celebrating!

Bowater Toyota are once again sponsoring a great act - this time it is the legendary Tim Finn performing a unique show he stars in and has co written, called White Cloud. 

The Nelson Arts Festival has a proud tradition of bringing the best and most innovative theatre, music, dance, cabaret and writers to Nelson for the past 20 years. You can visit the Nelson Arts festival website by clicking here - it will open in a new page.

The 20th Nelson Arts Festival will run from 16-27th October and will offer both locals and visitors an exciting and diverse programme of arts events and activities. The Nelson Arts Festival opens with the Nelson Masked Parade and the Carnivale and continues over eleven fun filled days days with theatre, dance, comedy, music, literary lunching, visual arts, workshops, openings and closings....a buzz on the streets leaves no-one in doubt that Nelson is sashaying into spring and celebrating its creative soul.

Bowater Toyota are proud to present Tim Finn's 2014 Festival Show "White Cloud"


This year Bowater Toyota are proud to be joining forces with Creative NZ to bring to the 20th Annual Nelson Arts Festival this acclaimed show by celebrated New Zealand musician Tim Finn. 

This unique show has been crafted by Finn with award-winning playwright Ken Duncum and filmmaker Sue Healey. A performance event where the alchemy of observation, photographs and journals, story, and song deliver a potent celebration of family, ancestors and what it means to be Pākehā.

Touching on themes of cultural dislocation, relocation and reconnection, White Cloud is a reflection on the life of Tim's Anglo-Saxon family growing up in New Zealand, missing the UK, being immersed in Māori culture and how that shaped his family.

[Tim Finn’s songs] tell amazing stories and are refreshingly direct in what he has to say and what he asks us to question. Duncum takes family stories and brings them alive, with enough nostalgia to make us all reflect on growing up in a younger more innocent New Zealand but not enough to feel sugar coated. They make for a powerful creative combination.


Le Vent du Nord performs "Elise"

This is hauntingly beautiful.
Le Vent du Nord in fine form, with a great video to match!

Following are the English translations to the lyrics - just beautiful!
We are very much looking forward to seeing this wonderfully creative and passionate group in Nelson soon!

Introducing Le Vent du Nord, our sponsored act at this years Arts Festival

Le Vent du Nord know how to deliver music that will move any crowd – to their feet and in their hearts!

le vent du nord

This year at the Nelson Arts Festival, Bowater Toyota are proud and excited to sponsor this exciting act. Book your seats now for Le Vent du Nord on Friday 12th October, 8.30pm at the TSB Bank Mainstage st Founders Park - this is going to be exactly the right way to open this years Arts Festival, and by all accounts, one show you will remember for a very long time!

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