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As a result of a number of events postponing due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) concerns, we recommend you check the event / workshop organisers website or contact the organisers direct to find out if they are still going ahead. If you are involved in an event that is currently being promoted on the CBOP website please email us at connect@creativebop.org.nz and keep us up-to-date on any cancelations or date changes.

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Te Manawataki o Mauao

21 October 2021 - 21 October 2022
Experience the rhythmic pulse of

Hand Me Down: A persona...

Feb 21 - Aug 19
The visual space is a nexus that speaks of physical and metaphorical

Private Photography Wor...

Mar 16 - Dec 22
Kim Westerskov is a professional photographer, writer and photographer of 18 books, marine biologist and

GOODBYE BAY OF PLENTY: ...

May 11 - Aug 14
Dame Robin White (Ngati Awa/ Pakeha, born 1946 in Te Puke) is recognised as one of New Zealand’s key

City of Tomorrow: Natal...

May 30 - Oct 30
City of Tomorrow brings together two practitioners, Auckland-based photography and moving image-artist Gavin

Andrew Beck: Soft Filter

Jun 4 - Oct 30
Andrew Beck: Soft Filter is a brand new commission created especially for the gallery’s atrium space by the

Anitarewa Robertson Exh...

Jun 18 - Oct 16
The second in a focused series of emerging artists’ projects, Tauranga Art Gallery is pleased to present

Stitch-a-Plenty

Jul 16 - Aug 14
The Tauranga Embroiderers' Guild is hosting a National Conference - Stitch-a-Plenty - under the auspices of

Stitch-a-Plenty Nationa...

Jul 16 - Aug 14
The Incubator Creative Hub is proud to present Stitch-a-Plenty - the 2022 National Embroidery Exhibition for

Yana Meech Exhibition

Jul 22 - Aug 22
Some of you will be familiar with Yana's work. These wonderful abstract works on canvas using ink and acrylic

My Colourful World

Aug 1 - Aug 14
Nicole Welten presents her exhibition at the Carlton

Uploading to Amazon Mas...

Aug 6 - Sep 6
After this Masterclass you will have your eBook up on Amazon, ready to

Abbeyfield Antics

Aug 10 - Aug 24
Katikati Theatre's latest murder mystery is so mysterious, even the actors don't know who the killer

Hysterical

Aug 12 - Aug 14
Women are frequently told they are too emotional - too hysterical - to be taken seriously, to be leaders of

Kintsugi Workshop

Aug 14 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
After three sold out workshops here in April and June, Ema Frost is returning in June for another Kintsugi

Sunday Singalongs ̵...

Aug 14 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The hills are alive with the sound of Singalong Sundays at the Village Cinema! Join us for our monthly

Chur Chon Sndy

Aug 14 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 2:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until 30 October 2022

CHUR CHON SNDY is the Bays newest Sunday

“In The Moment...

Aug 15 - Sep 11
‘In The Moment’ is a series of abstract and seascape inspired paintings and prints created by Stella

Dancefit with Ruth

Aug 15 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Supportive dance classes for women - have fun & keep

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Aug 15 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:45 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

STEPS Performing Arts

Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until 15 December 2022

Anything is Possible - be a part of ‘STEPS Performing Arts’ offering structured classes in a friendly

Pot Club Monthly Gathering

Aug 15 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 4:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 21 November 2022

​Let's get messy! We welcome emerging and established potters/ceramicists to come along to a supportive

Gobsmacked Musical Theatre

Aug 15 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

Musical theatre classes for

Zumba | Mount Maunganui

Aug 15 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until 19 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 22 December 2022

Zumba is perfect for anybody – all ages and all body

Tango Practica

Aug 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until 12 December 2022

Argentine Tango is growing in Tauranga, where a fun, warm group of people have become passionate for this

Cinemate Film Club

Aug 16 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, repeating until 27 December 2022

Come along to a free movie screening of award winners or

YMCA Smooth Movers

Aug 16 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until 16 December 2022

Join us in this fun and highly social class, designed to help keep you fit and

Papamoa Art Group

Aug 16 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 30 November 2022

We are a group of like-minded individuals who meet weekly to share our passion for

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Aug 16 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Zumba | Gate Pa

Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until 17 December 2022

Zumba is perfect for anybody – all ages and all body

Stitch ‘n Bitch

Aug 16 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 27 December 2022

Close your laptop and pick up your needles. Let's get

Watercolour and Wine Ni...

Aug 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour

Advanced Ballroom/Latin

Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Learn dancing from specialists in the

Inachord Women’s Chorus

Aug 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

Do you like to sing in the shower, entertain a crowd singing with friends or enjoy the challenge of some

Gold & Above Ballr...

Aug 16 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Learn dancing from specialists in the

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Aug 17 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 28 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Ballet Culture

Aug 17 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Welcoming ballet classes for all ages and experience

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Aug 17 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Star Jam

Aug 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Inspiring young people with disabilities to express themselves through music, dance, singing and

Dance Fusion

Aug 17 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Ceroc is an easy to learn, modern Jive partner

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Aug 18 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Gobsmacked Physical The...

Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Physical theatre classes for

Coptic Stitch Bookbinding

Aug 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 18 August 2022

Bookbinding is one of the most versatile skills a maker can add to their

Andrea’s Craft Hub

Aug 18 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 15 December 2022

We get together once a month on the third Thursday at BloomCo at the lakes to craft and create. Koha based

The Mt Maunganui Comedy...

Aug 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
After the previous few sold out shows at Totara St, Crack Up Comedy is bring another killer line up to the

School of Historical Arts

Aug 18 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

We are a group that trains Medieval and Historical martial arts as a

Artful Wahine – T...

Aug 19 - Sep 11
All students at TGC are invited to participate and enter their own original artwork. This could be about

Arataki Art Group

Aug 19 @ 9:15 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Friday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Supportive art group for painting

Zumba | Tauranga

Aug 19 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until 16 December 2022

Zumba is perfect for anybody – all ages and all body

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Aug 19 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating until 23 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Friday, repeating until 23 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Chase Away the Winter B...

Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
It's been a tough winter - let's chase away those winter blues with an uplifting, morale boosting, community

Painting Night | Flower...

Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Create a beautiful

Sorry Sorry LIVE at The...

Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm
Sorry Sorry is a Pop Rock band from Tauranga formed in 2020. The group features Robbie Evison on lead vocals,

Fur Patrol – PET ...

Aug 19 @ 7:30 pm
In April 2021, Fur Patrol released the 20th Anniversary vinyl reissue of PET - their much-loved debut album,

The Hundred Acre Wood

Aug 20 - Aug 21
Welcome to the magical world of The Hundred Acre Wood. A tale of Winnie the Pooh and his friends. Their

Welcome Farmers’ ...

Aug 20 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 24 September 2022

Welcome Farmers' Market is a community focussed food and craft market, welcoming

BYO Simple Piece

Aug 20 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Bring a simple piece and learn the different skills taught on the day. Its such a fun day and you'll go away

Watercolour Pencil Port...

Aug 20 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 20 August 2022 at 10:00 am

In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to develop both watercolour pencil and portrait

Rongoā Balms Workshop

Aug 20 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
In this workshop you will learn how to make balm for your first aid kit and family care with native plants.

The Night Out Markets

Aug 20 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 5:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 17 December 2022

The Night Out Markets are Tauranga's monthly Night Markets! We have a huge amount of talent in our community,

Arahi – The Piano...

Aug 20 @ 6:30 pm
Trailblazing emerging artist, Arahi announces his debut ‘There’s Nothing Like It - Piano Tour’

Luke Thompson | To Be W...

Aug 20 @ 7:30 pm
Luke Thompson is finally hitting the road and bringing the magic of gathering for a performance to his

Accordion Music Group

Aug 21 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 31 December 2022

Group of accordion players meeting for a musical

Publishing the Research!

Aug 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
You’ve spent countless hours

Expressive Abstract ...

Aug 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until 22 December 2022

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until 22 December 2022

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 17 December 2022

We will learn the basics of what makes good art. Mark making, tools, paints, mediums, glazes, composition,

Paint and Wine Night &#...

Aug 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Share a Poem

Aug 26 @ 11:30 am
Since the conception of National Poetry Day, Katikati dance teacher/writer Gaye Hemsley has organized a

Illusory Exhibition Ope...

Aug 26 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
We are pleased to announce our Upcoming Exhibition Opening & Meet our talented gallery artist HAYLEY

Jarred Fell

Aug 26 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Comedian Magician Jarred Fell is back in Tauranga

Shephers Reign – ...

Aug 26 @ 8:00 pm
A wild beast should never be caged, unless you wish to experience the full might of its fury when it is

Community Sewing Worksh...

Aug 27 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until 27 November 2022

Join us here at The Incubator in the Creative Campus, every month to help us help us sew reusable period pads

Light Master Class / St...

Aug 27 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 28 August 2022 at 10:00 am

Photography in its rawest form is simply the capture of light. Throughout the weekend, in a studio setting

Adagios, Airs and Anthems

Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm
Tauranga Civic Choir's next concert is Adagios, Airs and Anthems - a musical miscellany, that includes a mix

David Lynch Double

Aug 27 @ 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
DAVID LYNCH:THE ART LIFE is a documentary directed by Jon Nguyen, documenting the early life and events that

Speech Act Theory LIVE ...

Aug 27 @ 7:00 pm
An evening of sublime and stimulating original electronic

The Boss: Bruce Springs...

Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm
THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless

Dance Away your Winter ...

Aug 27 @ 7:30 pm
Dance away your winter blues ft. Blaze

Dolphin Friendly/Paige ...

Aug 27 @ 8:00 pm
This August, Totara street plays host to an eclectic blockbuster of NZ music, one night

Northern Sounds

Aug 27 @ 9:00 pm - Aug 28 @ 2:45 am
Surge Audio are thrilled to present Northern Sounds on Saturday 27th August at La Mexica. Come down enjoy a

Finding Your Creative Flow

Aug 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
In this workshop Emma will guide you through a range of experimental processes using a range of materials

Hammers & Horsehair

Aug 28 @ 2:00 pm
Next year marks a century since New Zealand-born soprano Rosina Buckman undertook an epic homecoming

An Evening with the Har...

Aug 28 @ 6:30 pm
New Zealand's own show stopping, heartwarming family band The Harmonic Resonators are bringing their unique

Exhibitions 101 Workshop

Aug 30 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Are you an artist or maker who wants to show your work, but doesn't know where to start? Creative Bay of

Repair Cafe Volunteerin...

Aug 30 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Tauranga and our Tinkd Makerspace and Remaker whānau needs

Poetry Club: Read Betwe...

Aug 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 29 November 2022

Looking forward to see who comes out of the woodwork this

Gone to Seed

Aug 31 - Sep 10
This hilarious NZ comedy won Best NZ Full-length Play at the Regional Theatre Awards in 2020, and it is

TJS Jazz Jam

Aug 31 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 30 November 2022

Head over to the Social Club at Mt Maunganui for the monthly TJS Jazz Jam.

East York with special ...

Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm
In support of their debut E.P "Origins", EAST YORK are ready to unleash their ferocious live show with the

Paint and Wine Night &#...

Sep 1 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Kapu Kāwhe Kōrero! Cele...

Sep 2 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Love your kapu kāwhe or tea? Okorore/The Incubator have teamed up with Our Yard N Eatery here at the

Printclub Monthly Meetup

Sep 2 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 2 December 2022

Lovers of printing come along and connect, share ideas and use the Artery's lovely printing

Creative Oxygen for you...

Sep 2 @ 4:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Book launch and art exhibition opening with Mandy Lacy author and artist of 'creative oxygen for your writing

The Jordan Luck Band &#...

Sep 2 @ 8:00 pm
Kiwi icon’s The Jordan Luck Band are thrilled to once again be bringing the party to NZ on their annual

Digital Book Marketing ...

Sep 3 - Oct 3
After this Masterclass you will have book marketing skills and everything you need to create a basic author

Learn upholstery skills

Sep 3 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm
Learn some fundamentals of upholstery. This is an awesome workshop the balloon chair is

Fugly Mugs

Sep 3 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 3 September 2022 at 10:00 am

Love a good mug? Wanna make your own SUPER unique one, with any kind of crazy embellishment you can

Tītī Tōrea Māori Stick ...

Sep 3 @ 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
This is a great way to introduce the use of Te Reo, come along and take up the challenge this year. Try

Improv Comedy with The ...

Sep 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 5 November 2022

Spontaneous, entertaining and fun. Anything can happen and often

Ninja Knits Social Knit...

Sep 4 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 4 December 2022

Monthly Sunday Morning get together for knitters and

Free Family Concert ...

Sep 4 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 4 September 2022 at 4:00 pm

Join the Bay’s community orchestra in a fun-filled, FREE family concert. Compèred by storyteller Jeremy
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