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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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Lisa Chandler: The Divi...

Mar 6 - Jun 20
Tauranga Art Gallery is pleased to present the exhibition Lisa Chandler: The Dividing

Christina Pataialii: Pr...

Mar 13 - Jul 4
Wellington-based artist Christina Pataialii is the 2019 recipient of the Rydal Art Prize which is a major

Laurie Steer: The Abund...

Mar 13 - Jul 18
While maintaining strong links to ancient traditions of pottery his vessels often sprout strange

Pop-Up Art Gallery

Mar 30 - Jun 30
The Pop Up Art Gallery features works by respected and sought-after international artists Sue MacDougall and

Jenny Coker: Petals �...

May 15 - Jun 17
Jenny Coker is a multi-talented artist living and painting in New Zealand’s beautiful Bay of Plenty

Gabby O’Connor: T...

May 22 - Sep 12
The Unseen is a multi-authored, temporary sculptural project led by artist Gabby O'Connor which brings art

Tawhai Rickard: The Mis...

May 22 - Sep 12
This solo exhibition brings to the fore local artist Tawhai Rickard, supreme award winner 2018 Miles Art

BOP Screen Media Produc...

Jun 1 - Aug 27
BOP Screen Media Production Office is a collaboration, helping to create more film work within the Bay of

Ceramic Gallery Worksho...

Jun 1 - Jul 1
Each workshop is fun, creative and allows you to create your very own clay

Julian Dashper – ...

Jun 3 - Jul 3
Exhibition by Julian

New Perspectives

Jun 4 - Jun 30
New Perspectives encompasses artist John Baxters new work from 2021 and 2020. John's style is based on Mixed

Matariki Kohi Kāri

Jun 10 - Jul 9
Celebrate the wonders of Matariki around us in Tauranga Moana.

Brad Burch Collection &...

Jun 11 - Jul 9
He kitenga kanohi he hokinga mahara – To see a face is to reminisce the

Ngā Whetū Katoa –...

Jun 12 - Jul 3
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One event on 11 June 2021 at 5:00 pm

The Incubator Creative Hub is proud to be welcoming Michelle Arnold to The Incubator Gallery with her

Atua Māori – A Ma...

Jun 12 - Aug 3
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One event on 11 June 2021 at 5:00 pm

The Incubator Creative Hub is proud to be welcoming the amazing Louis Mikaere with his latest exhibition

Ngā Whetu o Matariki &#...

Jun 12 - Jul 3
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One event on 11 June 2021 at 5:00 pm

The Incubator Creative Hub is proud to announce an Exhibition of digital art by 11 year old Nixon

Moemoeā – An Exhi...

Jun 12 - Jul 3
The Incubator Creative Hub is proud to be welcoming the Te Tuhi Mareikura Trust, to The People's Gallery -

Te iwa o Matariki ̵...

Jun 12 - Jul 3
The Incubator Creative Hub is proud to be welcoming this exhibition during the calendar of Matariki Tauranga

Art Classes After School

Jun 14 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 20 December 2021

An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating indefinitely

This program is the perfect blend of creative fun and fine arts

Learn Bachata Sensual

Jun 14 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Monday, repeating until 28 June 2021

Learning Bachata will help you to meet new people, give you confidence in dancing, loosen up the hips and

Iti Pounamu with Aroha

Jun 15 @ 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 23 June 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on 30 June 2021 at 10:30 am

One event on 1 July 2021 at 10:30 am

Join us as we celebrate Matariki with a series of Iti Pounamu sessions with special guest Aroha. In these

Fundamentals of Painting

Jun 15 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 22 June 2021

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of

Te Reo Maori for Beginners

Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 29 June 2021

Gain knowledge of the unique Maori language. The beginner's course is an introduction to Te Reo Maori. Topics

Kōrero Mai – Mātauranga...

Jun 15 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Matariki has become a time of revitalisation and resurgence of Te Reo Māori and Mātauranga

Brush Lettering Whakata...

Jun 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
This workshop is for hand-lettering enthusiasts who would like to learn the basics of modern brush

Fresh Moves 2021

Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
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One event on 16 June 2021 at 7:00 pm

BOP Dance presents “Fresh Take” the 2021 Fresh Moves Festival which celebrates original contemporary

Watercolour and Wine &#...

Jun 15 @ 7:00 pm
Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour

‘Encounters’...

Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 19 June 2021

One event on 20 June 2021 at 2:00 pm

Three short one-act

Learn Cuban Salsa ̵...

Jun 15 @ 7:30 pm - 8:15 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 29 June 2021

Our amazing instructors will have you moving like you never thought you would be able to. Dancing is a great

Creative Art Therapies ...

Jun 16 @ 12:00 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 14 July 2021

This is a one year online or 6-month weekly face to face professional, practical training course where you

Mauao Kids Choir

Jun 16 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 8 December 2021

The Mauao Kids Choir is more than just singing, it is an opportunity to practice and perform as part of group

Absolute Beginners Draw...

Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 23 June 2021

A practical guide to learn the fundamental skills needed for drawing, with Nick Eggleston, one of our awesome

Morris Dancing – ...

Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 27 October 2021

Exciting new weekly group! Dance, fun, music, social. Come and join in, dance, play or watch and be part of

Daniel Champagne

Jun 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 17 June 2021 at 6:30 pm

The young Australian born, Nashville based virtuoso recently described as 'the finest guitar player of this

NZSL Beginners 1 A

Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 7 July 2021

Learn NZSL in

How To Train Your Husband

Jun 17 - Jul 3
This madcap comedy addresses an issue close to every woman's heart! Does husband training sound impossible?

Art Studio For Children...

Jun 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 1 July 2021

Over three art packed sessions children will develop their skills in sculpture and

Learn to Sew

Jun 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Are you intimidated by machine-sewing and want to learn the basics in a relaxed environment? Has it been ages

COLD WAX Workshop

Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm
The Beauty of COLD WAX is to play, experiment and explore while focusing on the process, not on the end

Tū Taua Tauranga Moana

Jun 17 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 8 July 2021

Experience and learn fundamental basics of the art of Māori weaponry.

Matariki Cinematic Show...

Jun 17 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
As part of the 2021 Tauranga Moana Matariki festival, we have put together a Cinematic Showcase presented by

Wonder World Metal Art ...

Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
You're invited to the opening of local Tauranga artist, Ninette Kruger's "Wonder World" metal art

Painting Night – ...

Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Would you love to be an artist ? This is your opportunity ! Create a beautiful acrylic painting amongst a

Petite Garden – A...

Jun 18 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join local artist Emma Prill for a relaxed and creative

Paul Ubana Jones –...

Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm
A synthesis of Richie Havens, Ravi Shankar, and Andre

Mark Taipari – Li...

Jun 18 @ 7:00 pm
Mark Taipari is an amazingly talented and extensively experienced Kiwi musician. His Festival performance is

Devilskin & Kora

Jun 18 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
NZ musical legends DEVILSKIN and KORA band together to Co-Headline a nine-date winter tour across the

Deadbeat – Rage s...

Jun 18 @ 9:00 pm
In Support of Deadbeat's second single "RAGE" Deadbeat is set to embark on a 13 date national headline tour

Defending Plurality: Cu...

Jun 19 - Oct 10
Defending Plurality (working title) is a new exhibition scheduled for mid-2021 which has been devised by

Puppets with Pani

Jun 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Join us for this drop-in activity with guest facilitator, storyteller Pani

Matariki Raw Form Hip H...

Jun 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on 20 June 2021 at 11:00 am

Learn about the history and elements of Hip Hop culture in an engaging workshop for youth, 10 - 24 years old,

Muka Pito Ties

Jun 19 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Learning how to create Muka Pito

Beethoven & Brass

Jun 19 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Napoleon Bonaparte, a mermaid and a stay in Italy - the inspirations behind the music in BOP Symphonia's

Take Two

Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm
Dave Henderson and Trevor Braunias bring us their great mix of Jazz, Blues & cool tunes - always a great

Matt Joe Gow

Jun 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
From large festivals to boutique Americana gatherings, from supporting Chris Isaak to Kasey Chambers, Matt

Strange Days presents A...

Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm - Jun 20 @ 1:00 am
Two of NZ's hip hop powerhouses, Team Dynamite and Eno x Dirty, will join forces in the Mount for one night

Swerve City + CurlyR...

Jun 19 @ 8:00 pm
SWERVE CITY and CURLY'S JEWELS are joining forces for a co-headline tour of the North Island this winter,

Emerging Opera Stars

Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm
We are looking forward, with high expectations, to the forthcoming fundraising concert for Tauranga Opera

Monday Matinee – ...

Jun 21 @ 1:30 pm
Matchmaker Dolly Levi travels to Yonkers to find a partner for 'half-a-millionaire' Horace Vandergelder,

Matariki, Mātauranga Mā...

Jun 21 @ 6:30 pm
The Department of Conservation proudly presents our Matariki Tauranga Moana 2021 Event hosted with Café

The “Donna”...

Jun 22 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Learn to make your own BUCKET HAT using recycled fabrics and

It’s About Time

Jun 23 @ 11:30 am
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One event on 23 June 2021 at 6:30 pm

Te Puna School presents their whole school production of It’s About Time. A night of fun and entertainment

Ngā Whetū o Matariki – ...

Jun 23 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on 24 June 2021 at 3:30 pm

Come and hear the story of the stars of Matariki. Learn how to find them in the night sky and create a piece

Stamp Me Up Mixed Media...

Jun 24 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Have fun creating a large wall tile using our new Redesign large format stamps and decor moulds and learn

EPIC Te Puke Comedy Debate

Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Comedy Debate is back for 2021 with national celebrity comedians Ben Hurly and Michelle

Student Mid-Year Concer...

Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm
Watch, listen and enjoy a variety of performances from talented Toi Ohomai

Matariki Cinematic Show...

Jun 24 @ 6:30 pm
As part of the 2021 Tauranga Moana Matariki festival we have put together a Cinematic Showcase presented by

Paint and Wine Night &#...

Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Jesus Christ Superstar

Jun 24 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 3 July 2021

One event on 26 June 2021 at 11:00 am

Through the eyes of the betrayer, Judas Iscariot, Jesus Christ Superstar tells the story of the last days of

Heath Franklin’s Choppe...

Jun 24 @ 7:30 pm
Covid-safe and harder than ever, Aussie comedy legend - CHOPPER - finally brings his smash hit show to

Dinner á la Art

Jun 25 @ 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Feast on art, food, and wine at the latest culinary event on the social calendar – Dinner á la

Louisa Nicklin – ...

Jun 25 @ 7:00 pm
Tāmaki Makaurau-based artist Louisa Nicklin will be taking her debut, self-titled album on a tour across

Sound Track To Your Nig...

Jun 25 @ 9:00 pm
Another lap around the sun means another boogie appointment for your calendar! RedHearing is super stoked to

Chair Up Upholstery

Jun 26
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One event on 3 May 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 10 May 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 15 May 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 22 May 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 5 June 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 26 June 2021 at 12:00 am

One event on 28 June 2021 at 12:00 am

Learn Upholstery in the beautiful Historic Village. Take home your transformed piece upholstered by you. and

Omokoroa Market

Jun 26 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Last of the month, repeating until 18 December 2021

Your local market held in the Settlers Hall on Omokoroa Road: arts and crafts, produce, plants and car boot,

DIY Headboards

Jun 26 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on 17 April 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 22 May 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26 June 2021 at 10:00 am

Anyone can do this. It's easier than you

Matariki Family Fun Day

Jun 26 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bring along the whānau to enjoy creation stations, story telling and an art hunt on this fun-filled

Katikati Festival of Cu...

Jun 26 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Join us for lots of food and performances to celebrate all the cultures in our

Book Launch: Mandy and ...

Jun 26 @ 1:00 pm
Gillian McGowan Cook is excited to share her book Mandy and the Moonballs with us at Tauranga

TAVAC Tauranga Amatuer ...

Jun 26 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Enjoy an afternoon out listening to Tauranga's talented musicians with performances by our local artists. A

Godessa

Jun 26 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 26 June 2021 at 6:30 pm

Ballet.Culture explores the power and courage that lies within, through the Magic of Mythology.

Saturday Movies –...

Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm
Offered a plea deal by the FBI, William O'Neal infiltrates the Illinois chapter of the Black Panther Party to

Astrolabe Winter Stoke ...

Jun 26 @ 6:00 pm
A pack line up with bands and Dj's for an evening of good vibes and heaps of winter

Jump Turkey Toast

Jun 26 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 3 July 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on 9 July 2021 at 7:00 pm

Jump Turkey Toast is a punk theatre odyssey that tackles the hard realities of life in Aotearoa with a

The Red Lounge Sessions...

Jun 26 @ 7:30 pm
The Red Lounge Sessions are back!

The Hearty BOOST

Jun 26 @ 8:00 pm
The Hearty Boost is a perfect mixture of technical guitar and punk rock... and better yet, it's

Matariki Market

Jun 27 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Come celebrate with us on the 27th June at our Matariki

Spiritual Health Journe...

Jun 27 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Passionate spiritual wellness practitioners will apart of our Matariki celebrations this

Kokomo

Jun 27 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
It's been too long since New Zealand's favourite blues 'n' roots band, Kokomo, played in

Satellite Sessions 6

Jun 27 @ 4:00 pm
Satellite Sessions is back after two sold-out shows in the Jam

Monday Matinee – ...

Jun 28 @ 1:30 pm
A couple falls in love and agrees to meet in six months at the Empire State Building - but will is happen?

TJS Jazz Jam

Jun 30 @ 6:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day Last of the month, repeating until 24 November 2021

Head over to the Social Club at Mt Maunganui for the monthly TJS Jazz Jam. Great food and refreshments and

Decoupage Heart Workshop

Jul 1 @ 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm
An interesting and fun class where you learn all about the art of decoupaging on shaped hearts, which can be

The Artery Print Club M...

Jul 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 3 December 2021

Printmakers Meet up and share print tips and tricks, use the Artery Printing

Paradise or the Imperma...

Jul 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:40 pm
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One event on 3 July 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on 4 July 2021 at 4:00 pm

Take a wild ride to paradise with Indian Ink’s powerful new play about impermanence - of life, love … and

‘Allo ‘Allo...

Jul 3 - Aug 7
“Listen very carefully, I shall say this only

Beginners Macramé ̵...

Jul 3 @ 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Learn the basic knots of macrame and create your own hand-made mini

Balms with Aotearoa Rongoa

Jul 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
How to make a balm with a plant infused oil and / oil mixes and Bath

Jazz ‘n’ Bl...

Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm
Hear the classic sounds of the Beatles with a twist of jazz and

Matariki Night Run

Jul 3 @ 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
A train ride under the stars. $2 a ride, under two years old
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