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Browse upcoming creative events and workshops in the Bay of Plenty.

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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Matatoki: Mata ā Waka E...

Feb 22 - Aug 23
This exhibition brings together internationally-recognised contemporary Māori carvers who work under the

Yarn Bombing Exhibition

Jul 8 - Aug 23
Greerton Village Yarn Bombers have been busy again and the 2020 installations are now up in Chadwick Road and

Basic drawing: Intro to...

Jul 13 - Aug 21
An online tutorial on the basic intro to drawing to using koru and kōwhaiwhai patterns to develop Māori

Plant based kai: (onlin...

Jul 14 - Aug 23
Plant-based kai workshop: online tutorial with Teiaro

Beginner’s carvin...

Jul 14 - Aug 23
Explore and learn traditional Māori carving

The Test Tube – C...

Jul 28 - Aug 9
We want to initiate contact between creatives and leaders of local business, innovation and entrepreneurial

Gold Pieces exhibition ...

Aug 1 - Aug 22
An integral aspect of the works is the use of gold leaf combined with mixed media and rust like

Fundamentals of Oil Pai...

Aug 6 @ 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 13 August 2020

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of

BA5: Baycourt Community...

Aug 6 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Come and find out more about Baycourt, and Tauranga's thriving arts and culture sector, at a BA5 that will

Canvas Tauranga Careers...

Aug 7 - Aug 8
The Tauranga Careers Expo 2020 brings it all together in one location, helping you find your pathway to your

Film Acting Intensive W...

Aug 8 - Aug 9
This weekend workshop focuses on the Art of Relating, which trains actors to create believable characters and

MYO Headboard Workshop

Aug 8 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
This is a great day with a small group creating a headboard with your chosen

Intro to Comedy Improv ...

Aug 8 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 8 August 2020

Improv will help you break down walls, get out of your comfort zone, self-create and

Upholstery Tools and Sp...

Aug 8 @ 11:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on 14 June 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 11 July 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 12 July 2020 at 11:00 am

One event on 8 August 2020 at 11:00 am

Hire a space to finish your upholstery

Slow, smooth & won...

Aug 9 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

The Basics of Alcohol Ink

Aug 9 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
Alcohol ink is a fascinating medium that has a mind of its

Fundamentals of Oil Pai...

Aug 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until 11 August 2020

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of

Absolute Beginners̵...

Aug 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 25 August 2020

Nick is offering another water colour course in August as the last one was so popular and sold out so

Paint & Wine Night...

Aug 11 @ 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

Group Drama Classes

Aug 12
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An event every week that begins at 12:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 16 December 2020

Group drama classes for students aged 8

Mauao Kids Choir

Aug 12 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 16 December 2020

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

Making an Impression wi...

Aug 12 @ 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 19 August 2020

Explore the medium of lino relief cut and

The Blues Brothers: Fir...

Aug 14 - Aug 29
A world premiere, Tauranga Musical Theatre is thrilled to be hosting the The Blues Brothers™

Double Book Launch

Aug 14 @ 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Authors George and Joan Bryant present the launches of their books, LIFE IS... and Free To Be Me,

You Should Be Dancing

Aug 14 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
"You Should Be Dancing" is a great big DISCO DANCING

Fundamentals of Oil Pai...

Aug 15 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of experience; a fun time set in a chilled out

Indian Semi-classical M...

Aug 15 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Kutu delivers a fun and inspiring workshop with warmth and authentic Indian

Triumph and Tribulation

Aug 15 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
In their winter concert, Bay of Plenty Symphonia is on track to triumph over the difficulties they faced with

Light Painting Workshop

Aug 15 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Want to learn how to do some light

Tauranga Mountain Film ...

Aug 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The 2020 Tauranga Mountain Film Festival is an evening showcasing some of the best mountain films from New

Muka Youth Prints

Aug 17 @ 3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
This is a great opportunity for your child to discover the magical value of art and start their own

Paint & Wine Night...

Aug 18 @ 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

In Conversation With Ti...

Aug 19 @ 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
The New Zealand Music Managers Forum, with support from Recorded Music NZ, APRA AMCOS NZ, NZ On Air and

Tauranga Opera Forum Sc...

Aug 20 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tauranga Opera Forum’s 2020 programme of DVD opera screenings on the third Thursday of the month is

The Test Tube – E...

Aug 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Test Tube Project is an incubative and innovative series of bi-monthly events that will support the local

Albi & The Wolves ...

Aug 21 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Albi & The Wolves set fire to stages and fill hearts with hope with their energetic and relatable alternative

Great People Photos ...

Aug 22 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

Chair Up! Upholstery fo...

Aug 22 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on 22 August 2020 at 10:00 am

Learn upholstery in a beautiful fun environment at the Historic

Coast presents Automati...

Aug 22 @ 7:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Be propelled back to the age of

Kokeshi Doll Workshop

Aug 23 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Explore Japanese culture through Kokeshi

Kokomo – Derek...

Aug 23 @ 3:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Kokomo is a blues and roots band resident in New Zealand's Bay of

Paint & 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

‘This is Us ̵...

Aug 27 - Sep 26
An interactive exhibition of designed hoe (paddles) and stories by participants of the 'This is Us - he waka

Tony Fomison: Lost in t...

Aug 29 - Nov 22
Tony Fomison: Lost in the Dark is a collaboration between Wellington High School students and Te

Fundamentals of Paintin...

Sep 1 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until 22 September 2020

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of

Fundamentals of Paintin...

Sep 3 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 24 September 2020

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of

NZ String Quartet ̵...

Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This year the New Zealand String Quartet are celebrating a massive composer with a massive

NZ Youth Choir in Tauranga

Sep 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
After a half-year of meeting on Zoom and dreaming of singing together, we're

Photo Impressionism �...

Sep 5 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

Jahvis Stantiall –...

Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
An energetic atmosphere, with a whole lot of

Honest Liars – Co...

Sep 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:30 pm on day 5 of the month, repeating until 6 December 2020

Hilarious comedy improvisation like "Whose Line is it

Tauranga Opera Forum &#...

Sep 6
On 6 September 2020 the Tauranga Opera Forum scholarship students will perform for an independent judging

Honest Liars – Co...

Sep 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Hilarious comedy improvisation like "Whose Line is it

Beginner Drawing with N...

Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 29 September 2020

Nick will guide the most inexperienced to achieve amazing

Paint & Wine Night...

Sep 8 @ 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

Aro | He Manu Anō Taura...

Sep 11 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
In a celebration of Aotearoa’s wildlife, the tales and melodies of our native birds will be translated into

Who Loves NZ the Most? ...

Sep 18 @ 8:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Kiwi icons The Jordan Luck Band are thrilled to be packing all the classic Exponents hits into the van and

Paint & Wine Night...

Sep 22 @ 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

Landscapes & Seasc...

Sep 27 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

Salon PL – A cele...

Sep 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Salon PL is a mixed performance of sound and

Doing Art Together R...

Sep 29 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Unique classes for children to explore art with a parent, grandparent, special caring adult or

Doing Art Together R...

Sep 30 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Unique classes for children to explore art with a parent, grandparent, special caring adult or

Doing Art Together R...

Oct 1 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Unique classes for children to explore art with a parent, grandparent, special caring adult or

“20-20” Solo Exhibition...

Oct 2 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Expressive oil paintings with uplifting messages are created on 20” x 20” canvases, beautifully framed in

Friends! The Musical Pa...

Oct 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that

Doing Art Together R...

Oct 6 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Unique classes for children to explore art with a parent, grandparent, special caring adult or

Doing Art Together R...

Oct 7 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Unique classes for children to explore art with a parent, grandparent, special caring adult or

Doing Art Together R...

Oct 8 @ 2:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Unique classes for children to explore art with a parent, grandparent, special caring adult or

Composition & Ligh...

Oct 10 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

21st Tauranga Multicult...

Oct 10 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
The Multicultural Festival is a celebration of cultures of people living in our

White Chapel Jak (RESCH...

Oct 10 @ 8:30 pm - 11:59 pm
Love grown music comes to life Summer 2020 with White Chapel

Tauranga Opera Forum Sc...

Oct 15 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tauranga Opera Forum’s 2020 programme of DVD opera screenings on the third Thursday of the month is

Lawrence Arabia Single ...

Oct 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Lawrence Arabia will enchant in these intimate settings with nothing other than himself, his collection of

Te Moana Glow Show

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am - 10:45 am
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One event on 19 October 2020 at 11:30 am

One event on 20 October 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 20 October 2020 at 11:30 am

Illuminate kids’ hearts and minds with this magical giant-scale glow-in-the-dark puppet

The Shows Must Go On

Oct 20 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 21 October 2020 at 7:30 pm

Dust off those musical theatre cobwebs and return to your seats to indulge in the magic of the very best

Timeless – NZSO

Oct 22 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The New Zealand Symphony Orchestra sees out Beethoven’s anniversary year with a programme placing

Bay Salsa Festival 2020

Oct 23 - Oct 25
This Labour weekend some of New Zealand’s top Latin dance teachers and performers will be in Tauranga for a

Reb Fountain – al...

Oct 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Award winning New Zealand singer-songwriter, Reb Fountain, announces an extensive 10-date tour in celebration

Even More Exciting new ...

Oct 31 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

Heath Franklin’s ...

Nov 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Chopper cordially invites the world to shut the f**k up for a change. Welcome The

The Nutcracker & D...

Nov 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 7 November 2020 at 2:00 pm

One event on 7 November 2020 at 7:30 pm

The Imperial Russian Ballet Company return to Tauranga to perform a double bill, The Nutcracker & Don

The Boss – Bruce ...

Nov 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
THE BOSS is a full production, kick-ass compliment of nine passionate musicians bringing alive the timeless

Good photos, great phot...

Nov 15 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

Bay of Plenty Garden &#...

Nov 19 - Nov 22
We celebrate the beauty and diversity of our region's gardens and the creativity of talented

Tauranga Woodcrafters S...

Nov 20 - Nov 22
Tauranga Woodcrafters are holding their annual show for 2020 at the Mount Sports Centre on November 20th,

The ABBA Show

Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Direct from Australia, the world’s premier live ABBA tribute is back by popular demand after a sell-out

Daniel Champagne

Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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One event on 3 December 2020 at 6:30 pm

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

Mad Caddies

Dec 2 @ 9:00 pm - 11:59 pm
Kiwi ska punks

Yesterday Once More

8 April 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
YESTERDAY ONCE MORE stars four dynamic performers direct from Las

World of Musicals

19 April 2021 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
The Musical Gala with an international cast brings London’s West End and New York’s Broadway to New
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