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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

The Basaloid Project: A...

Apr 18 - Jun 3
This exhibition is available to view

Thrive Tauranga

May 29 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until 29 May 2020

You are invited to join THRIVE TAURANGA with Venture Centre and Downtown

Online Incubator Artist...

May 29 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 29 May 2020

This event is occurring on

Macrame Wall Hanging Wo...

May 31 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Want to learn macrame and how to make your own wall

Matariki Online Art Sale

Jun 1 - Jun 7
I will be running an ONLINE ART SALE of some of my original art work with prices and

Boosted LIVE in the Bay

Jun 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Would you like to livestream your artform and get paid for

Film Bay of Plenty Onli...

Jun 3 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Join us for another Film Bay of Plenty online networking night in the comfort of your own

Tīmatanga Hou New Begin...

Jun 6 - Jun 26
‘Timatanga Hou – New Beginning’ refers to identifying a shift, change in direction or start of

Cold Wax – The CO...

Jun 6 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
An amazing half-day workshop to explore what cold wax is really made of, how to use it and what NOT to do

Learn Photography Workshop

Jun 6 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 4 July 2020 at 10:00 am

One event on 1 August 2020 at 10:00 am

Are you a beginner photographer? This workshop is for

For The Love Of Live

Jun 6 @ 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Brew Co has been a home for live music for years now and like hospitality, the music industry has been hit

The Jac – 8 Piece...

Jun 11 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Since 2010, the 8-piece ensemble The Jac has been a leading voice in the New Zealand jazz

Art Studio for Families...

Jun 13
Join us for our new Mindful Making family

DIY Headboard

Jun 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
You'll not only take home your awesome headboard at less than retail cost but you'll also gain enough skill

Upholstery Tools and Sp...

Jun 13 @ 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

Opera Master Class with...

Jun 14
We are extremely honoured to have on our programme this year a master class with our scholarship student

Chair Up! Upholstery fo...

Jun 14 @ 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

FreshMoves Dance Festiv...

Jun 16 - Jun 18
BOP Dance proudly presents the 20th annual primary school dance festival FRESHMOVES

Tauranga Opera Forum Sc...

Jun 18 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tauranga Opera Forum’s 2020 programme of DVD opera screenings on the third Thursday of the month is

Great People Photos ...

Jun 20 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

Art Studio for Adults: ...

Jun 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Catering for the beginner or sometimes artist, this small group workshop for adults will provide a creative

Long Exposure Workshop

Jun 20 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Take your photography skills to the next

Cold Wax – The CO...

Jun 27 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
An amazing half-day workshop to explore what cold wax is really made of, how to use it and what NOT to do

Art Studio for Children...

Jun 27 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
This fun and creative children's workshop has been rescheduled from

Kids Craft: Matariki Cr...

Jul 16 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
In this session we will be making some Matariki themed creations, including star mobiles, mini kite bag

Tauranga Opera Forum Sc...

Jul 16 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tauranga Opera Forum’s 2020 programme of DVD opera screenings on the third Thursday of the month is

Astrophotography Workshop

Jul 18 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Would like to learn how to take beautiful images of the stars and milkyway? This workshop is for

Photo Impressionism �...

Jul 19 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

Paul Ubana Jones at The...

Jul 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
A national treasure, Paul Ubana Jones is so much more than one man with a

The Hellbent Punk Rock ...

Jul 25 @ 7:00 pm - 10:30 pm
The Hellbent Punk Rock Circus featuring Hamilton's finest Skatecore punk rockers, Battlecat, all seven of The

Zap, Zing, Wow! & ...

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

Light Painting Workshop

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

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

NZ String Quartet ̵...

Sep 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
This year the New Zealand String Quartet are celebrating a massive composer with a massive

Jahvis Stantiall –...

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

Tauranga Opera Forum &#...

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

Create Your Own Comic

Sep 8 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 22 September 2020

The Basaloid Project is above all a call to

Composition & Ligh...

Sep 13 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Learn how to get great photos with Kim Westerskov’s photo workshops in

Tauranga Opera Forum Sc...

Sep 17 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tauranga Opera Forum’s 2020 programme of DVD opera screenings on the third Thursday of the month is

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

Even More Exciting new ...

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

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

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

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

Good photos, great phot...

Nov 1 @ 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

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

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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