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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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Lisa Chandler: The Divi...

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

Christina Pataialli ...

Mar 13 - Jun 6
Wellington-based artist Christina Pataialii is the 2019 recipient of the Rydal Art Prize which is a major

Laurie Steer: The Best ...

Mar 13 - Jun 6
While maintaining strong links to ancient traditions of pottery his vessels often sprout strange

LAVAL Collaborative Pop...

Mar 26 - May 28
The LAVAL Collaborative Pop-up Studio is a photography studio reimagined as an inviting, comfortable

Acorn Foundation Junior...

Apr 3 - May 2
Tauranga Art Gallery is excited to announce our inaugural Acorn Foundation Junior Art Awards, 3 April - 2

Art Classes After School

Apr 12 @ 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

Creative Writing for Mi...

Apr 13 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until 13 April 2021

Learn to tell, write and share your stories, culture, hopes and dreams. Everyone is

Pop-Up Art Gallery

Apr 13 @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:30 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until 30 June 2021

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

Fundamentals of Paintin...

Apr 13 @ 1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 27 April 2021

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of

Mauao Kids Choir

Apr 14 @ 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

Dried Flower Wreath Wor...

Apr 14 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Join us for a few creative hours and enjoy some refreshments and nibbles upon arrival. You will take home

Community Dinner with G...

Apr 14 @ 6:00 pm
Five panelists representing
 Tauranga’s Cultural Diversity will give their thoughts on Tolerance and

SIDEWINDER – THE ...

Apr 15 @ 7:00 pm
Groove-laden bluesy DESERT ROCK meets grungy SOUTHERN ROCK, SIDEWINDER are a new combination of experienced

The Artery Print Club M...

Apr 16 @ 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

Wharf Street Friday Nig...

Apr 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Friday, repeating until 30 April 2021

Friday Night Live is BACK and will be on each Friday until 30

Painting Night: Your La...

Apr 16 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Create a beautiful acrylic painting amongst a small group of like-minded

Knitting, Women and Sto...

Apr 17 - May 8
Inspired by a handwritten calligraphy notebook from her childhood, Briceño's artistic production aims to

WAI: The Women’s ...

Apr 17 - May 8
The Women’s Art Initiative Collective from Manawatū have over 9 years of art making in response to their

Graham Crow: Bathers

Apr 17 - May 16
Gallery Te Puna is excited to bring Graham Crow in to exhibit a collection of his figurative

The Little Big Markets,...

Apr 17 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 17 April 2021

The Little Big Markets are returning to Papamoa! Join us for the SUMMER 2020/21

DIY Headboards

Apr 17 @ 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

Eagles Tribute Show ...

Apr 17 @ 8:00 pm - 11:55 pm
Genuine and pure three part vocal harmonies gives an authentic reproduction to this music, the next best

Sunrise DancSing

Apr 19 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 19 April 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26 April 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 21 April 2021 at 11:30 am

One event on 28 April 2021 at 11:30 am

Dance and vocal training. Two half-day workshops, in each week of the April school

Art Department & S...

Apr 20 @ 9:00 am - Apr 23 @ 3:00 pm
Get fully immersed in the world of prosthetics and film/TV art department over two intensive

Relief Printmaking for ...

Apr 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Tuesday, repeating until 27 April 2021

Welcome to a fun and colourful introduction to relief printmaking. Two Tuesdays to pick from. Enjoy creating

Absolute Beginner’...

Apr 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 11 May 2021

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

Tino Rangatira Flag Pri...

Apr 21 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free School Holiday Activities. Tino Rangatira Flag

Original Art Expo

Apr 22 @ 9:30 am - Apr 25 @ 5:00 pm
Following on from their previous highly successful Original Art Expos, the Society is now hosting its largest

Multi Plate Relief Prin...

Apr 22 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Welcome to a fun and colourful introduction to multi-plate relief

Bonsai Beginners Workshop

Apr 24 @ 9:00 am
This beginner Bonsai workshop will take you through the steps to design your own

Our Pinocchio

Apr 24 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on 24 April 2021 at 5:00 pm

One event on 25 April 2021 at 1:00 pm

I Dance Studios proudly presents our annual production extravaganza – Our Pinocchio! Based on the famous

Rhythm & Raga

Apr 24 @ 7:00 pm
Come along to Rhythm & Raga and enjoy a medley of Indian Semi-Classical

Chain Making Workshop

Apr 25 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Learn this most ancient of jewellery techniques. Spend the day making your own chain from scratch, by hand

Youth Combat for Film W...

Apr 27 @ 9:00 am
This workshop is the perfect introduction to performing combat scenes for film, television and

Parris Goebel presents ...

Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
Parris Goebel presents The Royal Family Dance Crew, touring New Zealand in 2021 and stomping onto the

Toy Animal Painting

Apr 28 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 30 April 2021 at 11:00 am

Free School Holiday Activities. Toy Animal

Ace Brass

Apr 28 @ 7:00 pm
ACE Brass (Auckland Chamber Ensemble Brass) was formed in 2011 with the intention of bringing world-class

Creating Rock Whānau

Apr 29 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Free School Holiday Activities. Rock Creating

David & Shimna ...

Apr 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Join David & Shimna for a night of music, dancing and laughs when they perform live at The Jam Factory in

NZ String Quartet: Four...

Apr 30 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on 1 May 2021 at 7:30 pm

This concert will be a night of operatic classics from Nessun Dorma through to pop

3 Speed Crunch Box Rebo...

May 1 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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One event on 1 May 2021 at 1:00 pm

Laugh out loud stupidity and side-splitting slapstick. Nail-biting circus tricks and a phenomenal finish! The

Sunrise DancSing

May 1 @ 4:00 pm
Be part of Celeste Music's original music release event, to celebrate NZ Music

Infinite Youth Album To...

May 1 @ 6:30 pm
To celebrate the release of his sophomore album Infinite Youth – out Fri 9 April via Humblebrag Records -

Ninja Knits Social Meet...

May 2 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day First of the month, repeating until 7 November 2021

Monthly Sunday morning get together for knitters and

Shakespeare on Trial

May 2 @ 6:30 pm
Wright Rohde Youth Theatre presents Shakespeare on Trial! A comedy musical play celebrating the life and

Mondays; Learn Upholste...

May 3 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
BYO small project to these Monday workshops and I will teach you some fundamentals to

Queen: It’s A Kin...

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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One event on 4 May 2021 at 8:00 pm

Immerse yourself in the spectacle, grandeur and energy of the world’s greatest rock

(SOLD OUT) Writing Arti...

May 5 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
As an artist, do you struggle to describe yourself succinctly or to hit the right price point for your

The Artist Red – ...

May 7 @ 7:00 pm
Relax and chill out on a Friday enjoying an evening of acoustic music, song, laughter, stories, and

Treasured Art Charity F...

May 10 @ 10:00 am - May 16 @ 4:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:00 am, repeating indefinitely

Tauranga Art Gallery is pleased to partner with Rotary of Tauranga Sunrise to stage this year’s Treasured

Meremere

May 11 @ 7:00 pm
Meremere is a unique autobiographical performance from the critically acclaimed dancer, Rodney Bell (Ngati

Go Home Stay Home ̵...

May 13 - Jun 5
This collection of small bubble-shaped paintings reference the ‘new normal’ which brings a different

Flax & Tracks R...

May 14 - Jun 5
This exhibition in the People's Gallery will feature a snapshot of Aotearoa, through harakeke and

Artist Feedback Lab

May 14 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 10 December 2021

Join our monthly Friday get-together for artists. We motivate and inspire each other while teaching each

The Sweet Caroline Tour...

May 14 @ 8:00 pm
Take a step back into the glory days of music and musicianship with this beautiful tribute

Miles Calder

May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Wellington singer-songwriter Miles Calder will embark on a nationwide tour this April and May in celebration

Lobe

May 15 @ 7:00 pm
Isolated from reality, we stray into the depths of our

Ben Elton – Live ...

May 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Ben Elton announced back in 2019 that he would tour New Zealand in 2020 with a brand-new stand-up show, Ben

Painting Night: La Vie ...

May 21 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Create a beautiful acrylic painting amongst a small group of like-minded

School of Rock

May 25 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:00 pm, repeating until 29 May 2021

One event on 29 May 2021 at 1:00 pm

Dewey Finn is a wannabe rocker who dreams of stardom. Struggling to take things seriously, he is kicked out

Emma Prill Art Workshop...

May 29 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 29 May 2021 at 1:00 pm

Using a combination of inks, watercolours and pens, participants will draw inspiration from forms, animals,

Derek Toner & The ...

May 29 @ 7:00 pm
Expect a hand picked collection of Derek's own and crowd favourites, all interwoven with stories and

The Pink Floyd Experience

Jun 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
The Pink Floyd Experience have almost become a household name in New Zealand and Australia after 22 years of

Learn Upholstery Skills

Jun 5 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on 13 February 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27 March 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 5 June 2021 at 10:00 am

In this upholstery workshop for beginners you will learn the fundamentals to upholstery, a variety of skills

Bach & Handel with...

Jun 12 @ 7:30 pm
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One event on 13 June 2021 at 2:30 pm

The Scholars Baroque Aotearoa present masterworks by Bach and

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

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

Painting Happiness 1-da...

Jul 4 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Join me for a day of artistic play, where you’ll let go of the outside world and discover the life you long

48 Hour Fashion Competi...

Jul 22 @ 2:00 pm - Jul 24 @ 2:00 pm
Do you have an eye for style and enjoy the thrill of a good second hand find? Register to compete in this

Friends! The Musical Pa...

Oct 3 @ 7:30 pm
So, no one told you life was gonna be this way, nor did they tell you about the hilarious new musical that

Hotel California the Ea...

Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm
It’s time to check-in to Hotel California The Eagles Experience – the captivating live concert and

Tu Meke Tui! Live on Stage

Oct 11 @ 2:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 2:00 pm, repeating until 12 October 2021

One event on 12 October 2021 at 10:30 am

The best-selling book Tu Meke Tui! is brought to life for the very first time. Join two unlikely heroes, Tere

Leaving Jackson

Nov 20 @ 7:30 pm
Take a step back in time to when country music told a true story of life, love, and heartache. From the

The Bee Gees Night Fever

Nov 23 @ 8:00 pm
Direct from Australia, Showtime invites you to dance your way into a time warp of 70’s disco dance floor
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