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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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JK Russ: Hard Sell Future

15 August 2020 - 7 February 2021
Tauranga Art Gallery Toi Tauranga is pleased to announce a major new site-specific commission and exhibition

Champions in Their Field

5 September 2020 - 5 January 2021
Running from September to January, this exciting exhibition will feature exhibits from some of our local

Matthew Couper: Isolati...

19 September 2020 - 7 March 2021
Matthew Couper’s practice over the past decade has appropriated aspects of western art

John Roy: Fool’s ...

17 October 2020 - 14 March 2021
Fool's Gold is a selection of works from award winning, Tauranga based ceramicist John

Julia Morison: Head[case]

17 October 2020 - 14 March 2021
An installation of five hexagonal rooms and 100 ceramic heads, each distinctly different from the next, by

Last Legs

Nov 20 - Dec 5
An hilarious comedy set in the Cambridge Retirement

Popstars: The 90s Musical

Nov 20 - Dec 5
Packed with pop smash hits from the hyper-coloured

Alla Moda – Ingri...

Nov 20 - Dec 17
Step back into an era of timeless elegance with a selection of paintings inspired by classic

Carlton Gallery Exhibit...

Nov 23 @ 9:00 am - Dec 6 @ 4:00 pm
Working with different mediums and featuring different techniques and subjects, each artist has created a

Make your own Tote Bag ...

Dec 3 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Choose from our beautiful variety of rescued fabrics to create your very own customizable tote, complete with

Claudia Jarman Memorial...

Dec 3 @ 5:30 pm
The 2020 speaker for the Claudia Jarman Memorial Lecture is Francis McWhannell, a writer and exhibition-maker

The Test Tube Event #2

Dec 4 @ 6:00 pm
The Test Tube is a creative, disruptive, innovation project that is evolutionising the idea of 'markets' and

Sasha Perry – Liv...

Dec 4 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sasha has opened for the very best in roots music including Jimmy

Our Open Party

Dec 5 @ 3:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kick your weekend off at our container shop opening party! Featuring DJ

Fine Art & Fine Wine

Dec 5 @ 5:00 pm
We are thrilled to bring you our next event supported by INfuzed Business Group and kindly sponsored by

Deadman 6, Necklace Of ...

Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm
A group of punk rockers that refuse to grow old

Handel’s “Messiah”

Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm
Hallelujah! Celebrate the Christmas season with the time-honoured tradition of Handel's

Honest Liars Improv Com...

Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 6 December 2020

Anything can happen and often does – even the players haven’t got a

Comedy Improv Christmas...

Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Everything is completely made up with inspiration from audience

Carlton Gallery Exhibit...

Dec 7 @ 9:00 am - Dec 20 @ 4:00 pm
Featuring watercolour paintings by Jeanne-Marie Cantereau and jewellery from Virginia and Stuart

Art Studio for Adults: ...

Dec 8 @ 5:00 pm
Catering for the beginner or sometimes artist, this adult art studio will provide a fun and friendly

TEEKS – The Invit...

Dec 8 @ 7:30 pm
Critically acclaimed Māori artist TEEKS (Te Karehana Gardiner-Toi) invites fans across Aotearoa to The

Group Drama Classes

Dec 9
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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

Dec 9 @ 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

Jam Sandwich Sessions: ...

Dec 11 @ 12:30 pm
Introducing the performer for the December Jam sandwich sessions on Friday the 11th December: Anthony

The ‘B’ Bom...

Dec 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on 12 December 2020 at 1:00 pm

One event on 12 December 2020 at 7:00 pm

A high energy, exciting dance show featuring themes starting with

Cool Way to Paint with ...

Dec 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come along with friends for an enjoyable time learning a new art medium for

Strange Days presents G...

Dec 12 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm
After two sold out events, we at Strange Days couldn't be happier to announce our final event of the year -

Painting Happiness 1-da...

Dec 13 @ 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

A Christmas Carol

Dec 13 @ 4:00 pm
An annual favourite - local personalities present a dramatic reading of the Dickens’ classic and timeless

Reid & Ruins

Dec 13 @ 7:30 pm
Fellow songwriters and long time friends Nadia Reid & Hollie Fullbrook (from the band Tiny Ruins) are

Born to Shine – S...

18 December 2020 - 14 January 2021
Resin geode paintings with real crystals and

Art and French Cuisine

Dec 19 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
French inspiration! Paint some ladies and eat some French

Miles Calder – Li...

Dec 19 @ 7:00 pm
Pōneke-based songwriter Miles Calder and his band are performing three shows in December in celebration of

In The Shallows *Debut ...

Dec 20 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Blending catchy vocal hooks with soaring harmonies and atmospheric acoustic guitar, weaving in tales of love,

Nine Lessons & Carols

Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm
No Christmas season is complete without this extremely popular traditional service, made famous by the choir

Bay Dreams 2021

3 January 2021 @ 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
NZ’s biggest music festival returns to Tauranga on January 3,

Dalene Meiring – ...

15 January 2021 - 11 February 2021
Meiring’s paintings are rich in colour, harmonious in form and portray a balance between vitality and

Creedence Clearwater Re...

16 January 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The 2021 Katikati Twilight Concerts will kick off on Saturday January 16th with an energetic tribute show

O & The Mo –...

16 January 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
A quirky emerging act not to be missed, O & The Mo welcome you to come and experience their nationwide

Paul Ubana Jones

24 January 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
One of the most exciting electro/acoustic artist on the music scene since his arrival in

The River Sounds Festival

30 January 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 31 January 2021 @ 1:00 am
A not-for-profit music festival about mental health, finding hope and choosing

Classic 70s Hits

30 January 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
On Saturday 30th January some of our favourite entertainers will be on stage to bring you classic rock hits

Rug of Numbers

5 February 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
After releasing 'Betsy' in May, and 'Rug of Numbers' in August, Laura-mae is going on another Summer

Ninja Knits Social Meet...

7 February 2021 @ 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

The Howard Morrison Qua...

9 February 2021 @ 7:30 pm
Join The Howard Morrison Quartet Take Two, featuring Howard Morrison Jnr, Russell Harrison, Chris Powley and

Anna Filimonova –...

12 March 2021 - 8 April 2021
Award winning Ukrainian/New Zealand artist Filimonova seeks to communicate her distinct outsider

An Evening with Marlon ...

20 March 2021 @ 7:30 pm
In celebration of a new album Plastic Bouquet (a collaboration with Canadian duo Kacy & Clayton), Lyttelton

Yesterday Once More

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

Daniel Champagne

16 June 2021 @ 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
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