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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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Music Music Music

10 July 2021 - 1 February 2022
Music connects us all, entertains, lifts our spirits and calms the soul. Explore the history of New Zealand

Mānawatia Takatāpui/Def...

Jul 23 - Oct 10
Mānawatia Takatāpui / Defending Plurality is an ambitious exhibition developed by artist and activist

Spid Pye Photography Ex...

Sep 8 - Oct 15
In our world, beauty and youth can be

Sanaa na ufundi Exhibit...

Sep 9 - Oct 7
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One event on 27 August 2021 at 5:30 pm

The Incubator Creative Hub are proud to bring you a display of talent from St Constantine International

‘Artful Wahine...

Sep 14 - Sep 30
'Artful Wahine' an Exhibition by students of Tauranga Girls

Art Classes After School

Sep 27 @ 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

Fundamentals of Painting

Sep 28 @ 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 26 October 2021

This course will be based on traditional painting techniques with some contemporary

Mauao Kids Choir

Sep 28 @ 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 7 December 2021

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

Knit and Natter –...

Sep 29 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 15 December 2021

Do you love crafting with

Read, Sing, Move –...

Sep 29 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 30 September 2022

An interactive storytime for

Morris Dancing – ...

Sep 29 @ 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

TJS Jazz Jam

Sep 29 @ 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

Read, Sing, Move –...

Sep 30 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 30 November 2021

An interactive story time for preschoolers, with stories, rhymes, songs and

Adult Colouring –...

Sep 30 @ 10:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Thursday, repeating until 16 December 2021

Pop into the library to socialise and relax with colouring

TAG Art Studio for Adul...

Sep 30 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Catering for the beginner or sometimes artist, this workshop for adults will provide a creative and friendly

Thursday Night Clay Clu...

Sep 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 14 October 2021

Throughout the five-week CLAY CLUB series, you will make a collection of pieces and learn the making process

Festival Selfie Competi...

Oct 1 - Oct 31
Capture a photo during the Katikati Festival of

Katikati Festival of Arts

Oct 1 - Oct 31
Katikati Festival of Arts celebrates all things Art during October 2021 as we light up the town with lights,

Light Up the Park

Oct 1 - Oct 31
Visit the Reserve between The Arts Junction & Western Bay Museum to experience a magical light experience

Read, Sing, Move –...

Oct 1 @ 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Friday, repeating until 30 November 2021

Interactive storytime for preschoolers, with stories, rhymes, songs and

Knit and Natter –...

Oct 1 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30 September 2022

Bring your knitting or crochet along and relax with like-minded

Read, Sing, Move –...

Oct 1 @ 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:30 am on Friday, repeating until 30 September 2022

An interactive storytime for

The Artery Print Club M...

Oct 1 @ 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

POSTPONED | Music &...

Oct 1 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Come on down into town and enjoy an evening of entertainment and market stalls to open up the Katikati

Lake South | ‘The...

Oct 1 @ 6:30 pm
Home Alone Music is proud to present 'The light you throw' – the third album from Te Whanganui-a-Tara based

Enter the Ville

Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm
Presented by: Totara St. ‘Enter The Ville’ is an official invitation to the inside world of For the Ville

In The Gutter | Group Show

Oct 2 - Oct 30
This striking feature exhibition is an open entry group show, highlighting numerous artists and their

Te Urungi: Bay of Plenty

Oct 2 - Oct 3
Te Moana a Toi-te-Huatahi Bay of Plenty innovators and

The Little Big Markets

Oct 2 @ 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Saturday, repeating until 30 April 2022

With a huge range of gourmet street food and food truck vendors, as well as a curated selection of

Learn Upholstery Workshops

Oct 2 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on 3 October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 27 November 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 4 December 2021 at 10:00 am

If you want to learn upholstery, this is the workshop for

Back Studio’s Art...

Oct 2 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
New and inspiring art classes are available. Let’s paint, explore and have fun with mixed

Monty Python’s Sp...

Oct 2 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on 2 October 2021 at 7:00 pm

Inspired by the 1975 classic comedy film “Monty Python and the Holy Grail”, this 2005 Tony Award-winning

Paint and Wine Evening

Oct 2 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Kendall Elise – L...

Oct 2 @ 6:30 pm
Kendall Elise and her band The Belgraves will be touring the North Island to celebrate the release of her new

AutoMatic 80s

Oct 2 @ 7:00 pm
LET'S GO TAURANGA! We are back ready to party the night away with

Ninja Knits Social Meet...

Oct 3 @ 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

Ghost Trio

Oct 3 @ 4:00 pm
Ghost Trio was founded in mid-2019 as one of Gabriela Glapska’s PhD recital projects. Having quickly

Yes, We All Need A Laug...

Oct 3 @ 7:00 pm
What a crazy month. Time to get back in your groove and have a huge

Kids School Holiday Pot...

Oct 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Make a clay dragonfly, fish or

POSTPONED | NZ Mural Co...

Oct 5 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Nine artists competing in the NZ Mural Contest will be painting in the theatre at the Arts Junction. Come

Book Buzz – Katikati

Oct 5 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day First of the month, repeating until 7 December 2021

Come and share your favourite reads with other book

School Holiday Creative...

Oct 5 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until 14 October 2021

EDIT on Seddon is putting on a kids school holiday creative workshop

Absolute Beginners Wate...

Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 27 October 2021

With simple easy to understand practice paintings, you’ll begin to appreciate how watercolour really works,

Watercolour & Wine...

Oct 5 @ 6:30 pm
Turn wine into watercolour! Take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other, and let’s paint a watercolour

Textured Ring-Making Wo...

Oct 6 @ 10:30 am - 4:30 pm
Students will practice making simple textured or polished rings in either copper or

Absolute Beginners Draw...

Oct 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 28 October 2021

A practical guide to learning the fundamental skills needed for drawing, with Nick

Tauranga Society of Art...

Oct 7 - Oct 10
It's Back - The Bay's biggest Art Expo all under one

School Holidays Cushion...

Oct 7 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Repurposing materials to create beautiful cushions for the children to take

Shrooms – Lightin...

Oct 8 - Oct 22
Visit Diggleman Park, Main Rd, Katikati 8th-22nd October, day or night, to experience the Shrooms (giant

Artful Response Group E...

Oct 8 - Oct 31
Leading successful and well-known New Zealand textile and paint artists were paired up to make responsive

Bethlehem Pottery Kids ...

Oct 8 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Come and make a Sea

Artist Feedback Lab

Oct 8 @ 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

Mount Wildheart | Kids ...

Oct 8 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Children will be inspired by unusual creatures of the Ocean and create a mixed media collage

Steel Magnolias

Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 9 October 2021 at 7:00 pm

One event on 9 October 2021 at 2:00 pm

Wright Rohde Theatre presents its first-ever adult production: Steel

POSTPONED | Lanterns an...

Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm
Expert lantern makers Ally Rogers will be in Katikati running workshops making 500 small lanterns to form a

Goya – ‘Bei...

Oct 8 @ 7:00 pm
Pōneke post-punks Goya (fka Church of Goya) have got some shiny new songs that they want to show

NightZilla Split 12 EP ...

Oct 8 @ 9:00 pm
Do you like a) surf riffs, b) dancing/ thrashing about, and 3) live

Adult Art Workshop- Pai...

Oct 9 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
This guided creative workshop will help you connect to your feelings of release, freedom, and

Colourfield Mixed-Media...

Oct 9 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
For this workshop, we will be looking at the natural world, such as gardens, rocks, water, flowers, moss,

POSTPONED | NZ Mural Co...

Oct 9 @ 4:30 pm
Competitors in the NZ Mural contest put their paintbrushes down at 1

Come Dancing – Sequence...

Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 31 December 2021

Monthly sequence ballroom

Rewind – 70’...

Oct 9 @ 8:00 pm
DJ Ed X, Ladies Of Lace, Dj Hurricane and Totara Street are bringing you another dress Up, fun-filled night

Concert Band Weekend

Oct 10 @ 2:00 pm
The NZ Concert Band Association Band Weekend is an event for musicians from across New Zealand. Starting on

Bethlehem Pottery Kids ...

Oct 11 @ 9:00 am - 12:30 pm
Come and make a Ghost or Pumpkin

Monday Matinee – ...

Oct 11 @ 1:30 pm
Enjoy a matinee movie in the boutique Junction Theatre with comfy sofas and theatre-style

Katikati Lions Club 3D ...

Oct 12 @ 10:00 am
Get in quick for this 3D movie experience in Katikati! Limited seats for this

Katikati Lions Club 3D ...

Oct 12 @ 1:30 pm
Enjoy a 3D movie in the comfort of the boutique Junction

Skateboard Art Workshop

Oct 13 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
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One event on 14 October 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 15 October 2021 at 10:00 am

Design and take home your own piece of modern

Owl, Tiki, or Taniwha F...

Oct 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn how to hand and machine sew soft toys from repurposed

Forage and Create

Oct 14 @ 8:30 am - 11:00 pm
Students will learn how to harvest safely and have fun finding just the right items to make unique

Bookworms – Ōmokoroa

Oct 14 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day Second of the month, repeating until 9 December 2021

An event every month that begins at 3:00 pm on day Fourth of the month, repeating until 23 December 2021

A book club focused on Junior Fiction books. Perfect for readers aged

Entrepreneurs Everywher...

Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm
Come and join us for our next Entrepreneurs Everywhere Meetup in collaboration with Creative Bay Of

Outside the Valley R...

Oct 14 @ 5:30 pm
Come and join us for our next Entrepreneurs Everywhere Meetup in collaboration with Creative Bay Of

Paint & Wine Night...

Oct 14 @ 7:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Urzila Carlson – ...

Oct 14 @ 7:30 pm
Welcome to the days of mind your own business and don’t comment on others

The Revlon Girl

Oct 15 - Oct 30
A touching and cathartic play of hope beyond tragedy based on a true

Bethlehem Pottery Club ...

Oct 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Combine your favourite movies and pottery and make a troll or

School Holiday Activity...

Oct 15 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Find the clues and fill in the missing

Break out Poetry Night

Oct 15 @ 7:00 pm
This is a wonderful opportunity for poets to present their original work to an audience. It is also a

Midwave Breaks

Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm
Midwave Breaks have wasted no time making an impact since launching online in April 2021, with their

Bonsai Beginners Workshop

Oct 16 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 11 September 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on 16 October 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on 20 November 2021 at 9:00 am

This Bonsai Beginners Workshop will take you through the steps to design your own

Katikati Artisan Craft ...

Oct 16 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 9:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 18 December 2021

Locally handcrafted products bringing people together at Chrome Café, Wharawhara Road, SH2,

A Night At the Movies &...

Oct 16 @ 4:00 pm
Join us for a night of big-screen

Enchanted | Altitude Po...

Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm
Come and join Altitude Pole The Mount for their student showcase

Deep Water Creek –...

Oct 16 @ 6:30 pm
Deep Water Creek is on tour this September and October as they celebrate their debut full-length album

Seattle Tribute

Oct 16 @ 8:00 pm
Come and celebrate a special night of awesome 90s

POSTPONED | Lazy Sunday...

Oct 17 @ 4:00 pm
Enjoy a Sunday afternoon of dance and music right here in Katikati. Bring along a picnic and sit back and

Brave New World by Nico...

Oct 18 - Nov 12
Flying high along Durham Street, Tauranga-based artist Nicol Sanders-O’Shea’s bright flags will signal a

Book Buzz – Waihī...

Oct 18 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 30 September 2022

Come and share your favourite reads with other book

Creative Writing Workshop

Oct 18 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 19 October 2021 at 10:00 am

A two-day workshop on the 18th and 19th of October from 10 am to midday each

The Next Chapter Book Club

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 21 December 2021

An inclusive book club for adults and teens. Join us for stories and

Book Buzz – Ōmokoroa

Oct 19 @ 10:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:00 am on day Third of the month, repeating until 28 December 2021

Come and share your favourite reads with other book

Overloaded

Oct 19 @ 7:30 pm
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An event every day that begins at 7:30 pm, repeating until 24 October 2021

Katikati Theatre's contribution to the 2021 Arts Festival is 'Overloaded', a play written by Francis Young,

Bookworms – Katikati

Oct 21 @ 3:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 3:30 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 16 December 2021

A book club focused on Junior Fiction books. Perfect for readers aged

Tell Me Tauranga/Kōrero...

Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm
Locals tell true stories before a live audience. No notes. Not a Ted Talk and not an

Echoes: Tauranga Moana

Oct 22 - Nov 12
Hundreds of historical photographs from Tauranga Moana will swirl, shift and bloom as part of an interactive

Blood Red Sky – A...

Oct 22 @ 7:00 pm
A salute to

Violent Legalities

23 October 2021 - 23 January 2022
olent Legalities is an interdisciplinary project that brings together contributors spanning the fields of

Bruce Connew: A Vocabulary

23 October 2021 - 23 January 2022
Over several years, photographer and artist Bruce Connew has roamed the many memorials and gravestones of

Impermanence Pop-up Exh...

Oct 23 - Oct 30
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