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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

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

December & January...

21 December 2020 - 29 January 2021
Get creative and crafty over the

Holiday Art Classes for...

Jan 4 @ 10:30 am - Jan 28 @ 5:30 pm
This program is the perfect blend of creative fun and fine arts

Dalene Meiring – ...

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

Maumahara – An Ex...

Jan 15 - Feb 8
Teiria Studios presents textiles from 'Hei Maumaharatanga' 2020, memory-marking Māori raranga in knitwear

Te Hononga o te Aroha &...

Jan 15 - Feb 10
A collection of weaving by Sandra Silby and Aroha Kapi reflecting

Wildside – An Exh...

Jan 15 - Feb 8
Welcome to the Wildside of Sam Allen, a resident artist at the Incubator Creative Hub,

Carlton Gallery Exhibit...

Jan 18 - Jan 31
The latest exhibition from 18th January – 31st January 2021 features painters and printmakers from the

Tom Jones Now

Jan 21 @ 7:30 pm - Jan 23 @ 10:30 pm
Appearing as Tom Jones is Vincent J. Gambino - a master impressionist, singer, comedian, actor, voice over

13: The Musical (TMT Yo...

Jan 22 @ 7:00 pm - Jan 30 @ 9:00 pm
Evan Goldman is plucked from his fast-paced, preteen New York City life and plopped into a sleepy Indiana

Paul Ubana Jones

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

Children’s Cerami...

Jan 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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One event on 20 January 2021 at 10:00 am

One event on 26 January 2021 at 1:00 pm

One event on 27 January 2021 at 10:00 am

If your child loves art and/or making things this is a great holiday session and they are welcome to sign up

Create a Catapult

Jan 27 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Is your child keen on building and understanding how things

Dance Classes with Elly...

Jan 27 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 27 January 2021

In the lead-up to West Side Story auditions on Waitangi Weekend, we're holding dance classes with

Sword & Shield Wor...

Jan 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
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One event on 28 January 2021 at 5:00 pm

Does your child love pirates or knights and

Wine + Clay Group Night...

Jan 29 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Friday, repeating until 29 January 2021

Friday night is for getting out with a bunch of friends and trying something

Learn Upholstery Skills

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

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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

Rangoli at the Mount

Jan 30 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
This ancient art form brings people

The River Sounds Festival

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

Classic 70s Hits

Jan 30 @ 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

Laughing in Bedlam R...

Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm
An intimate evening of story telling through delicate

Laughing in Bedlam R...

Jan 30 @ 7:00 pm
An intimate evening of story telling through delicate

Introduction to a COOL ...

Jan 31 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Come along with friends for an enjoyable time learning a new art medium for

Russell Howard: Respite

Jan 31 @ 4:00 pm
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One event on 31 January 2021 at 7:30 pm

Following the record-breaking success of his 2017 tour Round The World, Russell Howard makes his Baycourt

Carol Bisset at Carlton...

Feb 1 - Feb 14
A significant amount of the work was completed during the first lockdown period and Carol used Art Feedback

Fundamentals of Paintin...

Feb 2 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 2 March 2021

This is an inspiring and productive course for all levels of

Jewellery Making: Repai...

Feb 2 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 23 February 2021

This course is an introduction to jewellery making with a focus on giving new life to old jewellery, your

Mauao Kids Choir

Feb 3 @ 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

Absolute Beginners Draw...

Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 24 February 2021

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

Jenny Mitchell ft. sist...

Feb 4 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
After sold-out shows around the country in 2020, the Mitchell Sisters are pleased to bring their

Rug of Numbers

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

Auditions: West Side Story

Feb 6 @ 9:30 am - Feb 7 @ 3:00 pm
Audition now for Tauranga Musical Theatre's next big

Ninja Knits Social Meet...

Feb 7 @ 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

Carol Bisset Artist Talk

Feb 7 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Work includes installations and drawings in response to the COVID-19

Comedy Improv Sundays

Feb 7 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every 4 weeks that begins at 7:00 pm on Sunday, repeating until 4 April 2021

Bring the gang and come out for some hilarious comedy

The Howard Morrison Qua...

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

Back Studio: Official O...

Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm
Please join us for our opening night in our unique

The Test Tube – F...

Feb 12 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
The Test Tube is a volunteer run creative, disruptive, innovation project that is evolutionising the idea of

Old Dogs, New Tricks &#...

Feb 13 - Mar 7
The Old Dogs, New Tricks exhibition is the result of a collaboration between two artists with nothing in

Four Seasons

Feb 13 @ 7:30 pm
The Four Seasons as famously depicted by Vivaldi alongside Piazzolla’s South American angle – a seasonal

Simon, Jackie and Tim &...

Feb 14 @ 7:30 pm
Fall in love on Valentine’s Day with Simon O’Neill, Jackie Clarke and Tim Beveridge with an

Silver Ring or Pendant ...

Feb 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Learn the traditional skills of making an original sterling silver ring or pendant by

TAG Art Studio: Ink Ill...

Feb 17 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Inspired by artist John Roy and the illustrations in his exhibition Fool's Gold, participants will work with

Holi Colour Splash

Feb 20 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Immerse yourself in the joyful dancing and tossing of all the colours of the

TAG Art Studio: Terraco...

Feb 20 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Inspired by the unique ceramic heads in artist Julia Morison's exhibition Head, children will work with a

Shirley Ryder and The F...

Feb 20 @ 7:00 pm
Shirley Ryder and the Faith with special guest Andrew

No Future Festival 2021

Feb 27 @ 2:30 pm
This summer from Your Enabler Presents comes a must see event for ALL AGES - The No Future

VanLife Series

Feb 28 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Learn ways of thinking through storage and design options and strategies to incorporate into a van, tiny home

Intro to Comedy Improv ...

Feb 28 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Improvisation is the wonderful vehicle for leadership development, whether it’s self-leadership or

Katikati Festival of Cu...

Mar 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
The Katikati Festival of Cultures promotes a feeling of community and inclusion within the wonderful town of

Absolute Beginners Wate...

Mar 9 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 30 March 2021

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

Level II Drawing Course

Mar 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 March 2021

A practical guide to learn the skills needed for drawing, with Nick Eggleston, one of The Incubator's awesome

Anna Filimonova –...

Mar 12 - Apr 8
Award winning Ukrainian/New Zealand artist Filimonova seeks to communicate her distinct outsider

Print Quirks – An...

Mar 12 @ 10:00 am - Mar 25 @ 3:00 pm
This exhibition is an opportunity for print makers to showcase some of the best prints available in the Bay

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

DIY Headboards

Mar 13 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm
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One event on 17 April 2021 at 10:00 am

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One event on 26 June 2021 at 10:00 am

Anyone can do this. It's easier than you

Celtica

Mar 16 @ 7:30 pm
Celtica, a high octane modern Irish Dance show will storm the Baycourt Addison theatre stage on its New

Silver Ring, Wax Carvin...

Mar 17 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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One event on 31 March 2021 at 11:00 am

Carve jeweller's wax into a ring to be cast in

An Evening with Marlon ...

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

The RVMES – Live ...

Mar 27 @ 7:00 pm
The RVMES are an Auckland based band of four charismatic lads with a unique spin on playing

58th National Jazz Fest...

Apr 1 - Apr 4
The 58th National Jazz Festival presents a fantastic programme of events in Tauranga at Easter, showcasing

Yesterday Once More

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

Ring/Pendant Sterling S...

Apr 10 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on 11 April 2021 at 11:00 am

Learn the traditional skills of making an original sterling silver ring or pendant by

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

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

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

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

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
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