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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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Private Photography Wor...

Mar 16 - Dec 22
Kim Westerskov is a professional photographer, writer and photographer of 18 books, marine biologist and

Editing and Book Cover ...

Jun 11 - Jul 11
After this Masterclass you will be able to prepare your manuscript for your editor and save time and money by

Tackling Amazon Masterc...

Jul 2 - Aug 2
After this Masterclass you will have set up your own Amazon account ready to upload your eBook/print

Lanterns & Lights ...

Jul 3 - Jul 21
Expert lantern maker Ally Rogers will show you how to make a fish or ika lantern. Join the lantern parade on

Camera Skills Workshop

Jul 3 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
Due to popular demand we have had to run a second Camera Skills Workshop! This intensive one-day workshop

Ninja Knits Social Knit...

Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 12:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until 4 December 2022

Monthly Sunday Morning get together for knitters and

Rōreka Workshop/Taonga ...

Jul 3 @ 12:00 pm - 4:30 pm
This 4.5 hour workshop will introduce you to the different families of traditional Māori musical instruments

Dancefit with Ruth

Jul 4 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Monday and Thursday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Supportive dance classes for women - have fun & keep

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Jul 4 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:45 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

STEPS Performing Arts

Jul 4 @ 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until 15 December 2022

Anything is Possible - be a part of ‘STEPS Performing Arts’ offering structured classes in a friendly

Gobsmacked Musical Theatre

Jul 4 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 5:45 pm on Monday, repeating until 19 December 2022

Musical theatre classes for

Zumba | Mount Maunganui

Jul 4 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Monday and Thursday, repeating until 19 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 22 December 2022

Zumba is perfect for anybody – all ages and all body

YMCA Smooth Movers

Jul 5 @ 10:15 am - 11:15 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:15 am on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Friday, repeating until 16 December 2022

Join us in this fun and highly social class, designed to help keep you fit and

Papamoa Art Group

Jul 5 @ 12:30 pm - 3:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 30 November 2022

We are a group of like-minded individuals who meet weekly to share our passion for

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Jul 5 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Mauao Youth Pop Group

Jul 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 4:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Sing contemporary style music in a warm, fun and comfortable

Zumba | Gate Pa

Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Saturday, repeating until 17 December 2022

Zumba is perfect for anybody – all ages and all body

Stitch ‘n Bitch

Jul 5 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every 2 weeks that begins at 6:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 27 December 2022

Close your laptop and pick up your needles. Let's get

Advanced Ballroom/Latin

Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Learn dancing from specialists in the

Inachord Women’s Chorus

Jul 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 20 December 2022

Do you like to sing in the shower, entertain a crowd singing with friends or enjoy the challenge of some

Gold & Above Ballr...

Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Learn dancing from specialists in the

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Jul 6 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 8:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until 28 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Ballet Culture

Jul 6 @ 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Welcoming ballet classes for all ages and experience

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Jul 6 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 21 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Star Jam

Jul 6 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:30 pm on Wednesday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Inspiring young people with disabilities to express themselves through music, dance, singing and

Dance Fusion

Jul 6 @ 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Wednesday and Thursday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Ceroc is an easy to learn, modern Jive partner

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Jul 7 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 5:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Gobsmacked Physical The...

Jul 7 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 6:00 pm on Thursday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Physical theatre classes for

School of Historical Arts

Jul 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:30 pm on Thursday, repeating until 22 December 2022

We are a group that trains Medieval and Historical martial arts as a

Arataki Art Group

Jul 8 @ 9:15 am - 11:45 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:15 am on Friday, repeating until 31 December 2022

Supportive art group for painting

Zumba | Tauranga

Jul 8 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 9:30 am on Friday, repeating until 16 December 2022

Zumba is perfect for anybody – all ages and all body

Feedback Lab Monthly Ar...

Jul 8 @ 9:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 9:30 am on day Second of the month, repeating until 9 December 2022

For those interested in joining a small active working group - The Feedback Lab is where we meet to critique

Helen O’Grady Dra...

Jul 8 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30 pm on Friday, repeating until 23 December 2022

An event every week that begins at 4:30 pm on Friday, repeating until 23 December 2022

Teaching life skills to children through speech and

Watercolour Pencil Port...

Jul 9 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
In this workshop participants will have the opportunity to develop both watercolour pencil and portrait

Holiday Workshops: Art ...

Jul 11 - Jul 18
Explore what the art department does when it comes to theatre and film

Digital Navigation Clinics

Jul 13 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on 27 April 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 4 May 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 18 May 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 1 June 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 15 June 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 29 June 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 13 July 2022 at 10:00 am

One event on 27 July 2022 at 10:00 am

Need help with the digital side of your

“Donna” Buc...

Jul 13 @ 5:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Learn to make your own "Donna" Bucket Hat using recycled fabrics and materials. After completing this

Learn to Sew

Jul 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
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One event on 11 May 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on 8 June 2022 at 5:30 pm

One event on 13 July 2022 at 5:30 pm

Are you intimidated by machine-sewing and want to learn the basics in a relaxed

Tauranga Paint & W...

Jul 14 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The concept is simple - take a brush in one hand, a drink in the other and let’s paint a

Draw a Dragon! Digital ...

Jul 15 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
This workshop is an introductory session in digital illustration for ages 10 and over. A great opportunity if

Weekend Kaimai Waterfal...

Jul 15 @ 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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One event on 16 July 2022 at 9:00 am

One event on 17 July 2022 at 9:00 am

Join Ken Wright for a weekends waterfall and riverscape photography workshop in the awe-inspiring locations

Painting Night | Acryli...

Jul 15 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Create a beautiful acrylic painting of your favourite landscape with

Accordion Music Group

Jul 17 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 1:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 31 December 2022

Group of accordion players meeting for a musical

Office Hours Marketing ...

Jul 18 @ 2:00 pm - 2:45 pm
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One event on 20 June 2022 at 3:00 pm

One event on 18 July 2022 at 2:00 pm

One event on 18 July 2022 at 3:00 pm

Office Hours is your opportunity to spend time one-on-one with local, professional service providers and

Holiday Workshops: Move...

Jul 19
Movement is a big factor in creating a

Tips for Making Funding...

Jul 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Would you like to understand some of the main things funders look for when you apply for a grant to support

Holiday Workshops: Acti...

Jul 21 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Stella is one of our main acting tutors and the director of our recent Shakespeare birthday showcase. Join

Coptic Stitch Bookbinding

Jul 21 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 6:00 pm on day Third of the month, repeating until 18 August 2022

Bookbinding is one of the most versatile skills a maker can add to their

Illustration Workshop: ...

Jul 23 - Jul 24
This workshop takes a step further into pen, in and watercolour illustration. A great opportunity for anyone

Learn Embroidery Stitching

Jul 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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One event on 23 July 2022 at 10:00 am

Sure - colouring books are enjoyable and great for stress relief, but what if you want

Sew an Embroidered Patch

Jul 23 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Tap into your creative side and learn to mend of revamp your

Holiday Workshops: Scre...

Jul 23 @ 12:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Look at a variety of scenes and genres, working with a selection of actors while we capture you on camera to

Printclub Monthly Meetup

Aug 5 @ 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 2 December 2022

Lovers of printing come along and connect, share ideas and use the Artery's lovely printing

Uploading to Amazon Mas...

Aug 6 - Sep 6
After this Masterclass you will have your eBook up on Amazon, ready to

Drumming Masterclass &#...

Aug 6 @ 11:00 am
Hamish Stuart is Australia's number one session and live drummer, an Australian drumming

Painting Night | Flower...

Aug 19 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Create a beautiful

Publishing the Research!

Aug 25 @ 11:00 am - 11:45 am
You’ve spent countless hours

Digital Book Marketing ...

Sep 3 - Oct 3
After this Masterclass you will have book marketing skills and everything you need to create a basic author

Painting Night | Pastel

Sep 16 @ 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Create a beautiful

Book Launches and Trail...

Oct 1 - Nov 1
After this Masterclass you will have everything you need, including the enthusiasm, to launch your book.
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