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Date/Time: 18 April to 13 May
Location: 1 James St, Lincoln
Presented by: Down by the Liffey Gallery
Event is free

Justine de Spa + Sara-Jane Ludeman + Mary Latimer

Where urban meets rural to celebrate Nature.

18 April to 13 May 2018, 10 am to 4 pm Wednesday to Sunday

Beyond the Syllabus

Date/Time: 6 April - May 3
Location: 17 South Terrace, Darfield
Presented by: Selwyn Gallery
Event is free

As secondary and tertiary teachers, these artists have encouraged their students to develop their skills farther than the curriculum requires—beyond the syllabus—and inspired them to embark on careers as artists.

Featuring work by Brent Firkin, Simon Ogden, Kate Rivers, Jan Robertson and Fiona Van Oyen

Young Music 2018

Date/Time: Saturday 22 April 2pm
Location: West Melton
Presented by: Nut Point Centre

Valeriy Maksymov & Iryna Maksymova

Selected Piano and Violin Students

Concert & afternoon tea $15

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Save Lives, Give Blood @ Rolleston

Date/Time: Tuesday 24 April, 2.30-7pm
Location: Rolleston Community Centre
Presented by: NZ Blood
Event is free


Did you know that we need to collect 3,000 Blood Donations a week in NZ to care for our sick and trauma patients? HELP US OUT, YOUR ONE DONATION CAN SAVE UP TO 3 LIVES.

Help us meet the needs of our NZ hospitals.... as blood only lasts 35 days which is why we need you. Regular donation can make a huge difference to the lives of New Zealanders like you! Check out our website for a few stories from some of our recipients and generous donors.

Download our NEW NZ Blood Service app on the Apple App Store or Google Play - it stores your Donor Card, Manages your appointments and much more. Make your appointment today, we even treat you to a cup of tea or coffee and yummy chocolate biscuits – what a better way to spend an hour of your time.

Appointments preferred - please phone 0800 GIVE BLOOD, use the app, or visit to book an appointment.

Olive Copperbottom - Dickens in Darfield

Date/Time: Wednesday April 25, 7pm
Location: Trinity Church, Darfield
Presented by: Malvern Community Arts Council

New Zealand comedian Penny Ashton is coming to Darfield with her wildly successful one-woman show, Olive Copperbottom. The self-professed poet, actor, improviser, wedding celebrant, and all round show off weaves a sometimes humorous, sometimes macabre tale with a wonderful array of Charles Dickens’ characters.

Olive Copperbottom’s story of growing up as an orphan in Victorian London is intertwined with at least a dozen other characters, all clearly differentiated through changes in voice, mannerisms, and body language. Ms Ashton describes the show as bringing “a squalid gaggle of hilarious Victorians to crusty life…It’s Oliver! meets Blackadder with a saucy feminine twist”.

“We hope that Malvern residents will take the opportunity to experience this humorous, creative, and entertaining work. New Zealand audiences in Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch, as well as Canadians in Victoria, Edmonton, and Winnipeg have all been captivated by Ms Ashton’s boundless vitality”, said MCAC Chairperson, Philip Baldwin.

Olive Copperbottom has also been critically acclaimed, winning the “Pick of the Fringe” award at the 2017 Victoria Fringe Festival in Victoria, BC and The Press Critics' Choice Award, known as the Iron Chicken, at Christchurch’s 2018 World Buskers’ Festival.

Tim Bain, Christchurch World Buskers’ Festival artistic producer, commented that her one-woman show “had a lot to say and was very topical….It is a show that speaks volumes. It is a strong story and a strong woman telling the story”.

Tickets: Adults $20, Student $10. Selwyn Gallery, Darfield, or at the door.

Laughter is the Best Medicine

Date/Time: Saturday 28 April, 7pm
Location: Rolleston Community Centre
Presented by: Templeton Residents' Association

Gary McCormick and Tim Shadbolt - Real Kiwi Comedy from two guys that have been there and done it all.

Doors open 7pm - cash bar and snack food available.

$40 per person (excludes booking fee)

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Canterbury Chamber Ensemble

Date/Time: Saturday 28 April 7.30pm
Location: West Melton
Presented by: Nut Point Centre

Carlo Ballara-Violin, Anne Robinson -Viola, Francis Yapp -Cello, Carolyn Johnson -Piano, Carolyn Johnson & Alison Holden - Piano duet.

Works by: Mozart ,Dvorak, Brahms and Debussy

Concert & light supper $25

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Hororata Night Glow

Date/Time: Saturday 28 April
Location: Hororata Domain
Presented by: Hororata Community Trust

Experience hot air balloons firing up the night sky!

Balloonists from all over New Zealand are travelling to this event, the only one of its kind in the South Island, providing a unique opportunity to experience hot air balloons lighting up the night sky, glowing in unison to music.

Surrounding the Night Glow will be an autumn festival including music from Holly Kimber,  Volts and The Easy Hearts, the Sensational Selwyn food and wine trail, children’s entertainment and an amazing array of street food, this unique autumn festival will entertain the whole family.

Check out our website for details and follow the event on Facebook


Selwyn International TableTop Day

Date/Time: Apr 28, 9 AM - 11 PM & Apr 29, 9 AM - 10 PM
Location: Burnham community Centre, 1 Freyberg Rd
Presented by: Kiwi TableTop

Did you know that there is an entire day dedicated to the celebration and playing of board and card games?! This year this falls on April 28th. So come down to the FOURTH annual International TableTop Day Event hosted in Burnham.

  • Come try some modern board games and jump out of the comfort zones of Monopoly, Candy Land, Trivial Pursuit and other mass market games.
  • See how tabletop games these days bring much needed connection of communication and fun between family, friends old and new in this tech reliant world.
  • There will be a library of over a 100 games for you to play! Party games, kids games, family games, hidden role games, tactical games, skirmish games, fantasy games, sci-fi games, card games, miniature games and more!
  • This event will be run over BOTH Saturday and Sunday starting at 0900 each day.
  • Raffles and challenges throughout the day for you to snap the chance to win some gaming loot!!
  • Sign up on the day to select games to learn how to play with a game instructor teaching you everything.
    • Zombicide - mow down hordes of zombies in this action packed survival game.
    • Ultimate Werewolf - Who is the werewolf killing and devouring your fellow villagers - track them down before it's too late.
    • Mythic Battles: Pantheon - rewrite mythical history as Zeus, Athena, Hades or Ares and lead your Spartans, Hoplites, and your monsters such as Cerberus, Medusa and the Hydra to victory.

COST: $2 per person - comes with a free ticket into the raffles!

So come down to International Tabletop Day and find out why over the last 5 - 8 years table top games are one of the fastest growing entertainment mediums and showing some of the highest percentile profit growth in the world!

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Chamber Music 2018
Date/Time: Saturday 12 May 7.30pm
Location: w
Presented by: Nut Point Centre

Pettman National Junior Academy of Music

Chamber Music 2018

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Darfield Markets

Every Saturday
Opposite Challenge Service station Darfield

Various stalls selling Native plants, Bonsai, Garden Plants, Bread, Jam, Toys, Knitting, and general household goods and nick nacks.

Leeston Market

Every 1st and 3rd Saturday of the month

Co-Operating Church grounds on High Street

An array of stalls with baked goodies, jams and preserves, locally grown produce, crafts, gifts and more!

New stall holders are welcome, contact Daphne

ph: 03 329 5519

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Lincoln Farmers' and Craft Market

Every Saturday
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Gerald Street, Lincoln

Come and soak in the country life at this friendly, popular community market in the picturesque township of Lincoln.

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Prebbleton Market

First Sunday of each month
Prebbleton Community Cottage

Sellers – crafts, children’s clothing, shoes, beauty products and services, massage, reflexology, buskers, community groups welcome. Free for first time stallholders, then $15. Bookings essential.

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Rolleston Envirotown Market

The second Sunday of the month
10 am to 1 pm
Rolleston Square

If raining, the event is held outside the shops under the eaves. 
More info: RollestonEnvirotownMarket (Fb)

West Melton Market

Every Saturday
St Paul's Church

A community market with fresh produce, flowers, pickles, chutnies, jams, alpaca products, wooden ware, cheese, garden plants, coffee, hot pies and other goodies.

Stalls $25. New stall holders welcome. On wet or fine.

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Run Groups

Lincoln Road Runners

Tuesdays from 6pm
Starts at:
Lincoln Uni
Routes: 3km & 6km
It is designed to get like minded people together for weekly exercise in a friendly, supportive environment. There is a handicap start so you are running with people of a similar ability. Entry is by gold coin donation. Registration from 5:40pm outside the Lincoln University Recreation Centre.
More info: Selwyn Sports Trust

Ellesmere Road Runners

Wednesdays from 6pm
Starts at:
  Leeston Physiotherapy.
Routes: 3km & 6km
A 3km circuit caters for both walkers and runners. The runs have handicap starts, so you run with people of your own ability. All ages and abilities are welcome.
There is a gold coin entry fee and you enter on the night. 6k runners please be registered by 5.45pm.
More info: Selwyn Sports Trust

Malvern Road Runners

Tuesdays from 6.30pm
Starts at:
  Malvern Netball Centre
Routes: 3km & 6km
Registration begins at 6.10pm and the first of the 6km runners leave at 6.30pm. This race has a handicap start so that you’re running with people of your own ability and all competitors finish around the same time. This caters for all speeds, experience and fitness levels, so don’t be intimidated!
More info: Selwyn Sports Trust

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