Nelson Leader : January 15th 2015
ARTS THE NELSON LEADER, JANUARY 15, 2015 Founders hits right spot for visitors For rent: Founders are seeking a new tenant for the motor garage at the park. By ANNA BRADLEY-SMITH F ounders Heritage Park is racing full speed into summer with a number of new events and attractions pulling in more than 300 visitors a day. A new weaving studio, Twill Design, has opened in the railway cottage and is offering two-hour weaving workshops for all ages. Nelson printmaker Clare Makwana is setting up a print making workshop alongside the Nelson Mail printing display and Winn’s cycle repair workshop has a new display featuring several rare and authentic vintage cycles. A bike repair workshop is being run by Nelson Bays Cycling out of Winn’s workshop giving people the chance to fix up their own bikes or volunteer to fix bikes for refugees. Founders Heritage Park Facility Man- ager Maria Anderson said with more events planned for the summer months, the record number of visitors should continue to flock in. Every Sunday afternoon until mid-March the Nelson Jazz Club are hosting a summer Art attraction: Clare Makwana with some work from a recent exhibition at Reflections Gallery at theWOWComplex. ‘‘There is a real buzz about the place. series of live music on the village green. The health and wellbeing Evolve Festi- val, January 23-25, will feature more than 70 free workshops and seminars, plus live entertainment, music and food stalls, and on Waitangi Day the seventh annual Kai Fest will take place. The Kai Fest, which is held in partner- ship with Whakatu Marae, gives visitors a traditional welcome to Founders and offers a plethora of international foods made by families living in the Nelson community. With the new Hop and Beer Museum receiving national profile and Founders Cafe and Brewery offering fabulous craft beers, salads and other cafe style meals, visitors have been pouring in.’’ Founders are currently seeking a new tenant for the motor garage to take over the lease from April. Anderson said they are looking for a ten- ant who can make the most of the space available, ideally giving visitors the chance Photo: MARTIN DE RUYTER to view an old motor or machinery collection. ‘‘We’re sure people will come up with all sorts of creative ideas to reuse this space, to fit in with the daily operations here at the park.’’ Expressions of interest should be sent to email@example.com before the end of January. ❚ Entry to Founders Heritage Park is free to locals. 5 Promotional pricing expires 28 february 2015, or until stocks are sold and can't be used in conjunction with any other offers. Only available at participating stores. s Nelson Bays Flooring Xtra 72 Oxford Street Richmond Phone 03 544 6000 6493336AA Motueka Flooring Xtra 23 Old Wharf Road Motueka Phone 0800 528 753 s.
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