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winter nights draw in

The winter nights draw in. The black curtain falls early and shuts out the daylight. But still, the flames dance in the fire place and… Read More

3 CHORDS & THE TRUTH

Three bands this Saturday at River Inn. Kicks off 7.00pm. Look out for Callie, Neal and Paul in a new edition of their band,… Read More

MONDAY NIGHTS AROUND THE PIANO

MONDAY NIGHT SING ALONG IS BACK Monday night sing-a-long with Craig Denham has started again at theMussel Inn. The sessions will run right through until… Read More

HOLDING THE SPACE

Holding the space is a consistency thing. Keeping our open microphone sessions going takes time and effort and a heap of goodwill. We have been… Read More

LISTEN TO A PIN DROP

Aralyn Doiron, storyteller, live at The Mussel Inn Since that anonymous neanderthal took a charred stick to the cave wall to record the tale of… Read More

45 MINUTES OF GLORY

featuring GOLDEN BAY BLUEGRASS live @ The Dangerous Microphone It’s a new thing. Periodically the Dangerous Microphone will bring you a featured… Read More

OUT OF THE TOMB

The voice that is quiet, the life that lives in timidity, the song that sings only within, the story that has never been told. Comes… Read More

THE WORD

It’s only words’ sung the Bee Gees. ‘But words are all I have to take your heart away.” And we write plenty of them, words. Read More

WASH AWAY THE STAINS

presented by Golden Bay Live Poets Society  A spoken word performance with Emma Callaghan & Mark Raffills  “Poetry is the… Read More

THE DANGEROUS JAM

When the music just doesn’t want to stop and the crowd calls out for more, it’s time to usher in THE DANGEROUS JAM. Sometimes the… Read More

Tomorrow is here already

Here comes the sun, tomorrow is here already and our voices are sharpened by the light. Ask not what the new year may bring to… Read More

THE MATINEE POETS

https://www.gbarts.org.nz/event-details/the-matinee-poets “Poetry is one of the ancient arts, and it begins as did all the fine arts, within the original wilderness of the… Read More

SOME OTHER THINGS

LUNASA FESTIVAL 2024 Canaan Downs – Pikikirunga, Golden Bay, Aotearoa – New Zealand   Ticket information and all other details here: https://luminatefestival.co.nz/lunasa/   Weds… Read More

STAR ON THE MICROPHONE

The song sung as bright as the stars on a moonless night; the poem spoken as loud as the midnight choir that shook the hillside. Read More

THE OPEN MICROPHONE IN JUNE

MOONSHINE ON THE MICROPHONE THURSDAY, 6th June!. NgAngA’s Gallery, Collingwood. This one is getting more intimate by the day. You would swear you… Read More

To Remember

MONDAY NIGHT SING ALONG Monday night sing-a-long with Craig Denham has started again at theMussel Inn. The sessions will run right through until Christmas. So bring… Read More

IN COLLINGWOOD

IN COLLINGWOOD, on the first Thursday of each month, MOONSHINE ON THE MICROPHONE takes place in the MAD Cafe. With a reputation for being the… Read More

HOLDING THE SPACE

If there is merit in seeing things through to their conclusion then maybe there is something to be said for commitment, for lasting the distance,… Read More

ACID ON THE MICROPHONE

Poetry Slam + Callie & Joy The Regional Poetry Slam plus folkies Callie & Joy light up Acid on the Microphone this month. It is… Read More

THE POETRY SLAM IS ON!

GOLDEN BAY / NELSON REGIONAL POETRY SLAM 2023  LIVE. AT THE MUSSEL INN THURSDAY 16 NOVEMBER, 7.30 PM. A POETRY SLAM is… Read More

A Revolution of Change

The bond of like-minded souls is indestructible. I just read that somewhere! The open microphone has always been the voice of the revolution. I just… Read More

ANDREW LOCKWOOD

Singer, songwriter and poet Andrew is a travelling journeyman songwriter and poet from the UK who has played extensively across the United Kingdom. He is… Read More

ACID ON THE MICROPHONE

Folk singer, poet and international troubadour, ANDREW LOCKWOOD will be our gust at this months ACID ON THE MIRCOPHONE So come on down and relax… Read More

Dangerous Microphone

Well, there is no doubt about it, after the winter break the Dangerous Microphone has kicked off just where we left it mid July! Nice… Read More

THREE THINGS TO REMEMBER

THING ONE MONDAY NIGHT SING ALONG Monday night sing-a-long with Craig Denham has started again at theMussel Inn. The sessions will run right through… Read More

DANGER ON THE COMEBACK

YEP, its true! We welcome back the Dangerous Kitchen crew from their well-deserved winter break. And come this Wednesday, 30 August, we look forward to… Read More

THE MOON AND THE MOUNTAIN

The moon glides across the waters of Ruataniwha into the arms of Mount Burnett. They dance in the twilight to the tunes wafting from the… Read More

NEW MUSIC

Two local musicians have new singles out. Find them on Spotify and Bandcamp. Keep an ear out for their next gigs and be sure to… Read More

THE STORY IS TOLD

IAN KENNETH BROWN – story teller –  will be our guest at September’s  Acid on the Microphone. The fire will still be burning in the… Read More

Jules Riding – Gospel concert

Personal music for personal times Jules Riding is a much-travelled singer/songwriter who has been traversing the length and breadth of New Zealand from the late… Read More

Mapua Literary Festival

The Mapua Literary Festival is back on the calendar after a couple of disruptive years. It will take place this month and will feature a… Read More

THE MICROPHONE IS OPENING

The Dangerous Microphone is still on its winter break as the the crew take some time to replenish their hearts and energy, And that gives… Read More

The Poem Becomes The Song

Nick Feint will be our guest at this month’s Acid on the Microphone. This talented singer/songwriter/poet from ‘just around the corner’ will  entertain and inspire… Read More

Lifted Higher

by the open microphone It is the song and the poem. It is the tune and the word. It is the heart of the human… Read More

A Winter’s Night Moon

On a clear winter’s night, the moon comes shining for all it is worth. It sits above the MAD Cafe in Collingwood, lights up the… Read More

Rapping up Winter

Where freedom sings! This freedom is more than just a folk song, strummed in the sanctuary of our own room. This freedom gives voice loud… Read More

DELIVERING HENRY LUDBROOK

Henry Ludbrook’s poems are wide and deep just like the sky! That’s what is says on the back cover of his just released first collection… Read More

THE SHERIFF COMES TO TOWN

A better yarn was never had than that over the bar at the Cardrona Hotel in Central Otago. Proprietor Brian Gilbert could spin with the… Read More

GOT TO HAVE A LITTLE RESPECT

“…I got to have a little respect…” sings Aretha Franklin.  ‘Respect’, the song was a massive hit for Aretha back in 1967 and established her… Read More

Di Mackey Photography

Home after 15 years of world wandering Di Mackey is hanging her photographs at the Dangerous Kitchen to show some of the ‘beautiful’ she discovered… Read More

ACID FIZZING ON THE MIC

Brain “The Sheriff” Gilbert  will be stepping out of the shadows later this month to perform as Acid on the Microphone’s  featured guest at the… Read More

SONG OF THE JOURNEY

There is a song of the journey, springing from the lips of travellers and wayfarers. It stands upon a heart of joy, it is tuned… Read More

MOONSHINE ON RUATANIWHA

Ever seen the moon laying it down in gold on Collingwood’s Ruataniwha Inlet? It’s a site to behold.  In its light hearts are ignited,  poems… Read More

THE FAMILY GATHERS

and what a gathering it is! Talk about the grounds of parliament! The DANGEROUS MICROPHONE is one of protest song and prophetic poem.  It’s the… Read More

Isabelle Wolff

gypsy music takes the stage at Mussel Inn Call it gypsy pop if you will, no matter how you hear her, Isabelle Wolff’s vocal styling… Read More

Hazy shade of winter

Winter is still sounding like a warm fire on a Monday evening at the Mussel Inn with choir master Craig Denham conducting the season! Yep… Read More

the night draws in

and the dangerous microphone lurks in the shadows of the darker nights. Yeah. Daylight saving comes to an end for another year and the 5.30… Read More

A STRONG FOUNDATION

We have a strong foundation, a long dream and the certainty of what we know; we have the power of friendship, the strength of truth… Read More

Moonshine in Collingwood

The moon was quiet and alone last month. Looking for a little company tonight,Thursday 2 March. Come on down to the MAD Cafe in Collingwood… Read More

Steve and Ainsley Apirana

It was a long time ago, on another stage when Steve Apirana was doing Jimi Hendrix and the blues proud in his band, Butler, fresh… Read More

THE DANGEROUS MICROPHONE

Never was there ever such a night as this. The Dangerous Microphone was turned on mid January 2023 ready for a year of storm-fighting provocations,… Read More

Acid at the Mussel

What a stunner the first Acid on the Microphone session was! What a night it was. A real stormer – the first Acid on the… Read More

dancing in the moonshine

Here we go for another year in the heart of Collingwood! MOONSHINE ON THE MICROPHONE is dusting off the floor at the MAD CAFE and… Read More

BURNING UP THE MICROPHONE

Nah, we don’t set fire to the place, literally. But artistically? Courageously? With fear and trembling sometimes? Oh yes we do! THE DANGEROUS MICROPHONE has… Read More

DEAR COMPANIONS

A solo album from ADAM McGRATH of The Eastern. “A lot of people helped me make the record,” says Adam. Read More

ABUNDANCE-2

ABUNDANCE – our co-created mini festival is happening again, Thursday 22 December at The Community Gardens, 24 Waitapu Road.  Kicks off 12 noon. You can… Read More

HERE’S A FEW

A huge and mighty congratulations to Emma Callaghan who represented Golden Bay/Nelson in the NZ National Poetry Slam in Auckland last weekend! What a… Read More

MAD MOON RISING

Yep. Moonshine on the Microphone is on this Thursday 1 December. Won’t you come on down, have a sip or two of moonshine, speak a… Read More

ACID ON THE MICROPHONE

Rapping up the year Golden Bay’s original poetry open mic event is saying goodbye to 2022 with a rousing night of poem and… Read More

Rapping up the year with

ACID ON THE MICROPHONE Golden Bay’s original poetry open mic event is saying goodbye to 2022 with a rousing night of poem and… Read More

the danger lies in silence

 A LONG NOISY SUMMER ON THE DANGEROUS MICROPHONE The sun don’t shine when alternative voices are silent. But at the fabulous open mic event known… Read More

Crafting a community family

Every time we stand behind the microphone, step over fear and stand on nervousness to speak and sing, we strengthen our own hearts, we build… Read More

ABUNDANCE

Here it is.  ABUNDANCE – our Co-Created Mini-Fest! Saturday, 12 November, from 1.00 pm at Onekaka Hall. We are amazing and better together! ABUNDANCE has… Read More

ACID – Haewai Collective

The Haewai Collective featured guest at this month’s ACID ON THE MICROPHONE A little break with tradition this month as we feature some… Read More

THE MICROPHONE AS HAMMER

Building community, song by song, poem by poem, prayer by prayer This is the time to get busy and build strong community networks to stand… Read More

THE DOWN SIDE OF DIGITAL

“Our technological world, our digital life, is largely devoid of touch or taste or smell or emotion”. So said the speaker on a clip a… Read More

Victory Poetry Slam

Here’s  an incredible opportunity for 14-24 year olds. VICTORY POETRY SLAM It’s a free workshop with two of the country’s best spoken word poets… Read More

subscribe to CRUMB

In CRUMB you will find all the events sponsored by Golden Bay Live Poets Society plus a few other gigs and community happenings. If you… Read More

ACTIONS SPEAK

Community helping Community This Sunday 6 November Do you want to lend a hand trimming a hedge, mowing a lawn or digging a garden?There… Read More

on being heard

It’s not so easy, this being heard. It takes effort to polish off your voice and give it permission to speak your heart. And then,… Read More

how dangerous can you get?

One is left kind of breathless at the range and talent of the performers at our weekly open microphone event known as THE DANGEROUS MICROPHONE. Read More

slam poetry competition

NOW ON THIS THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER NELSON REGIONAL EVENT. LIVE. MUSSEL INN. THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER, 7.30 PM. A POETRY SLAM is a spoken word… Read More

masked and anonymous

Some years ago Bob Dylan made a movie, masked and anonymous. Seems a little prophetic to me all this time later. There is a thief… Read More

a gREAT rAW

The PEACE Co-Op Theatre Company presents a theatrical debate on war and all its greatness. Featuring Andy Dolling, Devon Darklin, Mark Raffills The original theatre… Read More

New Music worth a listen

Nick Feint Next Exit From Babylon Here’s a brand new album from Golden Bay singer/songwriter Nick Feint. Released last month via a… Read More

Finding a place to be

Without a fire there is no warmth; without bread we are consumed by hunger. A tentative joy is ours to carry when the fire burns… Read More

The New Highway

One thing that has evolved out of the covid situation over the last couple of years is that people are finding new ways of doing… Read More

MOONSHINE on the MICROPHONE

It is happening again this coming Thursday  7 July! Collingwood’s own voice! MOONSHINE OF THE MICROPHONE Poets, story tellers, singers and musicians –… Read More

THE FUTURE IS NOW

One thing the bizarre use of mandates and vax passports has created is an alternative way of living, socialising and getting things done for those… Read More

ROBBIE BURNS COMES TO TOWN

One could ask if he ever left such has been his impact on his native Scotland and in every clachan, kirktown, baile and glen scattered… Read More

A WINTER’S BIRTHDAY

THE THURSDAY POEM Every Thursday I post a video poem on Facebook. It’s something I have been doing for four and a half years now. Read More

krumb – a lesson in fortitude

krumb, fallen from a dry crust. Something about hanging in there, showing what you are made of when there are no easy answers. Persistence, perseverance,… Read More