February 2010 - Body In Space Theatre Company
are delighted to announce that Fairfield House has this week agreed to
Body In Space Theatre Company being an 'in residence' company here at
Fairfield. The company's artistic directors are Lisa Norriss and
Daniel Allan. Specialising in devising high quality physical theatre
productions, Body in Space will be producing five shows this year at
Fairfield, two of which will be for children.
hosting weekly classses in improvisation, physical theatre and yoga.
We are thrilled to have such talented performers in residence here at
Fairfield. We are very excited about the work they will be producing
and the specialist training they are offering to the local Nelson
community. See information below on their classes and watch this space
for details about their theatre shows throughout the year!
Calling all theatre-lovers!Body in Space, a theatre, improvisation
and yoga company, invites you to train with them in 2010 at Fairfield House.
This company is new to Nelson and is run by theatre professionals, Daniel Allan
and Lisa Norriss. They offer classes for adults in core theatre skills,
improvisation and yoga.
Here are the details:
EMERGE PHYSICAL :
Thursdays starting Thursday 6 May 4pm - 5.30pm Mixed ability Theatre
class to learn Theatre skills in a safe and supportive environment.
THE ART OF IMPROV : Wednesdays: Term 2 5:30-7pm (Adult) Learn the techniques of improvised
theatre and practice scenes in a fun and safe atmosphere.
YOGA: Wednesdays 7.15pm - 8.45pm
Check out www.bodyinspace.co.nz, email [email protected] or phone
02102654000 for more details or to secure your place.
February 2010 - The Library 'Jester' Door is restored!
As so often happens here at Fairfield, just when we need someone with specialist skills, they arrive, seemingly effortlessly!
it's been with fine art restorer Nathalie Paulhe. From France,
Nathalie is travelling around New Zealand and came to Fairfield to WOOF
for two weeks. (WOOF means 'Working on organic farms'. It is a world
wide network where people work in exchange for board and lodging and
Fairfield is part of the woofing scheme). With her extremely
specialist training and skills she has been able to restore the library
'Jester' door which has been in need of some TLC for a while now.
Originally painted by Harriet Blount in 1981, the jester was one
painted door in a series painted by Harriet on doors in Nelson. The
door's surface had become cracked and peeling in places. But it has
now been transformed and restored back to its former glory, thanks to
Nathalie's talent and diligence.
Friends of Old Fairfield has also received generous assistance from NZ Lottery Grants Board. This Lottery Environment and Heritage grant has enabled us to commission a Conservation plan for the house. Researched and compiled by heritage architect Ian Bowman and assisted by historian Miriam Clark, this vital document will provide a survey of Fairfield's present structural condition and her future maintainance requirements. It will also contain a formally researched history of the house.
Fairfield House is delighted to have been chosen to be part of the Nelson Community Open Orchard scheme. We are currently preparing the area. Five fejoa trees were planted last season. Richard Butler and Nick Kiddy have been instrumental in setting up this initiative in the Nelson community.
The new orchard site July 2009
Fruit and nut trees planted - August 2009
Clare Haig pruning the roses Bernd Marx with spring seedlings
Spring Blossoms 2009