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April 2019

Himmerland with Mairi Campbell

April 24 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Himmerland with Mairi Campbell HIMMERLAND” , - Denmark , Ghana and Sweden, is inspired by the exciting and very varied cultures of the five experienced musicians in the band – We fusion the different cultures and genres that are brought into the band, but always with respect form the origin of the traditions – By our touring in UK over the last years, we met Scottish Mairi Campbell and we’re happy to invite her to come and play and sing…

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Autumn Fiesta! with LOS GALANES

April 27 @ 4:00 pm - 8:30 pm

A South American courtyard party! Farewell summer and Welcome autumn. Featuring Los Galanes with their irresistible swinging sound. Los Galanes is an eight piece Latin ensemble made up of a vibrant international group of professional musicians with a passion to play and entertain Latin and French rhythms to one and all. Los Galanes boasts an eclectic mix of members hailing from all over the world. Mambo – Salsa - Bosa Nova – Bolero – Cha-Cha – Tango - Merengue -Jazz/Latin…

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Jacquie Walters and James Wilkinson

April 28 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Jacquie Walters and James Wilkinson have shared bills in various band iterations over the past 26 years and have been collaborating and performing together during the past 18 months. Following the successful release of Jacquie’s album “Light For A Broken World” featuring James last year, the duo have recently returned to Bob Bickerton’s Nelson studio to record new material set for release as an EP later this year. The first single from that EP will be released at the Fairfield…

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May 2019

Caroline Easther & The Cinnamon Girls

May 3 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

This year Caroline Easther is stepping out from behind the drums from where for many years she has been driving the songs of acts such as The Chills, The Verlaines, Barry Saunders, Let’s Planet, Beat Rhythm Fashion and most recently Hobnail to perform songs from her new album Lucky. She has always written and sung her own songs, many of which appear on Let’s Planet’s recordings, but this is her first solo effort. The album is a collection of 10…

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Give it a GO … Morris Dancing

May 14 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, repeating until 14 May, 2019

Ragged Crow Morris Dancers are running a series of workshops to introduce you to one of the oldest continuing English traditions. No one knows where morris dancing originated, all that can be said is that it is very old and has had many influences. Ragged Crow dance two different morris traditions; one from the Cotswold region based on dances that were collected in the early 20th century and one from the Welsh Border region which are mainly contemporary dances based…

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The Heart of Mindfulness

May 19 @ 9:30 am - 4:30 pm

A Day Long INSIGHT MEDITATION Retreat The Heart of Mindfulness A day of stillness and silence to reconnect with what is important for you. In keeping with the Buddhist tradition, teachings are offered in a spirit of "dana" — a Pali Register or get more information: [email protected] About Julie: www.southern-insight.org.nz

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June 2019

Jenny Mitchell

June 28 @ 7:30 pm

COUNTRY TUI FINALIST TO PLAY FAIRFIELD HOUSE - NELSON After a nomination for Recorded Music NZ Country Artist of the Year, Jenny Mitchell is proud to announce 13 NZ shows that will form The Troubadour Tour. On June 28th her tour will be stopping into Nelson’s iconic music venue - Fairfield House. With songs wrapped in wisdom & wit, the show will take each listener through a journey of the bittersweet tang of leaving home, the fragility of first love…

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August 2019

Taking Care of the Spirit in Challenging Times

August 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Taking Care of the Spirit in Challenging Times - Practical Peace and Insight in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh The Nelson Centre of Mindful Living is delighted to welcome Sister Shalom back to Nelson. She will offer teachings on the way mindfulness can help us remain solid and connected and continue to experience joy, even when faced with the huge challenges of our time. Now, more than ever, we need the stability and clarity that comes from responding to…

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September 2019

Mind and Brain in Buddhism

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Where Buddhism and Science meet! An open and friendly dialogue exploring the view of mind in Buddhism, and how it differs from the physical brain. The mind is that which experiences our everyday reality, and has unlimited potential. Understanding more about our own mind opens the door to lasting peace and satisfaction. The evening will be lead by Geshe Jampa Tharchin who has previously collaborated with neuroscientists. Questions warmly welcome. Join us for a very interesting evening. By donation /…

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Surrender your feet to the Beat… Blossom Dance

September 27 @ 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

Blossom Dance This evening is for people who just want to dance... Throw winter to the wind and move to some great tunes. Another popular night of surrendering your Feet to the Beat is just around the corner with the first whiff of spring. With spring we're back at the popular Meadow at Fairfield House where blossoms will be in full effect. Breath taking. Dance outdoors as the sun goes down and loose yourself on a bumping dance floor. Expect…

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October 2019

The Wildflowers Tour with Raylee and Jocee

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Fresh from the release of her debut album 'Where Wildflowers Grow", Raylee Bradfield is heading out on tour with Jocee Tuck. Raylee Bradfield is a name known to many musicians who’ve sought out her vocal coaching expertise and guidance towards developing their craft. But turning that energy inwards in this season, she’s quietly become one of the best-kept secrets of Auckland’s alt-country scene, flooring audiences with her classic country songwriting and heartworn voice. For fans of Gillian Welch and Patty…

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October 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

“The soundtrack to dreams, myths and the dark landscapes of Aotearoa” - Graham Reid Ponguru is a conversation between ancient and contemporary voices. With Ponguru, Al Fraser and Phil Boniface bring together the many voices of ngā taonga pūoro and the low voice of the doublebass in an exploration of timbre, space, melody, and our shared musical language. Working in collaboration with Steve Garden, Ponguru has been released through Rattle Records to wide acclaim. The performances on this West Coast…

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