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March 2019

Sound Journey with Sika

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

Let Sika’s ancient sounds transport you to a different place and time. A sound journey is a shamanic style of sound bath. Sika plays intuitively from his beloved collection of natural instruments, sensing into the energy of the space. His sounds include didgeridoo, drums, native flutes, taonga puoro ('singing treasures'), rattles and shells. Voice and breath play a vital role too. Sika has been offering sound journeys for over 25 years. He weaves together sound, music and earth wisdom. Sometimes…

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April 2019

Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer

April 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

So, what is it that makes this internationally touring duo from the UK so irresistible? Could it be Karen’s German accent tinged with an oatcake induced North Staffordshire dialect? Or Paul’s besotted gaze whenever she takes to the microphone? Or is it simply the exquisitely performed music and the happy, warm feeling everyone seems to get at their shows… With their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, the Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer entertain and engage their…

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April 13 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Antipodes is a collective of New Zealand and Australian jazz musicians playing original compositions that emphasise melody, emotive soundscapes, and an open improvisational aesthetic. The music draws from diverse influences – modern New York jazz meets Swedish indie pop and European free improvised music. Audiences are first drawn in by introspective, timbral improvisations and then set to foot-tapping with danceable beats, songlike melodies and fiery solos. Hot off the back of an extensive tour celebrating the release of their debut…

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ARO’s ” MANU” album release tour.

April 14 @ 7:30 am - 9:30 pm

“Aro mai, aro atu, arohā To be faced, to face, to love” Aro's sound is distinctly Aotearoa/NZ pop, with a range of other influences including RnB, Jazz, and Kapahaka. With 20 shows booked, the pair are taking their tunes from Whangarei to Rakiura/Stewart Island sharing their native bird inspired project titled ‘Manu’ (bird); a bilingual - te reo Māori & English 10 track album. The husband and wife duo, Charles and Emily (Rice) Looker, have toured the country finding inspiration…

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April 16 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

Relationships can be very complex things, and when there are problems they can cause a great deal of stress, hurt, anger and frustration. Jevon Clark, visiting from Australia, is a speaker, author, therapist and relationship coach who brings his knowledge and experience to guide people through the problems of relationships, helping couples to be healthy, happy and to really understand themselves and each other. Jevon has helped hundreds of people and you can hear him speak at this free seminar.…

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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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