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Winter Solstice with Hester

Winter Solstice, or the return of the sun's light reminds us that the wheel always turns and the darkest hour may be just before the dawn. The promise of Winter Solstice, shows us a way forward. At this potent time you're invited to take an evening out of time to see the bigger picture of…

$35

Gilly Darbey and Vikki Clayton – Return of the Divas

Just imagine a musical fusion of Ab Fab, Miss Piggy and the Topp Twins  and you've got a pretty accurate ideas of what these two are all about. Music ranging from folk,country, blues and self penned these ladies can deliver. “We take our music very seriously but we love to have fun too” Both are…

$20

Move Your DNA with Penny Olsen

Learn how to see the way you're moving in a more nuanced way! Move Your DNA weekends are engaging, two-day sessions designed to give you a strong foundation in aligning your body well during a variety of exercises - including walking and squatting - so you can start learning how to be your own personal…

We Mavericks… Cancelled due to Health Issues & not able to fly from OZ

We Mavericks pack punches but bring songs to heal the scars. Lindsay Martin’s masterful strings and vocals meet Victoria Vigenser’s magnificent voice, in driving rhythms and a connection you have to hear to believe. This captivating trans-tasman duo brings music that strangely sounds like more than the sum of its parts. Joining them this September…

$25

A writer’s journey, when fact & fiction collide.

The Nelson Institute presents author Chris Stuart’s talk – A writer’s journey, when fact and fiction collide. Chris’s crime novel, For Reasons of their Own, won  the 2021 Ngaio Marsh Award for best first novel. For Reasons of Their Own is a bleak chronicle of implacable fate, revenge, and murder set in 2014 in and around…

$3

Sadly Cancelled due to artist’s family bereavement.

Well known musician Caitlin Welsh is back on tour with her inspiring, relaxing and evocative new concert, featuring piano, flute, 12 string guitar and singing. Ian Trafford joins her with his stunning and thoughtful nature photographs, projected on screen as visual accompaniment to her piano pieces. Pause your mind from life’s challenges and enjoy a…

$20

Leaning Into Spring ( Women’s Group )

Come along and have a go at expressing yourself through the creative arts with a small group of women in The Sanctuary at the beautiful historical Fairfield House. The workshop will offer the invitation to explore the creative arts including the visual arts, nature-based arts and creative writing/poetry with a theme of leaning into Spring. …

$25

Radiant Woman

Feeling confident & attractive in your own skin... Wouldn’t it be simply amazing to be able to say “I love my body?” To feel confident in your own skin… At peace with yourself… To experience deep intimacy and passionate connection with your partner & joy of being in the body… This Workshop Will Help You To...…

Solitude

DramaLAB’s award winning solo show ‘Solitude’ “When the Roaring Lion calls my Henry, I’m dreaming hours down to minutes…” In 1913 Annie fled into the remote mountains of Kahurangi National Park to live a hidden life with her lover Henry Chaffey in 'Asbestos Cottage'. Forty years in raw exile, swallowed by the silence, enslaved by…

$25

Equinox Sound Journey with Sika

A potent way to enter your springtime in balance, influenced by the equal day and night of the equinox. Journey on the waves of ancient sounds played live by Sika - morphed and mixed into powerful worlds within worlds This Sound Journey begins with a short guided visualisation to set the scene. Ancient instruments, didgeridoo,…

Recurring

Mindful Living and the Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh

If you are curious about mindfulness or looking for a regular group to practise with, this is a great group to join. Our practice is a simple mixture of meditation, relaxation and listening to the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Sessions held in Sanctuary Meeting Room, arrive from 7pm on for a cup of tea…