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October 2017

Mindful Living and the Teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh

October 30 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 7:00pm on Monday, repeating indefinitely

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 and be ready to begin at 7.30. Beginners and new people are very welcome. "There is no way to happiness, happiness is the way."

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Tuesday Drama Space (7-10yrs)

October 31 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 3:30pm on Tuesday, repeating indefinitely

Take Flight- Tuis Tuesday 3.30 - 4.45pm 7 to 10years with Roger Sanders at [email protected] “Learning together through the spirit of play and co-operation” Roger Sanders' classes are creative fun-filled spaces that nurture group connection as well as individual expression. The class structures, exercises and games are designed to allow the children to find their own way in a pressure-free environment.

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November 2017

Irish Set Dance

November 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 7:30pm on day First of the month, repeating until 1 July, 2019

Have you heard Irish music and felt like dancing but didn't know how? Come and join Irish set dancing sessions and learn this fun dance style. Small friendly group, no partner required. All dances called. donation requested towards the hire of the room.

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December 2017


December 7 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Altmusic and the Audio Foundaiton is proud to present a nationwide tour of reknowned saxaphone/pedal steel guitar duo, Brötzmann / Leigh. Peter Brötzmann is a living legend of improvised music who has embodied the leading edge of the European avant-garde for over 50 years, challenging audiences and convention alike with a relentless intensity. On pedal steel guitar, Heather Leigh is rapidly becoming a legend in her own right, both for her solo work (published by Not Not Fun Records, KSE,&…

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Reviewing the Property (Relationship) Act

December 13 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

PUBLIC MEETING with the Law Commission, Te Aka Natua O te Ture. Improving the law for dividing property when relationships end. • When should the law treat two people as a couple? • What property should they share if they break up? • And what property should only belong to one of them? The Law Commission is reviewing the 40-year-old Property (Relationships) Act, which sets the rules for how to divide a couple’s property at the end of a relationship.…

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The Danberrys

December 13 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Described as "a rhythmically seductive and emotionally connecting band," The Danberrys are led by Tennessee-born couple of Ben DeBerry and Dorothy Daniel - a truly unique pair of artists hailing from East Nashville, Tennessee. They’ve built a special indie-folk vibe around Dorothy’s luxuriously smoky voice and Ben’s intricate acoustic guitar flatpicking, with a sound drawing influences from Bluegrass, Country, Blues, and the Funk/Soul traditions. Performing as a trio with New Zealander Vanessa McGowan on upright bass, The Danberrys show takes…

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January 2018

Faith i Branko

4 January, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Branko Ristic – ‘a performer that Paganini would be proud of’ , and UK born ‘nimble accordionist’ - Faith Ristic, form the core of this international quintet - combining the accordion, violin, effects pedal and tabor pipe with double bass, guitar and drums to take the audience on a journey from melancholy Roma violin laments to storming ‘kolos’ and explorations into jazz improvisation, swing, Gypsy Rumba and Turkish and Indian influenced songs. The duo met in Branko's Romani village in…

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Summer Shakespeare 2017…..Twelfth Night

11 January, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 6:30pm, repeating until 20 January, 2018

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Fairfield's Meadow will again ring out with one of The Bard's most well known comedies, Twelfth Night. “If music be the food of love, play on.” Following last year’s “heart warming” A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Nelson Summer Shakespeare returns with a professional production of the hilarious and heart-breaking tale of unrequited love. Viola falls in love with Orsino, who dotes on Olivia (who is idolised by Malvolio), who falls in love with Viola. Shipwrecked twins, disguises, plots and counter plots…

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Richter City Rebels

24 January, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Wellington's first and finest New Orleans brass band, Richter City Rebels, are excited to be returning to Nelson once again to perform at Fairfield House! They are back with a brand-spanking new studio album and they're looking forward to sharing their vibrant and energetic show with the Fairfield crowd. Richter City Rebels are New Zealand's first and finest Second Line brass band. Made up of top calibre Wellington musicians, the Rebels bring the warm, infectious sound and magnetic culture of…

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Pipes in The Park

28 January, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

The City of Nelson Highland Pipe Band presents Pipes in the Park, two hours of Scottish music and fun in the Fairfield Meadow, with everything from traditional bagpipes and drums to singers and other musicians and even haggis! There will be food and drink available for sale, please be sure to bring cash for this. Entry is $10 per adult, and kids are free. Pay at the gate on your way in. Bring a rug or low chair to sit…

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February 2018

Esther Swift

11 February, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Rising star of the Scottish folk scene Esther Swift is embarking on her debut New Zealand Tour. Heavily influenced by her folk roots, her music also combines jazz, blues and minimalist references. With a passion for pushing the boundaries of folk and classical harp music Esther has become a prolific songwriter, and a deep love of Scotland, specifically the Scottish Borders (where Esther grew up) and nature continually inspire and influence her music. Her newest EP ‘To’ is no exception.…

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Alistair Brown

16 February, 2018 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Alistair Brown has been singing the old songs, and new songs written by people who like the old songs, since he was fifteen years old. He began his career helping out in the folk clubs of his native Scotland during the folk revival of the 60s, selling tickets, & opening bottles & occasionally concerts, for many of the great names in folk music. 1972 to 2002, he lived in Canada, where he was active in many aspects of folk song…

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