Events at The Free House

All Free House events start at 8pm unless stated otherwise.

TUES Sep 2 MOVIE NIGHT: SOUTH OF THE BORDER by Oliver Stone.
This documentary examines the free-market economic policies of the U.S. and the International Monetary Fund, and how they have largely failed to alleviate Latin America's chronic income inequality. The film suggests that financial calamities such as the Argentine peso collapse of 2001, combined with Latin suspicions of U.S. drug-eradication efforts and resentment over the selling off of natural resources through multinational companies, have contributed to the rise of socialist and social-democratic leaders across the region. 7pm, FREE with drink purchase

 

WED Sep 3 THE GREAT CLIMATE VOTER DEBATE

You are warmly invited to join us and be part of one of the most important debates of this year's election and our times! Clean Energy Action will be hosting a live stream of the great Climate Voter Debate from Auckland. As global leaders get ready to meet for the next UN Climate Summit, we want to hold our politicians accountable. This debate will give voters the opportunity to witness them answer the tough questions on climate change policy in front of a live audience in Auckland, on the day polling begins in the 2014 New Zealand General Election. The debate will start 7pm sharp. Please come early and mingle over a drink. We will be recording questions and comments from the audience, and feed them back to the main event in Auckland. We also encourage Twitter users to be part of the discussion on #ClimateVoter.
Climate Voter is a non-partisan initiative powered by an alliance of New Zealand organisations, including Oxfam, 350.org, WWF, Greenpeace, Forest & Bird and youth led Generation Zero. It aims to empower climate concerned citizens to use their vote in the September 2014 election to make a difference for the good of present and future generations. For more information or to watch the live stream at home, visit www.climatevoter.org.nz
7pm, FREE with drink purchase

 

SAT Sep 6 BLACK VINYL, BROWN BEER - VINYL RECORD FAIR
Part 2 in a series of afternoon record fairs, bringing together vinyl addicts and craft beer junkies for a sociable session of Hopped Headed Crate Diggin' - To book a stall, Tel Grant Smithies on 546 8335.
1-5pm in the yurt.

 

 

 

 

 

WED Sep 10 JAM SESSION IN THE YURT
In a nutshell, a group of musicians (instrumentalists and singers) will get together in the Yurt to play music together. This is where everyone plays along, some will do lead breaks on their instruments and others will sing harmonies against the melody. You need to be a fairly competent musician to join a jam session but remember, if you don’t feel your musical skill base is up to this, every jam session needs singers and most musicians love to have an audience. Just come along and listen in and join the fun. Anyone is welcome - if in doubt about your ability to join in - just bring your instrument and listen for a song or two to decide. It is all aimed at fun with music. More info from Anna Heinz on 546 7262.
7.30-10pm, free entry with drink purchase.

 

SAT Sep 13 SHAUN KIRK (supported by Bryce Wastney)- after a rapid rise to the forefront of the Australian modern blues movement, award winning multi-instrumentalist Shaun Kirk brings his high-energy blend of soul and blues to New Zealand, with his latest studio album, ‘Steer the Wheel’.
The new record came to life through a successful crowd funding campaign. Debuting at No. 1 on the Australian iTunes Blues Charts, ‘Steer the Wheel’ has been pinned as Kirk’s most electrified album to date, seeing him explore beyond the blues influences that have characterised his previous work. From conception to completion, this is a collaborative release, bringing in some big-name artists from the Australian music industry to record on the album. A portion of profits from CD sales will be donated to Orphfund, a charity helping abandoned children around the globe. Supported by local legend Bryce Wastney!
8pm, $15 on the door. More info and advance online tix from www.shaunkirk.com

 

Thurs Sep 18 OTAGOLANDS
OTAGOLANDS is an acoustic folk-jazz ensemble lead by songwriter Richard Leschen whose songs are spun from the fine threads of folk music (bluegrass, old time Americana, English folk, etc.) and woven with a bit of jazz syntax. The debut album, The Pleasure of Ruins, features Leschen on guitar, mandolin and vocals and Vanessa McGowan on double bass and background vocals. Maree Thom joined Leschen on the 2013 Winter Tour of the North Island. The 2014 tour of the North of the South Island will include far-reaching jazz musos Nigel Gavin (guitar, and electronics). 8pm, $10 on the door

Mon Sep 29 NELSON LIVE POETS feat. Fiona Farrell, 6pm Koha Entry with purchase of drink.

Mon Oct 20 NELSON LIVE POETS feat. Vincent O'Sullivan, 6pm Koha Entry with purchase of drink.

Mon Nov 24 NELSON LIVE POETS feat. Harry Ricketts, 6pm Koha Entry with purchase of drink.

Sat Dec 6 JOSH RENNIE-HYNES TBC

2015

Thurs Jan 8 THE LITTLE STEVIES TBC
Sat Jan 10 THE BALKANISTAS TBC

 


Sat Jan 24 MARA SIMPSON FREE with drink purchase

 

 

 

 

 

Thurs Jan 29 DYLAN WADE TBC

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Our address is:
95 Collingwood Street, Nelson (opposite the Giant Squid !) or PO Box 1975 Nelson.

Opening Hours:
SUMMER NOV-APR:
Mon-Thurs: 3pm to 10.30-ish, Fri: 3pm to 12-ish,
Sat: Noon to 12-ish, Sun: Noon to 10.30-ish.
WINTER MAY-OCT:
Mon-Thurs: 4pm to 10.30-ish, Fri: 4pm to 12-ish,
Sat: Noon to 12-ish, Sun: Noon to 10.30-ish.


Our tel nos are:
03 548 9391 (opening hours), 03 548 3887 (office hours)

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