Events at The Free House

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

 

WED Oct 8 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.

 

Tue Oct 14 MOVIE NIGHT in the yurt

 

Mon Oct 20 NELSON LIVE POETS feat. Vincent O'Sullivan

Vincent O’Sullivan is a poet, fiction writer, and editor. He has also written plays and criticism. O’Sullivan has received numerous distinguished awards, residencies and fellowships, and his writing has been widely published nationally and internationally. Collections of his short fiction followed a number of collections of verse, and O’Sullivan has written for radio, television, and the stage. He was named Poet Laureate in 2013.
6pm Koha Entry with purchase of drink.

 

 

SUN Nov 2 JAZZING IT UP - LIVE - with POET PANNI PALÁSTI, KEYBOARDIST GÁBOR TOLNAY AND SAXOPHONIST SIMON WILLIAMS. 5pm, FREE with drink purchase.
PLEASE BE SEATED by 5pm BECAUSE OF LIVE RECORDING


SAT Nov 22 PRETTY THINGS BURLESQUE SHOW
- a world-touring circus sideshow who specialise in acts of the beautiful and bizarre. They fuse vintage circus with a big dose of comedy and tasteful burlesque to create a show like no other! They have performed over 700 shows in 13 countries, been featured on TV shows, in magazines and in music videos for world-famous bands. They combine the daring of Evil Knievel, the beauty of Marilyn Monroe and the wit of Lucille Ball with stunts like sword-swallowing, whip-cracking, knife-throwing and escapology....All this plus comedy, magic, singing and dancing promises a unique night you won't forget in a hurry! This marks their very first New Zealand visit.
8pm, $10 on the door.

 

 

Mon Nov 24 NELSON LIVE POETS feat. Harry Ricketts
Harry Ricketts is a poet, academic, editor and reviewer. He studied English at Oxford University and lectured in Hong Kong and Leicester before arriving in New Zealand to a post at Victoria University in Wellington in 1981. He has edited collections of verse, critical essays, and other works of non-fiction and his acclaimed biography of Rudyard Kipling was released in 1999. His poetry is defined by dramatic and satiric devices and tones, often grounded in personal commentary.
6pm Koha Entry with purchase of drink.

 

 

Sat Dec 6 JOSH RENNIE-HYNES TBC

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Thurs Jan 8 THE LITTLE STEVIES

With their unpredictable on-stage banter, exquisite sibling harmonies, irresistible pop melodies & songs that are akin to your favourite stories put to music, The Little Stevies have built an exceptional reputation as a must see live act, drawing keen, loyal, Little Stevie-loving fans wherever they go. They've toured Australia, Canada & the USA extensively and have release three studio albums, their most recent 'Diamonds For Your Tea', released in October was described in the Sydney Morning Herald as "incredibly well-honed, gorgeous songs rip out of the speakers with a deep, warmly polished sound that is better than just about anything I have heard in recent history".
8pm, $10 on door.


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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