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
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
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.
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.
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
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
Thurs Jan 8 THE LITTLE STEVIES TBC
Sat Jan 10 THE BALKANISTAS TBC
Jan 24 MARA SIMPSON FREE with drink purchase
Thurs Jan 29 DYLAN WADE TBC
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