Events at The Free House

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

 

Tues Mar 3 YURT MOVIES: Food Matters Nelson Tasman
EcoVie presents an evening of inspiration, discussion and video around issues facing one of our four basic needs, food. The surplus share table will be available by 7pm. You will have the opportunity to hear from Carolyn Hughes, Ami Kennedy and others who attended Food Matters Aotearoa in Wellington. We will have a facilitated discussion about food resilience, justice, security and nutrition in the Top of the South. We aim to continue discussions and take action towards designing collaborative solutions to provide clean, safe and nutritious food for our communities. Please bring your surplus harvest or seeds to celebrate the end of summer with the Surplus Share Table. 7.30pm (Free entry with drink purchase)

 

 

 

Thurs Mar 5 EZZA ROSE BAND, from Portland, USA.
SUPPORTED by JESSE SHANKS (of The Eastern) and REB FOUNTAIN
Ezza Rose rolled into Portland, Oregon fresh off graduating the American Music and Dance Academy in 2007. Drawing on the traditional folk sounds she absorbed in the small Southern California mining town she grew up in, Rose began writing and performing at open mics throughout Portland. It wasn't long until Rose was hard at work singing in a handful of Portland's emerging musical acts as well as piecing together a band of her own. The current Ezza Rose Band lineup is Jessie Dettwiler (cello), Adam Mack (drums), Arthur Lee (lead guitar), and Lance Leonnig (bass). Her new album, When the Water’s Hot is scheduled to be released January 2015. $20 door charge,

 

 

 

Mon Mar 16 NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA
No Lights No Lycra is a dance night that was started in 2009 in Melbourne by unconventional dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement. No Lights No Lycra is a place where you can completely let go and shake out the stresses of the week in a friendly, non-threatening, drug and alcohol free atmosphere. It’s a place to experience new tunes and revisit old favourites, a time to lose yourself in the music while working up a sweat.

 

Tues Mar17 YURT MOVIES: Friends of the Maitai Presentation
7.30pm (Free entry with drink purchase)

 

 

 

Sat Mar 21 MARCHFEST

MarchFest is a unique craft beer and music festival, held in New Zealand’s sunniest city, Nelson, at the top of the South Island. Set in the beautiful, traffic-free environment of Founders Heritage Park, the 8th MarchFest takes place on Saturday March 21st, 2015. Every year around 15 regional craft breweries sign up to produce a new beer for the event. These beers all make their world debut at Marchfest. Top of the South breweries include 8Wired, Dale's, Dead Good Beer, Founders, Golden Bear, Hop Federation, Lighthouse, McCashins, Moa, Mussel Inn, Renaissance, Sprig and Fern, Totara, Townshends, West Coast and more..
And unlike other beer festivals, MarchFest is not just about beer. It’s also about local wines, ciders and juices, regional cuisine (including a beer and food matching lunch) as well as its ‘event genre mash-up’ insistence on being a craft beer festival, an indie/world music gig, a hops showcase, an educational forum for home/wannabe brewers and a family-friendly day out. It’s hard to believe such a combination can work, but the thousands of people who attend each year are testimony that it does!
Great live music is always a big feature of Marchfest. In 2015, SOLA ROSA top the bill. Founder and frontman Andrew Spraggon now has British R&B, soul, reggae and hip hop singer-songwriter, Kevin Mark Trail in the band. Kevin rose to fame by appearing on two tracks on The Streets debut album 'Original Pirate Material', including the UK hit single, "Let's Push Things Forward". Supporting Sola Rosa will be Wellington's hottest new band Brockaflowersaurus Rex. From Australia we welcome acclaimed singer songwriter Jordie Lane and also cool local acts The Saints and The Radtones. 60s tribute band California Dreamers will provide a light-hearted and theatrical contrast to the rest of the bill.

MarchFest is also about creating an event where responsible drinking and good parenting go hand-in-hand. There will be heaps of cool stuff for kids to do. Welcome to MarchFest, Nelson and New Zealand's beer flavoured festival - a celebration of music, food, fun and of course, proper beer.
$29 EARLYBIRD TICKETS AVAILABLE NOW from The Free House. All info at the Marchfest website here


 

 

Sat Mar 28 REDWOOD REIDER - Redwood Reider is a spoken word poet known for energising and inspiring live audiences. Her performances range from deeply intimate to boldly political (and often both at the same time). Ranging across themes of ecology, sexuality, justice and self-transformation, these are live wriggling poems made for the stage, exploring how we can live joyously and truthfully in this mad world. The rhymes are delivered to the live acoustic harmonies of the Mad Hallelujah Tribe, a travelling international trio of soulful, nimble-fingered guitarists and percussionists. A former Nelson poetry slam champion, Redwood lives out at the tip of the South Island and is currently touring to introduce her new CD, Sacred Activist. 8pm, $10 on door.

 

 

Sat Apr 11 SOLID BREW (Germany)
Friendship is the ingredient of this unique brew. Four musicians, one band. They are all connected and this can be felt in their music, allowing them to shift up a gear and burst into flames of vibrant expressions––highly sophisticated, yet down-to-earth . . . and so intense. The wide variety of songs — loaded with groove explosions and thrilling improvisations — is nothing but a celebration of progressive blues- and jazz rock sounds. Solid Brew are from Germany and comprise Thomas König (guitar / vocals), Stefan Nagler (organ / keyboards), Arnold Ogrodnik (bass), Markus Dassau (drums).

 

 

 

Mon Apr 20 NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA
No Lights No Lycra is a dance night that was started in 2009 in Melbourne by unconventional dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement. No Lights No Lycra is a place where you can completely let go and shake out the stresses of the week in a friendly, non-threatening, drug and alcohol free atmosphere. It’s a place to experience new tunes and revisit old favourites, a time to lose yourself in the music while working up a sweat.

 

 

 

Mon May 18 NO LIGHTS NO LYCRA
No Lights No Lycra is a dance night that was started in 2009 in Melbourne by unconventional dance students Alice Glenn and Heidi Barrett. There is no light, no lycra, no teacher, no steps to learn, no technique, just free movement. No Lights No Lycra is a place where you can completely let go and shake out the stresses of the week in a friendly, non-threatening, drug and alcohol free atmosphere. It’s a place to experience new tunes and revisit old favourites, a time to lose yourself in the music while working up a sweat.

Fri May 29-31st CEOL AENEAS Irish Music Festival

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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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