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  • 14-Aug-2013 04:16 PM

    The Great Gatsby Fancy Dress, Film & Fine Finger Food

    The Great Gatsby Fancy Dress, Film & Fine Finger Food

     "I love Large Parties, their so intimate. At small parties there isn't any privacy"  quote, unquote.Well our dear friends we are putting on a party call it small or large just get on your 1920's decadent getup and join us an evening of glamour.

    When: 7pm, Saturday 14 September
    Where: Nest Cinema Cafe Books
    What: Champagne on Arrival,  Fine Finger Food, Fancy Dress (and prizes) and Baz Luhrmanns Film Production "The Great Gatsby" 
    Cost: $50pp
    Bookings essential - call the Nest ladies on 69482950 to book in. Limited spaces!

    Film synopsis: Baz Luhrmann brings us a dazzling adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's Long Island-set novel, where Midwesterner Nick Carraway is lured into the lavish world of his neighbor, Jay Gatsby. Soon enough, however, Carraway will see through the cracks of Gatsby's nouveau riche existence, where obsession, madness, and tragedy await.
    Stars:, Leonardo DiCaprio, Joel Edgerton, Tobey Maguire, Isla Fisher, Carey Mulligan
  • 14-Aug-2013 03:20 PM

    Woodland Film Festival 2013 Concludes

    Woodland Film Festival 2013 Concludes

    And what a hootenanny it was! With film makers and good timers coming out of the woodworks near and far to celebrate this collision of creativity and and class set against the wintery backdrop of our beloved Tumbarumba.

    2- 4 August this year saw Nest and our neighbouring RSL Hall transform to a sparkling Woodland setting welcoming locals, filmmakers, celebrities and friends from Sydney, Canberra, Wagga, Albury, Melbourne and the locality of Tumba - Tumut - Walwa - Tooma parts.  After months of planning, fretting, laughing, editing, marketing, building, gathering, tiring, convincing, shopping, brainracking, baking, testing etc etc Woodland number II was here.

    Friday Night of The Informal Shorts was the official opening of films and punters enjoyed popcorn fizzy drink and a relaxed fun vibe watching an assortment of short and not so short films.  Audience Choice award of a Mannus Wine Gift Pack had to be split between two amusing entries Phil Hendersons Animation of "How to Eat a Giraffe" and our own Festival Directors film "Kirk v Picard".  Close behind would had to have been the short heart gripping drama "Telegram Man" starring Jack Thompson, Sigrid Thornton & Gary Sweet.  Twas a fabulous start to the weekend getting us all in  the mood for more films and frivolity.

    Saturday mornings Market was a top turnout featuring local wares and thankfully no rain!  Matinee film features heralded praise from film goers with their contrasting styles of Music Doco "Larrikin Lad" and Canadian Gangster film "Double Nickels on the Dime"

    With the Gala Spectacular looming, outdoor fires were lit, Nest girls were busily preparing a sumptuous feast, sound checks and hundreds of candles were lit and nervous filmmakers,  (and directors) prepared to make their entrance.  Guests dolled up in their furs and finery began to arrive at nest with Paparazzi, drinks and delicacies to greet them.  The Thrillseekers accoustic trio served up schmoozy tunes to schmooze to as the pre show feast continued.   To match the swanky style of our guests the Nest team led by Angela dished up delectables like Fresh Truffled Spaetzel, Beer & Beef Baby Pies, Petit Parsnip & Apple Soup, Pulled Lamb & Tzatziki Sliders, Cones of Sweet Potato Fries, Tasty little Tarragon Chicken Pies while the celebrated local wines flowed.


    A walk up the Red Carpet into the indoor forest of films where Jamie Way hosted the evenings collection of films, more fine food (oh! for another cup of that Raspberry Peppermint FairyFloss Icecream) and foot-stomping tunes by Fanny Lumsden and the Thrillseekers.  Lucky door and fashions in the forest prizes made a few guests night even brighter but accolades have to go to our film makers and especially those who travelled over for the event - Tiffany Hulm & Lucy Alcorn, Charlotte Earl, Jack Hurley, Sebastian Chan, Atticus & Edmund Blenkins, Harriet Whiteley and the charismatic Matthew Koh. We love you and your work! 

    Judges Neill Overton, Jan Smith and Fred Goldsworthy deserve a huge applause too and well, they can't hear that so pat on the back when you spot them for their dilligent efforts and wise words in determining the awards- all of whom did it voluntarily for the cause.

    An ultra large thank you and eternal appreciation goes to Hyne - our local corporate neighbour who generously invested in Woodland making it possible to put on a show of such calibre. They are topshelf folks running a topshelf Aussie company.   More thanks goes to sponsors Tumba Shire Council, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa, Courabyra Wines, Blessed Bean Coffee, Mannus Wines for their donations to the event.

    Tumbarumba shined in it's winter glory with its natural beauty, a first class hootenanny and charming locals; the out-of-towners are already planning their next trip back.  

    After the last tree was pulled down, a recovery breakfast of sticky sweet french toast and a couple of lattes, a sense of relief and joy swelled sensing the enjoyment experienced by many over the festival weekend. The kind that only comes with a collaboration of fine folks and friends who share that silly sense of adventure.  Cheers to all who were part of Woodland 2013 and see you at the 2014 quest! 

    More photos, winners and grinners can be found at Woodlands own website www.woodlandfilmfestival.com  

  • 25-Jul-2013 08:16 PM

    Woodland Film Festival 2013 - next weekend!

    Woodland Film Festival 2013 - next weekend!

    Tumbarumba's winter festival is almost upon us.  The red carpet is ready to rollout, the paparazzi poised, film makers and punters readying for their journey to our wonderful locale, the menu getting it's final touches,the band, MC, Judges, tech guys all geared up, the firewood stacked up, the props gathered, the wines ordered... phew and then there's what to wear?! Fancy frocks, tuxedos, fur, top hats or creative woodlandy getup...


    Whatever you plan to dazzle the crowd in on this fancy pants night of nights, just don't forget to get your tickets to the Grand Finale Gala night before Monday 29 July.  Tickets are on sale via woodlandfilmfestival.com for both nights' events:

    Friday Night of The Informal Shorts: 2 August 8pm - $25 including popcorn & can of fizz - Lucky Door prizes too!
    Grand Finale Gala Night: 3 August 5pm - Live Music, MC, Fancy finger food feast by nest, Licensed venue, Lucky Door Prizes & of course the Shortlisted Finalist Films

    We are really making a weekend of it with the Woodland Market on 10am - 2pm featuring local producers and wares and Matinee films Saturday & Sunday leaving you a few spare moments to explore the area.  and then want to come back for more.
    For more details and ticket sales do visit the official woodland film festival site.  
  • 18-Jul-2013 10:42 PM

    Truffles + More at Local Market This Saturday

    Truffles + More at Local Market This Saturday
  • 05-Jun-2013 09:37 PM

    Vive la France!

    Vive la France! Tis been told Bastille Day night out at nest was a highlight of the year.  With french food, film and fancy dress with a dash of french accents and voila! it at least makes for a less than ordinary night out.

    So any excuse for a theme night and fancy dress though none of us Nestys can claim particular allegiance to our French friends (unless you include a brother in law who can sing the French national anthem); Bastille Day at nest is on again!

    When: Saturday 13 July
    Where: Nest
    Time: 6pm 
    What: Three Course French inspired Dinner & Film 'Rust & Bone' - 2012 French Belgium Romantic Drama 
    Cost: $65pp
    Dress: Fabulous French Attire - ooh la la there will be a fashion parade & prizes!
    Limited Seating, Bookings essential phone 69482950