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  • 16-Sep-2019 12:13 PM

    Monique Clare & Joe D'Esposito LIVE 18 October

    Monique Clare & Joe D'Esposito LIVE 18 October

    Monique Clare (The Maes) is joined by American fiddler Joe D’Esposito (The Railsplitters) in a mesmerising collaboration that draws on their diverse influences. 

    Friday 18 October 7pm
    Classical-folk-pop cellist and singer Monique Clare live in the Nest Cinema space, with a dessert supper included. 
    Tickets $35 available here
    Pre-show dinner and drinks from 5:30pm - book direct at Nest on (02)69482950.

    Dancing between rhythmic cello lines, powerfully vulnerable vocals and heart-tugging harmonies, Monique Clare is an award-winning cellist and singer-songwriter. Since breaking out as a solo artist in 2017, her songwriting has become increasingly daring and potent, with hard-hitting lyrics and an unconventional brand of classical-folk-pop cello. Joe D’Esposito is a multi-genre fiddle player and improviser with infectious charisma. His work with The Railsplitters has seen him play Telluride Bluegrass Festival, Woodford Folk Festival and Celtic Connections.

    This duo brings together a shared classical training, obsession with fiddling traditions and a mutual love of Björk to deliver intricate arrangements of original songs and tunes

    ART
    All the way from Brisbane, Ingrid Bartkowiak Art will be painting throughout the show, reacting to themes from the music and the places they visit. Ingrid and Monique have a history of collaboration; Ingrid's artwork was the cover of Monique's debut EP, By The Stars. She'll have a selection of her incredible artwork displayed and available for sale on the night.

    You're invited to unleash your wild creative side too! Paper, pencils and clipboard folders will be on hand for you to use and try your hand at live reaction artwork.
  • 16-Sep-2019 11:53 AM

    Skyscraper Stan LIVE 11 October

    Skyscraper Stan LIVE 11 October

    “Skyscraper” Stan Woodhouse is a songwriter lauded for his observational lyricism - a cocktail of wit and grit delivered in a versatile baritone. 

    Discover this lone troubador on the Nest stage as he crisscrosses the country this Spring.    

    FRIDAY 11 October 8pm

    Tickets $20 at skyscraperstan.com.au

    His debut studio album, Last Year’s Tune, received 4 stars in the Sydney Morning Herald and the Age. His sophomore album, Golden Boy, has just been released this winter.
    As a touring musician based out of Central Victoria Stan spends upwards of half the year on the road. His regional tours have taken him to every state and territory in Australia. He has shared bills with artists such as Marlon Williams, The Troggs, The Animals, The Church and C W Stoneking and has appeared at major festivals around Australia.  Since his first almbum release Stan has toured Australia, New Zealand and Vietnam, released a live album and written a song for academy award long-listed documentary 25 April.

    Originally classing himself as a country musician his earlier influences included pre-war blues, the Laurel Canyon songwriters, Nick Cave and Sam Cooke. Since arriving in Australia from New Zealand in 2009 The Drones, Peep Tempel and Paul Kelly among others have been added to the list.

    “Skyscraper Stan Woodhouse is a revelation” 
    Sydney Morning Herald

    “Inspiration, talent and a singular musical vision. “Last Year’s Tune” is a truly rewarding listen”
    New Zealand Music magazine

    “One part Nick Cave, two parts Hank Williams”
    Sunday Star Times


    Just as quickly as you think you have Skyscraper Stan and the Commission Flats pinned down, the sheet is pulled from under you”
    Forte Magazine

    “This album delivers on every level it is possible to deliver on… Last year’s tune, next year’s legend”
    No Depression

  • 10-Sep-2019 11:21 PM

    Spring Kitchen Workshop

    Spring Kitchen Workshop

    Spring Kitchen Workshop - Fermenting   

    Sunday 13 October  9am -12:30pm

    In this round the table workshop, you will learn to make three methods of fermenting food and drinks with FarmHer, preserver, pickler and fabulously fun lady Louise Freckelton of Highfield Farm & Woodland.

    After coffee and introductions we will make five different ferments from around the world that you can incorporate in your own kitchen.  As you explore with Louise the why, what, where of these time honoured techniques you'll be inspired by health benefits and flavours, take home recipes and a range of skills to apply fermenting in your daily life.

    Tickets $95pp include coffee and lunch featuring ferments you could serve up in a formal luncheon or family picnic.
    Workshop spaces are limited to 12 so get in quick.
    Tickets available at Spring Kitchen Workshop 

    If demand exceeds we may run a second session.