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Nest is proud as punch to host a flurry of events, both here in our home town of Tumbarumba, and further abroad.

  • 13-Jul-2017 12:45 PM

    Truffle Hunt Winter Adventure 19 July 2017

    Truffle Hunt Winter Adventure 19 July 2017

    Join us on a pioneering winter foodie adventure this Wednesday 19 July for the regions only public Truffle Hunt

    With only 10 tickets available on this tour departing from Wagga, this is a rare, winter only experience in the mountain country.

    The Cost: $129pp departing from & returning to Wagga

    The Experience: 

    Truffle Hunt. Sugar Pines. Harvest Lunch. Local Wines. Mountain Produce

    8am: Depart Wagga with Tumbarumba Touring Company travelling past farms, through state forests to arrive at Tumbarumba, the forestry town with views of snow capped Snowy Mountains

    Fireside Coffee & Morning Tea at Nest Cinema Cafe Books 

    Truffle Hunt at Alpine Chestnuts & Truffle Farm - meet and chat with the growers and harvester as you wander through the trufflerie following the specially trained dogs as they sniff out the prized fungi.

    Enjoy fresh roasted chesnuts and hot soup on the property with an opportunity to get up close with the produce and purchase your own.

    After the mid morning hunt, we move on to the famous Sugar Pine walk for a leisurely stroll to marvel at the majestic trees.  You may even experience it in fresh snow - be sure to bring your camera.

    With all that fresh mountain air, you'll be ready for a hearty lunch served exclusively for the tour back at Nest.

    A long table lunch featuring wintery local produce and wines to linger over and chat.  Browse the other local produce, books and giftwares or mingle with some locals.

    Eventually depart with Nest signature sweets gift wrapped for keepsakes and the dark nest spiced hot chocolate to enjoy on the homeward journey.  If time permits a side trip to Mannus Lake on the way home can be included.  

    Arrive back in Wagga by 5pm

    OUTFIT: Boots, Beanie, Furs/Coats

    TICKETS: Email laura@cafe-nest.com or call 0415684805 for enquiries

    Not from Wagga & interested? Call or email Laura to find out how you can join in.

    This is a fabulous mid-week opportunity to be part of something a little adventurous, deliciously rewarding and certainly an authentic mid-winter only experience.

    Don't be the one wishing you went...






  • 13-Jul-2017 12:59 PM

    Global Book Launch Event at Nest

    Global Book Launch Event at Nest

    Book Launch Event with Internationally acclaimed, award winning author Sulari Gentill in Tumbarumba, ahead of capital city launches

    Crossing the Lines between truth and fiction, Sulari Gentill’s new commercial literary fiction explores what happens when the imagined becomes better than reality.    This elegant and captivating postmodern tale demonstrates a stunning departure from Gentill’s best-known Rowland Sinclair Mysteries.

    Nest will be hosting the first launch event of Crossing the Lines with Sulari, ahead of the 1 August international release date.  

    You are invited to be part of this exciting event at Nest Cinema Cafe Books on Saturday 29 July at 3pm

    Cost $10 includes welcome drink and grazing platters to enjoy as you hear from Sulari about her new literary feat with a Q&A and of course the opportunity to buy signed copies, before the rest of the world!

    Tickets purchased by 21 July go into draw to win a signed copy of Crossing the Lines.

    Call Nest on 69482950 for bookings.

    “A tour de force! Crossing the Lines is a brilliant blend of mystery, gut-wrenching psychological suspense
    and literary storytelling. The novel stands as a shining (and refreshing) example of meta fiction at its best – witty and wry, stylish and a joy to read.
    ” – Jeffery Deaver No 1, International Bestselling Author


    Madeleine d’Leon is fixated on the story of Edward ‘Ned’ McGinnity, the hero in her latest crime novel. But Ned too is a writer, and the character he can’t get out of his head is none other than Madeleine herself.

    In this deeply intimate portrayal of two minds wrestling and embracing, it becomes increasingly difficult to define where imagination ends and reality begins.

    “As one for whom certain story lines and characters have become as real as life itself, Crossing the Lines was a pure delight, a swift yet psychologically complex read, cleverly conceived and brilliantly executed.”
    Dean Koontz, New York Times bestselling author

    “Sulari’s wonderful way with words will continue to surprise and delight,” says Pantera Press CEO and
    co-founder, Alison Green. “Stepping away from her Rowland Sinclair series and the 1930s, Sulari transports us to the present day in her stand-alone commercial literary feat, Crossing the Lines. This novel will leave you spinning, as the lines blur between reality and fiction with an unforeseeable shock ending.”

    This elegant exploration of the creative process is “very different to Sulari’s previous works, but it is still
    abundant with the Sulari-isms we all know and love,” notes Green.


    Crossing the Lines sees Sulari flex all of her literary muscles to seamlessly weave together stories of murder, love and obsession in a way that not only asks ‘who done it?’, but also what is real and who is imagined.

    SULARI GENTILL: AUTHOR BIO
    Award-wining author Sulari Gentill set out to study
    astrophysics, graduated in law, and then abandoned
    her legal career to write books instead of contracts.
    Born in Sri Lanka, Sulari learned to speak English in
    Zambia, grew up in Brisbane and now lives in the
    foothills of the Snowy Mountains of NSW where, with
    her historian husband, she grows French black truffles,
    cares for a variety of animals and raises two wild
    colonial boys. Sulari also paints, but only well enough
    to know she should write, preferably in her pyjamas.
    Sulari is the author of the award-winning and
    best-selling Rowland Sinclair Mysteries as well as the
    Greek mythology adventure series, The Hero Trilogy.
    “Sulari Gentill is an unusually vivid and witty writer.”
    - The Age

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  • 03-Aug-2017 09:16 PM

    Foreign Film Month

    Foreign Film Month

    Be transported around the world in our dine in Cinema this winter.

    Nest is bringing to Tumbarumba a collection of great foreign films this August for you to experience.  We'll be serving up dishes to match each film from around the world.

    Enjoy dinner before or during the movie and choose from a few feature dishes inspired by exotic cultures or our delicious pizza menu.

    So, we're off to:

    Iceland with RAMS 4-10 August

    Nepal with SHERPA 11-17 August

    Italy with GOD WILLING 18-24 August

    India with THE CROWS EGG 25-31 August

    Session times for each film will be:

    Friday 11am,5pm,7pm

    Saturday 11am,3pm,7pm

    Monday 11am, 2pm + Thursday 11am,2pm

    or group bookings & other times by arrangement.  Please call to confirm session times in advance and book your favourite armchair.

    Tickets $13 weekends, $11 Film Club Members $10 Weekday Matinees

  • 05-Jul-2017 09:50 PM

    Le Annual French Feast Film & Fancy Dress

    Le Annual French Feast Film & Fancy Dress

    This Saturday 15 July experience a fine french feast, film and fun with us at the 8th annual Bastille event

    An excuse to celebrate all things french

    WHEN: 6pm, Saturday 15 July

    WHAT: Three course Feast of fine french cuisine shared at a long table with fellow francophiles & Armchair screening of French film "Up for Love"

    DRESS: Inspired by the fabulous French (it's optional but it's more fun) 

    Prizes for best dressed, French trivia, language & even a good impersonation.

    COST: $66pp

    Call Nest to Book 69482950 - seats are limited!

  • 11-May-2017 09:59 PM

    Mothers Day Triple Treat

    Mothers Day Triple Treat

    This Mothers Day weekend we bring you a triple treat of films to indulge in with your mum, daughter or gather all your girls for a night out

    Yes, there will be champers darl.  Or coffee, cake, wine, cheese and all sorts of yummy food you don't have to cook, serve or clean up after!

    The Film Line up:

    Absolutely Fabulous: The Movie

    Bad Moms

    Bridget Jones Baby

    Films will be screening Friday night, Saturday and night and a special Sunday afternoon edition.  

    Special Tickets for Special Mamas

    The Champagne Mum – Glass of champers & Movie $20
    The Chocolate Mum – Deluxe spiced Hot Chocolate & Movie $20
    The Coffee Mum – Coffee & Movie $18 

    Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Friday & Saturday.  Cheese Platters and Dessert delights for Sunday Sessions.

    Mothers Day Dinner Menu

    BOOKINGS recommended 69482950

    Weekend Session Times

    Friday:
    11am Bad Moms, 
    3:30pm Bridget Jones Baby
    6pm Ab Fab: The Movie
    8pm Bridge Jones Baby

    Saturday:
    11am Bridget Jones Baby
    3pm Ab Fab: The Movie
    5pm: Bad Moms
    8pm: Ab Fab: The Movie

    Sunday: 
    2:30pm Ab Fab: The Movie
    4:30pm: Bridget Jones Baby
    6:30pm: Bad Moms



  • 30-Mar-2017 02:45 PM

    Your Easter Nest

    Your Easter Nest

    Easter is a favourite family time of year both in and beyond our Nest.  We love seeing families from afar come and explore our beautiful Tumbarumba backyard and stop in at Nest as part of the journey.


    This Easter Nest is open


    Easter Saturday 9am - 9pm
    Easter Monday 9am-3pm
    Closed Good Friday and Easter Sunday

    What's happening?


    Pre-order Hotcross buns

    by the half or dozen - classic or Berry Choc and blocks of our Nest Rocky Road for collection Thursday 13th or Easter Saturday

    Easter Saturday



    Local Produce & Handmade Market  9amish - 1pmish

    Easter Treasure Hunt for your little treasures 2pm on the Nest lawns

    Family Film: SING (G)  at 9:30am, 3pm, 6pm

    Open for breakfast, chocolate, coffee, lunch, wine, dinner, takeaway, coffee, cake
    Bookings recommended

    Easter Monday


    Family Film: SING (G) at 12 noon

    Open for coffee, chocolate, breakfast, lunch wine more coffee and cakes

  • 30-Mar-2017 09:54 PM

    LIVE AT NEST: The String Contingent

    LIVE AT NEST: The String Contingent

    Nationally renowned accoustic chamber-folk trio return to Nest for a classy evening of instrumental and dessert indulgence in our caberet cinema setting

    Enjoy this rare performance in Tumbarumba before the trio head to the National Folk Festival.

    Signature Nest Dessert canapes will be served at intermission and included in the $35 ticket price.

    Make it an extra special evening out and book in for pre-show dinner 

    WHEN: Saturday 8 April 2017

    TIME: 7pm doors open for 7:30pm

    Dinner and Drinks from 5pm

    COST: $35 pp

    TICKETS: Book online  HERE or by cash in store at Nest - 

    Limited seats book early to avoid disappointment for Concert & Dinner bookings

    Listen here to The String Contingent






  • 23-Feb-2017 04:31 PM

    Nest and Tumbafest 2017

    Nest and Tumbafest 2017

    Nest welcomes all Tumbafest visitors again in 2017 opening extended hours to meet you all!

    Locals, travellers, festival goers, musicians, volunteers, workers - we are open all weekend to serve you up delicious food, wine and the best local seasonal produce.

    For the first time in 7 years we won't have a stall at Tumbafest (there's a baby due!) BUT we certainly are open at Nest HQ and hope to see you sometime over the weekend.  Stop by (easy parking out front, 3minute walk from festival) for  Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine, Coffee, Cake, MOVIE in our airconditioned armchair cinema, giftwares, produce or books to take home.

    Dinner Bookings recommended for Friday & Saturday Night 69482950

    Dinner Menu Available Here

    FRIDAY 24 FEB

    Open 8am - 10pm 

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner and all the inbetweens

    Film: 11am, 5pm, 8pm

    SATURDAY 25 FEB

    Open 8am - 10pm

    Breakfast Lunch Dinner and all the inbetweens

    Film: 11am, 3pm, 8pm

    SUNDAY 26 FEB

    Open 9am - 2pm

    Coffee Breakfast Lunch 

    Film: 11am

    The Feature Film in our Boutique Armchair Cinema 24 Feb - 2 March: A UNITED KINGDOM

    Based on the inspirational true-life romance between Botswanan King Seretse Khama (David Oyelowo) and his British wife, Ruth Williams Khama (Rosamund Pike), A United Kingdom is a British period piece set in the 1940s, following an interracial union in the face of fierce opposition from their families and the British government, the tribal elders of Botswana and the apartheid government of South Africa.

    The film concentrates on the couple’s journey as they move to Bechuanaland (modern-day Botswana) and face similar obstacles of racism while Seretse tries to convince his people and the British government that he should be king and that his marriage to a white woman is a separate matter of personal choice.

    Amma Asante, who also directed Belle, beautifully captures this defiant and enduring love story while shining a light on a complex and painful chapter in British history. Khamas’ son, Ian Khama, is currently the democratically elected president of Botswana and the family cooperated in the making of this film.

    DIRECTOR: Amma Asante
    CAST: Rosamund Pike, David Oyelowo, Tom Felton, Laura Carmichael
    2016 | 105 MIN | PG



  • 08-Feb-2017 05:59 PM

    Nest Feast of Films

    Nest Feast of Films

    This February and March Nest brings you a feast of films with bonus rewards

    With a fantastic lineup of films we are excited to screen at Nest, we have added rewards for you too, just for coming to our little armchair  dine in cinema!

    Eight Films in Eight weeks - can you do it?

    If you see any 4 of the 8 films listed below on any session we'll shout you coffee and cake!

    If yosee ALL 8 films in 8 weeks, we'll give you a FREE large pizza!

    AND a special offer for this Feast of Films season

    Book in for a meal and movie and enjoy a complimentary drink!

    So, you could dine in the cafe for lunch and catch the 2pm matinee session OR, book in for the 11am matinee and have lunch served during the film.

    Make it a Friday or Saturday night out and enjoy dinner before during or after the film.  

    Session times are generally Friday 11am,5pm, 7:30 or 8pm. Saturdays 11am,3pm and 7:30 or 8pm.  Monday - Thursday 11am,2pm.  Check weekly for updated times.

    Pick up a flyer instore to get your reward voucher or locals should find it in their mailbox by Friday 10th.

    THE FEAST OF FILMS LINEUP

    The Light Between Oceans

    Magnificent Beasts and Where to Find Them

    A United Kingdom

    Hacksaw Ridge

    La La Land

    Lion

    Red Dog True Blue

    Rosalie Blum

    SO Make the most of our fabulous film line up and bonus offers for this limited time during NEST FEAST OF FILMS!  Book in now for the first film starting 10 February

  • 09-Feb-2017 11:28 PM

    Valentines Date Night Decadence

    Valentines Date Night Decadence

    Sweets for your sweetheart this Valentines Day?


    Enjoy drama romance film THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS with a decadent dessert & cheese platter, wine and coffee in our  boutique armchair cinema at this special edition screening.  


    Tuesday 14 February 7:30pm

    Cost: $75 for two includes 

    Glass of wine/beer/soft drink each on arrival, 

    Decadent dessert & cheese sharing platter to graze on during film, 

    Armchairs or lovers lounge tickets and 

    Coffee/ Tea/ Hot Chocolate served in cinema


    Bookings essential by Monday 13 February - Limited tickets



    Drama Romance period film adapted from M.L Stedmans best selling novel THE LIGHT BETWEEN OCEANS (M) Starring: Michael Fassbender Alicia Vikander. Rachel Weisz, Bryan Brown and Jack Thompson. Running Time 2 hours 13 minutes

    After four harrowing years on the Western Front, Tom Sherbourne returns to Australia and takes a job as the lighthouse keeper on Janus Rock, nearly half a day’s journey from the coast. To this isolated island, where the supply boat comes once a season, Tom brings a young, bold, and loving wife, Isabel. Years later, after two miscarriages and one stillbirth, the grieving Isabel hears a baby’s cries on the wind. A boat has washed up onshore carrying a dead man and a living baby. 

      Tom, who keeps meticulous records and whose moral principles have withstood a horrific war, wants to report the man and infant immediately. But Isabel insists the baby is a “gift from God,” and against Tom’s judgment, they claim her as their own and name her Lucy. When she is two, Tom and Isabel return to the mainland and are reminded that there are other people in the world. Their choice has devastated one of them.

  • 07-Feb-2017 03:55 PM

    Film Club 2017

    Film Club 2017

    The Fabulous Film Club of Nest is back Thursday 16 February


    And in 2017 there are even more benefits for joining the club.

    If you appreciate cinema that inspires, challenges, makes you want to talk about it, or maybe you admire the creative energy it takes to make a film or, simply love to be entertained and transported into a story from the comfort of a reclining armchair... with dinner served amid fine folks and a glass of wine, then you simply must sign up for the Nest Fabulous Film Club.

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    WHAT Happens at Film Club?

    Arrive at 6:30pm for a drink and Tete-a-tete before 7pm Screening of mystery film in our Armchair Cinema

    A seasonally inspired dinner is served as you enjoy the film followed by coffee/tea and dessert if you please.

    Linger and chat at the films conclusion among your film friends quite possibly ensuing into subsequent conversations at your next Nest encounter.  


    WHEN is Film Club?

    Thursday 16th Feb then the Last Thursday of every month March - November 2017

    COST 

    3 month membership is $109
    6 month membership is $215
    10 month membership is $350
    Casual one off is $39 - dependant on spare seats available as members have preference

    INCLUSIONS

    The mystery film, your dinner served in cinema and a coffee or tea.   
    Additional drinks and desserts are optional extras you can order on the night

    FILM CLUB MEMBER PERKS 3, 6 or 10 month subscriptions

    $11 for all other general admission film sessions
    A Birthday gift of $10 Nest Coffee Cake voucher
    Discounts for other special Nest events
    Preferred seating over non club members when booking any film sessions 

    HOW TO JOIN

    Call in store and complete a simple application form or email laura@cafe-nest.com for a copy to email back.  Membership payment due on first film club occasion you attend.




  • 22-Nov-2016 04:38 PM

    Cocktail Party Christmas Shopping Night 29 November

    Cocktail Party Christmas Shopping Night 29 November

    We'll be launching the latest in our carefully curated and housemade collection of giftware and produce in time for earlybird Christmas goodie gathering


    This Tuesday 29 November catchup with friends over cocktails, mocktails and free festive finger food.

    5pm -8pm at Nest
    Collect recipes, be inspired for your own Christmas celebrations and find all your pretty purposeful gifts, books and stockingstuffers.

    Sample festive foodie gifts and place orders for Christmas - our famouse mince tarts, cookies, truffles and much more.

    Book your spot 69482950  (helps with catering) for this once a year festive foodie social shopping night out. 

    Lucky shopper prizes on the night!
  • 25-Oct-2016 04:28 PM

    Celebrate 2016 with Nest

    Celebrate 2016 with Nest

    Yes it is almost time to dig out the party frocks and find your festive spirit to celebrate another year of achievement.

    There is plenty to think about any ordinary day right, let alone planning a party or gathering in that hectic end of year time.  SO we are here to help!  We have created some party packages to suit various styles of gatherings and budgets.

    We love putting on a party and can take care of as much detail as you like taking away the stresses so you can enjoy the occasion.

    If you are looking for a deliciously easy end of year event that is not just another predictable office do, then we can certainly help.  

    Our packages for 2016 include:

    A private cinema pizza party


    Personalised picnic forest feast


    Christmas cracker cocktail party


    Lazy grazy lunch and movie


    the Fancy schmancy

    Nest Christmas Creme de la creme celebration


    or simply gather for a

    Goodwill Gourmet pizza party

    All Christmas party packages are eligible for half price movie ticket vouchers to our boutique armchair cinema - a great end of year bonus for your team!

    Click here for Package Details 

    If you're from further afield than town limits, we can help with accommodation and transport options to get your party to and from.  Why not make a weekend of it and explore the cellar doors, waterfalls, forests and surrounds.   So many options to make your end of year event a truly distinctive celebration.

    If you need to organise an end of year event, we want to help. Just email laura@cafe-nest.com or call on 0415 684805.

    Any party package of 30 + guests booked in by

    3 November

    will receive a complimentary bonus round of canapes OR 2 bottles of Tumbarumba sparkling wine. 




  • 27-Sep-2016 02:27 PM

    Nest in the Night Garden Spring Degustation + Tumbarumba Tastebuds events

    Nest in the Night Garden Spring Degustation + Tumbarumba Tastebuds events A main event on the Tumbarumba Tastebuds weekend combining delicious Food, Wine + Garden

    After last years delicious boutique event with rave reviews from guests, we're bringing back

    Nest in the Night Garden as our feature event of the Tastebuds weekend

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    Experience a 6 course Feast of dishes showcasing Spring, Produce from our garden & the Region each matched with wine from the vineyards of our glorious locale.
    Wine maker Adrian Brayne and Vigneron Richard Cottam will be chatting with us and imparting their insider wisdom on the virtues of wine with food.

    All of this served up in Nest front garden as the sun sets and the starry mountain country sky emerges.

    WHEN: Saturday 29 October at 6pm
    WHERE: Nest Garden (weather permitting, alas it will still be an indoor garden experience)
    COST: $119 for 6 courses with wine
    MORE: Bookings essential for this limited edition event 69482950.   Don't drink wine? You are still most welcome, cost is $95.

    A collaboration with Obsession Wines and Mount Tumbarumba Wines.


    Open Friday Saturday Sunday for Tumbarumba Tastebuds Lush Spring Affair, we are hosting a flurry of distinctly Spring events 29-30 October
    We also have a range of quality garden and kitchen wares and books you might want to make time to check out.

    Local Produce & Handmade Market


    WHEN:Saturday 9am-12noon
    WHERE: Lawns of Nest
    FREE! Browse among the wares of local makers and growers and find treasures to take home, unique to our cool climate region.  Hazelnuts, Wines, Jams, relishes, Seedlings, Plants,Cordials, handmade clothing, jewellery, stationery...
    ALSO:

    Wine tastings from Tumbarumbas oldest & smallest vineyard - Mount Tumbarumba Vineyard. 10am-4pm

    for tastings of their On The Fly range of wine. You can enjoy dishes from our lunch menu too paired with their wines.

    Sunday Spring Garden Family Picnic



    Fancy a spot of Croquet, Chardonnay & Cheese or Hoola hoops with Honey popcorn or Lazy Grazing in the Gazebo? Join us for breakfast, lunch and all day grazing along with old fashioned picnic games available for everyone.   Take the opportunity to try the Milla Bush Cordial we're serving and you'll likely be ordering bottles for your next picnic!
    WHEN: Sunday 9am - 4pm
    WHERE: The lawns of Nest
    COST: Games complimentary with any drinks or eats purchased.
    MORE: Prefer to be indoors? Regular cafe menu coffee, wine and seating all still available.

    So whether you can make one or all of the events, we'd love to see you anytime over this festival weekend.
    Friday: 8am - 10pm - Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner (pizza + specials +takeaway), Wine, Coffee, Cake, Film
    Saturday 8am- 10pm - Breakfast, Lunch, Degustation Dinner, Wine, Coffee Cake, Film
    Sunday: 9am-4pm - Breakfast, Lunch, Coffee, Cake, Wine, Film




  • 06-Sep-2016 03:57 PM

    The Escalators play live at Nest 15 October

    The Escalators play live at Nest 15 October
    South Coast groovemeisters The Escalators are on a musical mission with a simple mantra: Come Together.

    We're stoked they've selected Nest as the perfect venue for doing just that on Saturday October 15


    “This tour is all about connection,” says guitarist Lachlan Mackenzie. “We carefully selected venues whose philosophy we respect, because they enrich their communities through art & culture.”

    “Places like Nest are the future of live music,” says Lachlan. “We are returning to an old-fashioned idea of great music in community spaces. We see the spark when people reconnect with the magic of live music as an intimate, shared experience. And that elevates our performance to new heights.”

    With more grooves than a record store, The Escalators tip their fedoras to the sophistication of Swing, the funk of New Orleans, & the rhythmic pulse of Jamaica. The Escalators cross-pollinate great jazz standards with groove-driven genres, and graft original compositions onto their swing, soul & reggae roots.

    The Escalators have two studio releases ‘Felix’ (2014) & ‘From The Hip’ (2016) which you can stream right from their website. The success of these 2 CDs has inspired extensive East Coast travels, earned prestigious invitations to Noosa Jazz & Manly Jazz Festivals, & a #1 song on Triple J Unearthed!

    After hundreds of shows together, The Escalators can hold listeners spell-bound in a ‘hear-a-pin-drop’ concert, or have the floorboards of a School of Arts Hall heaving under the weight of unhinged dancing.

    The gorgeous tone of Jenny Blunden's voice will embrace you & steal your heart. Lachlan Mackenzie’s guitar weaves with pick-pocket grace through a rhythmic framework rich in interplay between Bradley Parson's upright bass & the drum kit captained by Hayden Moore.

    Tickets to this intimate show are strictly limited so music fans will need to book early at Sticky Tickets


    Book in for Pre -show Dinner from 5:30pm 69482950 or arrive for a 7.30pm start, with dessert canapés at intermission.  Tickets to this one of a kind event are only $29 and include canapes.


    “The performance space at Nest is perfect for artist & audience,” says singer Jenny Blunden. “Sharing music with people who have come together, heart & mind, in a space curated with love. That is a magical recipe!”

    “On this tour we are consciously supporting the venues that we want to see more of, and we can’t wait to meet the music lovers of Tumbarumba & beyond.

    CD Releases: ‘From The Hip’ (2016) and ‘Felix’ (2014) Stream/Listen: theescalators.com.au
  • 02-Sep-2016 10:29 AM

    In Sickness In Health... And In Jail - Meet the Author at Nest

    In Sickness In Health... And In Jail - Meet the Author at Nest

    What happened when my husband unexpectedly went to prison for two years.   Read the book and meet the author Mel Jacob at Nest Saturday 8 October.


    'So why did you marry Dad?’ my daughter asked. 'Well, over time I got to know him and he made me laugh, and . . . and I knew deep down that, that . . . even though we were really different . . . he was a good person.' Without skipping a beat, she said, 'He’s not that good, he’s in jail!'

    After fourteen years of marriage, Mel Jacob's life looked as perfect as the roses perched above her white picket fence. The nice house in the suburbs, two great kids, a good husband. Until . . .Her life took an unexpected detour when her seemingly saintly husband was jailed for two years. In Sickness, in Health . . . and in Jail  follows Mel's funny, moving and insightful journey as she navigates single parenthood, prison visitations and nosy neighbours.

    Mel's revealing account is the story of the family left behind. It chronicles the grief, the stigma and the conversational minefields of her husband's whereabouts, as well as the logistical problems of making a baby sibling for her two children, and why it's not appropriate to tell people that Daddy's in jail.

    In Sickness, in Health . . . and in Jail is a funny and touching account of grief and love and forgiveness.

    Tumbarumba is part of this true story. We got to know Mel and her children a little as they visited Nest over the period her husband served time at Mannus Correctional Centre and we are delighted to see their family reunited and welcome her back for this exciting event.  

    Mel will be doing a reading, be available for questions and signing books at 3pm Saturday 8 October at Nest.  All are welcome.

    In Sickness, In Health... and in Jail is now available at Nest for $30 a copy.

    About the author
    Mel Jacob is an experienced journalist and scriptwriter. Her journalism has been published in The Good Weekend, Sunday Life, The Brisbane Times, The Adelaide Advertiser, Radio National, Kidspot, MCA and The Australian Museum. She was a finalist for Best Comedy Riverina Short Film Festival 2004, Ford Mummy Blogger 2009 and 2010, winner of the first ever blogging competition at MotherInc 2009. In 2011 her manuscript Mother of the Year was short-listed for the Harper Collins Manuscript Development Award.


    Published: 24 August 2016 Imprint:  Allen & Unwin Category: Memoir

  • 28-Jul-2016 12:54 PM

    Woodland Film Festival 2016

    Woodland Film Festival 2016

    The small mountain town festival has a big international program, live music and fine food & wine

    With film entries from over 20 countries around the world, including our own Tumbarumba backyard, the quality and quantity for the 4th Woodland Film Festival is impressive.

    The Riverina Peak Arts Body has called Woodland Film Festival the hottest winter event in the region.   Only on now once every two years, don't miss your chance to be part of it.

    Limited tickets are online now. Book these and your accommodation if your travelling to make a full weekend for this festival. (though you can also pick & choose events and try your luck at the door Saturday)

    Now in it's 4th year, Woodland (International) Film Festival is a celebration of fine films, food & wine, and music.
    The festival provides the opportunity for filmmakers of all calibres to showcase their work and this year attracted 120 short film entries from 20+ countries and even Tumbarumba.  Woodland is more than just watching films – there are markets, fancy events, live music and lots of great food.

    Check out the full festival program here


    A VIP TICKET gets you:

    A red carpet entry to the Opening Night Party with Live music by Fanny Lumsden, fancy finger food feast, welcome drink, Woodland Bag with merchandise and access to ALL films over the weekend.  All this for only $90! 

    Watch this short film about Woodland Film Festival

    FESTIVAL WEEKEND PROGRAM

    Woodland Film Festival Opening Night Party

    Friday 5 August, 8pm
    The weekend-long Woodland Film Festival kicks off on Friday evening with a red carpet forested affair, including finger food and live music by Fanny Lumsden. 

    Dress code is fancy, black tie or something spectacular – prizes to be won on the evening!
    Cost: $50 ticket includes welcome drink and finger food at opening night party.  VIP tickets also available for $90, includes opening night party, merchandise, all film screenings throughout festival.

    Where: Nest Cinema Café, Winton Street, Tumbarumba

    Short Film Program  Saturday 10am – 5pm

    Full festival lineup of short films from around the world including a block of local filmmakers.  Comedy, drama, documentary and animation and more.
    Cost: All Short Films - $50, Single Entry for block of films - $10
    Where: RSL Memorial Hall, Winton Street, Tumbarumba

    Woodland Market

    Saturday 10am -2pm 
    Local produce and handmade and Film memorabilia markets 
    Cost: Free
    Where: Lawns of Nest Cinema Café books (or undercover if weather bad)

    Woodland Dining

    Saturday 5pm-7:30pm
    Woodland Festival Dining & Fireside Gathering  and indoors at Nest Cinema Café books

    Awards and Feature Film The Daughter 

    Saturday 7:30pm
    Woodland Award Presentation followed by screening of THE DAUGHTER
    Cost: FREE
    Where: RSL Memorial Hall, Winton Street, Tumbarumba

    Sunday morning 

    Woodland Recovery Breakfast, featuring the “best of Woodland 2012 to 2016” film replays in the cosy armchair cinema at Nest.
    Café open 8:30am, Films screening 10am
    For more information and tickets: www.woodlandfilmfestival.com 


    A SPECIAL DEAL FOR NEST FRIENDS READING THIS:

    Buy your VIP pass, Opening Night party ticket OR Film Pass online before Thursday 28 July and you could win free coffee all day for you and a friend all Woodland Saturday & Sunday.

    Here is where to buy your tickets to the one and only, once every 2 years Woodland Film Festival. 

    ACCOMMODATION

    Because you'll want to stay and explore the weekend in our beautiful locale, we recommend staying 2-3 nights to get the most from this festival and spectacular surrounds.

    Tumba Creek Caravan Park are offering discounts for festival goers. Ensuite cabins for 2+ nights. Call 02)69483330 or you can choose from other options found at visittumbashire.com

    SEE YOU THERE!

    Here is some film footage of past festivals WOODLAND TRAILER


  • 22-Jul-2016 02:04 PM

    Grow your own Peonies

    Grow your own Peonies

    Pretty peonies all in a row, in my very own garden, yes please.


    These highly sought after flowers grow beautifully in our cool climate as proven by Brian of Waratah Australis in Batlow.  
    Brian is kind enough to share his flowering beauties with the public too.   

    At this years Woodland Film Festival market on Saturday 6 August you can meet the grower and buy your own bulbs to plant in time for Spring flowering. 


    "I will have freshly dug rootstock of some stunning Herbaceous Peonies in a variety of colours, including some very old French varieties ideal for cutting. Will also have some young Waratah seedlings as well as a few potted varieties"  Brian Fitzpatrick of Waratah Australis down the road in Batlow.

    The Woodland Film Festival Market is on 
    Saturday 6 August 2016
    10am - 2pm
    Lawns of Nest (or undercover if weather is harsh)

  • 24-Jun-2016 12:46 AM

    July Movie Deal

    July Movie Deal

    Action, Drama, Romance, Family or a Foreign film?  

    Whatever your liking, tickets to any of our films this July on Friday and Saturday nights are $15 and include a drink of your choice. A glass of wine, coffee, beer, hot chocolate or a pot of tea, it's up to you.

    Just another Nest reason to keep you from hibernating this winter.   

    Call us on 69482950 to book your favourite reclining armchair.  Make a night of it and let us cook your dinner too as we feature winter warming dishes and pizza favourites.  You can dine in by the open fire in the restaurant or let us wait on you during the film.

    Our movie updates are posted on facebook each week and over on the cinema page or feel free to give us a call at the cafe.

    Session times for our films are generally as follows(please check for each film as it does vary):

    Friday: 11am,5pm,8pm

    Saturday 11am,3pm, 8pm

    Monday - Thursday 11am,2pm and just $10 a ticket

  • 23-Jun-2016 01:00 PM

    French Feast, Film and Fancy Dress

    French Feast, Film and Fancy Dress

    Our Annual Bastille Day celebration is on again this 9 July.

    Join us in your berets and can can dresses for an evening of fine french food, foreign film and frog leg fun.  

    The Feasting will be communal style so come solo or bring your famille and francophile friends. 

    WHEN: Saturday 9 July  
    WHERE: Le Cafe Nest
    WHEN: 6pm
     
    COST: $66 includes Three Course Dinner + Film  
    DRESS: French inspired

    ( Ideas: A classic beret + stripey top, an escargot, Tour de France Cyclist, Coco Chanel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Can Can costume, French Foreign Legion...)

    Prizes for most impressive outfits, accents and french trivia.

    Limited Seats, Bookings essential on 69482950. 

    French Feature Film:The Belier Family 

    Comedy, Drama, Music

    The Béliers are ordinary people: Rodolphe and Gigi are married, have two children and run their farm for a living. Ordinary people? Well, almost... since three of them, Dad, Mum and their son Quentin, are deaf. Which is not the case of the boy's big sister, Paula. And not only can she speak but her music teacher scouts her beautiful voice as well. He offers her to sit for the entrance exam of the Maîtrise de Radio France, a vocal elite choir in Paris. Her parents, who rely on her as their ears and mouth in the outside world, take the news badly. Paula, who hates the idea of betraying her parents and her brother, goes through a painful dilemma...

    Director: Eric Lartigau
    Writers: Victoria Bedos (original idea), Victoria Bedos (scenario) 
    Stars: Karin Viard, François Damiens, Eric Elmosnino


    Note: The man pictured may or may not be appearing at the Event