I received following email from the delightful Kylie Wheatley:
I am very excited about NECTAR 2013. After 4 yrs of holding it in Fremantle I found myself in a position of little support from the City for the event and was about to cancel it when the City of Cockburn offered me a new home at the gorgeous Manning Park, generous funding and much in-house support. So we have gone full steam ahead with a 2 day event. Friday the 8th of March 2013 is our Nectar Dinner in my Red Tent celebrating International Women’s Day and raising money for the named fund “Nectar for Women” with the Fremantle Foundation.
Once again Aria award winner Kavisha Mazzella with delight us with her incredible talent. Donna Simpson from the 4 time Aria award winning West Australian band The Waifs will give an intimate solo performance. Donna now calls Hammy Hill home and we are so delighted and honoured to have her.
Clancy’s Fish Pub is once again supporting the event with a fantastic 4 course meal for ticket holders.
Saturday see’s the return of the FIESTA I first held at the Fremantle Arts Centre. Dr Carmen Lawrence will open the event. This will be followed with
Inner Sky with Kavisha Mazzella.
On the Verandah of the Azelia Ley Homestead Museum at Manning Park, we will run the first Nectar Writers and Poets area, showcasing local WA women authors. Workshops on self publishing, book signings and sales as well as a 12pm-2pm readings from the writers in the Red Tent are on the program.
A Death Cafe will operate from 1pm – 3pm in the Sacred Space Lounge. At Death Cafes people come together in a relaxed and safe setting to discuss death, drink tea and eat delicious cake.
The objective of Death Cafe is “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives”. For more info on this remarkable movement see http://www.deathcafe.com/p/what-is-death-cafe.html. Ava Reyerson from Passionate Life Consulting is facilitating this wonderful new initiative.
Newborn Mums are running a birth workshop from 11am – 1pm, you can book this through remarkable local mother Julia Jones http://www.newbornmothers.com.au/
Hidden Pantry, The Village Cafe, and Clancy’s will continue to keep the good food coming on Saturday and an amazing line up music and stalls representing local women in small business, arts and therapies will dot the park.
Fairy Sandie from Lady Bird Entertainment will be weaving her magic for the wee ones all day.
So that is Nectar is a wrap for 2013…still more to be announced and we have an incredible auction of donated items that will raise money. To see more, read more or get involved please check out the website www.nectarfestival.com.au and the facebook page for updates.
Here a message from well known singer Kavisha Mazzella:
Hi there Roel,
CELEBRATING all things Fremantle please can you pass this on….. just letting you know about an iconic Freo film celebrating 20 years will be shown at Luna Cinema, Leederville about the FREMANTLE ITALIAN CHOIR “the Joys of the Women” it’s on Thursday 29th November at 7pm …Only on for one night and is a 55 minute award winning doco made by Franco di Chiera paving the way for other community choir docos such as ” Choir of Hard Knocks”
The fIlm will also have Q & A with film directore Franco Di Chiera and the Choir and Kavisha Mazzella will sing also …it’s a nice chance to meet original choir members and celebrate the italian immigrant women who have contributed to Fremantle’s community Spirit.
Come and join the fun this Saturday at 8pm when Rich n Famous will give us some old fashion fun with their great music at the Fremantle Workers Club in Henry Street. The group has not played together for years so this is a rare occasion, made even more special with the return to Freo of Kavisha Mazzella.
Tickets are only $ 20.00/Members $ 15.00 if you pre order them, or $ 25.00/$ 20.00 at the door on Saturday, if there are still tickets for sale then. Tickets can be bought at the Club, phone 9335 1840, and Bodkins Bootery at 72 High Street.
Come early and enjoy very good food at reasonable prices!
A message from very Freo girl Kavisha Mazzella about her gig at the Fremantle Workers Club:
We want to see you all at our first gig for a long time !!!
Come and see Rich N Famous– acoustic ,fun and the thinking persons merry, mayhem starring
Kavisha Mazzella on guitar and vocals, John Reed-guitar mandolin,cittern, Peter Grayling on Cello, Rueben Kooperman on Drums and Lee Buddle on Flute and Sax… and yes they all do luscious harmonies!
Sunday APRIL 21st at 8pm…$20 entry
‘Flamboyant’ women will be gathering in Fremantle for a ‘divine dinner’ on International Women’s Day this year at Red Tent Events’ annual Nectar For Women celebration. But the flamboyant dress code belies the serious intent behind this year’s event, which marks the beginning of an exciting new initiative that will look to support future generations of women who need birth support, post natal care or financial assistance due to crises or because they are caring for disadvantaged loved ones.
Kylie Wheatley has established ‘Nectar for Women’ with the Fremantle Foundation, and all monies raised at this year’s Nectar event will build up Nectar For Women.
Nectar’s dinner will be at the Fremantle Town Hall on the 7th of March, 6-11:30pm and features entertainment from Kavisha Mazzella and Mama Kin in an intimate yet grand setting, with sensational fare from international chef, Kirsten Atyeo and Clancy’s Fish Pub.
Nectar for Women will be managed by the Fremantle Foundation, ensuring all donations are tax deductible and can contribute to the lives of local women forever.
For bookings and more information on Nectar go to http://www.nectarfestival.com.au
For more info on the Fremantle Foundation please see www.fremantlefoundation.com