Author: Rippon Events

Rippon Sunday Summer Sessions

Live Music. Brews by Ground Up. Eats by FDT. Wines by Rippon. Fun for you.

For one Sunday in January, February and March Rippon is opening our doors for a local appreciation day. Come on out to enjoy a day in the sun while listening to some amazing musicians.

The boys from Ground Up Brewing will be on hand pouring their delicious beers and Rippon wines will be available by the bottle and the glass to enjoy onsite, as well as our Cellar Door tasting experience if you’re not sure which one to try. The FDT Food truck will be ready with flamin’ good food when you feel peckish.

Bring a bean bag or a blanket. Bring your family and friends. Bring your dog (on a lead with pooh bags). Bring a board game. Bring your smiles and bring your sunscreen.

Please don’t bring your own food or your own alcohol – we will have plenty of food, fun and refreshments for all. Cash and eftpos will be available.

11 am – 5 pm

Musical Line-Up:

21st January

Evan North
Connor Moore
Phoebe James

11th February
Gabrielle Faeth Peckham
Evan North
Evie Simonsohn

4th March
Jade Howe
Robert Glenn


Paul Ubana Jones at Rippon

Paul Ubana Jones - Sunday, 7th January 2018

Born in London to a Yorkshire mother and a Nigerian father, Paul Ubana Jones was playing guitar by the age of 11. This was the beginning of a three-decade career that would see him crossing continents and recording eight albums.

After graduating from music college, where he studied guitar, cello and composition, Paul began to forge his own contemporary style, influenced by blues, rock, folk and jazz, which he has developed over the years.

In the late eighties, Paul moved to New Zealand, where he still lives. He continues to perform regularly in New Zealand, Australia, and internationally. Over the years, Paul has shared the stage with various artists, including Taj Mahal, Keb Mo, Norah Jones, Bob Dylan, Tuck and Patti, Crowded House and many others.

His festival appearances include Dublin Blues Festival, Byron Bay Blues Festival, Vancouver Island Folk Festival, Blues at Bridgetown, and several Rippon Festivals. We are thrilled to welcome Paul back to Rippon. Described as one man with one guitar sounding like a whole band, Paul Ubana Jones is one of the country’s most soulful hidden treasures. With a voice that is as husky as it is evocative, with intoxicating rhythms leaving nobody untouched Paul is not one to miss.

Sunday, 7th January 2018

Doors open 5 pm, music starts 6 pm

Tickets $30 + booking free – Click here to purchase
$35 at the Door

Phone: 03 443 8084

 


Brigid Allan Exhibition + Artist Talk Rippon Hall

Brigid Allan Exhibition + Artist Talk at The Rippon Hall Art Space

As part of our ongoing art exhibition curated by Robyn Bardas, MFA, we are pleased to be hosting a new exhibition featuring new landscape works by Brigid Allan at The Rippon Hall Art Space opening 17th December 2017 and running until 19th January 2018, 11 am – 5 pm daily. 
 
On Sunday the 17th December, we’ll also be hosting an artist talk with Brigid, with doors opening at 5:30 pm and the artist talk at 6:00 pm. Join us for some fascinating insight from this award winning artist. 

A Night Under the Spotlight...

Jenn Shelton Vocal Tuition presents ‘A Night Under the Spotlight,’ a concert series showcasing Wanaka’s talented vocalists for two evenings – Sunday, 10th December and Monday, 11th December, 2017.

Supported by R&K Yule Builders and Duncan Anderson Dental Surgeons Ltd, doors will open at 6:15 pm with the concerts kicking off at 7:00 pm each evening.  Tickets available for $15 at Sassy Pants. Cash bar and nibbles will be available. Come on out for a great evening (or two great evenings!) to support Wanaka’s emerging stars.


South Island Sourdough Tour with Nicola Galloway

Learn the magical art of sourdough bread making with cookbook author and food educator, Nicola Galloway.  We are thrilled to a be one of the stops on Nicola’s South Island Tour next month, hosting one of her sought-after workshops on Saturday, 18th November.

Using three simple ingredients – flour, water and salt – combined with basic technique and timing, the most flavoursome and nutritious bread can be created in your own kitchen. For many years Nicola has been preparing sourdough bread for her family and she has specifically designed her recipes to fit around a modern lifestyle. This traditional technique of bread making slowly ferments the flours and grains to improve their flavour, while also enhancing starch and gluten digestibility and nutrient availability.

In this demonstration-style workshop you will learn:

How to prepare and maintain a healthy sourdough starter – this is key to baking great bread

  • Overnight Rustic Sourdough Bread – Nicola will demonstrate preparing + shaping the dough
  • Recipe handouts + two bonus bread recipes using the Rustic Bread dough
  • Discussion on using sourdough starter in everyday cooking – crumpets, pastry, cakes & more
  • Where to source quality flour and grains for bread making
  • Delicious food samples + bring a jar to take home some starter to get you baking at home

Spaces are limited! Click here for details and registration info.


Scottish Ceilidh Charity Dance

Traditional Scottish dancing at it’s best with an evening of jovial knees up shindiggery! Do you know your “Siege of Ennis” from your “Walls of Limerick,” or your “Gay Gordons” from your “Stack of Barley?”

There’s nothing more fun or satisfying than a rollicking, foot stomping Ceilidh and we’re super excited to be hosting Tiny House Big Magic‘s event Saturday, 25th November, 2017 featuring live music by Celtic band Hair Of The Dog.

No experience necessary and all dances will be called by the Celtic Collective. With proceeds going to two very worthy local causes, Te Kakano Aotearoa Trust and Kahu Youth Trust, the evening promises to be be a good time whether you’re a first timer or a veteran.

$25 pre-sales – Tickets are available from Cinema Paradiso, the Rippon Cellar Door (11 am – 5 pm daily) and Cork Bar Wanaka or $30 on the door while they last!

Secure your tickets, visit the Facebook Event, and get ready to Strip the Willow!


Victoria Stevens Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

Victoria Stevens Master of Fine Arts Exhibition

The Rippon family has an enduring connection with New Zealand art, and is delighted to provide a contemporary art space for the local community. Curator Robyn Bardas MFA brings a fresh eye and contemporary edge to this exhibition.

From 6th October until 12 December, 2017, The Rippon Hall is excited to bring you ‘Ninety’ from Wanaka local Victoria Stevens. The exhibition is a selection from Victoria’s Master of Fine Arts installation of ninety individual textiles representing each year her mother lived without her mother.

The works are predominantly hand stitched, and refer to domestic traditions and rituals which women bring to the human experience. On first viewing the works manifest as a family album; literally as an interpretation of all things pleasant, as in warmth and closeness to others, but closer inspection reveals a sadness, a story of loss along with a deeply unsettling sense of foreboding.

Read more at: Rippon_Artist_Statement_Victoria_Stevens

Don’t miss this fascinating exhibitions running 6th October – 12th December; 11 am – 5 pm daily at The Rippon Hall


Royal Overseas League Visit

rosl-nz-rippon-hall-venue-wanakaOn the 29th of November, and we’ll be taking a more classical turn when we host the ROSL NZ as part of their New Zealand tour.

The Royal Overseas League’s Director of Arts from London, Geoff Parkin, will be joined by leading chamber group the Dolmen Ensemble:  Som Howie on clarinet, Edward King on cello and Carson Becke on piano.

This is the first time that we have hosted a chamber orchestra at The Rippon Hall and we are delighted that the ROSL NZ has agreed to come to Wanaka as part of their nationwide tour. Please come and join us for what will be a truly exceptional and memorable evening under our timber eaves. Tickets are just $29 and can be purchased here.


Sounz Forza

The Rippon Hall will be ringing to the sound of more local artists, this time the musician taking part in Sounz Forza. As many of you will know, Lake Wanaka Sounz (LWS) has long supported local musicians and in recent years has run workshops with some of New Zealand’s leading artists who support, mentor and nurture Wanaka artists.

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From 3pm on Sunday 13th November, join LWS and Sounz Forza Director and Dream Genie, Lynne Christie,  Danny and Martine from Arma Del Amor and the very talented young students who have taken part in the Sounz Forza programmes for 4 hours of live music. This is a free event; come up to support and marvel at the musical talent on offer in Wanaka.


No Science for Goodbye - Rippon Hall

No Science to Goodbye - an Annabel Wilson play

On Saturday the 12th, we are very excited to be hosting the first rehearsal of Annabel Wilson’s new play, “No Science to Goodbye” at The Rippon Hall at 4pm.

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Annabel, while currently Wellington based, is a Wanaka local who was recently awarded the inaugural Australasian Association of Writing Program’s Emerging Writers Prize for her prose poem, Quire. Directed by Anna Shaw, “No Science to Goodbye” is very much a Wanaka story so when approached, we didn’t think twice about hosting it at The Rippon Hall.

Tickets are $14 for adults, $7 for children.  Please come along and support one of Wanaka’s brightest stars. Click here for tickets…