T: (02) 4929 4969 Dean Winter


Fri 1st, Sat 2nd Feb 7.30pm Sun 3rd 5pm

and Thurs 7th, Fri 8th Sat 9th Feb 7.30pm

Online tickets available HERE


Bare Productions



Monday 25 FEBRUARY 7.30pm

NGKS (German) Movie Night


Ein Geschenk der Götter /A Godsend (2014)

Working class comedy directed by Oliver Haffner (Germany, 102 min). An unemployed actress, 8 long term unemployed men and women come together in a training measure

Thurs 7th, Fri 8th Sat 9th & Sun 10th March


 Bearfoot Theatre presents their first family-friendly production: Hermit
Crabs and Meteors by emerging artist Tyler Atcheson.

'Eugene’s lonely existence is turned on its head when a meteor crashes
through his roof and a gaggle of strange visitors come knocking. Could
this mysterious space-rock have anything to do with a missing hermit
crab and the whispering in the walls?'

Fri 15th March 8pm $20



Whether guiding a raft through the Grand Canyon on the Colorado River, or writing songs and singing about the majesty of the American West, Melissa Crabtree’s heartfelt love for the natural world transports her listeners to the wild places she knows best. Melissa, you see, lives two lives; one as a wilderness guide and the other as a working musician, and at this intersection of nature and music, she conjures songs—like a contemporary, female Woody Guthrie, that amuse, inspire and entertain.

In performance, Crabtree delivers her poignant stories in a distinctly husky alto, with a pleasingly twangy guitar. Her band is top-notch and is as comfortable playing on the back porch as they are on a festival stage. In the last several years, Melissa has played many notable festivals, including the High Sierra Music Festival, Moab Folk Festival, Oregon Country Fair and the Taos Solar Music Festival. She has also received songwriting awards at the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, The Rocky Mountain Folks Festival, The Tucson Folk Festival and the Kerrville Folk Festival. In 2002 she was among the 10 finalists in the Songwriter’s Showcase at both the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest and at the Tucson Folk Festival. In 2004 she was among the top five finalists in the Telluride Bluegrass Festival's “Troubadour Contest.” In 2006 her song “Message from a Soldier" got the attention of Noel “Paul” Stookey (of Peter, Paul and Mary) who invited her to perform at the Kerrville Folk Festival where she was a finalist in its "Music to Life" Public Domain Foundation songwriting contest.

Melissa also received honourable mention for the song " Message from a Soldier" in the 2010 International Songwriting Competition, hailed as "The songwriting competition to take note of" by the New York Times. Kasey Chambers from Australia and Carrie Rodriguez were finalists the same year.

She released her first CD, “Off the Beaten Path,” in 2002 and then toured the country in a vegetable-oil powered van to call attention to our nation's addiction to petroleum. Her song "Biodiesel Van" was featured in the film "Fields of Fuel" which won Best Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival in 2008. She also produced a compilation CD of songs and spoken word about alternatives to fossil fuels that includes Julia Butterfly Hill, Tony Furtado and Julie Wolf (of Ani DiFranco’s band).

Melissa has shared the stage with many leading performers including Eliza Gilkyson, Joan Osborne, Greg Brown, Ani DiFranco, Michelle Shocked, John Prine, Patty Larkin, Catie Curtis, Dar Williams, David Wilcox, Kris Delmhorst and Tony Furtado.




Dayan is a classically trained multi-instrumentalist, singer/songwriter, vocalist, and producer with a lifelong dedication to music. Equally versed in jazz, blues, world, Americana, bluegrass, folk and rock, Dayan demonstrates a depth of musicality that bridges cultural and musical worlds.

A partial list of instruments Dayan plays includes keyboards (piano, organ, accordion), guitars (Spanish classical, six- and 12-string acoustic, electric, and resophonic), other strings (charango, ukulele, bass, 4- and 5-string banjo, mandolin, and fiddle), the single-reed woodwind family and flutes from around the world, trumpet and trombone, concha’s, and percussion (trap kit and hand drums [Cajon, pandero, doumbec, tabla, and congas]).



"This is one bad ass who knows how to weave a soulful tune". - Tony Furtado

"I'm glad she's on the planet." - Patty Larkin

Melissa's music is like the white water she guides on: "A bluesy wild ride down a river of emotions or environmental issues, dealing with them honest and in earnest... her performance is strong and free." - Caroline Aiken

“A road-wise folkie with a bluesy soul reminiscent of early Michelle Shocked, Melissa Crabtree is an original storyteller and performer not to be missed.”

Sat 16th


Wed 20th Thurs 21st Fri 22nd Sat 23rd Sun 24th




Monday 25 MARCH 7.30pm

NGKS (German) Movie Night

Grüße aus Fukushima/ Greetings from Fukushima (2016)

A German drama film directed by Doris Dörrie. It has been selected to be shown in the Panorama section at the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. 108 min

Thurs 28th March


You can check out the band at www.frankburkitt.co.nz/videos

The sincerity and heart that emanates from his song-writing is endearing, to say the least. I believe people who are truly great at their craft make what they do seem easy”

Janise Kumar - muzic.net.nz


The Frank Burkitt Band are delighted to be performing for the first time in Newcastle as part of their 17 date ‘Lost But Alive’ Australian Tour.

Frank is a story teller, songwriter, singer and guitarist. In that order. His rambling anecdotes aim to give the audience more of a connection with his songs. A folk songwriter at his core, American roots music with hints of jazz, blues and swing very much shape his music.

When he relocated to Wellington from Edinburgh he formed The Frank Burkitt Band, with blues and country mandolin player Cameron Burnell and jazz double bassist James Geluk. Touring Australia as a trio with vocals, guitar, mandolin and double bass, they will perform original songs spanning a wide range of genres such as Americana, swing, blues and folk.


Frank’s songs often come with anecdotes and his rambling but entertaining introductions give audiences a back story to each song. Subject matters such as philosophy, space travel, nature, relationships, haircuts and colourful characters from Frank’s past are all delivered within expertly crafted arrangements, performed by fantastic musicians.



Graham Reid – elsewhere.co.nz

Wed 3rd April



Monday 22 APRIL 7.30pm

NGKS (German) Movie Night

Emil und die Dedektive (2001)

A modern new version of the famous novel by Erich Kastner, 111 min. A 12-year-old (Tobias Retzlaff) employs a group of street-wise youngsters to help him track down a thief. Crime/ Adventure

Monday 27 MAY  7.30pm

NGKS (German) Movie Night

Haus ohne Dach/ House without roof (2016)

Writer and director: Soleem Yusef, 117 min. Three Kurdish siblings who grew up in Germany return to Iraqi Kurdistan to bury their mother.

Monday 24 JUNE  7.30pm

NGKS (German) Movie Night

Bagdad Café (1987)

German comedy drama directed by Percy Adlon. Loosely based on Carson McCullers' novella The Ballad of the Sad Café (1951), the film centers on two women who have recently separated from their husbands, and the blossoming friendship that ensues. 108 min

Monday 22 JULY  7.30pm

NGKS (German)  Movie Night

Art girls (2013)

Three women artists from Berlin collaborate on an exhibition sponsored by a biotech firm and end up being the first people to experience the fascinating symptoms of an evolutionary leap. 120 min


Wed 14th Thurs 15th Fri 16th Sat 17th August



Monday 26 AUGUST  7.30pm

NGKS (German) Movie Night

Alki Alki (2015)

Tobias and Flasche are childhood friends. However, their alcoholic friendship is doing more harm than good to Tobias, who realizes he should focus on his family and career. Director: Axel Ranisch, Drama/ Comedy

Monday 23 SEPTPEMBER  7.30pm

NGKS (German)  Movie Night

Zeit der Kannibalen/ Age of cannibals (2014)

German drama film directed by Johannes Naber. It tells the story of two business consultants who travel to impoverished and corrupt countries where they make shady business deals, never having to leave their hotels. 93 mins

Monday 21 OCTOBER  7.30pm

NGKS (German)  Movie Night

Herbert (2015)

A former East German boxing champion working as a bouncer and debt collector reflects on life when he is diagnosed with a fatal disease. Director: Thomas Stuber. 109 min; Drama.

Sat 26th Oct



Monday 25 NOVEMBER 7.30pm

NGKS (German)  Movie Night

4 Könige/ 4 Kings (2015)

Four troubled youths spend the Christmas holidays in an adolescent psychiatric unit under the care of a young psychiatrist. Director: Theresa von Eltz. 98 min; Drama.