Summer Jazz - 4-7pm, Sundays, January and February 2020
Wasn't it wonderful! For 6 weeks over summer the Old Stone House played host to live music from The Mike Bickers Boptet, River City Jazzmen and the All Girl Mini Band.
It was a perfect way to spend a late Sunday afternoon - and the weather was mostly ideal (just a little too warm on one occasion) - and the food and beverages available were the perfect complement to the great music.
We hope to make this an annual event series, so look out for it again in 2021!
Christmas Carols - 5.30-7.30pm, Friday 13 December 2019
We simply could not have had a more perfect evening for this lovely event helping us to get in the Christmas spirit. It was a beautifully warm and still evening - a relative rarity in Christchurch.
Thanks to the brass quartet, led by Mike Bickers, for providing an anchor for the community singing. Thanks also for the great sausage sizzle, raising funds for Cashmere Primary, and Coffee Vice for delicious drinks. And, yes, the cat was there too!
We hope to make this an annual event, so look out for it again this December!
Live Jazz - 4-6pm, Sunday, 17 November 2019
We celebrated our 40th anniversary in style with Live Jazz by the Mike Bickers Boptet and it was a lot of fun. They were joined by Jess and Sarah from the Swingtown Rebels who added even more style. Then there was great food and drinks available.. what a swell party that was. (Even the cat came back.)
We have plans to do it all again in the not too distant future, so if you missed out this time round, be sure to book early next time.
Special thanks to Katie Jane Events - we could not have done it without you.
Open Day - 10am - 4pm, Saturday 19 October 2019
A massive thanks to everyone who came to our Open Day, especially the musical groups who performed throughout the day: Sinfonia, the Concert Band and the Big Band from the Christchurch School of Music, The Mix from Hillmorton High, The Opera Club and local pianist Winston Poh.
With wonderful weather, amazing musicians, and masses of visitors (yes, even including a curious cat), we were just so pleased to be able to open this lovely heritage venue, share its rich history, and show what it is capable of.