35th-anniversary wishes from FINNBRIT

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Here is the beautiful bouquet donated by Helsinki's Finnish British Society to help us celebrate our 35th anniversary as a theatre company.

The card that accompanied the flowers was signed by Mira, Harriet, Tuukka, Raimo and Gary, and bore a quotation from Nietzsche:

 

'To become mature is to recover that sense of seriousness which one had as a child at play.'

Keep on playing.

 


The Creative Body – a physical theatre workshop

Anna Olkinuora will be running a physical theatre workshop for us on 5 November 2016, 1–4 pm, at the Finnish-British Society (Fredrikinkatu 20 A 9).

During the workshop we will explore our relationship with our own bodies, the space around them, and the relationship between voice and movement; letting ourselves be present in the body and in the moment.

Images, thoughts, text and music are used as stimuli to move our bodies in the way that comes naturally us, find new ways of expressing ourselves and explore ways to possibly incorporate this into stage work.

The workshop is not one particular method one has to rationally or intellectually understand, but a series of excercises taken and developed from various theatre and performing arts practices. We will spend the day exploring creative movement exercises, buto dance, physical theatre games, vocal exercises and holistic movement methods.

The workshop is open to anyone interested in movement or theatre, no previous experience is necessary.  Please wear clothes that you are comfortable moving in and enter the space with an open, playful mind. 

BUY YOUR TICKETS BY 31 OCTOBER

FBP members 10€
Non-members 20€

Get your tickets here

PLS NOTE The workshop will only take place if there are a minimum of 7 participants. A confirmation email will be sent on 1 November.


Finn-Brit Players 35th-Anniversary Party

Join us on 22 October 2016 at Helsinki’s atmospheric ship restaurant Wäiski to celebrate 35 years of the Finn-Brit Players. We’ll have the entire top deck to ourselves from 6 pm–1 am for a fun-filled evening of food, music and entertainment.

Food
We’ll be providing Wäiski’s First Mate’s buffet:
- marinated vegetables, three-cheese salad, Waldorf salad, and bread
- chicken in apple sauce, pork fillet in creamy pepper sauce, and creamed potatoes
- chocolate mousse cake with coffee/tea

Alternatives will be available for those with special dietary requirements.

Drinks can be purchased from the bar – no own beverages.

Entertainment
You'll be providing much of the entertainment for this special evening. A poem, a monologue, a dialogue, a song, a sketch, a joke, a solo or an ensemble... it's completely up to you, but maximum 10 minutes. If you'd like to perform, please provide Zoë with details by 8 October (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

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Remember to bring your dancing shoes as a little later in the evening we'll be handing over to the Reinhard band for some live music. Reinhard's inspiring rock music will give you a good reason to get out of your chairs or just enjoy listening to some favourite tunes.

Dressing up
Who’s your favourite entertainer? Ever wished you could be them? Well now’s your chance, as we’re encouraging everyone to come dressed as their favourite entertainer from the world of stage, screen, music or wherever. (N.B. Costumes are optional, so feel free to come dressed however you wish.)

TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED BY 13 OCTOBER
The catering service requires exact numbers in advance, so all tickets must be purchased by 13 October. Please note that refunds on cancellations will not be issued after 13 October.

FBP members: 25€ *
Non-members: 30€

*Members may purchase two tickets at this price, for themselves and an avec.

Buy your tickets here

We hope to see you all there – both old faces and new!


Annual General Meeting 2015

WHAT: The Finn-Brit Players' AGM with FREE DRINKS and snacks
WHEN: Friday 23rd January 2015 at 7:00 pm
WHERE: FINNBRIT, Fredrikinkatu 20 A, Helsinki (MAP)

Welcome to the Finn-Brit Players Annual General Meeting on 23 January 2015, at 7:00 pm.

At the AGM, the future of the association is decided: membership fees are set, a new committee is elected, the old one evaluated, and the new budget adopted. The proposed activity plan will also be presented and your suggestions for additional activities, events and productions will be most welcome. Snacks and refreshments will be available.

You can download the agenda for the 2015 AGM here. An active society needs active members, so please come along and have your say!

If you really want to influence how the society is run and make it even more active, then why not run for committee! Fill in the form included with the agenda, have your nomination signed by two other members of the Finn-Brit Players, and return it to a committee member before the AGM begins. You can get the signatures at the meeting itself and return it right before the meeting starts.

Anyone is welcome to attend the meeting, but only members for 2014 are eligible to vote. The membership fee will be decided at the meeting, after which annual subscriptions for 2015 will be due. Please note that new members may not be registered for a period of two weeks before the date of the AGM. See you on 23 January! And remember, free drinks and snacks!

Murder Mystery Evening 2015

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WHAT: Murder Mystery Evening

WHEN: Saturday 17 January, 6–9 pm

WHERE: Forum Box, Ruoholahdenranta 3a, Helsinki (Map)

You are invited to a memorial function for John Black, the successful businessman and amateur artist who died suddenly on Boxing Day. And unfortunately, it seems that the New Year is going to see another sudden death....

As a detective, it will be your job to solve the case by observing and interacting with the mourners. There will be a nice prize for the cleverest detective!

Wine and nibbles will be served.

It's not obligatory, but we hope you'll come in character.

NOTE! This is a participatory murder mystery evening, not a performance

Ticket sales have closed, and tickets will NOT be sold at the door.