Poetry & Jazz – 15th Anniversary Edition

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To celebrate the 15th anniversary of Poetry & Jazz, we'll be reviving favourites from the past fifteen years in a format that harks back to the old days – yes, the wine, nibbles and interval will be back!

So join us for ninety minutes of poetry, monologues, flash fiction and music on a wide range of themes from 'Memorable Moments' and 'Fear' to 'Nature', 'TABOO' and 'Echoes'.

Although Poetry & Jazz is usually free, we'll be making a small charge for the anniversary show. However, the ticket price of only 6€ (5€ for members) includes a free glass of wine and nibbles.

Get your ticket here.

The full programme will be published on Monday 21 August.

Poetry & Jazz – FEAR

WHAT: Poetry & Jazz – FEAR
WHEN: Tuesdays 9 & 16 February, 6:45–8 pm
WHERE: Arkadia International Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11 (MAP)
 

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What are you scared of? Spiders? Public speaking? The current political climate? Balloons? We all have our own personal demons and peculiar fears.

Join us for another hour of poetry, monologues and music, as the P&J team explore all things fear-related with pieces on everything from plane crashes and wars to things that go bump in the night.

You can see the full programme here: www.zoechandler.com/2016/01/21/fear.

Music by Jukka Tykkyläinen (piano and vocals) and Leo Heng (vocals). Produced by Zoë Chandler.

Coffee and green tea will be available.

Free entrance, but a EUR 3 donation would be appreciated to support the venue.

Auditions for Poetry & Jazz: Family and Friends

WHAT: Auditions for Poetry & Jazz
WHEN: Submission deadline: 17 February 2015

Poetry & Jazz's theme for the spring is 'Family and Friends'. Love 'em or hate 'em, by blood or by heart, we're looking for pieces exploring relationships with our nearest and dearest – or not so dearest. From BFFs and prodigal sons to evil stepmothers and fair-weather friends. Is blood thicker than water? Is a friend in need a friend indeed? You tell us.

And we're not only looking for music and poetry, but also monologues, dialogues, and 'flash fiction' prose. All pieces must either a) be your own work, b) be out of copyright, or c) have performance permission from the author.

If you have any questions about material, contact Zoë (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

If you have performed in Poetry & Jazz before, just email your suggested texts (in full) to Zoë by Tuesday 17 February. If you have never performed in Poetry & Jazz before, please contact Zoë to arrange an audition time.

The performances will be on Tuesdays 24 & 31 March at 7 pm. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings at 20:15–22:00, starting 24 February, with a dress rehearsal on the weekend of 21–22 March (exact date and time to be decided once the programme is set).

Auditions for Poetry & Jazz

WHAT: Auditions for Poetry & Jazz
WHEN: Submission deadline: 7 October 2014


pj poster 2014 autThis autumn, Poetry & Jazz will be exploring the theme 'Taboo'. Taboos vary – from country to country, era to era, generation to generation. So we're looking for pieces that talk about the things you shouldn't talk about.

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oking for poetry, but also monologues, dialogues, and 'flash fiction' prose. All pieces must either a) be your own work, b) be out of copyright, or c) have performance permission from the author.

Due to the theme, material for this programme may be more daring or risqué than usual; but the producer will exercise discretion in the final selection. If you have any questions about the suitability of potential material, contact Zoë (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

If you have performed in Poetry & Jazz before, just email your suggested texts (in full) to Zoë by Tuesday 7 October. If you have never performed in Poetry & Jazz before, please contact Zoë to arrange an audition time.

The performances will be on Tuesdays 11 & 18 November at 7 pm. Rehearsals will be held on Tuesday evenings at approx. 7:30–9:30 pm, starting 14 October, with a dress rehearsal on Monday 10 November. Exact times and location TBA once the programme is set.

 

Poetry & Jazz – TABOO

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WHAT: Poetry & Jazz – TABOO
WHEN: Tuesdays 11 and 18 November 2014 at 19.00
WHERE: Arkadia International Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11 (map)

SSH! Don't tell... but whom? Taboos vary – from country to country, era to era, generation to generation. This autumn, the Finn-Brit Players' hour of poetry, monologues, dialogues and music will be exploring the theme TABOO. So come and hear us talk about the things you shouldn't talk about

ADVISORY: One of the pieces contains explicit language that some may find offensive.

You can see the full programme here

Produced by Zoë Chandler. Music by Stina Halmetoja, piano and vocals.

Green tea and coffee will be available.

 

 

 

Poetry & Jazz - Drunk & Disorderly

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WHEN: Tuesdays, 11, 18 & 25 March, 7 pm
WHERE: Arkadia International Bookshop, Nervanderinkatu 11 (Map)

Join us for another hour of poetry, monologues and music on a substance that is guaranteed to divide opinions.

It's our round, so what will it be? An ode to wine, the comedic consequences of a glass too many, or a lament on the tragedies of alcohol abuse? This spring, the P&J crew will be 'Drunk & Disorderly'.

You can see the full programme here: http://www.finnbritplayers.com/productions/poetry-jazz/drunk-disorderly

Produced by Zoë Chandler. Music by Stina Halmetoja, piano and vocals.

Drunk & Disorderly

Drunk & Disorderly11, 18 & 25 March 2014
7 p.m. @ Arkadia International Bookshop, Helsinki

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PROGRAMME

Be Drunk Charles Baudelaire perf. by Anna Rawlings
Why I Drink Vello Ruus  
Bacchic C. P. Cavafy perf. by John Leo
No Longer Drunk But Wine Itself Rumi perf. by Zoë Chandler
Gin House Blues Harry Burke perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Old Smoke Zoë Chandler  
From MacBeth William Shakespeare perf. by Ulf Persson
Love Poem – New Year’s Day Vello Ruus  
Rolling Home Zoë Chandler  
From The Great Gatsby F. Scott Fitzgerald perf. by John Leo
No One Knows You (When You’re Down and Out) Jimmy Cox perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Gin Tonic Vello Ruus  
Morning of Drunkenness Arthur Rimbaud perf. by Anna Rawlings
At the Mermaid Tavern With Keats and His Mates John Leo  
Love’s Sweet Wine Rumi perf. by Zoë Chandler
Beer Drinking Woman J. Williams & P. Chapman perf. by Stina Halmetoja
Run Vello Ruus  
The puppy barks outside Unknown female poet perf. by Ulf Persson
Dante’s Pub Crawl from The Vodka Monologues Zoë Chandler


Production Zoë ChandlerMusic
Stina Halmetoja piano & vocals