Poetry & Jazz – Bodies

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Join us for an hour of poetry and music about bodies in all their glory and horror, alive and dead, in sickness and in health.

Poetry from Zoë Chandler, Tiina Isoviita, John Leo and Ulf Persson, and music from Matthew Paines.

See the full programme here: 
http://www.zoechandler.com/2018/04/03/bodies

There are two chances to see this programme at Arkadia International Bookshop (Nervanderinkatu 11, Helsinki):
Wednesdays 18 & 25 April 2018 at 6:00 pm

Entrance is free, but a EUR 3 donation would be appreciated to support the venue. Coffee and green tea will be available.

NOTE: Please arrive in good time to take your seat before the show starts at 18:00.

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.

And we're not only lo

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.