Finn-Brit Players' Open House

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Are you interested in English-language theatre in Helsinki? If so, you should join us on the Night of the Arts (Thursday 23 August 2018), when we’re offering you the chance to both watch and take part in some free theatrical fun, and also chat to some of our members over a cup of tea or coffee.

There will be performances showcasing some of our regular and less-regular activities, including a short play, a Shakespeare sketch, performance poetry, music, and stand-up comedy. (More information about these will be released on Facebook and our website in the run up to the event.)

We’ll also be running two participatory sessions in which you can try your hand at acting. No previous experience is required, but places are limited and you will have to register before the sessions start. We will take people in order of registration up to a maximum number of participants. PLEASE NOTE that you can only register for these sessions at the theatre on the Night of the Arts from 16:45 onwards, so please do not try to register here or otherwise online.

The schedule for the evening is below. If you're taking part in the participatory sessions, please arrive at least 15 minutes before they start.

VENUE: Höyhentämö–Pluckhouse, Korkeavuorenkatu 17, 00130 Helsinki

Doors open 16:45
17–18 Performances – the first chance to see our show
18–19 Participatory session #1 + mingling in the foyer
19–20 Performances – a second chance to see the show
20–21 Participatory session #2 + mingling in the foyer
Doors close 21:30

Entrance to all our performances and events on the Night of the Arts is FREE, but please note that seats and participatory places are limited and we'll be operating on a 'first come-first served' basis.

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!