Upstairs in Arthur's pub on Thomas Street
This is an evening of performance, poetry, comedy, dance and music. The performers are women but the audience is mixed, everyone is welcome. The title of this event comes from Mary Oliver's Poem 'The Summer Day', the final stanza
"Tell me, what else should I have done?
Doesn't everything die at last, and too soon?
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?"
This night will be spilling over with luscious spirit - poetry, music, song and dance. inspirational women who will chat about their lives, including Rio Hegarty winner of the person of the year award. Comedian Christiane O'Mahoney will perform. Spoken word performances from 'The Poetry Divas' and also Afric McGlinchy will read her poems. We have songs from two acapella groups 'The Vocal Vixens' and 'Shaydayda' led by Susan Tomelty. Susie Kennedy will sing a few songs from powerful female singers that deserve celebrating. We have music performances from talented songstresses including Flo (folk) and also Carla Brunell. Bellydance performances from The Zoryanna, Adele, LauraMaeve and more.
The night will be sometimes bawdy, sometimes whimsical, sometimes fiery. The focus of the event is on the capacity of women to seize the day, to generate their own truths and to create happiness in the midst of turmoil, suffering and banality. It is about the creative elements of femininity and the richness and depth that this gives to everyone's lives. the audience is absolutely everyone, its free and it promises to be a wild and precious night - so don't miss it!
The venue is Arthurs pub on 28 Thomas street. on the corner opposite St. Catherine's Church Thomas Street, it is five minutes walk from Christchurch Cathedral, on bus routes 123, 13,40