The nights keep getting darker and the weather is getting colder, but luckily Ruusu Open Mic is here to warm our hearts again! Helsinki Poetry Connection brings poetry back home into Sörnäinen – the second Ruusu Open Mic of the autumn will be organized live in restaurant Sörkan Ruusu on Sunday, November 28th at 17-20.
As accustomed, Sunday’s stage poetry club kicks off with two warm-up poets. This time we will get to enjoy performances by Emma Leppo and Joona Mäkelä. After the warm-up acts, it’s time for the main event – that being the open mic itself and all of your performances! Spots for the open mic are not reserved in advance, and the running order will be randomly drawn. Please note that the open mic slots are max 4 minutes long each so that as many people as possible have time to perform. At the end of the evening, lovely prizes from our partners Sörkan Ruusu and Rautakukka will be drawn among the open-micers, so we do recommend sticking around until the end!
Each performer will be carefully listened to and cheered on – especially, if it´s your first time! Your performance can be a song or a poem, rap, spoken word or anything you can think of, as long as the text is your own! We welcome performances in any and all languages. Ruusu Open Mic is free from any discrimination. We don’t accept any racist or hateful content or behaviour. Our event adheres to Safer Space Guidelines as found on HPC’s website: https://www.helsinkipoetryconnection.fi/hpcn-turvallisemman-tilan-periaatteet-safer-space-guidelines-of-hpc/
Please only attend if you have no symptoms of Covid. The venue requires a valid Covid pass from all attendees. Unfortunately, Sörkan Ruusu is non-accessible. At the main entrance ~ 20cm step and door ~ 60cm wide, side door ~ 20cm step and door ~ 55cm wide, no ramps. There is an induction loop available at the venue.
Producers/hosts: Samppa Varis and Aatos Ketvel
Poster: Sade Heikka