New year, new poetical adventures! The Helsinki Poetry Connection presents again its familiar, time-honored open stage concept – Ruusu Open Mic.
All poets, songwriters, rappers, and performers of all stripes are welcome to join likeminded souls in an evening of verbal revelry at Sörkan Ruusu (Pääskylänrinne 3) on Sunday, January 20th at 5 pm. First club of 2019 will feature warm-up acts by author and poet Riina Katajavuori and slam poet Robin DeWan.
January’s travel themed Ruusu Open Mic is organized in cooperation with the project LitAdvisor. LitAdvisor is part of the Lentolakko -project, and one of its ways to reduce our annual carbon footprint. LitAdvisor celebrates how reading tourism can be just as – if not more – relaxing and world-opening as traditional traveling.
Each performer is allotted 5 mins to express themselves; no sign-up required beforehand. You can also hook up your instrument or beats to our sound system (bring your own guitar cord). This time all the open mic participants of the night will receive a little LitAdvisor themed give away – especially if their performance included travelling to another country in one way or another!
Ruusu Open Mic, like all Helsinki Poetry Connection’s events is free from any discrimination. We don’t accept any racist or hateful content or behaviour.
Notes: 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.
The night is free of charge and hosted by the HPC’s Elsa Tölli. Welcome you all!