Wednesday, February 2, 2011

MoHoLO MONTHLY EMAIL FEBRUARY - THe JoYs oF (nEarLy) Spring!

Hello Moishe Massive!

So, as the sap rises and we move through the winter dreaming of daffodils and leaves we bring you through the last of the winter months with some great events for your mind, body and soul.

Tomorrow, February 3

Nick Hennessey: Tales from the Kalevala

Where:MoHoLo, Willesden Green (contact us for full address)
When:Tomorrow from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
To celebrate National Storytelling Week 2011, we are proud to be supported by much loved London storytelling night 'Storynights at Torriano' in presenting our first Storynight at MoHoLo!
For this inaugural event, we are delighted to be joined by one of the finest storytellers in the country.

Despite possessing all other kinds of magical powers, storytellers cannot feed themselves on words alone, so we recommend a £6 donation for t...his event.

You'll be asked to remove your shoes, so feel free to bring slippers, and, if in a decadent mood, perhaps a smoking jacket too.

The Kalevala is a cornerstone of Finnish national identity. It is epic mythology comprised of stories up to 5,000 years old. Stories of creation, the birth of song, the origin of fire, all unfolding in an ancient world rich in spirits of forest, sea and sky.

Brought up near Alderly Edge in Cheshire, Nick Hennessey came first to instrumental music before discovering his singing voice through folk song and this led him to storytelling. Inspired by the model of the Celtic bards, he now combines these elements, accompanying himself on harp and whistle to deliver powerful, passionate performances of story and song. In 1999 he began work on performances of the Finnish national epic, the Kalevala, and in 2000 became World Champion of Kalevala Runolaulu (Epic-Singing) at the annual Finno-Ugric Festival in Espoo, Finland.

"A fine voice, pure and unforced. His fluid style and engaging presence is a winning combination…a compelling demonstration of storytelling's many faces."
The Times

"He brings that rare combination of artistic adventure and absolute accessibility. He's a magical performer who inspires his listeners with a sense of recaptured wonder."
The Word, London Literature Festival



Sunday, February 13

Sing-a-long Yentl!

Where:Moishe House London (contact us if you need the address)
When:Sunday, February 13 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Love Yentl? Love singing? Then come along to Sing-a-Long Yentl!

Dress up in "yiddishe" or "shtetl" garb, and come at 7pm for a prompt 7:30 showing of Yentl. We will provide song sheet for you!


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Tuesday, February 15

Book Discussion- "Yiddish Polishmen's Union"


Moishe House London (message for the address)

Tuesday, February 15 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
After November's rousing success with a book discussion, we've decided to have another one-- and by popular demand Michael Chabon's book "The Yiddish Policemen's Union."

So come at 7pm, there will be a salad and some little nibbles, and we'll start the book discussion at 7:30pm.

The book can be found on Amazon (I got mine for £3!) or at your library, and we also have a copy here if you need to borrow (first come first serve on that one)



Thursday, February 17

Dancing in the Dark

Where:Moishe House London, Willesden Green
When:Thursday, February 17 from 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm
Nothing to do with Bjork films or Bruce Springstein...

Dance as if no one is watching!

An evening of *blindfolded* sensory movement and body awareness. After the extraordinary success of dining in the dark we're taking it to the next level. Helpers will be on hand to keep participants safe and facilitate the experience, which will encompass play, dance, movement, interactive jamming and work with objects.

10 PARTICIPANTS MAX - WE NEED YOU TO CONFIRM YOUR ATTENDANCE BY EMAIL: thelondonhouse@gmail.com

Concept inspired by Axolotl (http://www.bodyresearch.org/axolotl/index.shtml) and the wonderful Stephanie Gerson

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So, there you have it Moishe's. Please come and enjoy the experiences, they are nothing without you.

It is with much exhaustion and dread that we say Au Revoir to Brett who is going to be away on a World Tour with Gabby Young until April. BUT, it is with smiles and joy that we are able to welcome Laura Wolfisz to the house for that whole time. Laura has been coming to MoHoLo for a number of years and we are excited about the colour, art, music and ideas that she will be bringing to the house.

Much Love from all residents

XAlli, Aviad, Brett, Joel, Laura and Rachel

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