Mike in Finland

perjantai 30. marraskuuta 2012

Cinderella pantomime


Something just a little out of the ordinary: I´m going to play one of Cinderella´s step-sisters in the Tampere Finn-Brits´ Christmas panto production. If you´re within travelling distance of Tampere, try to get along to see the show. And remember to boo the horrible step-mother and shout out: `Oh yes, there is´ / `Oh no, there isn´t.´ The details are:

Teatteri Tapio, Pirkankatu 18

Thursday 13.12 at 19:00
Friday 14.12 at 19:00
Saturday 15.12 at 14:00 and 19:00

Tickets at the door 6€ each or 20€ for a group of 4.


This is a very sober-looking announcement. I´ll post a report and some photos after the event with a bit more colour.

maanantai 19. marraskuuta 2012

A poetry evening at the Finnish-British Society in Tampere



Reading with Martti Hynynen at the Finnish-British Society poetry evening in Tampere in November. Martti read from his collection, saari, nimetön luoto, and I read English translations of the same poems from the edition published by Cinnamon Press, island, nameless rock.



The solo part of the gig; me reading poems from my collection, Midas Touch, published by Ward Wood Publishing.


torstai 1. marraskuuta 2012

Poetry Reading in Tampere



I´m very happy to announce a poetry reading event in Tampere at which I will be reading alongside Martti Hynynen and Donald Adamson. The event will take place on Friday 9 November at 18.00 in the International Meeting Place at Suvantokatu 13 in Tampere (near the Russian Orthodox Church). The theme is `Finland and Translation´: Martti will read poems from `saari, nimetön luotto´ and I will read translations of his poems in English. Donald will be reading his English translations of Eeva Kilpi and Lassi Nummi, with the original Finnish, as well as some of his own poems. I will be reading poems from my collection, Midas Touch.

The event is hosted by the Finnish-British Society. There will be two 30 minute sets, with a break of about 15-20 minutes when refreshments will be available. Entrance is free and all are welcome.