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Kia ora BATS mates

Kia ora BATS mates

This week at BATS we have a very special treat - two nights of jazz poetry to celebrate the opening of the 7th Wellington International Jazz Festival. Speakeasy will warm your toes and souls with the new voices of Wellington's beat underground.

Reply to this email to BOOK NOW! Tell us how many tickets you would like and when. You can pay when you attend the performance as we don't take credit card bookings. We will email to confirm your booking.

Next week BATS is very excited to present DnA, the first production in our fabulous season - STAB 2003: A Theatre Revolution. Watch out for the total bargain season ticket deal - all three STAB shows for $30! More details next week.

And last but not least we welcome Glen and Will as the new managers of The Pit. Come down to BATS, check out a show and have a drink in the pleasant surrounds of The Pit - beer of the week is Red Stripe.

See y'all real soon


Speak.easy...........say the.word Season: Friday 17 and Saturday 18 October Time: 8.30pm Tickets: $14 waged $10 concession

Step out of the cold, verse thirsty night Into the warm ribs of a welcoming house Where wine and song are poured forth In a proud libation of free jazz celebration

>From the crew who brought you The Word Festival and Magellan (nominated Best New Media, Fringe NZ 2003), Speakeasy brings together the Word Collective's finest new jazz poets in a cabaret savvy show as part of the 7th Wellington International Jazz Festival.

Featuring the ethereal voice of Ciara Mulholland and Shakespeare's Bitch, sweet sounds from Glen Maw, the syncopated styles and improvisation of The Winter and the poetry of Craig Ireson, Dave Edwards, Jonny Potts, Felix Preval and Gloryroad Topham.

Six poets, two bands, one hour of breathtaking collaboration. Speakeasy is reminiscent of a time when jazz and poetry were subversive, secret passions. Speakeasy introduces the new voices from Wellington's beat underground.

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