Two Sandras, One Night

Two New Zealand poets, musicians and friends performing together in Berlin for one night
14 August 2014
Saint George’s English Bookshop, Wörther Straße 27, 10405 Berlin, Germany
An intimate evening of poetry, music, friendship and ritual victuals. Koha welcome and encouraged.

Two Sandras, poets, musicians and New Zealanders, who met as two Berliners and reunite for one night on Thursday 14 August for an intimate evening of poetry, music, friendship and a little ritual victuals. Koha (reciprocal donation for entry) warmly welcomed and encouraged. Saint George’s will be running their legendarily affordable wine and beer bar for extra conviviality.

Sandra Bell is a New Zealand based poet and indie rock musician who lived and performed in Berlin in the 1990s and 2000s. She was on the legendary Xpressway music label in Dunedin in the 1990s and has albums released in the USA, Belgium, France and New Zealand. She has had two books of poetry published and is currently working on her third. In 2011 she was part of a NZ contingent of poets and musicians who performed in New York. Her first album Dreams of Falling is to be re-released by an Italian tape label in November. Says Sandra, "I am always striving for perfection in my poetry, the perfection we can never find in the randomness of life. In poetry we can achieve a brief moment of epiphany or insight, then continue to tumble along in our everyday life, a tad richer and hopefully with increased empathy and compassion towards others. "

Facebook: Sandra Bell Musician and Poet

Sandra Sarala is a singing poet who has been based in Berlin since spring 2002. Originally from New Zealand, she creates performance food for the soul, a mix of sung and spoken words seasoned with archaic East European village folksong. Her recent work has focused on ‘Looking for Lago di Lecco’ a metaphysical and poetic search for the lake of licks in political, personal and private arenas, exploring migration, friendship, landscapes and love, while living in New Zealand, Germany and Italy. She was a co-founding member of ensemble Polynushka, singing with them 2004-08, and whose self-titled CD won the Preis der deutschen Schallplattenkritik for folklore in September 2008. Her poetic work has won awards in New Zealand, Berlin, Australia and online.

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