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Side Stream Poetry Brothel


Sat 27 Feb 2010, 9:00pm–12:00am

Where: Forde's Bar, 122 Anzac Ave, CBD, Auckland

Restrictions: R18

Ticket Information:

  • In-Costume Price : $5.00
  • General Admission : $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply

Listed by: Literatti

The Literatti & First Scene present the Side Stream Poetry Brothel

- a literally intimate affair with the Side Stream poetry prostitutes set in a 1930s poetry bordello.

A New Zealand first!

Live music sets the atmosphere for an evening of up-close-and-personal performance poetry. You can proposition any of a dozen different performance poets for private, one-on-one poetry lap-dances, three-ways and peep-shows - there is no line between performer and audience.

A Poetry Lap-Dance is a private 1-on-1 poetry performance with the poet of your choice. A Poetry Peep-Show is where you get to watch two poets make poetry together in a private booth. A Poetry Three-Way is where you get to take part in a three-person poem with two poets in a private booth.

First Lap-dance Free
Wear a mask or dress in theme and get in for half price

Poetry lap-dance $3 / Poetry peepshow $5 / Poetry 3-way $5

A table at front-of-house will sell you your lap-dance, peepshow and three-way tokens. You can then cash your tokens in with your chosen poet.

Poetry Prostitutes:
• Simone Kaho
• Michael Botur
• Renee Liang
• Penny Somervaille
• Callum Stembridge
• Jason Morales
• Lee Wallace
• & The Literatti:
o Shane Hollands
o Kiri Piahana Wong
o Miriam Barr
o Daniel Larsen

With your hosts Neesha Bremner & Callum Stembridge to keep things moving.

This event is a fundraiser. All proceeds go towards funding Side Stream, a free NZ poetry zine.

The idea for Side Stream Poetry Brothel comes from New York group The Poetry Brothel and the events they have been running there. See their website for more on the inspiration for this event.

• You cannot touch the poetry prostitutes
• You cannot make sexual comments to the poetry prostitutes
• You cannot sexually harass the poetry prostitutes in any other way
The same applies to any other Poetry Brothel musicians, door staff and hosts.
Anyone who does not respect these rules will be asked to leave.

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