Words in Edgewise – July 14, 2010

July 5, 2010

Words in Edgewise returns with ukuleles, photographs, and dancing condoms!

Your favourite night of mixed nuts is back and better than ever. This month featuring:

The St. John’s Ukulele Club:

The St. John’s Ukulele Orchestra, also known as the St. John’s Uke Club, started playing together in February, 2009. We play both original musical and an assortment of uked-up covers. Following in the traditions of lesser bands like Pink Floyd and Guns n’ Roses, the core of the band remains the same though the line-up changes constantly. To that end, we’re always looking for new blood, so if you’re interested, let us know and we’ll invite you to the next jam.

Performing at Words in Edgewise is Chrissy Dicks, Emilie Bourque, Chris Parsons, Matt Grant and Jon Montes. Alumni include Uke King Jamie Skidmore, Jordan Young, David Kaarsemaker and Adam Reid.

See more on their Facebook page!

Bojan Fürst – Street Photography in the Age of Paranoia

Bojan Fürst is a photographer, writer and broadcaster originally from Croatia. His work has been published in Canada and internationally. He is currently working at Memorial University of Newfoundland and pursuing a graduate degree in geography.
Samples of his work can be seen on his website.

Rachel Landy – Singing & Dancing Condoms: HIV & Folk Media Education Strategies

Rachel Landy is an ethnomusicology graduate student at MUN who studies the use of folk media for HIV education around the world, from Hip-Hop and Canadian Aboriginals, to dancing condoms in India,  puppetry in South Africa, and grassroots women’s movements in Uganda. Words in Edgewise has been trying to get Rachel to present her fascinating work for months, now, weeks before she leaves for Ghana to continue her work, we’ve finally got her!

Don’t miss it!

Thursday, July 14th, 8:00 pm
Eastern Edge Gallery
72 Harbour Dr.

Pay-What-You-Can
Refreshments

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