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Kung Fu Komedy Standup with Tammy Imig

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Saturday, June 7th at 8pm

 

Don’t miss the last comedy show of the Spring 2014 season at The Bookworm!

Standup comedians – Tammy Imig with special guest – Barney Rivera

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Tammy grew up in a town in US somewhere. From a very early age she started doing stuff. The stuff she did was regarded by most of the locals as being actual stuff, so Tammy thought “Hm, I might actually be doing stuff here”. This obviously resulted in Tammy coming to Shanghai to do stand up comedy. The rest is history… and future hopefully.

Anyway she’s a real nice Tammy and she’ll either make you laugh or puke from re-living unpleasant memories of your childhood. All these years you have tried to forget and then she comes along and brings up spin the bottle…

Price: 75rmb in advance, 100rmb at the door (price includes a beer or a glass of wine and pop corn), for reservation please contact: events@chengdubookworm.com

Don’t forget about our regular Standup Comedy Open Mics for amateur comedians!

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“Recruiting Event Presented by the Education Working Group”

Careers in Education

Saturday, June 7th, 2-5pm (free entry)

The British Chamber of Commerce Southwest China’s (BCCSWC) Education and Training Working Group (ETWG) will hold the ‘Careers in Education’ day at The Bookworm in this year’s search for the best teaching talent Chengdu has to offer.

The event will take place on Saturday the 7th June, 2014 14:00 – 17:00 Hrs at the Bookworm in Chengdu. This year, several educational institutes and organisations will be in attendance to recruit qualified teachers of international education into fields related to: ESL, Business Management, Tourism Management, Knowledge Management, IT, Math, Science, Geography etc…

Last year’s recruitment drive was a great success with over a third of participants successfully placed within institutes. There are positions for teachers across a large variety of subjects, so mark down the date and touch up that resume!

Join the event to

–          Learn about the available teaching opportunities in the local area
–          Meet the schools, educations institutes and students
–          Gain a deeper understanding of what is required from the teachers
–          Learn about the British Chamber and the Education and Training Working Group
–          Apply for new positions

Educational Institutes Involved

–          International Schools
–          International Foundation Course of University
–          Tuition and Training Centres
–          Summer Programs

Do remember to bring your resume!

“The Incarnations” A book talk with the author – Susan Barker

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Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, at 7:30pm

Susan Barker grew up in east London. She is the author of the novels Sayonara Bar (2005) and The Orientalist and the Ghost (2008), both published by Doubleday (UK) and longlisted for the Dylan Thomas Prize. Her third novel The Incarnations (Doubleday, July 2014) is about a taxi driver in contemporary Beijing and interwoven with tales from the Tang Dynasty, the invasion of Genghis Khan, the Ming Dynasty, the Opium War, and the Cultural Revolution. While writing The Incarnations she spent several years living in Beijing, researching modern and imperial China.

In this book talk, Barker will read from and introduce The Incarnations, and describe how modern and imperial China inspired her writing process.

Bookworm’s Music Scene: Thursday with Mark&Matthew (piano, guitar + vocal)

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Every Thursday from 9:30pm

 

About Mark:

Mark has been playing at the Bookworm since September, 2013.  He works with Matthew on guitar on Thursdays, backs up Mona singing on Mondays, and plays solo piano on Tuesdays.

His musical background is quite varied. Having played with Top 40 bands, jazz bands and rock bands throughout the 1980’s, he moved over to solo piano full time in 1990. A timely call to Carnival Cruise Lines sent him off to sea playing solo piano on ships for the next 15 years.

Originally, Mark arrived in Chengdu to teach English, but soon met up with the local musicians and happily found himself completely immersed in music once again.

You’ll hear different sides of Mark depending on which night you come to hear him play. His personal favorite is Tuesday night, the night he does his solo piano performance.  It is there that his years of exposure to every kind of music imaginable shines through.

Coming up soon to completing his first year in China, Mark is happy to be playing music again and being surrounded by such a wealth of great musicians and great people.

About Matthew:

Mark is from the United States, he has been in Chengdu for 6 years. With 20 years experience he is playing all sorts of styles of American roots music. Their show at the Bookworm on Thursdays reflects old blues, old and modern jazz, country, and modern pop. They play songs by Robert Johnson, The Beatles, Adele, Louis Armstrong, Pink Floyd, Carpenters  They also have a number of Chinese songs by Deng Li Jun.  The music is pretty eclectic and they try to mix it up a lot. Come and enjoy!

Bookworm’s Music Scene: Tuesday with Mark (piano solo)

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Every Tuesday from 9pm

 

About Mark:

Mark has been playing at the Bookworm since September, 2013.  He works with Matthew on guitar on Thursdays, backs up Mona singing on Mondays, and plays solo piano on Tuesdays.

His musical background is quite varied. Having played with Top 40 bands, jazz bands and rock bands throughout the 1980’s, he moved over to solo piano full time in 1990. A timely call to Carnival Cruise Lines sent him off to sea playing solo piano on ships for the next 15 years.

Originally, Mark arrived in Chengdu to teach English, but soon met up with the local musicians and happily found himself completely immersed in music once again.

You’ll hear different sides of Mark depending on which night you come to hear him play. His personal favorite is Tuesday night, the night he does his solo piano performance.  It is there that his years of exposure to every kind of music imaginable shines through.

Coming up soon to completing his first year in China, Mark is happy to be playing music again and being surrounded by such a wealth of great musicians and great people.

Bookworm’s Music Scene: Monday with Mark&Mona

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Every Monday from 8:30pm

 

About Mark:

Mark has been playing at the Bookworm since September, 2013.  He works with Matthew on guitar on Thursdays, backs up Mona singing on Mondays, and plays solo piano on Tuesdays.

His musical background is quite varied. Having played with Top 40 bands, jazz bands and rock bands throughout the 1980’s, he moved over to solo piano full time in 1990. A timely call to Carnival Cruise Lines sent him off to sea playing solo piano on ships for the next 15 years.

Originally, Mark arrived in Chengdu to teach English, but soon met up with the local musicians and happily found himself completely immersed in music once again.

You’ll hear different sides of Mark depending on which night you come to hear him play. His personal favorite is Tuesday night, the night he does his solo piano performance.  It is there that his years of exposure to every kind of music imaginable shines through.

Coming up soon to completing his first year in China, Mark is happy to be playing music again and being surrounded by such a wealth of great musicians and great people.

About Mona:

Mona, 21 year-old jazz singer. She is both talented in jazz and pop music, she has a mediant-range voice with both sentiment and strength. Now she’s been singing in Bookworm for 4 months, waiting for you to come on Mondays.

“Criminally Good – fiction from the dark side” in conversation with Cath Staincliffe

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May 26th, Monday, 7:30pm

Cath Staincliffe is an established novelist, radio playwright and creator of ITV’s hit series, Blue Murder, starring Caroline Quentin as DCI Janine Lewis. Cath has been short-listed three times for Crime Writers Association awards, jointly winning the short story dagger in 2012 for Laptop. Cath writes the Scott and Bailey novels based on the popular ITV cop-show; Bleed Like Me is out now.  Her new standalone book, Letters To My Daughter’s Killer, looks at whether we can ever forgive those who do us the greatest wrong. Cath lives in Manchester, England and her eldest son lives in Chengdu.

@CathStaincliffe
www.cathstaincliffe.co.uk

During the meeting Cath Staincliffe will talk about two of her books:

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A love story, a modern nightmare and an honest and incisive portrayal of a woman who honours her husband’s wish to die and finds herself in the dock for murder.When Deborah reluctantly helps her beloved husband Neil end his life and conceals the truth, she is charged with murder. As the trial unfolds and her daughter Sophie testifies against her, Deborah, still reeling with grief, fights to defend her actions. Twelve jurors hold her fate in their hands, if found guilty she will serve a life sentence. Deborah seeks solace in her memories of Neil and their children and the love they shared. An ordinary woman caught up in an extraordinary situation.A finely written page-turner, compelling, eloquent, heart-breaking. The Kindest Thing tackles a controversial topic with skill and sensitivity. A book that begs the question: what would you do?

 

 

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Letters To My Daughter’s Killer

Grandmother Ruth Sutton writes to the man she hates more than anyone else on the planet: the man who she believes killed her daughter Lizzie in a brutal attack four years earlier. Ruth’s burden of grief and hatred, has only grown heavier with the passing of time, her avid desire for vengeance ever stronger. In writing to him Ruth hopes to exorcise the corrosive emotions that are destroying her life, to find the truth and with it release and a way forward. Whether she can ever truly forgive him is another matter – but the letters are her last, best hope.

Letters To My Daughter’s Killer exposes the aftermath of violent crime for an ordinary family and explores fundamental questions of crime and punishment. How do we deal with the very human desire for revenge? If we get justice does reconciliation follow? Can we really forgive those who do us the gravest wrong? Could you?

Kung Fu Komedy Standup with Drew Fralick

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Saturday, May 17th, 8pm

Standup Kungfu Komedy Show with Drew Fralick and special guest Storm Xu

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Drew is a regular headliner at the Kungfu Komedy club in Shanghai. He has done shows all over China and the US – most recently at Zanies in Chicago. He has been featured with Joe Wong on ICS television, and this year has been on tour as an opener for Ruben Paul (NBC), Jimmy Schubert (Comedy Central, Entourage) and Butch Bradley (Comedy Central).

Storm Xu

Storm hails from  Yangpu, Shanghai (or as he calls it, “THE HOOD”). Since he was a child he’s always been a very unique individual (or what his teachers called “an attitude problem.” However, after growing up he has conquered this, and now only uses his exceptional view to make people grin or laugh.
Storm is also a motorcycle mechanic,  and he loves listening to hip hop music, but unfortunately, never remembers the lyrics. His ultimate goal is to one day film his own comedy special on HBO.

Price: 75rmb in advance, 100rmb at the door (price includes a beer or a glass of wine and pop corn), for reservation please drop a line to: events@chengdubookworm.com

Don’t forget about our regular Standup Comedy Open Mics for amateur comedians!

DIY air filter workshop

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2014, May 11th, Sunday, 4:00 – 5:30pm

Gus Tate and Anna Guo from the team behind Particle Counting and Smart Air Filters will give an overview of how air filters work and lead participants in making their own to take home.

What you get: By the end of the workshop, you’ll have an air filter that zaps PM 2.5.

Why DIY? Particle counter data shows that DIYs clean your air without costing you 10k RMB!

Cost: 200 RMB (to cover costs of filter parts). Pay at the door.

Walk home with your very own air purifier. We’ll test it on the spot with our particle counter.

RSVP: RSVP at smartairfilters.com/#workshops . Limited to 30 spots. Act soon to guarantee a spot.

Can’t make it? Order a DIY kit or replacement filters at smartairfilters.com

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