RhineBuzz Funk & Soul

The RhineBuzz Genie

Maurice Allen Lee and his Band

The Quirkiest Character at the Koyote
Our Soul and Funk extravaganza with Maurice Allen Lee and Push-Up is happening on November 20th at the Koyote Club, a new intimate private funk and soul club in the Old Schlachthof on the Rather Strasse 25, 40476 Düsseldorf.
We will present Maurice Allen Lee, soul man from Oklahoma City, USA, live on stage around 9.30pm accompanied by will be a six piece band.
Expect a very soulful show, Maurice is a bundle of energy on stage and of course, there will be all the usual RhineBuzz stuff ... prizes and surprises!
Our prize list grows, we have some great stuff to give away including cds from Putumayo World Music from New York; a gratis night out at the Koyote Club, including drinks; tickets to the Legoland Discovery Centre in Duisburg; invitations to the opening of Robert Mapplethorpe at the NRW-Forum; a voucher from Düsseldorf Marketing and Tourism and two tickets to the Rhine Ballet b.02.

The Koyote Club just opened in August and already has the hottest dj's knocking on it's doors. Between Maurice's live sets our dj Roger will be spinning old funk and soul, you will not keep still!

Something Got a Hold of Me

There aren't many chances to see English theatre here in Germany, so grab the opportunity whilst it is here!
On November 6th at 7pm The English Speakers Circle present "Something Got a Hold of Me" with a provocative and darkly funny performance by The Special Guests Company from Bristol.
Reviewed by the Guardian as "sinister and intriguing" this piece is about religious cults, charismatic leaders, power, persuasion, weakness and how everyone is just looking for something, a little something to make them happy.
"Something Got a Hold of Me" is supported by Bristol Old Vic.
The performance will be happening at the Weiterbildungzetrum, Saal (Hall) 1, Bertha-von-Suttner-Platz, Düsseldorf. This is at the rear entrance of the Hauptbahnhof.
This looks like a really great production, RhineBuzz will be there so do come along and we'll all go out for a drink afterwards.
Special group price tickets €7.50 available from Susan Jones 0211 3179322 or I also have some tickets.

So a good group of us saw this last night.
Thank you to Susan Jones for putting this on, it was a very interesting show; amusing, especially the interaction with Mr Heckler (is he part of it, isn't he?) dark and very real. So real some wanted to leave!
Well done to The Special Guests, we hope to see you in Düsseldorf again some time. Your piece certainly gave us a topic that sporadically came up in our conversation for the rest of the evening!

Sing-a-Long Mary Poppins

We are thrilled to be initiating the International Day at the KinderKinoFest with a showing of the all time family favourite Mary Poppins in English.
Come along to the UFA Palast next to the Hauptbahnhof on November 7th at 3pm to taste the magic of Mary Poppins and her friends. You can reserve your tickets, €3 children and €4 adults, here.
We will have Sara Kraus, from Colorado, singing along and encouraging you to join in, so come to the movies for a very enjoyable day out for all the family!
Before the movie the LVR (Media Center Rhineland) are also offering a stop motion film workshop for the children. Email me if you wish to reserve a place, this is also just €3, but we do only have two places left!
The Children's Film Festival is a wonderful celebration of film where children can become involved in all aspects of film from all sides of the camera.Look out for the brightly coloured brochures which have been delivered to all participating cinemas, kindergartens and schools in the greater Düsseldorf area. A record 10.000 seats have already been reserved! Amina Johannsen and her team are doing a fantastic job at bringing this important media into childrens' lives in a fun and educational way.
I am especially pleased to have received training from the LVR Centre in stop motion film so that in the near future I will be able to offer these workshops in English to the schools of Düsseldorf and surrounding areas.
Please email me if you would like me to contact your child's school about this delightful workshop.

8th November - Our audience enjoyed Mary Poppins and Amina Johanssen was very pleased that so many of you turned up. Many thanks!
We are talking of plans for next year, extending the International Day and offering the English-speaking children an active role in the KKF activities. Wonderful stuff.