A Rose is not a Rat: Stories to heal the world. Ruth Steinberg with Chai For All

Cotham Club at Cotham Parish Church, Cotham Road, Bristol BS6 6DR

Ruth Steinberg is a story weaver, bringing together stories from her Jewish culture, the life of her family and her husband. Using personal stories, folktales and Yiddish songs, she takes you on a journey that will make you laugh and cry.
Ruth was born a Jewish Geordie in 1952 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Some say she is a clown, a storyteller, a musician. She says she is passionate about using creativity to touch, transform and show the absurdities we live in and with.

'Storyteller Ruth Steinberg weaves words and stories together to create a translucent textile through which we can glimpse extraordinary things.' Lifelore Institute Wimbledon.

Chai For All (Hebrew chai ‘life’) is a multinational, multilingual ensemble touring middle eastern and Jewish music sets and music & spoken word performances both nationally and internationally. Its concerts celebrate the rich Yiddish song and klezmer wedding and dance traditions. Its two most recent music and storytelling shows explored the 1917 Balfour Declaration that led to the creation of the State of Israel (Longing, Belonging & Balfour), and the Palestinians' connection to their land (Our Homeland Lives in Us: Longing, Belonging & Palestine).

‘Energetic and exciting, Chai For All combine klezmer, Yiddish folk and jazz throughout their music. Making one fierce brew as a result. It’s emotive, soulful and unlike anything you’ll ever see.’ Bristol24/7

Doors at 19:00 Ticket info TBC

Jul3

private event

Mazl & Brokhe: Yiddish Song

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The Lansdown, 8 Clifton Road, Bristol BS8 1AF

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays Old World Yiddish folk, New World Yiddish theatre songs and jazz-tinged klezmer. A magnificent musical journey from the haunted Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to the vibrant neighbourhoods of swinging New York.

Impassioned female vocals lead the party, joyously backed by trumpet, guitar and percussion. With fantastic music, brilliant audience rapport and more than a touch of goodtime showbiz this is a set guaranteed to raise the spirits.

Marianna Moralis: vocals, David Mowat: trumpet, flugelhorn, Knud Stüwe: guitar, Simon Leach: percussion

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Schtumm Presents...Chai For All / Radio Banska

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The Queens Head, High Street, Box, Corsham

A World music spectacular - expect delicious sounds and dancing!

Chai For All

Exciting and entertaining, Chai For All plays Old World Yiddish folk, New World Yiddish theatre songs and jazz-tinged klezmer. A magnificent musical journey from the haunted Eastern European shtetls, through the dimly-lit basement bars of tango-crazed Buenos Aires, to the vibrant neighbourhoods of swinging New York.

Impassioned female vocals lead the party, joyously backed by trumpet, guitar and percussion. With fantastic music, brilliant audience rapport and more than a touch of goodtime showbiz, this is a set guaranteed to raise the spirits.

lineup: Marianna Moralis - vocals, David Mowat - trumpet, Knud Stüwe - guitar, Simon Leach - percussion

Radio Banska

A jazz/world-music quintet, Radio Banska has worked across the southwest since 2012, mostly on the arts centre and jazz festival circuit.

After the sad passing of founding violinist Nina Trott, the band experimented with different line ups, including Bristol sax man Craig Crofton - but is currently working with virtuoso accordionist Mirek Salmon, a perfect fit for the mesmerising, original compositions.

A highly melodic, jazz infused blend of Levantine mystery, dark Balkan passion and Latin rhythms.

“ ... an extraordinarily powerful band – a kind of Levantine zeppelin ... “

“ ... a delight of fusion jazz - often surreal, always hard driving ... “

The Venue: The Steve Hall Arena - a safe and socially distanced Live Music outdoor arena in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside near Bath hosted by The Queens Head, Box.

Events may be postponed or delayed if there are electrical storms in the area. A little bit of rain won't stop us so you are advised to check the weather and dress appropriately. We have our magical marquee stage too if it's particularly bad!

Parking is available at The Selwyn Hall Car Park - a short walk from the venue.

Tickets £10 (+Eventbrite Fees) 100% of the ticket price goes directly to the musicians on the night. The venue makes what it can from drink sales and the Schtumm.... team work entirely voluntary to enable Grassroots music to grow.

Coronavirus live music rules may change so please check www.schtumm.co.uk for any updates regarding group bookings, social distancing and other protocols.

Schtumm.... The Queen's Head, Box, SN13 8NH

doors 18:30

£11.37 (including Eventbrite fees)