Wabi-Sabi Academy

25th January, 2018
7 for 7:30pm start

Rear Church Street,

The Line Up​​
25th January, 2017 

  1. Kate Fox
    Kate Fox
  2. Toria Garbutt
    Toria Garbutt
  3. Jess Johnson
    Jess Johnson
  4. Diane Cockburn
    Diane Cockburn
Your Hosts
  1. Phillips@mail.com
    Jade Gadd
    Co Host
    Perfromer and writer with a lot to say...
  2. Phillips@mail.com
    Tony Gadd
    The Gong Fu Poet A Seaham Harbour lad
Presenting to you some of the finest spoken word artists in the region and the UK.

Becoming a brilliant spoken word artist requires study, learning and practice; patience, time and energy:
just as becoming a tea master or martial artist does!

So it seems fitting that our beautiful tearoom and dojang (dojo)  is the venue to celebrate these wonderful poets. 
A wonderful social evening of uplifting entertainment, whether you prefer to relax and listen to wonderful wordy stuff or take part part yourself on one of the open mic opportunities. 

All ages are welcome (but please bear in mind  the content of the poems may be quite adult) 

Tea and the arts have long been linked to each other, and never more so in the Tea rooms of ​​​​China, during the fourth and fifth centuries. "Drinking tea became a social event with complex rituals and ceremonies.
During the Song Dynasty (960-1279 C.E.) the tea house became a focus of social life, a place where business could be conducted, entertainment by professional storytellers, jugglers, poets, and actors could be enjoyed, and friends and families could relax and have casual conversation" (Pettigrew and Richardson 2008).

Purchase your tickets now
to avoid dissapointment
tickets include refillable award winning teas from around the world
BUY NOW! £5 Early bird 
Via Ticketsource (link above)
or £6 on the door 

Tickets are also available at Wabi Sabi Academy 
and through Tony when you see him! 

Wabi Sabi Gong Fu Poets

Put it in your diary now! The last Thursday of the month
Open mic  - some 5 minute open mic spots are pre-bookable prior to the night  - get in touch! 

 A few 3 minute slots will be left until the night and names drawn out of the hat.

Wabi Sabi is in the village of Coxhoe, a short journey from Durham City itself. From Durham Bus station , just down the bank from Durham  Train Station, there are regualar buses to Coxhoe Church, which is right over the road from our venue.​​
Buses are
X12 Newcastle to Middlebrough via Gateshead, Durham, Coxhoe and Stockton.
55 /55A / 56 / 56A / 57 all go from Durham and stop at Coxhoe
Durham Uni Campus students (with valid card) are ableto use 56 and 57 service free of charge.
When on Church Street, take the turning on the right directly after Herons cycles which is opposite the ​​Miners' Wheel to take you round to our entrance.at the rear of Church Street
A choice of world class teas are included in the ticket price . There will also be soft drinks and snacks available to purchase too including vegan cake and raw cakes.
​2 minutes from Junction 61off the A1M, Bowburn interchange.​
There is a small car park outside our entrance or else there is on street parking on Church Street itself.