Semi-Circle Basel - Christmas Deconstructed; Anglican Church Christmas Bazaar

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7 November, 2023

The Semi-Circle is Basel's English language amateur theater group which has been staging plays and musicals for almost 50 years. Their upcoming production is called "Christmas Deconstructed - Be Careful What You Wish For!". It's a series of short plays which are loosely tied to Christmas, with a mix of comedies and drama. There are plays about Father Christmas's plans to retire, and others about a charity parachute jump, rollercoaster rides and killer banana spiders, psychics, a paranormal pirate radio show about aliens, werewolves, and time travel – something for everyone! The production runs from 22 to 24 November and 29 November to 1 December at the Theater Arlecchino in Basel. Get your tickets here. Directors Zuzana Cox and Daria Montijo came in to give us the details. Listen to the interview here.



Sarah Nevill-Stinson joined us to tell us about the upcoming Christmas Bazaar hosted by the Anglican Church in Basel (ACB) on November 18th. This year, the event will take place at the Zwinglihaus in Basel. You'll be able to enjoy coffee & cakes, homemade jams, marmalades & chutneys, groceries, Christmas crafts and gifts, English books, quality brocante, seasonal entertainment, and a children's corner. Charities supported by the ACB Bazaar this year include ELIM, BUSEGA and A Rocha Lebanon. Listen to the interview here.



Our music theme this week was all about 80s hits. We played:

Depeche Mode - Just Can't Get Enough

Queen - Another One Bites The Dust

Fine Young Cannibals - She Drives Me Crazy

Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes

Cutting Crew - I Just Died In Your Arms

Starship - We Built This City