Bit of short notice, but this might be a good time for an Open Mic. We’ll have one tomorrow in Rajagiriya, down Obeysekerapura. That’s Thursday, May 21st, tomorrow at 8 PM. No notice, but things are going crazy and we might as well get together to digest what’s going on. I got a shitload of stories from IDP camps, hospitals and jail that I can’t publish so I can share those. If you have poetry or stories or music or just something to say, do come out. Jan’s house, Obeysekerapura, Rajagiriya. Near the McDo roundabout.
If you’re unfamiliar with Open Mic, we just show up at someone’s house and people can read anything they’ve written or read. Or sing or dance or whatever. It’s one space for free expression if you care to exercise it. I’ll call the usual suspects tomorrow and get them to come.
It’s at Tim’s old house at the end of Obeysekerapura. If you know the Rajagiriya McDonald’s, it’s near that roundabout. If you’re coming from Colombo you can either go down Parliament Rd at that Ayurevada roundabout or left into Rajagiriya. Take the left way into Rajagiriya and then Obeysekerapura is the first big road on your left. There’s a visible sign.
Go down almost to the end of the road. It’s a bit of a ghetto neighborhood so don’t hit anybody. Near the very end as you start to climb the hill there’s a bunch of Daffy Ducks and Mickey Mouses painted on a wall at the left. That’s the place.
These are the hosts directions:
217, obesekarapura, moragasmulla road, rajagiriya…come down the old rajagiriya road..pass the aryuvedah hospital, turn into obesekarapura on your left…come down on this road for about 1 km…continue streight up the hill after the “new kolonawa junction”,its the first house on the left…dirty white wall, green gate with a red flash-sticker on it.
Please park inside the garden or on the RIGHT side of the street !
I’ll post a map and stuff if you find it insanely confusing.
So that’s Open Mic, tomorrow at 8. Short notice, but there’s a lot going on.