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Up-coming events, interviews and public presentations
 of material from Camellia Cha's Curiosi-tea

2013 Camellia Cha events

Why not host a Camellia Cha event!
To find where Anne Norman is throughout the year, visit her website:
http://annenorman.com/upcoming-gigs/blog - if she is in your neighbourhood,

invite her to liven up your afternoon tea event, or present Nonchalant Bombasi-tea!


To keep informed of what Camellia Cha and Anne Norman and friends are up to, 'like'  Camellia-Cha-The-Avatar-of-Tea in Facebook
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March 27th 2013 - 10am to 12pm
Tea Tasting session with the Sensory team at
the Australian Wine Research Institute in Adelaide.

Drinking tea from wine glasses... an interesting exploration of descriptive words for how four different teas taste... 

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May 12th 2013 Sun 11am to 1pm Japanese-infused High Tea with Anne Norman
Shepparton Art Museum, Eastbank Centre, 70 Welsford Street Shepparton, Vic.

Adult $80 / Children under 12 years $45. Ticket includes exhibition entry to "The Golden Age of Colour Prints"

May 18th 2013 – Sat 3pm Nonchalant Bombasi-tea with Adam Wojcinski in the Tea-Cosy Festival, Fish Creek, Vic

 

 

2012 Camellia Cha events

 


on-the-moveDec 2nd 2012: Nonchalant Bombasi-tea in Melbourne

Heaven on Earth’s Down to Earth Tea House present Nonchalant Bombasi-tea with High Tea: 
at 2pm, 308 Queens Parade, Clifton Hill VIC 3068.
Bookings: 03 9482 2889  

Nonchalant Bombasi-tea: a fast-paced raconteur TEA show, not quite cabaret and better than stand-up comedy. Presented by Anne Norman (author & shakuhachi musician) with Adam Wojcinski (samurai tea master and wit). An hilarious afternoon of travel anecdotes, live music, Zen tea, verse, and outrageous absurdiTEAs. Meet the musician and the tea devotee behind the Avatar of Tea. Camellia Cha unveiled!   

For Photos and reviews: http://annenorman.wordpress.com/2012/10/28/nonchalant-bombasi-tea/

June 18-24 2012: Camellia Cha is in London

Giving random tea poetry recitations with Britain's Tea Poet - Elizabeth Darcy Jones, details TBC. Anne Norman then heads to France for a couple of weeks. Any English-speaking tea fans there who would like to organise their own private encounter with Camellia Cha, PLEASE DO!!! Contact Camellia Cha
Become a friend of Camellia Cha  on FaceBook at http://www.facebook.com/camellia.cha.1

May 27th 2012: Nonchalant Bombasi-tea in Melbourne

Tea&Sympathy are hosting a one woman soiree performance by the Tea Raconteur Anne Norman and the elusive Camellia Cha. With guest appearances by Lady Chacha and Adam Wojcinski - Ueda Soko Tea master.
$30 per person. Only 34 seats available. NonchalantBombasiTeaPress.pdf

When: 3 pm – 5pm, Sunday 27th May 2012
Where: Tea&Sympathy, 781 High Street Thornbury.

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 "My jaw was aching from laughing so much. Great fun and very informative."

"Silk kimono sleeves swaying, Anne plays a haunting and ethereal melody on the shakuhachi, a Japanese bamboo flute. The sound is airy and wonderful."

"AMN’s ability to traverse the extremi-teas of Zen, moving narrative and mass-culture kitsch that leaves you spellbound."

for more reviews of this show go to: reviews/blog

 


2011 Camellia Cha events

 

Nov 15th 2011: Launch of The Attitude of Cups

The Melbourne Poets Union launch of THE ATTITUDE OF CUPS: An Anthology of Australian Poetry about TEA, WINE & COFFEE, edited by Sue Stanford
Launched By Kristin Henry, with readings by the poets.
Enquiries: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
TUES NOV 15th 6.30pm at the Collected Works Bookshop
Level 1, Nicholas Building, 35-37 Swanston St
Melbourne, Australia. Refreshments served.
 

October 16th 2011: Nonchalant Bombasi-tea in Torquay

A Fund Raising Event for those folk in Japan affected by the 3.11 quake.
TIME: 3pm to 5pm performance of Nonchalant Bombasi-tea at the
St Therese Catholic Church, Surf Coast Highway, Torquay, Victoria.
enquiries: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it 0400 869 660
$1,870 sent to Ashinaga to assist in the building of a Rainbow House (drop in centre) for the orphans of the Tsunami and Quake.
 

October 15th 2011: Port Fairy Spring Festival

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featuring:
   Anne Norman (shakuhachi)
   Jay Dabgar (tabla)
   Josh Bennett (Sitar)
with a theatrical interplay of poetry and tea wRap.
Port Fairy Spring Festival, Port Fairy, Western Victoria, Australia. 8:15pm, 75 min, no interval.
 

October 8th 2011: ABC Radio National

Andrew Ford interviews Anne Norman and Josh Bennett on Radio National's Music Show about their up-coming Camellia Cha show "Once Upon a Tea: Camellia Cha's Curiosi-tea".
 
 

August 30th 2011: Nonchalant Bombasi-tea in Hopetoun

Tuesday 10am at the Toun Beach Café in Hopetoun, Western Australia
enquiries: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel: 08 9838 3078
 

August 27th 2011: Nonchalant Bombasi-tea in Denmark

Anne presents her solo show Nonchalant Bombasi-tea in the Teahouse Bookshop, in Denmark, Western Australia. 3:30 to 5:30pm. $20
enquiries: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it    08 9848 1801
 

Aug 20th 2011: Nonchalant BombasiTEA in Perth

HighTeaJapanese2Anne performs Nonchalant Bombasi-tea in Perth at the
Hyogo Prefectural Government Cultural Centre
Served with Japanese High Tea, and a sencha tea-tasting

presented by Mr Iwasaki of greenteahouse.com.au

20 Kalinda Drive, CITY BEACH WA 6015
Enquiries: Melissa Luyke This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Tel: 0419 041 508
3:30-5:30pm
 

May 15th 2011: Chari-TEA Soiree

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Performance artist, Anne Norman, and the enigmatic Camellia Cha, are donating their time and talent to bring you an afternoon of hilari-tea, musicali-tea and reflectivi-tea. Come and be entertained to raise the mood, (and the funds).

DATE: Sunday 15th May 2011
TIME: 2:30 - 4:30pm, with a cuppa in the middle
VENUE: The private home of Peter and Doreen Norman in Mornington
BOOKINGS: 03 5975 3040 (limited numbers, so book and get the address)
RSVP and pay  by May 6th please.
DONATION: $20 (or more if you so wish!)

The money raised will go fif-tea fif-tea to aid earthquake victims in Japan
via Second Harvest http://www.2hj.org/
and New Zealand via the Christchurch Mayor's Welfare Fund
 

May 13-15th 2011 tea lovers festival

TeaLoversFestival2011Curiosi-tea features in the teaware on sale at

kulov’s annual tea lovers festival
royal/t • los angeles • usa

 

April 2nd 2011: Christobel’s Soirée: CuriosiTEA

Adelaide Soiree performance by Anne Norman on the shakuhachi (Japanese bamboo flute) with poems from the book ‘Curiosi-tea’ and tales of her adventures in Japan, India and China
Bookings essential: Phone 8 2963543 or email xbalta@hotmail
April 2nd : 7 for 7.30 p.m. start
Christobel McLaren, 1 Keys Court, Hove, South Australia, 5048
$12/head (please bring correct money) + supper plate and drink
Download Christobel’s Soirées Flyer

 


2010 Camellia Cha events

 

Nov 14th 2010: Poetry reading & shakuhachi at the Bodhi Tree

Anne Norman (aka Camellia Cha) entertains with readings from "Curiosi-tea" and performs Shakuhachi flute in the Café attached to the lovely book shop Bodhi Tree in Perth. Sunday.
 

Oct 9th 2010: BORDERS Meet the Author

Camellia Cha reads from her book Curiosi-tea at Borders bookstore, Saturday, 2pm.
Shop 106, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre
211 LaTrobe Street, Melbourne
 

Sept 28th 2010: The Joan Saxton Lecture Luncheon Club

Guest Speaker: Anne Norman brings Curiosi-tea · absurdi-tea · frivoli-tea · audaci-tea - some of life's necessi-teas...  Shakuhachi performer and professional musician, Anne performs excerpts from her book as well as shakuhachi, and tell of her adventures in China and Japan in her quest for knowledge about tea. Anne has degrees in music and ethnomusicology from universities in Australia and Japan, and has a serious dependency on sencha green tea, developed between bouts of hyperventilation while studying shakuhachi (bamboo flute) in Kobe in the mid 1980s

Tuesday 28th of September 2010
Time of arrival 11.30am for noon luncheon. Speaker: 1.00pm ­ 2.00pm
The Joan Saxton Lecture Lunch Club
The Gables, 15 Finch Street , East Malvern, Victoria
Bookings: The Gables (03) 9571 6631 by the Friday before
Two course lunch with wine and coffee $45.00
thegables.com.au
 

Sept 26th 2010: AFTERNOON absurdiTEA with Camellia Cha

A delicious blend of poetry with musicali-tea from India, Tibet, China and Japan.AnnePose
Anne Norman (poetry and shakuhachi)
Tenzin Choegyal (voice and dranyen - Tibetan lute)
Wang Zheng Ting & the Australian Chinese Ensemble
Jay Dabgar (Tabla) & Josh Bennett (sitar and dilruba)
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A 90 minute performance from 2pm in the Space Theatre
OzAsia Festival
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Sept 4th 2010: 'Sashieda: The Imagination Tree'

A father's day fund-raiser for Knoxbrooke - a not-for-profit organization providing services, training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities. Held in the bonsai section Sashieda: The Imagination Tree Yarra View Nursery, 136 York Road Mt. Evelyn. Saturday 4th September 2010.
9:00 Saikei demonstration
11:00 -12:30 Bonsai clinic
1:00 -1:30 Shoso Shimbo Ikebana demonstration
1:30-1:50 Fuefukuro, Japanese drums and flutes
1:50 - 2:00 Anne Norman - shakuhachi and poetry
2:30 - 4:00 Bonsai clinic
 

June 11th-13th 2010: World Tea Expo

WTEJune2010Poetry, Music and Laughter at the Author's Circle: Anne performs excerpts from Curiosi-tea and plays the haunting shakuhachi, a bamboo flute with connections to the Japanese Zen Art of Tea at the World Tea Expo

Booth 342, World Tea Expo, Las Vegas, USA
 

May 29th 2010: Meet the Author at the Bodhi Tree

Anne Norman (aka Camellia Cha) entertains with readings and poetry from "Curiosi-tea" and performs Shakuhachi flute in the Café attached to the lovely book shop Bodhi Tree in Perth, Western Australia.
 

May 24th 2010: Nonchalant BombasiTEA

Anne is guest speaker on the writing of Curiosi-tea and her life as a shakuhachi performer and itinerant musician. She will also read some of her poetry and perform shakuhachi (bamboo flute). Monday afternoon lecture for the Friends of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
 

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