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A Variety Of Entertainments And Presentations, Including Music, Illustrated Talks, Comedy, Debates, And All Sorts Of Performances

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♦ Wed., Mar. 30, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.: Enjoying Poetry—An Evening Class

Enjoying Poetry—An Evening Class

—Wednesday, March 30, 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m., at The Veranda, 158 King St W., Chatham—

Class members explore verse forms and metres, hear brief biographies of great poets, and enjoy poems in many styles from many centuries.


There is no need to register—just come and enjoy.

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⊕ About Events At The Veranda

The Veranda is home to many kinds of events...


Jazz, R&B, baroque, bluegrass, gospel, folk...

Illustrated Talks

Samuel Taylor Coleridge & The Rime Of The Ancient Mariner—An Illustrated Talk / How We Are Governed In Chatham / Henry David Thoreau & Walden / Opopopo

Chatham Revues

Revues are a mix of entertainment, enlightenment, and fun. Each Revue has an assortment of items-music, comedy, a reading, a short play, a quiz...

Public Meetings, Debates, & Conversation Cafés

Important matters will be examined, discussed, and agreed or disagreed upon.

Open Mics

The Veranda's Open Mic is home to singing and playing, reciting, imitating, and all kinds of performing—anything that will entertain an audience.

Each person or group of persons who perform at an Open Mic have a maximum of nine minutes in which to express themselves.


Enjoying Poetry—In this class, you will read, discuss, and enjoy poems in many different styles. There will be some fascinating history, some helpful exploration of verse forms and techniques, and much reading aloud. Come discover the pleasure of poetry.

More classes will be announced.

Movie Nights

Classics, shorts, foreign films, mini film festivals-come to laugh, cry, and be entertained.

And Much More...

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A Note About Cellphones

Please turn off cellphones during performances.

Cellphone use is welcome before shows, at intermission, and after shows.

⊕ If You Want To Be Onstage At The Veranda

There are three kinds of events at The Veranda—Open Mics, Chatham Revues, and “Suggest Your Own.”

Let me know if you want to take part in one of them.

Open Mics

Each Open Mic performance lasts a maximum of thirteen minutes.

If you wish to perform at an Open Mic, please email enquire@theveranda.ca with your name, phone number, and a brief description of what you will do.

You will be emailed with the date of your performance. Please confirm by email that you are available.

For your participation, you will receive a $5 Veranda gift certificate.

Chatham Revues

Each Revue has three approximately 25-minute sections, separated by intermissions. Each section will have one or two performances.

If you wish to perform at a Revue, please email enquire@theveranda.ca with your name, phone number, a brief description of what you will do, and the time you will need to do it in. Performances of 5, 10, and 15 minutes will be welcomed and encouraged.

If possible, send a video or sound recording of what you plan to do or of something you have previously done.

Each performance (whether it has one, two, three, or more performers) will receive a percentage of the admission collected for the Revue. The percentage will be based on the length of the performance.

“Suggest Your Own.”

Please feel free to suggest a performance that does not fit into the Open Mic or Cobourg Revue formats.