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Sunday 16 June, 2002
#Green and pleasant ... an occasional guidebook (because I don't get out much)
So there I was, the de facto head of a gang of hungry and slightly drunk people, leading them who-knows-where across the middle of Bristol on a search for something to eat. My sole qualification for this position appeared to be that I had taken a stroll around the city centre the night before on a lengthy andultimately successful search for a cash machine.

Cheap and bready I thought to myself, follow the principal of least surprise. I had, I'm ashamed to say, Pizza Hut vaguely in mind as our destination, and I knew it was over there somewhere.

Princess volunteered that Phil had eaten at an Italian restaurant somewhere along this particular street, and had said it was good. At the same moment I spotted the distant red sign.

"Onwards", I cried.

"But look!" countered Princess, indicating the pizzeria across the road.

Looks mildly posh, I thought, and then. Bingo! "But look again"

Next door to the pizzeria was, I knew instantly, our unexpected destination - Mr Wolf's Noodle & Nosh Bar. A quick scan of the short menu (divided into The Noodles and Something Other Than Noodles) confirmed it. Cheap and filling fare, in a variety of easy to understand combinations. And licensed too.

Mr Wolf (which may not be his real name) rapidly cooked up several miles of stir-fried noodles, served gently steaming in capacious white bowls, while Mrs Wolf served beers and whizzed up banana-and-chocolate smoothies. It was super. The bar seats around five in a row, with little side nooks and tables for maybe another ten or twelve. I have the feeling that they don't generally get parties of eight, as the service was slightly chaotic, but enjoyably so.

The noodles, medium-thickness wheat if you're counting, were just right, the accompanying vegetables bright and still with plenty of snap, and my tofu was well fried and generous. I liked it so much I immediately ordered some more to take away with me. I had to. The takeaway cartons are the kind you only ever see in American movies. Or, as Mr Wolf suggested, in episodes of Friends.

Mr Wolf's Noodle and Nosh Bar, 33 St Stephen's Street, Bristol. Phone 9273221

Alan Summers [e] [w] said Mr Wolf's is still going strong too! Special event, and new menu too!

Naked Haijin Productions

presents

'Night of the Full Moon'

@ Mr.Wolf's

Sunday 16 February

'moon of winds'

Spoken Short Words Event with Open Mike

relaxed evening

free admission, but please buy food or drink

new menu!

Mr. Wolf's

noodle bar

33 St.Stephen's Street

8 til late

chill out/feel free to come and go

hosted by

Alan Summers

Karen Hoy

with special guest

Tania van Schalkwyk

The theme is wolves, moons and winds

bring film/literary quotes, microProse (very, VERY short stories!)

Poetry (nothing longer than a sonnet!)

(brevity applauded)

Anecdotes and Jokes (no shaggy dog stories)

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?pc=BS11JX&title=Mr+Wolf's

The February Full Moon is 'the Moon of Winds'

Full moon materials (including The Moon Calendars) at Stanfords

the friendly map and travel people at 29 Corn Street,

just round the corner!

Stanfords also stock a range of

NHP travel haiku fridge magnets.

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[added 14th Feb 2003]

Alan Summers [e] [w] said Mr Wolf's is even bigger and better with a new extended noodle bar!

See us all in April!!

Naked Haijin Productions

presents

'Night of the Full Moon'

Wednesday 16 April

Spoken Short Words Event with Open Mike

Mr. Wolf's

noodle bar

33 St.Stephen's Street

hosted by

Alan Summers

Karen Hoy

8 til late

chill out/feel free to come and go

free admission

new bigger venue!

new menu with fab food and range of hard and soft drinks

Special Guest:

Lee Coombes - ‘prose performance exponent’ with

Words Allowed, recently wowing at Bath Literature Festival.

Lee is described as both “unique, and a cross between

Michael Caine and Jack Dee, only better looking and funnier.”

The April Full Moon is 'the Rain Moon':

The evening theme is wolves, moons and rain so bring film/literary

quotes, microProse (very, VERY short stories!) poetry (nothing longer than a sonnet!)

haiku (brevity applauded)

anecdotes and jokes (no shaggy dog stories!)

Full moon materials, and much more, at Stanfords

the friendly map and travelbook people at:

29 Corn Street,just up the road from Mr.Wolf’s!

Stanfords also stock a range of terrific

Naked Haijin Productions haiku fridge magnets [added 16th Mar 2003]

Alan Summers [e] said Hi there,

Extra special guest star at Mr Wolf's Noodle Bar!

Naked Haijin Productions presents 'Night of the Full Moon', a Spoken Short Words Event with Open Mike at Mr. Wolf's Noodle Bar, 33 St.Stephen's Street.

The event is at the new bigger venue with a new menu with fab food and range of hard and soft drinks on Wednesday 16 April, free admission, 8pm until late, and hosted by Alan Summers and Karen Hoy, those haiku people poets of NHP.

"chill out/feel free to come and go, with large breaks inbetween short words"

Bring your film quotes; microprose; haiku; poetry; and comedy to Mr Wolf's, or simply sit back and enjoy good food and drink in a unique atmosphere.

http://www.multimap.com/map/browse.cgi?pc=BS11JX&title=Mr+Wolf's

Special Guests:

Bonny Brooks has been writing poetry for about seven years, and has performed in both Birmingham and Bristol. She wrote and directed her first play for the stage 'Private Parts Performing' four years ago; a controversial piece about male/female power struggles within sexual relationships. She is currently two thirds of her way through a Cultural Studies degree in which her research interest is mainly women's issues, in particular rape and judicial system. She will be completing her degree in Bristol and is well chuffed to be back in the West Country, to spend time with family and old friends and get involved in Bristol's vibrant poetry scene.

Lee Coombes

A top ‘performance prose exponent’ with Words Allowed,

who recently wowed them at the Bath Literature Festival.

Lee is described as both “unique, and a cross between

Michael Caine and Jack Dee, only better looking and funnier.”

Moon, rain and wolves!

The April Full Moon is 'the Rain Moon':

The evening theme is wolves, moons and rain so bring film/literary

quotes, microProse (very, VERY short stories!) poetry (nothing

longer than a sonnet!) haiku (brevity applauded) and anecdotes and

jokes (no shaggy dog stories!)

Stanfords and 'Travel haiku fridge/filing cabinet magnets' :

Full moon materials, and much more, at Stanfords

the friendly map and travelbook people at

29 Corn Street who also stock a range of terrific

Naked Haijin Productions haiku fridge magnets

[added 9th Apr 2003]

Alan Summers [e] said Alan Summers of Naked Haijin Productions will be performing haiku at the Ladyfest Bristol benefit gig and at the Bath Fringe:

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Naked Haijin Productions performance haiku at:

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Ladyfest Benefit Gig

Hag Rag @ Arc Bar, 8 til 11ish, £2

Bank Holiday Monday 26th May, 2003

Arc Bar

amazing exploding glass entrance!

Broad Street, central Bristol

by St John's Arches down from the old former Grand Hotel

Wind down and Relax after the hectic weekend.

A Ladyfest Bristol benefit featuring two major players in the south west of England poetry scene.

Spoken word from Rosemary Dun

(Bristols Slam Champion)

and Alan Summers the Haiku Detective.

Plus Acoustic sets from two highly recommended singer

songwriters ..

Lou Bell and Katerina Heinrich

Plus Guests and Open Mic!

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Bath Fringe, May 29th, 2003

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Naked Haijin Productions

make an appearance at Bath Fringe!

http://www.bathfringe.co.uk/fringeclubs.php

Naked Haijin Haiku is part of The Live 'Wadsworth 6X Beer' Show and also featuring the brilliant, poignant and funny Ian Sills of Acoustic Night (Bristol) fame.

Performing on Thursday 29th May at 9pm at The New Inn on Monmouth Street where Gunilla has kindly laid on even more delicious Wadsworth 6X beer!

Then at 10pm at we break The Curfew on Cleveland Bridge!

An amazing third set happens at the Fringe Club later.. This is at Bonghy Bo on Upper Borough Walls with the brilliant organiser Jimmy Mc giving us fine premises and chill out zone for all Fringers both performers and unwitting public!

Fringe note: Bonghy Bo iff Upper Borough Walls, from 10pm to 1am every night. It's the Green Room, it's the place to be if you want to meet the performers or buy the harassed Fringe workers a drink, suss out what's happening tomorrow, spread vicious rumours about what's not happening tomorrow, or snarf up cocktails in a bid to banish tomorrow altogether. There will be entertainment, including some gently deranged DJ work and other events of a less usual nature, a sketch plan of which follows. Caveat: It is our mission to be unpredictable.

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Stanfords Map and Travel Bookshop of Bristol, England, stock Naked Haijin Productions haiku fridge/filing cabinet magnets' :

Mr Wolf's Noodle has now extended into next door and twice as worth a visit now!

[added 24th May 2003]

RAchel [e] said IS there a salsa class there tonight? [added 4th Jan 2005]

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