Stand by your Nan - Free Live Performance and Storytelling Open Mic

Poetry Cafe

Event location:
Poetry Society, 22 Betterton Street WC2H 9BU
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Sat 3rd Feb 2018

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Where:Poetry Cafe WC2H 9BX
Map:Map & Nearby
Times:19:30 – 22:33
Admission:£5.00 /£3.00

About the event

Stand By Your Nan is a warm and poignant show from storyteller and poet Rachel Sambrooks, funded by Arts Council England.

Rachel has worked her way around communities of London sharing her stories about her Nan, Eve Hind, and hearing the incredible stories about Nans, mothers, sisters and friendship of women across London. Rachel's writing has been on BBC Radio, in theatres and festivals

Rachel’s Nan, Eve Hind appeared to be an ordinary working class housewife whilst she dreamed of greater things, becoming a working parent, new age pioneer and a lifelong learner.

“I want to be a clippy on the buzzes, that’s the job for me. Nothing better than clipping the tickets, checking them on and chucking the naughty boys off.”

The show is all about turning memories into stories, recognising the unforgettable and unsung women in our lives and keeping their stories alive, exploring where we came from, and how those women contributed to who we are today.

This show will feature an open mic session at the end where you can sign up to share stories or poetry from your own family histories.

Please pay on the door £5 / £3 open mic/concs and sign up for the open mic is from 7pm, please contact for more details. The poetry collection 'Stand By Your Nan' will also be available via donation.

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