In Other Words Festival Programme
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Friday 16th June 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm£4 – £6
To open this year’s In Other Words Festival, we will be showcasing local poets and storytellers to support the outgoing Bard, Marion Leeper. Money raised from this event will go towards running costs of this and next year’s Festival.
Rachel O’Leary, Skald of Suffolk. A founder member of Cambridge Storytellers, Rachel has been twice crowned storytelling Skald of Suffolk, and is just back from her annual week as resident storyteller for the conference of doulas at Cae Mabon. https://racheloleary.co.uk/storytelling/
Fay Roberts is a peripatetic, percussive performance poet by night, and a professional projector by day. She is a classically-trained singer, a self-taught drummer, a bit of a mumbler sometimes, and speaks with her hands. In 2014, she “won” the Edinburgh Fringe Anti-Slam (where the worst poem and performance with the lowest points wins a terrible prize). http://www.fayroberts.co.uk
Charley Genever is best known as Peterborough Poet Laureate 2016. At 24, she is the youngest poet to have been awarded the title, and in her short career so far she has worked with and performed for many national organisations. http://www.freakspeakpoetry.co.uk/
Justine de Mierre has a multi-faceted storytelling practice ranging from adults-only pub nights to under 5s storyplaytime sessions. She is passionate about making storytelling relevant and exciting for new audiences, and sparks fireworks with her tales. http://www.sowhatsthestory.co.uk
Hannah Jane Walker is a poet, performer and theatre maker from Essex. Her poems are sharp, surreal and conversational, full of sharp edges and unexpected angles as well as warmth and empathy for fellow humans. They are funny and they’re simple and they’re complicated and they don’t know right from wrong. http://www.hannahjanewalker.co.uk/
Dave Tonge, Yarnsmith of Norwich, storyteller, author and historian, travels the land as an Itinerant teller of tales, at museums, heritage sites, festivals, fairs and schools all over the UK. http://www.theyarnsmithofnorwich.com/Welcome.html
Marion Leeper grew up in a family of actors, raconteurs, tellers of tall tales and downright liars. She has been listening to and telling stories (true and less true) for longer than she can remember. She tells stories for children of all ages, and specialises in multi-sensory storytelling for the very young and for people with learning difficulties. She has toured her adult shows to clubs and festivals around the country and internationally. Based in Cambridge, Marion and her amazing story mat are familiar visitors to museums, schools and libraries around the region. Marion is the current Bard of Cambridge. http://www.marionleeperstoryteller.co.uk
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