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The Venus Papers at Wise Words Festival

  • Wise Words Festival Secret Garden Stour Street Canterbury, England, CT1 2NR United Kingdom (map)

The Venus Papers is a theatrical poetry show of arrivals, departures and journeys. Written and performed by Lydia Towsey. Live onstage music and vocals by Dave Dhonau and Ola Szmidt.

Plus open mic performances by local and regional poets Emrys Plant (host), Safiya Daly and Sarah Holt, who offer personal responses to the show's themes.

The show presents tales of 21st century women – every-woman, immigrant, refugee, outsider - in a time of social, cultural and political turmoil and change. It starts from a question of What if Venus, the Roman Goddess of love and beauty, washed up on a beach at this moment in time?  It is about how we look - at ourselves, at each other, and the world.  For 14+. More information

"One of the new, intriguing voices of her time." 
Jean 'Binta' Breeze, MBE

Absolutely spectacular” Poet in the City

Directed by Rachel Mars and Nick Field. Paintings by Scott Bridgwood and production by Renaissance One.  Funded by Arts Council England and supported by Attenborough Arts Centre and Writing West Midlands.

Read more and book at the Wise Words festival website

Earlier Event: May 2
Shara McCallum UK Book Tour
Later Event: June 29
The Venus Papers at JW3