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Lancaster Litfest and Renaissance One presents The Venus Papers

  • The Storey Auditorium Meeting House Lane Lancaster LA1 1TH United Kingdom (map)

An evening of poetry, theatre and music on arrivals, departures, landscapes and journeys

Written and performed by Lydia Towsey with live onstage music and vocals by Dave Dhonau and Ola Szmidt and guest poets and performers TaffiKev McVeigh, Inés Gregori Labarta and Yvonne Battle-Felton.

Co-directed by Rachel Mars and Nick Field.

In this new poetry and music show, through the filters of an immigration officer, the tabloids and the general public, Venus experiences what it means to be a 21st century woman - traveler, every-woman, immigrant, outsider - at a time of social, cultural and political turmoil and change.

The show is about how we look - at ourselves, at each other, and the world - and how others influence the way we do so. Suitable for 14+

One of the new, intriguing voices of her time.
— Jean 'Binta' Breeze on Lydia Towsey

Absolutely spectacular” Poet in the City

Suitable for 14+

More information at or

Twitter #VenusPapers  Book tickets at the Lancaster Litfest site here

Read an interview with Lydia Towsey here

WATCH: click on the video link below to watch the video poem 'Armed', the first of a series created by Lydia Towsey and collaborators for the tour this year.

Earlier Event: June 29
The Venus Papers at JW3