That’s What She* Said is the “biggest spoken word night in London for women” (Evening Standard), and has been shortlisted for Best Regular Spoken Word Night at the Saboteur Awards. That’s What She* Said features storytelling, slam, poetry and performance by women and non-binary writers, and takes place monthly in London, Bristol and Manchester. And since 2017, we’ve been delivering sold-out runs every summer as part of the world’s largest arts festival, Edinburgh Fringe.
Our Edinburgh Fringe events feature a different line-up every night, spotlighting some of the most exciting women and non-binary writers around and featuring a mix of poetry, performance and storytelling.
Each iteration of That’s What She* Said at Edinburgh Fringe has been different, ranging from two-week runs as part of the PBH Free Fringe to three-day residencies in the Scottish Poetry Library. In this time, some of our featured performers have included: Leyla Josephine, Sabrina Mahfouz, Deanna Rodger, Lisa Luxx, Laura Dockrill, Sophia Walker, Imani Alexander, Cheryl Martin, Rosie Garland, Claire Askew, Denise Mina, Cecilia Knapp, Jemima Foxtrot, d’bi.young anitafrika, Malaika Kegode, Reece Lyons, Fay Roberts, Donna Ogunnaike and Salena Godden
We’ve also been proud to feature a diverse range of emerging voices, including: Yolanda Mercy, AJ McKenna, Iona Lee, Leanne Moden, Stella Harvey Birrell, Mara Menzies, Carmina Marsoliver, Elizabeth McGeown, Nadine Aisha Jassat, Anjelica Etwerth, Maz Hedgehog, Bibi June, Courtney Conrad, Rose Condo, Gaynor Jones, Bridget Hart, Emma McGordon and Afshan D’souza Lodhi.
In 2019, we collaborated with Fringe of Colour as well as variety of local charities and community groups to ensure our shows remained accessible to audiences of all backgrounds and income levels, something we intend to continue when we next return to Edinburgh Fringe.