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That’s What She* Said at the Royal Albert Hall

Salena Godden RAH

In 2018, we collaborated with one of London’s most iconic venues, the Royal Albert Hall, on a year-long residency programming a series of late-night literary salons featuring some of the most exciting women and non-binary writers around.

Starting with a sold-out event for International Women’s Day, the first salon featured performances from four incredible, internationally-renowned writers: author and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz; activist, poet and broadcaster Bidisha; writer, performer and activist Lisa Luxx; and performer, poet and facilitator Deanna Rodger.

Other highlights included our warm-up event for that year’s Edinburgh Fringe, featuring: author and performer Bernadette Russell; writer, film-maker and performance artist Paula Varjack; writer, playwright and performance poet Cecilia Knapp; and novelist and short story writer Leone Ross, author of magic realism, erotica and literary fiction.

Our end-of-year celebration took place in December 2018, featuring spellbinding performances from: artist and social activist Reece Lyons; author, performer and activist Penny Pepper, author of poetry collection Come Home Alive and memoir First in the World Somewhere; “literary hero” (The Skinny) Rosie Garland, author of novels The Night Brother, Vixen and The Palace of Curiosities along with six solo poetry collections and “one of the country’s finest performance poets” (Apples & Snakes); and “everything the Daily Mail is terrified of” (Kerrang), Salena Godden, author of literary memoir Springfield Road, poetry collections including Pessimism is for Lightweights, and forthcoming novel Mrs Death Misses Death.

If you’re involved with a venue that might want to collaborate with us, we’d love to chat more. Get in touch via the contact page.

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