Our next event will be Tuesday 21st April at The Station, Silver St, Bristol BS1 2AG.
Amrou Al-Kadhi is the founder of drag troupe Denim and has several TV shows currently in development. Their journalism has appeared in the Guardian, the Independent, Gay Times, Attitude, CNN and Little White Lies, among other publications. Amrou will tell the story behind their astonishing book, Unicorn: The Memoir of a Muslim Drag Queen.
Jasvinder Sanghera is a survivor of a forced marriage and the founder of Karma Nirvana, a national, award-winning charity that supports both men and women affected by honour-based abuse and forced marriages. She is a highly acclaimed international speaker, expert advisor to the courts, the winner of numerous awards and a best-selling author. Jasvinder will tell the moving story of her forced marriage, which she wrote about in her Times Top 10 Bestselling memoir, Shame.
Maddie Harris is an activist, campaigner and founder of the organization, Humans for Rights Network, which she set up after witnessing almost daily human rights violations in the refugee camps of Dunkirk and Calais, where she worked from 2015. Humans for Rights Network aims to hold perpetrators to account, and to seek justice for survivors. Maddie will be telling us the stories of these forcibly displaced people, stories that are being lost, buried or ignored and explain why we must work together to ensure they are heard.
Kim Sherwood is a multi award-winning novelist, Senior Lecturer in Creative Writing and also teaches writing in schools and prisons. Her debut novel, Testament, follows the impact of the Holocaust in Hungary on three generations of a family, from 1944 to the present day. The novel explores identity, family, and belonging – and asks what duty we carry to the past. Kim will talk about the role of research in fiction, searching for her story in the archive, and on the ground, from the streets of Budapest, to the former ghetto Theresienstadt. Kim’s grandmother is a Holocaust Survivor, and her grandfather was the actor George Baker.
Clover Stroud is a journalist, broadcaster and acclaimed author. Clover’s latest book, My Wild and Sleepless Nights is an unflinching, deeply personal account of motherhood, female identity and sexuality and it has had rave reviews. Clover will be sharing her own experiences of mothering five children, aged from one to seventeen, and talk about how she has navigated this across two decades, both losing and finding herself.
5 speakers, 15 minutes each, no scripts!
Check out the talks and pictures from some of our previous events.