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Coffee, Culture, Cake: A Weave of Jewish Stories with Ruth Steinberg

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Saucer and Cup

159 Arthur Road

Wimbledon Park

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SW19 8AD

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A Weave of Jewish Stories

Ruth Steinberg

Storyteller Ruth Steinberg weaves words and stories together to create a translucent textile through which we can glimpse extraordinary things. She weaves together humourous stories of the wise fools from Chelm with jokes, with myth, and with the closely observed details of her post-war childhood in the North East and her marriage to Len, a man born in Poland in 1937 – “an interesting place and time for a little Jewish boy to be born.” As she weaves, Ruth shows us the world we think we know from completely new angles. See the world differently. Join the weave.

Who is Ruth Steinberg?

Some say she is a Jewish Geordie, born in 1952 in Newcastle upon Tyne. Others know her as a poet and short story writer who uses the power of the word to get people to look at what they think they can't. Some say she is clown, a storyteller, a musician. She says she is passionate about using creativity to touch, transform and show the absurdities we live in and with.

In her working life, whether it was as a public librarian, or working in AIDS and HIV, or in mental health, she drew strongly on the arts and her creativity to challenge people to think afresh and see the world differently – always with the lightest of touches.

This talk is part of a series of 'Coffee, Culture, Cake' events.
Places are limited. Advance booking highly recommended.

Coffee, Culture, Cake
Curated Conversations with Living Tradition Bearers

People have long gathered in coffee houses to engage in dialogue and debate. It's a practice that's vital to a dynamic, well-functioning society and one of the reasons why coffee houses were called 'penny universities' back in the 17th and 18th Century.

'Coffee, Culture, Cake' events are part of this living tradition. Hosted at Saucer & Cup, an artisan coffee house in Wimbledon Park, the curated conversations bring together a unique group of living tradition bearers - architects, storytellers, educators, philosophers, musicians - to share their perspectives and join in conversation with you, to facilitate the kind of discussion that helps society flourish.

'Coffee, Culture, Cake' subverts the conventional lecture model. Rather than 'long time for talk - little time for questions', the format of these sessions is 'a little intro, lots of time for questions, and a meaningful summing up'.

Join us at for great coffee, great cake and—with your help—great conversations.

Coffee, Culture, Cake

Organised by The LifeLore Institute - www.lifeloreinstitute.com
Hosted at Saucer & Cup, 159 Arthur Road, Wimbledon Park, SW19 8AD - www.saucerandcup.com

Entry by donation.
Minimum suggested donation: £10 per person.
Places are limited. Advance booking highly recommended.

Income from the event will go towards continuing to support the work of living tradition bearers.

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159 Arthur Road

Wimbledon Park

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SW19 8AD

United Kingdom

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