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Snow Q at Clapham Library

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Clapham Library

Mary Seacole Centre

91 Clapham High Street

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SW4 7DB

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Snow Q is a re-imagining of Hans Christian Anderson’s much-loved fable, The Snow Queen, combining poetry, original music and visuals. This live literature performance was inspired by Anderson’s enigmatic tale of friendship, love and loyalty to explore contemporary themes of social isolation, gender, sexuality, migration and exile.

At the centre of Snow Q are lifelong friends Gerda and Kai, two lost young people. When winter comes, ice enters Kai’s heart and when Kai disappears, Gerda embarks on a quest to rescue their lost friend, meeting a wise, at times acerbic, Crow who tells stories in an extraordinary hybrid language of English and Polish.

Writer Maria Jastrzębska has re-imagined the story with a series of poems in the voices of the Crow and Gerda and Kai, who both identify as non-binary.

Maria says “As a child I was greatly disturbed by the idea of a piece of ice falling into your heart. Could someone else’s tears melt it? When I started writing Snow Q I knew Gerda and Kai were not going to be traditionally girl-and-boy in my version.”

She explains “I wanted to use this story to ask what it is that keeps us disconnected from one another and everything around us. How do we truly communicate with each other? Once ice has lodged in our hearts, can it melt?”

Snow Q features originally composed music, film, sound design and poetry in English, Polish and “Ponglish” to show how language can transcend borders.

This event will also be followed by a discussion/Q & A chaired by Anna Błasiak from the European Literature Network, so we'd love you to stay to talk through some of the subjects raised in Snow Q.

Age: 13+

Approx running time 60 mins, followed by discussion

Doors 7pm, start 7.30pm

Advance tickets £5.28 (includes booking fee) / £more on the door

Location and getting here:
Clapham Library
Mary Seacole Centre
91 Clapham High Street
London. SW4 7DB.

We’re just between Clapham Common and Clapham North tube stations – you can see more transport details on https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/places/clapham-library

Buses: 35, 37, 88, 137, 155, 255, 322, 345, 417

Access: Ramp leading to and from the front entrance, accessible toilet

This live literature production has received an award from Arts Council England for a series of performances in the South-East, London and Birmingham throughout February 2020. It is supported by Lewes Live Literature, New Writing South and the Polish Cultural Institute.

Find out more about Snow Q on Facebook here: www.facebook.com/snowqproduction/

And join us on Twitter twitter.com/snowqproject

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Clapham Library

Mary Seacole Centre

91 Clapham High Street

London

SW4 7DB

United Kingdom

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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