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That's What She Said MCR ft. Cheryl Martin

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Tribeca

50 Sackville Street

Manchester

M1 3WF

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"The biggest spoken word night in London for women" (Evening Standard) returns to Manchester for 2019! After shows at Edinburgh Fringe and the Royal Albert Hall, we're back in Manchester every month in our regular home, legendary queer haven Tribeca.

Shortlisted for Best Spoken Word Night in the UK (Saboteur Awards), That's What She Said showcases the best new writing and performance by women and non-binary writers, featuring iconic and emerging authors with a mix of performance, poetry, storytelling, slam and more.

LINE-UP FOR THURSDAY 3rd OCTOBER 2019

⭐ ⚡ CHERYL MARTIN ⚡ ⭐

A two-time Manchester Evening News Theatre Award winner – as writer and as director -- Cheryl Martin was Guest Curator for Liverpool’s Homotopia 2018, the UK’s largest LGBTQ+ festival. A Co-Artistic Director of Manchester’s Black Gold Arts Festival, Cheryl’s acclaimed Homotopia-commissioned show Rent Party is still touring nationally after two years on the road. Her new solo show One Woman, R&D-supported by Made at HOME, has just won an Unlimited Wellcome Collection Partnership Award main commission. Her 2018 new play on HIV for Contact, I Am Because We Are, is headed for a national and international 2020 tour. Cheryl’s first solo stage show Alaska featured twice at Contact’s Flying Solo Festival before a national tour including 2016’s A Nation’s Theatre and still touring – and featured in the 2019 Summerhall Edinburgh Fringe. It was inspired by her Polari Prize longlisted first collection of poems, also called Alaska.

⭐ ⚡ JANEY COLBOURNE ⚡ ⭐

Janey Colbourne is a performance poet, nonfiction writer and musician. She has been performing spoken word since 2018 and has been a featured performer at various community and charity events including Manchester Histories Soapbox, We Shall Overcome, Truth To Power Cafe, and Wigan Diggers’ Festival 2019. She is a left-handed, green-blooded, outspoken cheeky feminist, setting words on fire to keep us all warm, with the gleeful intent to vent against injustice and rewrite the future in hope and solidarity, for a growing, life-affirming, glorious diversity on this beautiful planet earth.

⭐ ⚡ NASIMA BEGUM ⚡ ⭐

Nasima Begum is a poet, producer and creative practitioner based in Manchester. She is also a board member of Young Identity and has been a member of the collective since 2013. She has worked with Contact, HOME, Royal Exchange Theatre and The Lowry. Nasima has performed and taken part in at BBC’s poetry festival Contains Strong Language, BBC Words First, Hay Festival, Bradford Mela and the Festival of Manchester. She is currently 1 of 6 GM artists on a Jerwood Arts Fellowship with the Manchester International Festival. Nasima's work explores intersectionality, feminism and personal experience.

PLUS OPEN MIC

(Email hello@forbookssake.net to book your 5-minute open mic slot)

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WHAT THEY SAY...

"This is feminism at its ruthless best." - Blouinart

"‘That’s What She Said’ exhibited exactly the kind of art that the world currently needs... a stark presentation of how feminism is developing. A Thursday evening gorgeously spent with a pint and a roomful of passion." - Mancunion

"To put it bluntly, I'd never come across a spoken word night with such a fantastic lineup. 'How have I never come across this before?', I kept asking myself, 'this is everything I've ever wanted from a night out...'

I was blown away. I left feeling inspired, with renewed confidence in my own abilities, and almost missed my tube stop on the way home trying to write down scraps of poetry and prose.

Not only is That's What She Said a great place to see talented literary performers, for everyone and not just women, but it provides a space for women to shout and scream their anger, their frustrations, their desires; a space without censorship, without objectification and without the dreaded “it must be her time of the month” quip. I think For Books’ Sake is doing some really important work." (Recent review of one of our London shows)

For more on For Books' Sake and That's What She Said, come and see us at www.forbookssake.net, or follow @forbookssake on Twitter on Instagram. See you soon! xoxo

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Manchester

M1 3WF

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