Sophie Sparham, Camille McCawley, Suzanne Fraser-Martin, Charlotte Lunn, Aoife O’Connor and Jenny Raynor
Spoken word pieces by She Speaks UK poets
Friday 9th October 2020 17:30 – 18:15
Free, no need to book
Join us for the live launch of ‘Tales of Derby Women Past’, spoken word pieces by She Speaks UK poets, created exclusively for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site online Discovery Days Festival 2020.
Six poets working in collaboration with She Speaks UK, have taken inspiration from Derby’s rich heritage to create spoken word pieces that highlight women’s stories from history.
Poets include: Suzanne Fraser-Martin, Camille McCawley, Sophie Sparham, Charlotte Lunn, Jenny Raynor and Aoife O’ Connor.
Each poet has performed their new work in unique locations in Derby captured on film. The launch will be streamed on YouTube featuring Aoife O’ Connor and Dan Webber of She Speaks UK, presenting 6 short films and answering questions submitted by viewers watching live.
This commission is part of the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Great Place Scheme funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England, produced by Beam.