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What’s the Story?

Presidential Suite Seated   Arts & Culture

12/10/2023 8:00pm

What's the Story? is an inspiring night of spoken word, poetry and new work hosted and curated by award winning writer Eva O'Connor.

Date: Thursday 12th Oct 2023
Times: Doors-19:30 Start- 20:00
Duration: 60 minutes 
Price: General- £15 Concession- £11.50 

Expect an exciting line up mixed with talented writers, storytellers and poets.

Line up: 
Eva O'Connor
Anthony Anaxagorou
Amy McAllister
Clara Harte
Plus more to be announced!

About Eva O'Connor:

Eva O'Connor is a London based writer, performer and poet
from Co. Clare. She runs Sunday's Child theatre company with Hildegard Ryan and
makes work for stage screen and radio. Eva's play MUSTARD (produced by
Fishamble) won a Scotsman Fringe First, toured internationally and has been
adapted for screen for RTE Storyland. At this year's Edinburgh fringe Eva won
the Filipa Brangança Award 2023 for best solo female identifying/ non-binary
performer at the Fringe for her play Chicken co-written with
Hildegard Ryan. Eva is delighted to be curating What's the Story for the

About Amy McAllister

Amy McAllister is a spoken
word artist from Dublin. She has won numerous poetry slams including
the UK Anti-Slam, the Word Up Netherlands Slam Final, the Hammer & Tongue
London Slam Championship, the UK Team Slam Finals at the Royal Albert Hall and
the Great Northern Slam. Her debut collection Are You As Single As That
 is published by Burning Eye. Amy has been poet-in-residence
for Transport for London and at Bang Said the Gun, was selected to read from
the restored manuscript of Sylvia Plath’s Ariel at the Royal Festival Hall
alongside Plath’s daughter Frieda Hughes, and her poetry is featured
in Rhyming Thunder, South Bank Poetry Magazine, and the Pop Up

Amy is also an actor and
credits include:  Breeders (Sky), A Discovery of Witches (Sky), There She
Goes (BBC), Witless (BBC), Call the Midwife (BBC), Philomena (Pathe/Canal+),
The Boys Are Kissing (Theatre503), Scorch (Soho Theatre and International
Tour), Diamond (Bush Theatre/BBC Arts), Hecuba (RSC), and Sons Without Fathers

About Anthony Anaxagorou

Anthony Anaxagorou FRSL is a British-born Cypriot poet, fiction writer, essayist and publisher.

His third collection, Heritage Aesthetics published with Granta Poetry in 2022, won the RSL Ondaatje Prize 2023 and was shortlisted for the Anglo-Hellenic League’s Runciman Award. It was listed as one of New Statesman’s top books of 2022.

His second collection, After the Formalities published with Penned in the Margins, is a Poetry Book Society Recommendation and was shortlisted for the 2019 T.S. Eliot Prize along with the 2021 Ledbury Munthe Poetry Prize for Second Collections. It was also a Telegraph and Guardian poetry book of the year.

Anthony is artistic director of Out-Spoken, a monthly poetry and music night held at London’s Southbank Centre, and publisher of Out-Spoken Press. He is the editor-in-chief of Propel Magazine, an online literary journal featuring the work of poets yet to publish a first collection.

About Sabrina Mahfouz

is a playwright, lyricist, poet and screenwriter based between
London, LA and Cairo. 

TV she has recently worked as a writer, consultant and/or producer on HBO's
forthcoming limited thriller series Full Circle; Ramy Youssef and Pam
Brady's #1 Happy Family USA new animated comedy at A24/Amazon Studios;
Netflix's The Seven Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle and Showtime's new spy
drama, Split. She has her own shows in development with Miramax, A24 and
Amazon Studios.

theatre, she is the writer on Danny Boyle and Boy Blue's dance adaptation of
The Matrix, premiering at The Factory in Manchester, October 2023. She was an
inaugural Writer in Residence at Shakespeare's Globe Theatre, where she
co-wrote a critically acclaimed adaptation of Ovid's Metamorphoses. She
wrote and performed her cross-genre show A History of Water in the Middle
at the Royal Court Theatre, where she was also a co-writer and
lyricist on The Song Project and Living Newspaper. Her play Chef,
about an inmate of a woman's prison who is also a haute cuisine chef, won a
Fringe First. 

This venue has limited step free access. If you have any queries on accessibility please contact [email protected]

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