Online WORD! with Francesca Beard and Rosa Fernandez

  • This PAST event happened on: Thu, Mar 26, 2020

  • Cost:FREE
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  • In light of the coronavirus we regret to say that our live WORD! show and workshop on March 26th will no longer be able to go ahead - as advertised...

    INSTEAD - we will be online-screening a specially created film - collaborating with Andrew Lee, our resident filmmaker - booked acts, the internationally acclaimed, Francesca Beard and returning WORD! Slam Champion, Rosa Fernandez - and a host of other voices drawn from across both the WORD! and our local community.

    Join us here - or on facebook (search 'WORD!') at 7.30pm for the premier screening - THEN at 8pm, join us on your doorstep/window to applaud our colleagues at the NHS. Feel free to film and upload your applause to social media, tagging @WORD!Lesta @LPTnhs - we'd love to see, hear and share.

    In the meantime, stay well and stay in touch. Head over to see us on Twitter/Instagram (@WORDLesta) or Facebook (search 'WORD!') and follow our #Poetrytowashyourhandsto sequence, where we're releasing three, 20 second poem or extracts a day (morning, afternoon and night) to bring us together with words and talk about where we are... 

    Acclaimed writer and performer Francesca Beard has been described as ”The Queen of British performance poetry” (Metro); “Spine-tingling...witty and narcotic" (The Independent) and “utterly magical” (Evening Standard). Over the past 20 years she’s toured 23 countries with the British Council; written short plays for The Royal Court and BBC Radios 3 and 4  and been poet in residence at The Barbican, BBC, Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace and Natural History Museum. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to experience her in THIS SPECIALLY CREATED FILM! alongside returning WORD! Slam Champion 2019, Rosa Fernandez; Lydia Towsey and more...