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Magic Me: In My Name (Public Sharing)

Magic Me, Poplar Union, Workshops, Women's Voices, Opinions, Storytelling, Conversations, Women in Focus Festival 2019, East London, multigenerational, Poplar, free, International Women's Day
Magic Me, Poplar Union, Workshops, Women's Voices, Opinions, Storytelling, Conversations, Women in Focus Festival 2019, East London, multigenerational, Poplar, free, International Women's Day

An interactive performance from Magic Me, presenting artwork by women aged 13-80+ exploring what names and labels mean to women today.

What to expect

“Call me sacred, defiant, powerful…” But what do you like to be called? Join us for an interactive sharing of In My Name; a project exploring identity and definition.

Mulberry School for Girls and older women from East London have met over 10 weeks to explore what we are called. Some words can make us feel diminished, but others help us feel strong. Working with artists Sue Mayo and Mia Harris, the group have created ‘Necklaces of Declaration’ telling the world how they want to be seen.

Now we invite people of any age and gender to join us in exploring how labels impact identity.

In My Name is funded by Arts Council England

Jazz Herstory, Poplar, Poplar Union, Arts council England funded, community, art, culture, east London, women in jazz, jazz music, live jazz, gigs

photo credit Holly Falconer

About the facilitators

Sue Mayo
Sue is a theatre maker and researcher. She specialises in devising theatre with community groups. She has a long association with Magic Me. She has also worked recently with LIFT, Phakama, The Royal Albert Hall and Ovalhouse. She is currently working on three cross-art form projects loosely clustered around the theme of gratitude. Sue has led Magic Me’s women-only intergenerational work for 14 years, including our current project, In My Name.

Mia Harris
Mia lives in London and is a designer, maker, producer, project manager and facilitator. Mia has a special interest in costume, textiles, set, décor and events in unconventional spaces

About Magic Me

Magic Me is an arts charity that brings the generations together to build a stronger, safer community. Projects often link unlikely partners; Young people aged 8+ and adults aged 60+ team up through shared, creative activity. Intergenerational groups meet on a weekly basis in schools, museums, older people’s clubs, care homes, community and cultural organisations.

Projects are led by a team of experienced freelance creative artists: musicians, dancers, photographers, visual artists, writers and drama and performance specialists. They design activities to stimulate conversation and an exchange of ideas. Participants are often diverse in culture and faith as well as age group. Magic Me’s ongoing programme combines tried and tested models whilst also trialling new ideas and projects.

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Magic Me, Poplar Union, Workshops, Women's Voices, Opinions, Storytelling, Conversations, Women in Focus Festival 2019, East London, multigenerational, Poplar, free, International Women's Day

Testimonials

I really liked the way the films made me rethink again how I behave as a woman on a daily basis. It was also great to see how much friendship it created between different generations, and how many people got incredible input and advice at Women of the World Festival” – Audience feedback on ‘Decorum’, London

How do we continue these wonderful cross-cultural, intergenerational conversations in this city?” – Audience feedback on ‘Decorum’, Peterborough

Tue 2 April 6.30pm-8.30pm

Free
Age range: all ages

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