Phoebe & Roger Wagner

Bevs & Tipples

Screening on Saturday 1 May | 1pm | Poplar Union’s Youtube channel 

A short film exploring 1921-2021 East and West London pub culture, made by a father and daughter. Father, Roger is a musician and historian, and daughter, Phoebe is a poet and theatre-maker. Over Bevs & Tipples, they’ll unpack the personal histories of these pillars of our communities. Through illustrated natter, this film explores the social inequalities that continue to divide East and West and the power of community throughout local history.

About Phoebe Wagner

Phoebe is Roger’s Daughter: a poet and theatre-maker living in Mudchute, Tower Hamlets. She published her debut poetry pamphlet ‘The Body You’re In’ with Bad Betty Press in 2019. She’s performed for organisations like the National Literacy Trust, National Maritime Museum and Omnibus Theatre. She runs Crep Project (@crep.project) an arts collective that explores trainer culture with young working class people. They create workshops, host conversations, exhibitions and performances that look deeper at the hidden moments in their kicks.

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About Roger Wagner

Roger is Phoebe’s Dad: now retired, living in Croydon, but originally from Yorkshire and settled in South London since 1971. He practised as a Secondary/College teacher of History, Economics, Business and Music (1975-2019). He is a published scholar of Southern African history and a recorded rock/blues/roots musician/songwriter. He’s a long-time collaborator with Dave Curtiss, writer of Madonna’s hit ‘Ray of Light’ and hosts jam sessions in local pubs. Since 2017 he has been secretary of the ‘SaveTheGlam’ Croydon campaign to protect public house ‘The Horse & Groom’ from an opportunist developer.


PREMIERES | Saturday 1 May | 1pm

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