Leigh-on-Sea Town Council launched their new monthly initiative supporting the arts in Leigh-on-Sea in September 2021; “The Listening Room” Poetry Nights.
Each month we spotlight a guest performer for a featured set and everybody is welcome to jump on the mic to perform: whether it be poetry, readings, stories, music or comedy.
April’s guest speaker is Hannah Brailsford, a professional storyteller and actor based in Southend, who tells both traditional and modern tales to young and old alike. Driven by a passion to engage and inspire communities with storytelling, she draws on her acting background to take her audiences on playful and poignant journeys into folk, fairy, wonder tales and myths and legends from around the world. Described as, ‘ Captivating, compelling, high-energy and fun.’, she provides storytelling for schools and families through her company Tiny Tales Storytellers and pop up spoken word and music nights for adult audiences with Spinning Yarns Theatre.
The Listening Room is open on the second Wednesday of the month from 7.30pm – 9.30pm at the Lorna & Lottie’s Café in Leigh Community Centre. The bar will be open providing refreshments, including alcohol, soft and hot drinks. Entry to the nights will be by donation, on a pay what you can basis, with all profits going towards the Town Council’s Chairman’s Charity, which this year is Phab Life who run The Phabulous Café on Leigh Road.
For more information about attending contact the Council on 01702 716288, or email email@example.com