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Tue, 31 Oct



Hope Tales

An evening of creative Hope on the theme of Fire

Hope Tales
Hope Tales

Time & Location

31 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 21:00

Margate, 31-33 High St, Margate CT9 1DX, UK

About the Event

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Refreshments will be available

On this All Soul’s Eve as the nights draw in, join us for an evening on the theme of “Fire” - bringing thoughts of autumn’s flaming colours, campfires, banishing the dark, and maybe a phoenix rising. 

This collaborative event is part of the Hope Tales series - readings, poetry, music and performance to spark ideas and create community. 

The Hope Tales is a collaborative project comprising a series of events created by Andrew Simms and Nicky Saunter of the Rapid Transition Alliance and Jules Pretty of the University of Essex, seeking to make new language and agency around the climate, ecological and social inequality crises.

A series of short readings, poetry and performance will be followed by the live UK debut of new music by Swedish band Tree Oh! Their music has its roots in folk but takes inspiration from both pop and jazz, with viola, flute and harmonica. The lyrics, written by Andrew Simms, are inspired by encounters with urban nature and our need to find and connect with the natural world wherever we live.

The content from this event will be published afterwards as a “Chapbook” - a 17th to 19th century booklet form of urban and rural street literature. Small and short in length, and illustrated with woodcuts and drawings, Chapbooks covered a wide range of material: from fairy and folk tales to heroic journeys, from ghost stories to songs and ballads, from fortune telling to political manifestos.

See Chapbooks made from earlier Hope Tales events HERE

Past “Chapbooks” will be on sale at the event.

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