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Thursday 10th September 2020, 8-10 PM

Jennifer Munroe, Adrian Johnson, Alisha Kadir and and Cath’s Cupboard of Customs.

Jennifer Munroe Adrian Johnson Alisha Kadir

Jennifer Munroe

Generously peppered with her signature wit, Jennifer Munro’s original stories resonate with the frailty and courage of the human condition. She is the recipient of the National Storytelling Network’s prestigious Circle of Excellence Award and the Barbara Reed Award from the Connecticut Storytelling Center. She has produced three Storytelling World award-winning CDs and a collection of short stories, Aunty Lily and other Delightfully Perverse Stories – also a Storytelling World winner. Jennifer has performed at major storytelling festivals across the US, most notably the National Festival, Tennessee, and the Timpanogos Festival, Utah.

You can find out more at her website

Adrian Johnson

Adrian Johnson is a recovering teacher of English, former city of Birmingham poet laureate and occasional storyteller from Smethwick. He is obsessed with some remarkable characters from the middle lands including the industrial genius, William Murdoch and the Black Country Giant, Walter Parsons. He is currently working on a biographical adventure with an amazing female Professor of Punch and Judy and plans to publish a series of small, non-fiction, chapbooks by selected, working class, writers from the Black Country very soon – Covid-19 permitting!

You can find out more at his website

Alisha Kadir

Alisha is a well known face on the Birmingham music and arts scene, from organising and hosting regular events at the Digbeth Community Gardens to guest spots singing with local reprobates. Her poetry is about the balance of power, social superstructures and the end of the world.

For more you can watch a video or listen to some music here or here.

Cath’s Cupboard of Customs

Each month Cath’s Cupboard of Customs will highlight some traditions, lore and customs that are in keeping with the time of year.

In September’s concert, Cath will be looking at harvest traditions: the little flower that is the friend of haymakers; the old ways of gathering in the grain; a jolly song (you are very welcome to join in) and a Welsh lullaby.

Storyteller Cath Edwards has long been fascinated by traditions – the ‘old ways’. To find out more about her and her work please visit her website


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