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Landmark Stories – comedy, poetry and storytelling

2–5 March 2017

Join us for a special four day festival that’s all about stories – all you need is your imagination! Festival curated by Alison Hill and supported by The Gosling Foundation.

Festival Saver Ticket: Book any two evening events (Thurs–Sat) and save £1 per ticket. Book all three evening events (Thurs–Sat) and save £2 per ticket. Tickets must be purchased at the same time. Offer applies to full price tickets on Thursday; full & concession prices Friday and Saturday.

Landmark Stories Stand Up and Slam!
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Stand-up Slam Team Captains

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Thursday 2 March 2017, 8pm

Doors & bar open: 7.15pm

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Stand-up comedy: poetry’s idiot relation, right? Performance poetry: comedy’s boring cousin, yes? Let's find out. Six phenomenal acts go head to head for your approval as poetry and comedy collide with unexpected and hilarious results! Two team captains are joined by some of the most exciting comedy and poetry acts from around the UK. We’re mashing up the two art forms in an epic battle of spoken word. Who wins? You decide…

witty, fast paced, and most importantly, funny.

Fringe Review

Age guidance 16+

Tickets:
£8 / £6 students & LAC Members
Booking:
Concert booking opens 28th November for LAC Members. Public booking opens 5th December. Book online; other ways to book.

Landmark Stories Storytelling for Schools with Giles Abbott
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Award-winning storyteller Giles Abbott

Friday 3 March 2017, 2–3.15pm

Doors & café open: 1.30pm

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Award-winning storyteller Giles Abbott is the UK’s only professional registered blind storyteller and says “I lost my sight and found my path!”. Described as having ‘a voice like melted chocolate’, he inspires children’s joy in language through storytelling and his StoryMaking workshops. Drawing on a wide range of Celtic, Viking, Graeco/Roman myth and international folk stories, this event is suitable for KS3 students.

Tickets:
Schools only – free
Booking:
Advance booking essential. Ways to book

Landmark Stories Zena Edwards and Francesca Beard
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 Performance poet Zena Edwards

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Friday 3 March 2017, 8pm

Doors & bar open: 7.15pm

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Zena Edwards is a unique voice in performance poetry. Nominated for the Arts Foundation Award for Performance Poetry and winner of the Hidden Creatives Award 2012, she is published in several anthologies including Dance the Guns to Silence (Flippedeye) and Tales of Mirror City (TongueInChic). Zena’s writing explores the creative voice immersed in collective and personal revolution – ‘staying human’ – in the midst of social injustice and all its intersections.

Francesca Beard is a Malaysian-born spoken word artist who makes interactive and transformational work for live audiences. She has toured her multi-media one-woman shows all over the UK and represents contemporary British culture around the world with the British Council. Her work has been described as ‘Spine-tingling, witty and narcotic’ (The Independent) and ‘Brilliant’ (The Scotsman). London Metro called her ‘Our finest cartographer of the human heart’.

Tickets:
£13 / £11 concessions & LAC Members
Booking:
Concert booking opens 28th November for LAC Members. Public booking opens 5th December. Book online; other ways to book.

Landmark Stories Open Mic Storytelling with Surrey Storytellers
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Saturday 4 March 2017, 10–11.30am

Doors & café open: 9.15am

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Come and share your stories at this Open Mic session with Surrey Storytellers and musician Catherine Paver. There’s no charge to take part, but to help us plan the event please get in touch if you have a story you would like to tell. Alternatively just come along and listen!

Tickets:
Free
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Landmark Stories Sita Brand: Memories of an Indian Childhood
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Sita Brand, storyteller

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Saturday 4 March 2017, 2pm

Doors & café open: 1.15pm

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Be transported to Bombay… dusty, crowded and vibrant. Welcome to Sita's world of large families, stubborn hairdos and romantic train journeys. Slowly the lighthearted stories about friendships and games give way to darker more painful memories. Her father's gruelling exodus at the onset of World War II and later the Indian Emergency, precipitating the need to leave India and come to Britain. Funny and moving, this is a story about growing up.

I'm struck by how well Brand retains the attention of her audience

The Guardian

Age guidance: 12 years and over

Tickets:
Free
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Landmark Stories Luke Wright and Laurence Owen
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Saturday 4 March 2017, 8pm

Doors & bar open: 7.15pm

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Luke Wright performs bawdy bar room ballads about small town tragedies and Westminster rogues. His live shows mix the wistful with the downright comic to take audiences on an incredible emotional journey. Since 2006 he has written and performed eight one man shows, touring them to top literary and arts festivals worldwide. Luke also supports John Cooper Clark, performing at The London Palladium and The Palace Theatre in Manchester.

One of the funniest and most brilliant poets of his generation.

The Independent

Backed either by his trademark shrunken guitar or a canned cinematic orchestra, Laurence Owen is a composer and comedian. A finalist in the 2014 Musical Comedy Awards and winner of a 2015 Malcolm Hardee Award for his show Cinemusical, one of three solo shows at the Edinburgh Fringe. He has written music for the BBC, O2 and the V&A Museum and his film credits include White Morning, selected at the Sundance Film Festival 2014.

Not many performers take your breath away with their talent. Laurence Owen does.

The Scotsman

Age guidance: 16+

Tickets:
£13 / £11 concessions & LAC Members
Booking:
Concert booking opens 28th November for LAC Members. Public booking opens 5th December. Book online; other ways to book.

Stories for Families with Vanessa Woolf and Jane Hudspith
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Vanessa Woolf (by Pilar Mauri)

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Sunday 5 March 2017

Session 1:
10–11am
Session 2:
11.15am–12.15pm
Session 3:
12.30–1.30pm

Doors & café open: 9.15am

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Join storyteller Vanessa Woolf and artist Jane Hudspith for three short story sessions especially for families with young children. Enjoy Vanessa’s real, exciting, magical and engaging stories, often using props and music. Then help artist Jane Hudspith turn Vanessa’s stories into pictures.

Suitable for ages 4 years and over

Tickets:
£3 per child
Booking:
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Landmark Stories Afternoon Tea with Wendy Cope
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Wendy Cope, poet

Sunday 5 March 2017, 3.30pm

Doors & café open: 2.45pm

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A completely fresh and entertaining setting for a poetry reading from one of the UK’s best-loved poets. In an ambience akin to a cosy fireside reading, Wendy will charm and amuse you with her poetry; sometimes sharp and punchy, sometimes soft and contemplative. Wendy will read a hilariously dissatisfied and ironic set either side of the tea followed by a question and answer session and an after-show book signing. The idea of a slightly seditious, but seriously good ironic moan about life’s little irritations over a cuppa with Wendy has proved unfailingly popular and early booking is strongly recommended.

Tickets:
£12.50 adults / £11.50 seniors & LAC Members (price includes tea and a slice of cake)
Booking:
Concert booking opens 28th November for LAC Members. Public booking opens 5th December. Book online; other ways to book.

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