Monday, February 06, 2012

Black Market Tale Traders

I'm really excited about being involved in this very special event to mark both the Jewish festival of Purim and International Women's Day, on March 8th, in London. I wrote a story which will be performed by an actor... read on for more!

Coming up at the JCC...
Subtext: black Market tale traderS
Thursday 8th March

Purim as you’ve never experienced it before.

Set in a theatrical underground bar full of characters and music, Subtext is a clandestine economy fuelled by our passion for stories.

Armed with a fistful of our currency you’ll spend an evening unearthing narrative gems from amongst the stalls and cast of this black market world. Take the opportunity to interact or just sit and listen in the bar there will be chapters and verses – and even live music – to everyone’s tastes.

Many of the tales you’ll discover are inspired by the women in the story of Purim and have been specially commissioned by the JCC from a number of female writers.

This will be an exciting, immersive storytelling experience, with stories by Eleanor Greene, Tania Hershman, Irma Kurtz and Rachel Rose Reid. Live music will come from the Shtetl Superstars, a jumping, ska hip hop satire on Europe’s obsession with immigration written by Lemez Lovas and Yuriy Gurzhy.

Doors open at 7.00pm
Tales will be told from 7.45pm

83 Rivington Street,
London EC2A 3AY

£12 in advance, £15 on the door. This will provide you with enough Purim bills to have a pleasurable time. More bills will be available for those with an insatiable hunger for stories.

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Sue Guiney said...

Oh no! This sounds so great, and I was just about to buy a ticket when I realised it is the same time as Sarah Salway's poetry launch, at which I'm also reading. So I have to miss this. Why do these things happen like this? Oh well. I'm sure it will be fantastic.

Tania Hershman said...

I know! I am planning on whizzing by Sarah's launch first, then dashing off... so sad if I miss you! Might you come later? The stories will be repeated throughout the evening. Not exactly sure how it will all work, but it sounds like a really interesting event!

Lauri said...

Sounds fascinating. :) You are involved in so many very interesting thing, Tania.

Rachel Fenton said...

Have a great evening - sounds wonderful.

Tania Hershman said...

Lauri - I'm lucky, I get invited to do lots of interesting things!

Rachel, I hope so, I'm glad not to be performing myself, to be the writer-behind-the-actor this time.