Raise the Roof - spoken word show
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About the Event
Raise the Roof is a solo spoken word piece which takes you on a journey towards knowing that your dignity is innate. The show links personal story and professional understanding to champions body respect for all. It challenges us to revisit taken-for-granted ideas in public health that ignore discrimination and trauma to give unhelpful messages that reduce wellbeing to 'eat less, move more'. With an astonishing lyrical vulnerability that saw them crowned “the literary lovechild of Jeanette Winterson and Allen Ginsberg” (Broadway Baby), Lucy takes the audience through a mesmerizing 45 minutes weaving abuse, fat shame, faulty nutrition practice, queer identity, Grenfell Towers and the Black Lives Matter movement.
After the performance there will be a question and dialogue session when everyone who wants to can ask questions and explore the themes raised in the poem. This will be facilitated by Rosie Carnall using a structured process of enquiry called the Philosophy for Communities (P4C) methodology. Expect to unearth big questions and sift through a real mix of ideas. Everyone will be able to participate and no one will have to! 'Lucy holds your attention breathlessly throughout' (DisabilityArts.online). “Once or twice in a lifetime a performance comes along that strikes a chord so pure, resonates so loudly with your own experience, that the performer seems to have seen into your soul …Lucy Aphramor’s brilliant one-woman show Raise the Roof hit that … chord. I urge you to see it”, ***** (The EdinburghReporter.co.uk).
Tickets on the door.