As part of Women and the Hall, That’s What She Said presents a one-off night of fierce, feminist truth, fiction, politics and poetry, from the most incendiary, intoxicating women writers and performers around.
Performers will include author and playwright Sabrina Mahfouz, broadcaster, activist and poet Bidisha, poet, educator and BBC Slam Champion Sophia Walker, activist, philosopher and poet Lisa Luxx, and international writer and performer Deanna Rodger.
‘[The] biggest spoken word night in London for women’
Ticket holders can receive a 20% discount on food and drinks in Verdi – Italian Kitchen on the day of the event. Simply show your ticket when ordering.
The offer is not applicable to set menus, special packages or afternoon tea.
Sky Arts Academy Poetry Award-winning Sabrina Mahfouz was raised in London and Cairo. Sabrina has written plays, including Chef (winner of the Fringe First Award), a the poetry collection and literary anthology, and several BBC shows including Railway Nation: A Journey In Verse and We Are Here.
British journalist, film-maker and broadcaster Bidisha specialises in human rights, social justice, gender and the arts, and offers political analysis and cultural diplomacy tying these interests together. She is a trustee of the Booker Prize Foundation, looking after the UK’s most prestigious prizes for literature in English and in translation. In 2017 she was part of the year-long City of Stories writers’ residency for London-based writers.
Sophia Walker is an internationally renowned poet, playwright and educator, and host and organiser of the annual BBC Slam Championship. Sophia has performed everywhere from the Scottish Parliament at Holyrood, to Royal Holloway Prison, and was the UK representative for the World Slam Championships in 2015.
Lisa Luxx is a British Syrian writer, performer and activist. Celebrated in the press for her “revolutionary writing”, Lisa has been shortlisted for both the Peace Poetry Prize, and Saboteur Awards’ Best Spoken Word Performer.
Deanna is an international writer, performer, and facilitator and co-curator of two leading spoken word events: Chill Pill and Come Rhyme With Me. Her past commissions include: Under The Skin (St Paul’s Cathedral), Now We Are Here (Young Vic), Women Who Spit (BBC IPlayer) and Buckingham Palace (NYT).
Open the door to an action packaged programme of music, dance, circus, comedy, film, and more.
- This event has unreserved cabaret-style seating, and you may be asked to share a table
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This event is part of our Beyond the Main Stage season. Step beyond the main stage and discover a world of intimate shows under the roof of London’s most iconic venue.
Women and the Hall celebrates the women who were instrumental in the fight for women’s suffrage, and provides a platform for the women who are shaping our future, through a season of talks, film screenings and performances.
That’s What She Said is a monthly live spoken word spectacular featuring the most exciting iconic and emerging women writers and performers. That’s What She Said is coordinated by For Books’ Sake, a non-profit dedicated to championing writing by women.