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Living Legends – help us find them!

Brigitte Aphrodite is a neurodiverse punk poet, musician, writer, theatre-maker & intersectional feminist show-woman from Kent, and she’s on a mission to createa fantastic new show called ‘Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too)’, which will then tour around our venues (potentially) in 2021!

The show will be a literary road-trip around the UK, celebrating Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too) through original poetry. From Lands End to John O’ Groats via David Bowie in Bromley, Poly Styrene in Hastings and Aphra Behn in Canterbury. Tracing its way across the UKs arteries in a G reg VW – the show reveals its life-blood: the extraordinary people who call our nation home. Alongside Brigitte Aphrodite, prepare to meet sung and un-sung heroes, including at least one pub-specific local colourful character. Take tea with Miranda The Fortune Teller in Margate, raise a glass with Ellen Terry in Small Hythe and share stories with Alan Moore in Northampton. Living Legends (And Dead Ones Too) embraces the characteristics that make our pubs special. It is a communal experience that welcomes a broad, diverse audience; a conversation-sparker; a raucous night out. Each poem stands alone, but, much like the union it explores, together the characters crescendo into a unique, captivating and brilliant whole.

She needs our help.

She wants to start in Cornwall, so we need to send her our nominations for our local living legends (& dead ones too)? We know there must be sung or unsung heroes we could tell her about? Or people who have done incredible things, or one very cool small thing that had a small but wonderful repercussion? Or can you recommend any books, or articles about your local area that will help her to find out more?

It could be anyone! Dead or alive, famous or not famous, or a little bit locally famous, but not nationally famous. Whether your stories are about humans, birds of prey, trees, dogs, a meteorite, a morning sky: she wants to hear our stories!

If you have any answers for please get in touch with us, or go direct to Brigitte by emailing [email protected].

It’s not only a lovely opportunity to pass on some local niche knowledge, but these people and their stories might make it into the show too!

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