Your stories told live.
Six storytellers each have ten-minutes to tell their extraordinary story. They’re poignant, funny, life affirming, cathartic and true. You could be a part of it if you have a story to tell.
Join us on the last Thursday of each month for this extraordinary evening with the power of words.
This Months Storytellers include…
Anna is a theatre maker and British Vietnamese director. Her company Trikhon is a moving vehicle for arts, integration and culture. A blend of theatre and event design. Alot of her early work was coloured by Vietnam’s past. Her story will be about that journey.
For Bianca an interesting and full life has meant going along many different paths. Some paths have been more successful than others but she always ensured that she had plenty of fun, good times, kept a positive attitude and gathered many friends in the process. Bianca has been a teacher, a PA, a coach, run group coaching events for entrepreneurs, she acts as an agent to some professional speakers and does voluntary school mentoring and she is also an international courier for bone marrow and stem cells transportation.
Janet is a translator. Together with her husband she has been translating freelance for the past 25 years: it is a profession they both share a passion for, hardly considering it as work, since it has brought them so many interesting contacts and experiences. Janet lived outside the UK for a considerable portion of her earlier life and has travelled extensively; she is a firm believer in the idea that home is where you feel comfortable, not a building. Over the years she has been politically active, given practical help to a number of charities and contributed to the work of museums. In younger years she did a lot of singing and acting. Not having any children, she has nurtured relationships with the children of friends and with her cousins’ children and derives a great sense of satisfaction in helping young people fulfil their dreams. She has a large circle of friends and believes that life is a journey on which you never stop learning.
Marcel is a native French man born and raised in Paris where he grew up as a boy scout and played basketball during his teenage years. Ten years ago, he decided to come to London to visit and discover a new culture. Since, he lived in 5 different boroughs of the capital. He trained as a push bike courier. He took a Business Management course but gave up. He also trained in jewellery manufacture in Hatton Garden and holds the certification. He studied Drama at New Bucks University and finally graduated in September 2016. He currently works in the property management field and he coaches a basketball youth team as a volunteer in Wandsworth. His parents immigrated to Paris in the late sixties thanks to the Renault car company aggressive recruitment in Cameroon. His father worked as a Renault car technician his whole life and he retired 5 years ago. His mother works as a secretary. Marcel can speak French, English and Spanish.
Trang is a citizen of the world. She was born in Vietnam and raised in Romania. Since the age of 3 years old she relocated between three different continents and five countries. Right now she calls London her home where she works in the travel industry after following her heart to turn her passion for travelling into a profession. With a deep passion for personal development, Trang’s vision is to make a positive impact by inspiring others to become the best version of themselves. She believes that everyone has the power to make the world a better place by touching as many lives as possible because there is a ripple effect. Trang is also a blog writer, a voracious reader, a linguist and a nature lover. She says that a strange thing about her is that she rarely has any favourites.
Dele is a franchise lawyer and an author. He came to England from Nigeria as a young boy of 7 speaking no English. Growing up in Islington, he attended the local boys comprehensive, Highbury Grove Secondary School where his only outstanding achievements were collecting the 100% attendance certificate each year and being caned under the approving gaze of a headmaster who later became Margaret Thatcher’s Minister for Education, Dr Rhodes Boyson. He ended up studying law because he was rubbish at science and not much better at mathematics; but then he found that he had a gift for law. After he qualified as a barrister in 1985, he left the Bar to work for the leading City firms Price Waterhouse Coopers and Hogan Lovells for a total of 10 years before he started his own law firm, Akin Palmer LLP, in February 1997: the firm is now twenty years old. He has also established a firm back home in Nigeria. His real passion now is his work as an author. His autobiography, The Law, the Lawyers and the Lawless was published in August 2009 and he has just finished writing his new book, a history of Nigeria, which is due out later this year. Although he has retired from playing football his genius for the sport is recognized by his former team mates at Mill Hill Ballers Club where he is the life-President of the Club. He has two grown children.