Friday 29th – Saturday 30th October 2021 – 8pm
When we love – how much do we give away? A powerful and humorous exploration through spoken word and song.
Part memoir, part personal exploration through spoken word and music, this live theatre performance piece will reach out to audiences and music lovers from all backgrounds.
Aretha left her native Jamaica for the harsh realities of a racist 50s Britain. Bringing up 5 children alone means life has been a relentless battle for survival. Her daughter Ginger Bennett examines the impact of growing up as a second generation West Indian, facing poverty and surviving to become her own woman. Staged as a live theatre performance the piece will reach out to audiences and music lovers from all backgrounds.
The performance features preloved songs and original music and will examine an underexposed history. This material, delivered with emotion and wit, combined with some finely crafted music, aims not only to entertain, but also to throw out some powerful questions on life for black women in the UK from the 60’s to the present day.
Proud to be celebrating black and brown stories as part of Black History Month