Once In A Lifetime – Climate Cabaret

Monday 23rd September 2019, 19:00
A cabaret-style evening of performance, music, poetry and spoken word as part of Amos’ Climate Justice Summit — Once In A Lifetime, at St. Paul’s Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge. 

Once In A Lifetime – Climate Cabaret

Once In A LIfetime logo 

Climate Cabaret
A cabaret-style evening of performance, music, poetry and spoken word in Cambridge.

Monday 23rd September
St. Paul’s Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge 

Tickets are on sale now priced £10/£5 concs.

Once In A Lifetime
A cabaret-style evening of performance, music and spoken word featuring Amos Founder Garth Hewitt, playwright April de Angelis for Extinction Rebellion, poets Zena Kazeme and Zena Edwards, author Dr Sam Illingworth, Flo Brady and guests as part of Amos’ Climate Justice Summit, Once In A Lifetime at St Paul’s Centre, Hills Road, Cambridge.

Garth Hewitt
Troubadour, gospel/protest singer, activist, priest and Amos Trust Founder

Garth Hewitt, Founder of Amos Trust. 

With more than 40 albums under his belt, Garth Hewitt’s rootsy storytelling songs are influenced by country, folk and blues. Touring for more than 40 years, Garth has visited areas of poverty, conflict, deprivation and disaster — fostering friendships with local people, bringing encouragement and learning.

Always returning to Europe and the US with personal stories that bring media headlines to life, Garth keeps individuals’ stories at the forefront when the media have forgotten them, challenging us all to both share, and to join the protest against injustice.

Garth founded human rights charity Amos Trust in 1985, and over 30 years later, maintains an active role as Founder.

Website: garthhewitt.org

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April De Angelis

Writer April De Angelis

April De Angelis is an acclaimed writer whose extensive theatre work includes After Electra (Theatre Royal Plymouth and Tricycle Theatre 2015); Rune (New Vic Theatre Stoke 2015); Gastronauts (Royal Court Upstairs, 2013); Jumpy (Royal Court 2011 and Duke of York’s Theatre 2012, Melbourne and Sydney 2015); an adaptation of Wuthering Heights (Birmingham Rep, 2008); A Laughing Matter (Out of Joint at National Theatre, 2001); A Warwickshire Testimony (RSC, 1999); The Positive Hour (Out of Joint, UK Tour, 1997); Playhouse Creatures (revived at Chichester Festival Theatre in 2013); and The Life and Times of Fanny Hill (revived at the Bristol Old Vic, 2015).

April has also written the libretto for Flight (music by Jonathan Dove), for Glyndebourne Opera and The Silent Twins libretto, which was set to music by Errollyn Wallen, Almeida Theatre, 2007.

April’s work for radio includes an adaptation of Life In The Tomb for BBC Radio 3 in 2014, a serialisation of Peyton Place, Visitants for BBC Radio 4, and The Outlander for Radio 5, which won the Writer's Guild Award in 1992. TV work includes a BFI/Channel 4 commission, Aristophanes.

We're delighted to welcome April to Cambridge, to contribute to Once In A Lifetime.

Twitter: @aprildeangelis

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Zena Kazeme

Persian-Iraqi poet Zena Kazeme 

Zena Kazeme is a Persian-Iraqi poet who draws on her experiences as a former refugee to create poetry that explores themes of exile, home, war and heritage. Her first published poem was as a result of winning a school competition at the age 11.

Since then, Zena has performed at various events, including Artists in Solidarity with Refugees at the Poetry Cafe and International Women’s Day at Imperial College, London.

She is an Immigration and Asylum Caseworker and an avid advocate for refugee rights. She holds a Masters in Law with a focus on Human Rights and Immigration in the UK.

Twitter: twitter.com/zkazeme

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Dr Sam Illingworth

Lecturer and poet, Dr Sam Illingworth

Dr Sam Illingworth is a Senior Lecturer in Science Communication at Manchester Metropolitan University, where his research involves using poetry to enhance dialogue between scientists and non-scientists.

In 'The Poetry of Change', Sam presents a series of collaborative poems, demonstrating how poetry can be used to give voice to the traditionally underserved and under-heard in relation to environmental change.

Website: samillingworth.com
Twitter: @samillingworth

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Zena Edwards
Performance Poet 

Performance poet Zena Edwards

Raised in Tottenham, North London, Zena Edwards has become known as one of the most unique voices of  performance poetry to come out of London. She is also known for her polemic voice, speaking on panels for climate change and creative campaigning for equality and equitable rights.

Zena has been involved in performance for 20 years — as a writer/poet performer, facilitator, creative project developer and vocalist after graduating from Middlesex University.

She recently studied at The London International School for Performing Arts and has written and performed two one-woman shows Security (2009) and Travelling Light (2011), with strong, self-devised education packages, which toured nationally and internationally with quality reviews and critical acclaim.

Website: Zena Edwards
Facebook: Zena Edwards
Twitter: @zenaedwards
Instagram: @zena_e_poetics

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For further details, please email tilly@amostrust.org

Please note:
If you are attending the summit, you don't need to purchase a ticket for the cabaret.

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Once In A Lifetime
Brought to you by Amos Trust and A Rocha UK (Eco Church).

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