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Telling London Stories

east london

A Symposium on Dialogue and Performance in the City

  • Deanna Rodger, poet, educator and activist
  • Cigdem Esin, Jennifer Achan, and Angie Voela, UEL Social Sciences: ‘A Diasporic Trialogue: Mothers, Losses and Selves’
  • Toby Butler, UEL Arts and Digital Industries: ‘Oral history and place’
  • Sian Jones, UEL Health and Bioscience: ‘Mapping Redbridge’.
  • Tessa McWatt and Sam Dodd, UEL Arts and Digital Industries: ‘CityLife Stories’

Performance by Deanna Rodger

Deanna Rodger is a former UK Poetry Slam Champion and actor and one of ELLE magazine’s ’30 inspirational women under 30′. Nominated as a Rising Star for Hospital Club’s 100 awards, she is an international workshop facilitator and has written and performed commissions for BBC (Women Who Spit; Words First; Freespeech), Guardian News, and National Youth Theatre (2012 Olympic Team Welcome Ceremonies; Buckingham Palace; Speakers House). She co-curates one of London’s leading spoken word events: Chill Pill and is a member of Keats House Poetry Collective. Deanna is currently writing and producing her ‘spoken word meets quantum physics’ show ‘Matter’ which has been supported by; Roundhouse Camden; Albany Deptford; Lyric Hammersmith; New Writing South and Arts Council England. 

This event is organised by the UEL Centre for Narrative Research 

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Wednesday, 9 March 2016

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