Following huge success at ​Wolverhampton Literature festival last year Chai and Chat returns for more stories and conversations. ​The theme of this year's event is Journeys. Hosted by novelist Abda Khan in partnership with Sampad, the event welcomes women from a diverse range of backgrounds to share stories. 

Last year Abda worked with members of Birmingham and Solihull Women’s Aid refuges, and with women assisted by the Muslim Women in Prison Project in Bradford. Through a series of creative writing workshops, the women produced work that articulates their challenging and wide-ranging life experiences from domestic violence to homelessness love, loss and hope.

Out of these workshops a performed reading was directed and produced by Sampad and Trina Haldar, performed by actors, telling the women’s gripping and moving stories. This unique journey unearths the hidden stories of incredibly brave women.

The event will feature rehearsed readings of Abda Khan’s Sidelines to Centre Stage project.

Chai and Chat welcomes you to bring and share stories of your personal journeys; your voyage and changes you have had to undergo to arrive where you are today.

Chai and Chat is a women led event as part of Sakshi a strand of Sampad’s projects that focus on women and girls and encourage them to get their voices heard through creative projects in the arts.

Due to the nature of this event & the content of the rehearsed reading this event is recommended for AGES 16+

Performer: Sakshi: a strand of Sampad, South Asian Arts and Heritage projects

Date: Sunday 2 February 2020

Time: 2.30pm – 4.30pm

Venue: Wolverhampton Art Gallery – Georgian Gallery

Price (inc. booking fee): £3.38 – includes a cup of tea.

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