Sat 2nd Feb 2019
6.20pm - 7.20pm
Wolverhampton Art Gallery
Comedian, writer and broadcaster Rosie Wilby presents a mixture of talk, discussion and highlights from her standup show Is Monogamy Dead? which eventually became her award-shortlisted book of the same name (Accent Press, 2017).
A mix of memoir and humorous sociological study, Is Monogamy Dead? details Rosie's very personal quest – from performing stand-up at a sex party to celebrating and re-evaluating her deepest platonic friendships – to find out why Western society is clinging to a concept that is laden with assumption and ambiguity.
Through the results of her online survey asking 'What counts as “cheating”?', Rosie reveals how diverse our definitions of infidelity are. She calls for more language, such as the term 'love affair friendship', to describe the huge variety of connections that we experience. She also looks at the insights we gain about instinctive male and female behaviours from studying same-sex partnerships.
Rosie appears regularly on Radio 4 programmes including Woman’s Hour and Four Thought and at festivals including Glastonbury and Latitude. Is Monogamy Dead? follows a TEDx talk of the same name and a trilogy of internationally-acclaimed comedy shows investigating love and relationships.