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Magic Me present:
In My Name Workshop

Magic Me, Poplar Union, Workshops, Women's Voices, Opinions, Storytelling, Conversations, Women in Focus Festival 2019, East London, multigenerational, Poplar, free, International Women's Day
Magic Me, Poplar Union, Workshops, Women's Voices, Opinions, Storytelling, Conversations, Women in Focus Festival 2019, East London, multigenerational, Poplar, free, International Women's Day

In My Name is a creative writing and making project from arts charity Magic Me, bringing together diverse groups of older and younger women in East London.

About the workshop

“There’s nothin’ like a dame” – girl, mahila, chick, abiamo, babe and many more names we could mention… But what do you like to be called? How would you describe your gender?

Magic Me invites women of all ages to this intergenerational creative workshop to make and create, through words and art. Working with artists Sue Mayo and Mia Harris, make your own ‘necklace of declaration’ and a statement of the names that make you feel good.

About the facilitators

Mia Harris

Mia Harris lives in London and is a designer, maker, producer, project manager and facilitator. Mia has a special interest in costume, textiles, set, décor and events in unconventional spaces

Sue Mayo

Sue Mayo is a theatre maker and researcher. She specialises in devising theatre with community groups. She has a long association with Magic Me. She has also worked recently also with LIFT, Phakama, The Royal Albert Hall and Ovalhouse. She is currently working on three cross-art form projects loosely clustered around the theme of gratitude. Sue has led Magic Me’s women-only intergenerational work for 14 years, including our current project, In My Name.

About Magic Me

Magic Me is an arts charity that brings the generations together to build a stronger, safer community. Our projects often link unlikely partners. Young people aged 8+ and adults aged 60+ team up through shared, creative activity. Intergenerational groups meet on a weekly basis in schools, museums, older people’s clubs, care homes, community and cultural organisations.

Projects are led by our team of experienced freelance creative artists: musicians, dancers, photographers, visual artists, writers and drama and performance specialists. They design activities to stimulate conversation and an exchange of ideas. Participants are often diverse in culture and faith as well as age group. Our ongoing programme combines tried and tested models whilst also trialling new ideas and projects.

In My Name is a project by Magic Me and is funded by Arts Council England.

Magic Me, Poplar Union, Workshops, Women's Voices, Opinions, Storytelling, Conversations, Women in Focus Festival 2019, East London, multigenerational, Poplar, free, International Women's Day


Women in Focus Festival, International Women's Day 2019, Poplar Union, East London, Arts, Culture, Theatre, Poplar

Part of our Women in Focus Festival 2019