In celebration of International Women’s Day, musician and writer Lail Arad invites us on an exploration of motherhood and storytelling.

Through an evening of songs, readings and conversation with some very special writers and authors, Lail will journey through the wonders and challenges of becoming a mother, being a mother and creating as a mother.

Lail Arad

Lail Arad is a London-born singer and writer. She has released two solo albums to critical acclaim (Someone New and The Onion), and will soon be launching a duo album with her partner, Canadian songwriter JF Robitaille. She is currently working on her debut novel and bringing up her debut baby.

Lauren Elkin

Lauren Elkin is the author of No. 91/92: Notes on a Parisian Commute and Flâneuse: Women Walk the City, which was a Radio 4 Book of the Week, a New York Times Notable Book and a finalist for the PEN/Diamonstein-Spielvogel award for the Art of the Essay. She is also an award-winning translator, most recently of Simone de Beauvoir's previously unpublished novel The Inseparables (Vintage Classics, 2021). After twenty years in Paris, she now lives in London.

Sophie Heawood

Sophie Heawood was born and raised in Yorkshire, where she never quite mastered the accent. She studied Spanish and Portuguese at university, where she also never quite mastered the accents, and dropped out of her degree to work on the door of nightclubs. Her parents were thrilled. Her journalism career began writing pop music reviews for the Guardian and she now writes for The Guardian, Observer, Sunday Times and Vogue. Sophie now lives in Hackney, East London with her daughter and their dog, Chips. Her bestselling memoir, The Hungover Games, was published by Cape in 2020.

Tahmima Anam

Tahmima Anam is an award-winning novelist, short story writer, and anthropologist. She is a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, a Granta Best Young British Novelist, and winner of an O Henry Prize and a Commonwealth Writers Prize. Her work has been published in Granta, The New York Times, and The Guardian. She was born in Dhaka, Bangladesh and lives in London.

Please note

This concert will take place online only. A link to watch will be included in the confirmation email upon booking. 

Date - Thu 03 March 2022 7:30pm


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