Our Next Event Tuesday 14th April. This event is cancelled. We plan to re-book Marion when we are able to. Meanwhile stay safe!


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April 14thMarion Leeper April 2020

Women and Power: stories from Orlando Furioso

Told by Marion Leeper: with songs by Jessica Law

Meet the peerless knight Bradamante, fighting her way through the dilemmas that face every powerful woman. A mixture of surrealist fantasy and heart-breaking tragedy,this romp through a farrago of mythology asks questions that are as relevant to women today as they were to the court ladies of sixteenth-century Italy who were its first audience: terrorism, immigration, weapons of mass destruction, and the perfect recipe for fish pie.

This show is based on the Italian romance Orlando Furioso, 500 years old, but as edgy and modern as if it was written this morning.

Marion tells live improvised stories in and around Cambridge for many
years, in local schools, museums and libraries: and has toured shows
for grown-ups at clubs and festivals around the UK and the US. A
member of Cambridge Storytellers, in 2016 she was the first Bard of
Cambridge. She delights in weaving subtle and intricate pieces shot
through with unexpected humour.

Marion and Jessica April 2020

Jessica Law, she of the one and only steel mandelele, specialises in beautiful, disturbing, theatrical folk songs, and is currently promoting her fifth studio album, “Apparently”.




Café opens 6.30pm serving organic meals, snacks and cakes and a very warm and welcoming atmosphere.

Stories  7.30 – 9.30 pm on the second Tuesday of the month.

£7 in advance, £9 on the door


Bay Vue Rd, Newhaven BN9 9LH
Free parking. Disabled access.
Where: The Hillcrest Centre, Bay Vue Road, Newhaven, BN9 9LH(Map).
Free parking and disabled access.


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