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How Modern Narratives Have Informed a Performance About Historical Myths

Date: 27 Jun 2024
Location: The Old Electric
talk | theatre

The origin story of Britain; founded by Brutus, is well known. But there is an earlier, alternative female-born story. In this pre-show talk to MYTHS hosted by Reclaim Blackpool, we will explore the modern day parallels of representation of women in mythology and how the experiences of today’s Blackpool women have informed this performance based on myths from the past.

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    Antonia Charlesworth Stack is a journalist and editor from Blackpool. She was deputy editor of Big Issue North magazine and is editor of Blackpool Social Club. Antonia is also the founder of Reclaim Blackpool, a women's safety campaign that began life as an article she wrote for Blackpool Social Club. She's a contributing author to the Lancashire Stories anthology with her story about a Blackpool performer, The Call of The Sea. The book is available for free in libraries across the county.