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Mara Menzies

Mara Menzies - 'Blood & Gold'

21 May - 21 May 2022

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Mara Menzies - 'Blood & Gold'

Enter the world of Blood and Gold, and let performance storyteller, Mara Menzies take you on a journey of tragedy, wonder and magic.

Listen and watch as she explores African ancestry through tales ofslavery, cruelty and colonisation, unearthing pride, love and sacrifice along the way. Her book, Blood and Gold, explores the themes of loss and oppression, while asking us to examine our own identities, attitudes, and humanity.

An exquisite piece of storytelling’ – The Guardian


Mara Menzies is an award-winning artist whose dynamic, colourful style brings the ancient art form of performance storytelling to life. 'Blood and Gold' premiered at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe in 2019 as part of the Made in Scotland showcase and was one of 5 shows nominated for the Filipa Braganca award for best emerging solo female performance. Mara was nominated for the Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland in 2020, and has been invited to perform and share her stories in 27 countries.


Storytelling Performance with author interview

Time: 1.30-2:30pm - Performance
          2:30-3:00pm - In conversation with Fiona Ritchie

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