We are super excited to announce that our next event, featuring Phousa, Fay Roberts and Katherine Catchpole, will be happening on 28th November. You’ll have a chance to marvel at our beautiful quilt, and maybe even win it as star prize in our raffle in aid of Gendered Intelligence!
We have had a great time organising Quiltbag Cabaret over the past two years and meeting all you lovely people! It’s been lots of fun, but also lots of work, and we feel we need to take a break for a while and take stock. So the November event will be the last Quiltbag Cabaret for the foreseeable future, but we will continue to hold Quiltbag Crafternoon on the second* Sunday of every month. We hope you’ll come along to Barracks Lane to join us for crafts and tea!
*Not the first Sunday as previously advertised. Sorry for any confusion!
More details about the Cabaret below the cut….
Schedule for Saturday 28th:
7:45 Doors open. The bar is open in the Lounge.
In the arts room:
Arts and crafts activities including stitching circle and paper snowflakes
8:30 In the Cabaret Lounge:
Storytelling by Katherine Catchpole
Katherine Catchpole is a fantasy and sci-fi writer, when she’s not being distracted by various flavours of textile crafts. In her free time she’s currently training as a teacher, after an extremely brief career in technical science writing.
She’s particularly attracted to English fae mythology, and will be reading a story about horrible faeries. Content notes: mind-altering magic, gaslighting, child labour, non-graphic violence to and death of children.
Poetry by Fay Roberts
Fay Roberts is a performance poet, event host and organiser, workshop leader, and musician based in Cambridge. Her poetry tends towards the mildly mystical, is sometimes accompanied by music, but also takes in the odd frothy rant, percussive dancefloor pieces, and the occasional love poem.
9:15 Arts session
Arts activities in the Arts Room, and the bar is open in the Lounge.
10:00 In the Cabaret Lounge: Music by Phousa
The local acoustic singer-songwriter tells tales of love and loves losses, whisking her audience away on hopeful daydreams and leaving them with a warm sense of nostalgia.
Find out more information by visiting http://www.facebook.com/Phousamusic
Phousa performed at Quiltbag Cabaret previously on Friday 1st November 2013, and compered at our Oxford International Women’s Festival event on 15th March 2014.
10:40 Raffle winners announced
11:00 Time for more art and socializing
11:30 Time to start packing up!