Birnam Book Festival: Mara Menzies


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 of slavery, cruelty and colonisation, unearthing pride, love and sacrifice along the way. Her forthcoming 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 performance storyteller whose dynamic, colourful style brings this ancient artform to life. She has been invited to share stories in 27 countries with her latest production, ‘Blood and Gold’ exploring the legacy of colonialism and slavery through myth, legend and fantasy. It premiered at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019 as part of the Made in Scotland showcase and was nominated for the CATS award 2020 and was one of 5 shows nominated for the Filipa Braganca award for best emerging solo female performance at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019, receiving rave reviews from top theatre critics.

Date: Saturday 21st May
Time: 1.30pm-2.30pm (performance)
2:30-3:00pm (in conversation with Fiona Ritchie)
Venue: Birnam Arts Main Hall
Cost: £8

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Saturday 21 May 2022
Birnam Arts Main Hall, Birnam. United Kingdom