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Broken Shells: A medieval cyber sea story in aid of refugee charity Hope Projects
July 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
In association with Leeds International Medieval Congress and Hope Projects
This performance will be available on Facebook for 48 hours after the live screening for those in different time zones.
Custance has always loved the sea.
But now the day has come. Yesterday, she wept. She wept to be sent away from friends who care for her, sent to be a foreigner in strange land and bound to a man she doesn’t know.
She wept because, of course, everyone knows that all husbands are good.
Storyteller and academic Daisy Black brings to life Chaucer’s ‘Man of Law’s Tale’: a tale of love, fear, passion, violence and the queer, cold seas which roil and coil between nations. Forced to carve paths for herself among new cultures, Chaucer’s heroine strings her strength across the oceans, telling us what it is to love and to survive.
Set among the eddies and currents of medieval romance, classical mythology and English folk song, this one-woman show tells a haunting, visceral tale that will whirl round your senses and lace your tongue with salt.
This story lasts for 60 minutes and is suitable for ages 13 and up.
This story will raise funds for Hope Projects: www.hope-projects.org.uk
Imagine being homeless in the middle of a pandemic. Hope provides housing and help for homeless people refused by the UK asylum system. Many asylum refusals are deeply flawed, leaving people trapped between living on the street in Britain or persecution in their country of origin. We help people denied even their basic needs; people who are totally destitute, with no home, no income, and seemingly no way out. Hope gives people a roof over their heads in one of our 12 houses, cash for food and essentials, and legal advice.