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Audacious Women Live!

Scottish Storytelling Centre
Netherbow Theatre
Spoken Word, Storytelling
Audacious Women Festival

The Audacious Women Festival kicks off in style with a showcase of some
incredible female storytelling and spoken word artists. Featuring Jan
Bee Brown & Maria MacDonell, Lily Asch and Imogen
Stirling all bringing their own spirit, energy and passion to the stage.

Daring Dames Do

Roll up! Roll up! Be entertained, amused and amazed. Fly high and dive deep as Jan Bee Brown and Maria MacDonell cast the limelight on some ground-breaking, daring darlings of the stage. There’s audacity and adventure for all in this marvellous medley of thrilling herstoric stories.


Lily Asch, founder of the storytelling organisation Real Talk, shares the classical Greek myth of Medusa. Many of us know the image of a woman with snakes for hair and a stare that turns people to stone, but how did Medusa come to be? What parallels can we draw between her experience and our modern age?

Fired-Up Words for Furious Women 

Imogen Stirling is a poet and theatre-maker, recently listed for the Amnesty International Freedom of Expression Award. Fluctuating between humour, celebration and despair, Imogen’s writing will leave you inspired and outraged. Join her for a sharing of poetry centred around what it means to be an audacious woman today.

(Unfortunately due to illness Erin May Kelly will no longer be performing)

The Smallest Acts of Bravery

Spoken word artist Erin May Kelly honours the women who perform everyday acts of bravery and resilience. Exploring subjects such as leaving toxic relationships, helping survivors of abuse and the ways we can change the world bit by bit, this is a celebration of women, and acts of courage.


If you are a Storytelling Centre Supporter, select a full price ticket to book at a discounted rate.

A booking fee of £1 is charged per transaction for online and phone bookings. No booking fee is applied to tickets purchased in person from the Scottish Storytelling Centre Box Office.
21 Feb
19:30 - 22:00