City Varieties Music Hall Hosts Female Writers

Leeds City Varieties Music Hall brings you a programme of shows by a variety of talented female writers.

Saturday 1 June 2019

SOFIE HAGEN: BUBBLEWRAP, HAPPY FAT

After Sofie’s 2018 tour Dead Baby Frog sold out, she’s making a return to City Varieties with Bubblewrap, the show which earned her the Edinburgh Fringe Best Newcomer Award.  It’s all about self-acceptance and mental health.  Sofie will also read from Happy Fat, her new book – about happiness and acceptance.  There’ll be a Q & A session, too.

Saturday 22 June 2019

GILL SIMS: Why Mummy doesn’t give a ****!

Gill penned the online Peter and Jane, the number one best seller Why Mummy Drinks, Why Mummy Swears, and the latest Why Mummy Doesn’t Give A ****!  At City Varieties, she’ll be interviewed about her blog and her books – and there’ll be readings and a Q & A session.

Monday 8 July 2019

CAITLIN MORAN: HOW TO BE FAMOUS

An evening of ‘slightly excessive drinking and a whole lot of truth about camel-toes, #metoo, why the Beatles were secretly girls, the Nineties, sexual shame, pornography, how – exactly – to be famous, and a very long anecdote about the first time Caitlin took Ecstasy – which she seems to remember she took in a way so sensible she can almost imagine Newsround reporting on it approvingly.’  Age guidance 14+

Tuesday 15 October 2019

RUBY WAX: HOW TO BE HUMAN

Ruby’s new show How To Be Human is based on her bestselling book, which answers questions about ‘evolution, thoughts, emotions, the body, addictions, relationships, sex, kids, the future and compassion’.

Ruby learned how the mind works with monk Gelong Thubten and  from neuroscientist Ash Ranpura, and has transformed her knowledge into a witty, smart blend of comedy and insight into life.  Age guidance 14+

All photographs provided by Leeds City Varieties Music Hall.  Feature photograph is Sofie Hagen.

Adam combines his interest in Leeds with a flair for writing discovered back in school days. He says he’ll tackle any topic as long as it’s Leeds.

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