Spoken word, theatre and poetry night, 'Haunting Ashton Court', taking place next month

Spoken word, theatre and poetry night, 'Haunting Ashton Court', taking place next month

Posted on: 09 Aug 2022

Catch an evening of spoken word, theatre and poetry performance in BS41 next month.


On Thursday 29 September from 19:00 until 20:30, an array of talented performers, including Bristol artists Saili Katebe, Tom Marshman and Asmaa Jama, and a discussion and Q+A session hosted by writer Jack Young will arrive at Ashton Court Estate. 


What are the stories we tell about ourselves? Who has permission to write them? What does it mean to recover forgotten histories from historically marginalised perspectives? These are the questions being answered at 'Haunting Ashton Court: Reclaiming Forgotten Histories'.


Tickets are being sold on a pay-what-you-can basis. Click here for more information or to make a purchase.



'Reclaiming Forgotten Histories' is the first in a new series of events under the umbrella 'Haunting Ashton Court', with an exciting programme set to take place through autumn/winter 2022.


An array of talented performers will take to the stage at this inagural event, including Zambian-born, South West based writer, performer and workshop facilitator Saili Katebe.


Previously the poet-in-residence aboard the SS Great Britain and a finalist at the BBC Edinburgh Festival Fringe Slam in 2018, Katebe celebrates the musicality of language and the power of art as a way to connect people through story and creativity.


Tom Marshmann, a practicing artist for over 21 years, will also perform, actively encouraging dialogue with participants through socially engaged processes such as ‘Tea Parties’, creating evocative glimpses into everyday life, letting him tell engaging, poetic and unpretentious stories, particularly regarding the LGBTQ+ experience.


Somali artist and poet and co-founder of art collective Dhaqan Collective, Asmaa Jama, will also perform, with writer and artist Jack Young leading the discussion and Q+A portion of the evening.


Tickets for this event are being sold on a pay-what-you-can basis, and there is a free transport option to and from this event available for ticket holders.


Visit 'Haunting Ashton Court: Reclaiming Forgotten Histories' event page for more details.

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George Boyle



George is a journalism graduate and writer passionate about music and culture. Get in touch via email at george@365bristol.com