The Words of Others are All We Have

  • DATE

    22 July 2024

  • TIME

    2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

  • AGES

    All ages welcome




    Social Refuge
    27 Great Ancoats St, Manchester, M4 5AJ

Live reading of the poetry pamphlet of the same name, written and performed by Louise Machen and J. Daniel West.

As two acquaintances wait at the bus stop they engage in a conversation that winds its way through a series of topics held together by the reality of living under an oppressive system designed for someone else to flourish – the socioeconomic trappings of the Straight White Male patriarchy.

These realities are explored with flare and wit in a manner that is unflinching but also doesn’t glorify or romanticise the struggle so many people find themselves living through.