Stories from a suitcase

A COMPELLING, lyrical and warm evening of storytelling is promised when Phil Okwedy visits Briantspuddle.

The Gods Are All Here was sparked by the discovery of a series of letters from his father in Nigeria to his mother in Wales.
Phil (pictured) draws deeply on his dual heritage and has been telling stories in schools, libraries, pubs, theatres and festivals for over ten years.
The Gods Are All Here is a captivating performance piece that weaves myth, song, folk tales and legends of the African diaspora with an astonishing personal story.

The performance is at Briantspuddle Hall – phone 07788 1002573 – at 7.30pm on Friday, 24 February,
The show is suitable for ages 12-plus due to the themes covered.
Further information and tickets are available online at

THE sequel to Menopause: The Musical, the original ‘ultimate girls’ night out’, is coming Lighthouse Poole Tuesday, 28 February. Menopause the Musical 2: Cruising Through Menopause, fast forwards five years to catch up with the same four characters for tales of their lives, loves and losses as they set sail on the high seas. For tickets and information phone 01202 280000 or visit

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