5 speakers 15 minutes each
Mon 22nd Oct 2018
How to do Female
The Tabernacle - 7:00pm
About the event
About the event
Join us as writer and comedian Jo Brand talks about her new, hilarious guide to life as a woman in conversation with Rosie Boycott. One of the UK’s best loved comedians, Brand is renowned for her sharp wit, self-deprecation and feminist values. Born Lippy: How To Do Female gathers together the things she has learnt about the world, the things she wishes she'd known and the things she hopes for the future. Ranging from ‘what no one tells you about the female body’, ‘how not to fall in love (and other advice you’ll ignore)’ to ‘feminism: a re-branding’ and ‘how to manage a bully’, Born Lippy is part memoir and part extremely tongue-in-cheek advice manual. Packed with memorable anecdotes from her life and career, full of jokes and funny stories, coloured by her experiences as a psychiatric nurse, stand-up and working mother of two, this hilarious book aims not only to entertain but also to really help people. From putdowns for hecklers to chat-up lines; from a guide through social media annotated by her daughters to how to survive a family Christmas; from road rage to how to stay sane – no more suffering in silence, it’s time to get lippy.
Rosie Boycott is a writer and broadcaster whose career has spanned the national media. She co-founded the feminism magazine Spare Rib in 1971, and went on to become the UK's first female editor of a British daily newspaper, the Independent on Sunday. She has also edited Esquire, The Independent, and The Express. She has appeared regularly on The Late Review (BBC2) and The Moral Maze (BBC Radio 4), and written several books, including A Nice Girl Like Me and Our Farm: A Year in the Life of a Smallholding. Rosie was appointed Chair of London Food by the Mayor to help improve Londoners’ access to healthy, locally produced and affordable food. She writes and speaks regularly about the importance of food in improving health and in reducing carbon emissions.
Long established as one of the UK’s best comics, Jo Brand has numerous TV appearances, acting and writing credits to her name. She was the star and writer of Getting On, the BBC’s BAFTA award winning series set on a hospital’s geriatric ward, which was partly inspired by her earlier career in nursing. She also co-wrote and starred in two series of the sitcom Damned for Channel 4. Jo’s other television credits also includes Jo Brand’s Hot Potatoes and the award-winning Through the Cakehole (Channel 4). Not to mention appearances on QI, Never Mind The Buzzcocks, Live At The Apollo, 8 Out of 10 Cats, Have I Got News For You and Would I Lie To You. Jo has also written several highly acclaimed best-selling books. Her novel The More You Ignore Me has just been made into a feature film starring Sheridan Smith and has just been released. Jo Brand will publish her hilarious, highly useful guide to being female Born Lippy in October 2018.