5 speakers 15 minutes each

Salena Godden

on Springfield Road

Salena Godden has been variously described as 'doyenne of the spoken word scene' (Ian McMillan, Radio 3, The Verb), 'The Mae West madam of the salon' (The Sunday Times) and 'Everything the Daily Mail is terrified of' (Kerrang! Magazine). Springfield Road is a journey into her childhood, and perhaps your childhood too. A salute to every curly-top, scabby knee'd, mixed-up, half-crazy kid out there. It's about discovering that life is unfair and that parents die, but it's also about seeking the good in the world, the humour and the tenderness. It is the very antithesis of a misery memoir.