Activist Yassmin Abdel-Magied will join Jamila Rizvi and Clare Bowditch for the third instalment of Tea with Jam and Clare on Sunday 22 July—an afternoon of honest conversation and song—exploring the themes of identity, belonging and the people and places that make us feel like home.
Yassmin now lives in London but is returning to Australia for a brief trip home. Born in Sudan, Yassmin migrated to Australia as a child and recently relocated to the United Kingdom following a hugely tumultuous period in the media spotlight, where her Australian identity was repeatedly called into question. Yassmin is a passionate speaker whose insights into culture, colour and what it means to be a ‘good migrant’ will expand your mind and open your heart.
This Tea with Jam and Clare event will begin with a provocation from Jamila Rizvi, where she will speak about the concept of belonging and how we separate ourselves from ‘others’ to help define who we are as individuals. Next, Jamila will be joined by co-host Clare Bowditch to interview the bold and brilliant Yassmin Abdel-Magied in a joyous homecoming for our returning warrior. Finally, Clare will lead the room in an uplifting group singing adventure especially designed for people who, when they think of singing in public, do a little wee in their pants. This event will leave you feeling even better than when you walked in.
Clare, Jamila and Yassmin will bring the best of themselves to this thoughtful and theatrical event. There will be personal and political truths laid bare, difficult questions posed and emotional anguish answered—and there will be songs to remind us who we are as a nation and, perhaps more importantly, who we are not.
About Tea with Jam and Clare
Tea with Jam and Clare is an event series founded by best-selling author Jamila Rizvi and ARIA Award-winning musician Clare Bowditch with each event also featuring a special guest. TWJC has previously hosted Zoë Foster Blake and Rosie Waterland, and the next instalment on Sunday 22 July will welcome Yassmin Abdel-Magied. Each TWJC event involves a combination of speech, conversation and song alongside a nice warm cuppa, a bunch of belly laughs and, if you feel like it, maybe a few happy tears.
Sunday, July 22, 2.00pm-4.30pm
Thornbury Theatre, 859 High Street, Thornbury VIC 3071
General Admission: $45, Concession: $35
To book tickets: http://www.teawithjamandclare.com