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Crick Crack Club Performance Storytelling presents

Telling The Blues, by Jan Blake, music by Matt Chandler

The Cinema of the Imagination: Fairytales for Grown ups

Thu 7 March 2019 // 19:30

Tickets: £10 advance, £12 on the door

Fusing grown-up fairytale, legend and song,  the remarkable storyteller, Jan Blake, and blues guitarist, Matt Chandler, tell the blues. Join them for a night in the very fine company of those who've got the blues, those who defy the blues, those who cure them, and those who cause them.

From juke joints and brothels, to slave shacks and plantations - under the starlit sky of the deep Southern States emancipated slaves of the African Diaspora, dressed in indigo dyed denim and banned from singing their homeland songs, spirituals and field hollers, created, sang and lived the BLUES!

This is a performance to raise the roof and bring the stars down to the windows to listen...

'Mesmerizing! The Crick Crack Club weaves a web of enchantment' TIMEOUT

Suitable: adults (14+)

Doors at 7.30 Show at 8pm


Powerful and bold, Jan Blake is the Queen of Afro-Caribbean Storytelling. An outstanding storyteller, she performs in theatres and festivals the length and breadth of the globe, renowned for her witty and exhilarating performances. Recent highlights include Hay Festival, where she was storyteller in-residence, the Viljandi Harvest Festival in Estonia and TEDx Warsaw.

‘one of the world’s greatest storytellers’ André Naffis-Sahely


Matt's innovative style is supported by a career that has spanned genres from jazz to punk, folk to electronica. He has worked with a diverse range of artists including Youth, Arno Carstens, Poly Styrene and more recently accompanied Ozark Henry on his European tour.  

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