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Between Worlds: The Moth in London

Union Chapel, London, United Kingdom

Monday 24 April  6:30 PM   Room: Chapel
£20 adv + bf   Entry Requirements: Under 16s accompanied by an adult

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Doors, Bar and Margins Cafe serving hot homemade food open at 18:30
Stories start 19:30
Curfew - 22:30
Union Chapel Bar open after the show.

As doors to the whole venue open at 6.30pm you do not need a reservation to join us for dinner at 6.30pm. If it is possible for us to open the bar for dinner reservations at 6pm, we will. Please check back.

There's lots of useful information in the Visiting section of our website.

All timings are provisional and subject to change - for the latest up dates please check Facebook and Twitter.

As our venue is entirely seated and seating is unreserved it is best to arrive early.

Since its launch in 1997, THE MOTH has presented thousands of stories told live and without notes. 2017 marks The Moth's 20th anniversary year! Moth shows are renowned for the great range of human experience they showcase. Through ongoing programs in more than 25 cities, The Moth has presented over 20,000 stories to standing-room-only crowds worldwide and it currently produces more than 500 live shows each year. Additionally, The Moth runs storytelling workshops for high school students and adults in underserved communities through their Education and Community Programs and develops innovative applications for Moth storytelling through their Corporate Program. The Moth podcast is downloaded over 44 million times a year, and each week, the Peabody Award-winning Moth Radio Hour is heard on over 450 radio stations worldwide. The Moth’s first book, The Moth: 50 True Stories (Hachette) was an international bestseller.

We are Celebrating the Release of our Second Book!

We are thrilled that our second book, ALL THESE WONDERS: True Stories About Facing the Unknown will be released in the UK on April 20th!
It's a gorgeous collection of our favorite stories about risk and courage, featuring storytellers Louis C.K., John Turturro and Jung Chang, and many more. We hope it will inspire story lovers everywhere, especially those venturing into uncharted territory.

ALL THESE WONDERS is available in bookstores everywhere on April 20th or you can order it online, here.
We're so excited to share this new collection with you and invite you to share your thoughts with us using #AllTheseWonders

Between Worlds: The Moth in London
Join us for stories from the ether: Mediators and make-believers, betwixt and between. It’s about Point A or Point B, a look cast back from the thick of it or the journey itself.

Hosted by: Tim FitzHigham
Music by: Catherin Fox

Directed by: Meg Bowles, Sarah Austin Jenness and Jenifer Hixson
Produced by: Anna Martin

We're excited to announce a portion of our compelling cast!

Our host:
Tim FitzHigham, actor, writer, multi-award winning stand up comic, explorer, story teller and world record holder – on forms he simply writes ‘feckless’. His life reads a bit like an episode of The Muppets or something made up by a five year old on a damp weekend – in the words of the First Sea Lord ‘tragically it’s all completely true!’. He rowed the English Channel in a Thomas Crapper bathtub; broke a 383-year-old record in a boat made of paper, rode logs up rivers in South America, farmed nutmeg in the West Indies, invented the volcano marathon, inflated the world's largest balloon and pioneered endurance Morris Dancing. Freeman of the City of London, Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society: his live shows and international speeches have been made critic’s choice. His two series for BBC Radio 4 called The Gambler saw him racing racehorses, rolling cheese boards across country and hurtling down Olympic Ski Runs on inflatables. As well as various sit coms (The Windsors, Zapped), he presented the CBBC series Super Human Challenge (working title, Kill Tim) and has appeared in films with Clint Eastwood, Matt Damon and Anthony Hopkins.

Our musician:
Catherine Fox studied at Trinity College of Music with Gillian Findlay. Since graduating she has had a varied freelance career. She has toured with War of the Worlds, ABBA the Show and James. For six months she performed with the Royal Shakespeare Company as violinist and soprano. She has worked with many professional orchestras, most regularly the London Philharmonic Orchestra. Catherine teaches the violin and viola at the Centre for Young Musicians and the London Oratory School and coaches the Sinfonietta on NLMS Music Summer School for adults. Having studied the Kodaly music education principles in Hungary, she is now working with music education hubs to develop good quality musicianship training for children.

Our storytellers:
Fran Alberry heads up the cultural insight division for Firefish, a qualitative research agency in Shoreditch - a job that allows her to travel the world collecting stories from other people. She grew up in Brighton, but has lived in London since she was 10. Aside from winning the Moth GrandSLAM in 2016, her last stage performance was in year 7, where she had the leading role in a school assembly about the perils of falling asleep in the bath.

Chris Clement-Green was born in Liverpool in 1959, but flew back to Africa with her mother when just twenty-four hours old. The family returned to England in 1964 as a result of the Mau-Mau risings. In 1984 she joined Thames Valley Police and was promoted to sergeant five years later. Chris worked on various squads, including child abuse teams, and she was also seconded to work as a Home Office Trainer. In 2000, when her husband was promoted to Chief Fire Officer, she was able to retire and pursue her life-long dream of owning and competing dressage horses. Following an amicable divorce in 2007, Chris returned to the police; working as a civilian investigator for Wiltshire’s Serious and Organised Crime Team. A small inheritance meant Chris was able to retire again in 2016, when she brought a property in the Welsh mountains from where she now follows her second dream – writing. Chris also runs residential writing retreats from her new home – thewelshwritingshed.co.uk. Chris has won several national writing competitions and her memoir Into the Valley: Policing Thatcher’s Britain is due for publication by Mirror Books this August.

Sudhesh Dahad is an analyst working for a well-known asset management company in the City. He has specialised in risk analysis over the last twenty years. After an Achilles tendon break about eight years ago, Sudhesh also trained as a sound healer and is now passionate about using sound therapy to help trauma victims. Sudhesh is originally from India but moved to the UK before the start of his earliest memories. His upbringing in the county of the red rose left him with a funny accent and a hard-to-shake-off fondness for pies. His accent was further scarred after moving to Hertfordshire just as he entered his teenage years. A healthy dose of Radio Four and a return to Manchester for higher education aided the healing. Sudhesh’s favourite role is currently being the father of an adorable teenage daughter and impressing both her and her friends with his unexpected knowledge of hip hop and RnB artists.

Fatou Wurie is completing her masters in Public Policy at the University of Oxford and is Co-Founder of The Survivor Dream Project (SDP), a local nonprofit organisation that provides holistic support to women and youth survivors of trauma in Sierra Leone. A communicator and advocate, Fatou is passionate about gender equity and committed to building health care systems and securing economic and political freedoms for all in Sierra Leone, the continent of African and the Global South. She loves stories; reading them, writing them and telling them, she believes stories are a powerful tool for healing.

Niall Ashdown is many different things and that usually depends upon who he is speaking to. He has been seen improvising comedy onstage with the Comedy Store Players, Paul Merton’s Impro Chums, Impropera and with Ross Noble. He’s done quite a bit of acting, too, including Annie Get Your Gun, Public Enemy, Lifegame, The Patriotic Traitor, Never Try This At Home, and he’s about to begin a UK tour of Kneehigh’s Tristan and Yseult, having toured the show in the US in 2014/15. Sometimes television companies will ask him to do things, such as Whose Line Is It Anyway?, Dark Angel, Outnumbered, Chambers and Parents. He writes stuff too: Hungarian Birdsong and Tunnel Vision for BBC Radio 4; two series of Losers for BBC Radio 4; three series of Confessions for BBC1; a weekly Robbo column BBC Sport Online website; Barking for Channel 4. Oh, and poetry and prose for BBC Radio 3’s The Verb and Nightwaves. And songs, too, often when uncalled for. He teaches improvised performance when asked, which people seem to enjoy, and his children call him Dad (and other things under their breath).