Marie-Elsa Bragg

POETRY AND THE SACRED A performance with Jackie Kay, Susanne Bonner and Marie-Elsa Bragg, 7 October 2018

Marie-Elsa, Makar Jackie Kay Scottish poet laureate and Scottish jazz singer Susanne Bonner will be performing together in St Cuthberts Church Carlisle 3pm Sunday 7 October
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Three Northern Women in conversation with words and music

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Join Marie-Elsa Bragg, Jackie Kay and Suzanne Bonnar for an afternoon exploring where the spirit and imagination meet through poetry and acappella song.
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These three women from the north will read and sing from their own work and the work of others,and share with you their varied spiritual, sacred and secular beliefs.
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Suzanne Bonnar, born in Dunoon, is a Scottish based jazz singer and actress. Amongst her acclaimed theatrical performances are the life story of Billie Holiday, I Cover the Waterfront and Every Bit of it, the life of Bessie Smith, written by Jackie Kay.
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Jackie Kay was born in Edinburgh to a Scottish mother and a Nigerian father. She was adopted as a baby and brought up in Scotland by a white Scottish couple. She was made the Scottish Makar (Poet Laureate) in 2016. She is Chancellor of the University of Salford and Professor of Creative Writing at Newcastle University.
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Marie-Elsa Bragg is half Cumbrian and half French and was brought up in London and Cumbria. She is a priest in London, an Ignatian spiritual director, and a Duty Chaplain of Westminster Abbey. Her first novel, Towards Mellbreak , described as a hymn to the Cumbrian landscape, was published in 2017.

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https://www.borderlinescarlisle.co.uk/events/2018/marie-elsa-bragg-jackie-kay-and-suzanna-bonnar/
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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jackie_Kay
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https://www.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/4ce2b7b28746a
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