Leah Thorn is a Nice Jewish Girl from Gants Hill, who found herself through the Women\'s Movement of the 60\'s and 70\'s. Now a spoken word poet, Leah uses creativity to support women in prison to find their voices. She recently compiled and edited release, an anthology by, and for, women in prison who self harm.
Give it up! A spoken-word poetry workshop: Leah Thorn
Teenage Event for 11-18 year olds
This exciting and unique workshop was a mix of creative writing, self-exploration and performance skills. Through flow-writing and word games, Leah Thorn lead led more than 20 teenagers on a journey to find their own dynamic poetic voice.
Living Photographs: Intergenerational Workshop
Celebrating 350 years of Jewish life in England, we embark on an oral history project involving families from across the Jewish community. Spoken word poet Leah Thorn facilitated a workshop in which each family (in inter-generational groups of 2-3) are invited to bring in a photograph from their family album which will elicit a joint poem. This session allows each family member to explore their connection with the past and create a lyrical ‘Living Photograph’.
From The Feminine Mystique to Fifty Shades – 50 Years On
“The book that pulled the trigger on history”, The Feminine Mystique created an instant impact on its publication in 1963, altering consciousness, culture and lives. On the 50th Anniversary of its publication, Jewish Book Week looked at the continued reverberations of Betty Friedan’s feminist rallying cry, in a discussion including two generations of women writers and artists.
Lisa Appignanesi, Julie Bindel, Bidisha and Leah Thorn examine how a book ignited a revolution, taking t...