Family Matters Tour: Startling personal stories touch audiences in Winchester

The Family Matters tour has been travelling around the country, bringing these highly personal stories from four of London’s best-loved poet/writers (Agnes Meadows, Patricia Foster, Janett Plummer and Linda Shanovitch) to life.

Feedback has been great, with people telling us:

“Sharing stories about family, just born and long travelled on, #loosemuse #familymatters. We could have been round a stone age campfire…”

“At last night’s ‘Family Matters Show’ at Loose Muse Winchester we laughed, we cried, we learned together…I went away feeling uplifted.” 
“A truly inspiring and moving show.”

Here are some pics from the Winchester performance:

Reading from  ‘A Caribbean Pied Piper’

Patricia Foster performs
‘A Caribbean Pied Piper’

Janett Plummer performs ‘The Unhappy Mother’

Janett Plummer performs ‘The Unhappy Mother’

Agnes Meadows performs ‘Love on the Eastern Front’

Agnes Meadows performs ‘Love on the Eastern Front’

Agnes Meadows

Agnes Meadows

These astonishing stories are drawn from the writers’ own families, illuminating the ways in which we are all connected. Join them for a revelatory ride, as the cast spill family secrets, and they examine the ties that both connect and bind us.

There’s still a chance to catch them here:

Thursday 21 May – Burgh House & Hampstead Museum, New End Square, Hampstead NW3 1LT, 7.30pm – 9.30pm. £8. To book, call 020 7431 0144 or buy online @

Wednesday 27 May – The Library @ Deptford Lounge, 9 Giffin Street, London SE8 4RJ. 7pm – 9pm. Free! To book a place call the Albany Box office on 020 8692 4446

Wednesday 10 June – Family Matter performance at Loose Muse @ The Poetry Café, 22 Betterton Street, London WC2H 9BX. 8.00 pm, £6.00/£5.00.


  1. Looking fabulous, sounding brilliant. Really proud of you!

  2. Event 10 June is shown as Thursday but 10th is Wednesday!! Which is correct not on Cafe listings?

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