Essex Girl

Essex Girl: a young working-class woman from the Essex area, typically considered as being unintelligent, materialistic, devoid of taste and sexually promiscuous. – Collins English Dictionary

Award-winning spoken word artist Maria Ferguson performs a monologue that tells the funny and hard-hitting story of Kirsty, a sixteen-year-old girl growing up in ʼ00s Brentwood. She likes WKD, Elton John, pie and mash and Charlie Red body spray. She’s on a quest to win Sexy Ricky’s heart and pass her GCSEs. She also has a secret to tell you. One she can’t tell anyone else. Follow Kirsty’s story through the house parties and Irish pubs of Essex. From West Ham matches to choir practice, pre-drinks to registration and she will tell you what it’s really like to be an Essex Girl.

Spoken Word and Performance Workshop 1-4pm

Prior to her performance of Essex Girl, Maria Ferguson will lead a workshop for those interested in developing their work as performance poets. The session is open to anyone aged 14+ and participants can be a part of a small sharing on the day. To book for the workshop please purchase an Adult ticket at £10.50.

Under 18s booking for the workshop will need to fill in the registration form below before attending.

 Workshop registration form
The Lab
Recommended for ages 14+