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10 September, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Sometimes it’s hard to be a woman and sometimes it’s time to be a hard woman . . . This is a book for all those times.

Once upon a (very very) long time ago Jo Brand was what you might describe as ‘a nice little girl’. Of course, that was before the values of cynicism, misogyny and the societal expectation that Jo would be thin, feminine and demure sent her off down Arsey Avenue.

The plot thickened, when due to a complicated fusion of hormones, horrible family dynamics and a no-good boyfriend they hated, Jo ended up leaving home at 16. Now she’s considerably further along life’s inevitable tricky ‘journey’ – and she’s messed up enough times to feel confident she has no wisdom to offer anyone. But who cares? She’s going to do it anyway…

Born Lippy is a gathering of all the things Jo Brand wishes she’d known, all the things she’s learnt, and all the things she hopes for the future. A century after women got the vote (albeit married women over the age of 28) it’s time to take stock of exactly what it means to be female today.

You’ve seen her on tv, you’ve read her books and she’s made you laugh! Now is the chance to meet the woman herself and learn a thing or two about life!

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10 September, 2019
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


St Clement Danes School
Chenies Road
Chorleywood, Rickmansworth WD3 6EW