True Stories Live

Margaret Todd sharing her story

The Common Lot teamed up with True Stories Live to create an evening of true stories inspired by Anglia Square on Sunday 2 June at the Octagon Chapel, Colegate. The storytellers were all people who have grown up, worked or played in the community around Anglia Square.

Also performing were the ‘Stump Cross Singers’, a community choir singing songs inspired by the heritage of the North City. Since January volunteer researchers, in collaboration with Anglia Ruskin University, collated facts and stories about the area which were turned into songs performed for the first time at this True Stories Live.  

True Stories Live is a lively, moving and unpredictable event where people tell true stories about their lives in front of a warm and supportive audience. 

Choir and audience at True Stories Live.

Our stories from the Square were shared at a time of uncertainty for the local community as the planning decision about the redevelopment has been referred to national government. So, ‘This Sunday, come and celebrate the power of community and empathy with us in the beautiful surroundings of the Octagon Chapel’ invited Lucy Farrant, curator of True Stories Live.

The sell out evening also featured films of pupils from Mile Cross Primary School telling their tales of the Square…some true, some less so.

Read more about True Stories Live.