‘Journal of an Encouraged Girl’ – a timeless reflection on the power of learning by the next generation of fringe performers.

‘Journal of an Encouraged Girl’ created by SParkS Youth Theatre Company tells the story of a modern secondary school pupil from a disadvantaged background trying to find her way through learning, who discovers the diary of a 17th Century maid telling of her struggles for education in a less equal age. The piece subverts the archetypes of the works of W. N. P. Barbellion and Andrew Motion in their descriptions of events from ‘The Journal of a Disappointed Man’ – through an enjoyable and highly relevant glimpse into the importance and power of education.

A story of learning across time, ‘Journal of an Encouraged Girl’ will be performed at Barnstaple Library on Saturday at 1.45.

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