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      • Saturday 4th July 2020

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        Sherman Theatre, Cardiff

      • Sunday 5th July 2020

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        Norwich Playhouse

      • Saturday 11th July 2020

        On Saturday 11th July 2020

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        The Bournemouth Pavilion Ballroom

      • Saturday 18th July 2020

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        Farnham Maltings

      • Saturday 25th July 2020

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        Theatre Royal, Winchester

      • Sunday 26th July 2020

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        Trinity Theatre, Tunbridge Wells

      • Saturday 1st August 2020

        On Saturday 1st August 2020

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        The Old Market, Brighton

**We are sad to announce that Jenni Murray's tour has been cancelled. We have made this decision to ensure the health and wellbeing of our authors, audiences and staff. We will continue to monitor the situation and thank you for your understanding. Ticketholders will be contacted by the Box Office for a full refund.**

Join BBC Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour presenter Jenni Murray for an evening of raw and honest conversation on what it’s like to be fat when society dictates that skinny is the norm.

At sixty-four, Jenni Murray decided that she had to make a connection between her weight and health issues before it was too late. You’ll hear Jenni as you’ve never heard her before, sharing her personal relationship with weight and health, and challenging why age-old prejudices still dictate that women must be skinny.

Jenni will dare to tackle weighty topics such as why we overeat? What are the consequences of the obesity epidemic on an overstretched NHS? And, why shouting ‘fat cow’ at a woman isn’t considered a hate crime?

A vital conversation for every person who has ever stepped on to the scales and worried about their weight, JenniMurray will explore the relationship between psychology, science and size. 

Don’t miss your opportunity to buy Fat Cow, Fat Chance for £10 when bought as part of your ticket (RRP £16.99)

*There will be a chance to ask Jenni your questions during the audience Q&A section.*

*Jenni will be signing books after the event.*’

  • Fat Cow, Fat Chance

  • 'Agony and confusion, humour and hope. A beautiful book.' SUSIE ORBACH, author of Fat is a Feminist Issue
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    At sixty-four, Jenni Murray's weight had become a disability. She avoided the scales, she wore a uniform of baggy black clothes, refused to make connections between her weight and health issues and told herself that she was fat and happy. She was certainly fat. But the happy part was an Oscar-worthy performance. In private she lived with a growing sense of fear and misery that her weight would probably kill her before she made it to seventy.

    Interwoven with the science, social history and psychology of weight management, Fat Cow, Fat Chance is a refreshingly honest account of what it’s like to be fat when society dictates that skinny is the norm. It asks why we overeat and why, when the weight is finally lost through dieting, do we simply pile the pounds back on again? How do we help young people become comfortable with the way they look? What are the consequences of the obesity epidemic for an already overstretched NHS? And, whilst fat shaming is so often called out, why is it that shouting ‘fat cow’ at a woman in the street hasn’t been included in the list of hate crimes?

    Fusing politics, science and personal pain, this is a powerful exploration of our battle with obesity.

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