The Anxiety Series : Poems

The Anxiety Series: Poems at Brainchild 2018 is a chance to offer a space for exploring creative writing, well being and anxiety. It’s collaboration and it’s an experiment. Most importantly it’s a chance for those with anxiety to write it out, talk and workshop poetry together as a way to channel some hard to negotiate feelings. Whether you want to write, listen, learn or speak; this space is a safe and collaborative one for you.

The Anxiety Series Workshop is collaborating with gal-dem as a part of SelfCareSunday.


Jess Murrain is an actor, and theatre-maker, poet and workshop leader. Her work centers around queer issues, feminism, love, dyslexia, mental health and experimentation.

She trained at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama (BA Acting: Collaborative and Devised, 2010-2013.) Prior to this, she studied Drama at Exeter University specialising in live art.

She has poetry publications with the Poetry School and her readings and spoken word performances have spanned various events and spaces including Brainchild Festival, Roundhouse and Love Each other or Perish: 50 Greatest Love Poems as part of the Festival of Love, Royal Festival Hall. She performs spoken word pieces at a multitude of venues in and around London.

In 2011, she co-founded Theatre with Legs with director and performer Lucy Bairstow. Theatre with Legs took their production DIGS to the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last year and are now developing a new piece about regional identity with support from Theatre in the Mill and Camden People’s Theatre.


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