Words Weekend 2019

Cash Carraway: SKINT ESTATE

Cash Caraway

Part of Words Weekend 2019

Age recommendation +14years

Free, but ticketed


Skint Estate is Cash Carraway’s hard-hitting, blunt, dignified and brutally revealing debut memoir about impoverishment, loneliness and violence in austerity Britain.

Cash will be in conversation with Tina Gharavi. Gharavi is a BAFTA and Sundance-nominated writer/director, focused on delivering authentic stories lensed with an impeccably wrought perspective. Having worked in war zones and in guerrilla filmmaking, Gharavi marries her indomitable spirit with a distinct talent to deliver performances and manage beautifully observed stories. Her feature, I Am Nasrine, was nominated for a BAFTA. She’s a showrunner, now engaged developing several projects as well as her first TV series, an Icelandic detective noir with an intriguing twist.

More info:

Start time: 1pm
Venue: NRFH


As everyone deserves equal access to entertainment, every event in Words Weekend will be accessible. In addition to the gold standard access provision at Sage Gateshead, all events will be BSL interpreted and there will be a roaming interpreter facilitating conversations throughout the venue.

Words Weekend will post a Social Story on their website for anyone who might find new situations difficult and would like to know what to expect from the festival. Sage Gateshead also offer short familiarisation visits.

We request that everyone is tolerant to the needs of other audience members,  some of whom might need to take a break from a space during an event, for example. Lighting will be raised slightly higher than usual, sound levels will be limited at most events and more comfortable seating options will be offered in some spaces.  Please remember that not all disabilities or health conditions are visible. If you have any questions please contact [email protected]