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Live On Stage
Wednesday August 28 2024, 7pm BST

An Evening with Jordan Stephens on Love, Chaos and Becoming a Man

Art &
Culture

Jordan Stephens’ life during his teenage years and his twenties was a whirlwind. As one half of the hip hop duo Rizzle Kicks, his days were full of success, fame and adulation as Rizzle Kicks’ debut sold over 1 million singles and 600,000 albums in 2012. But for Jordan, success brought pain in its wake: a hidden pattern of self-harm, hedonism, destructive ideas of masculinity, and heartbreak. Diagnosed twice with ADHD, he was always chasing the elusive feeling of love and continually found himself distracted and derailed by drugs, drink, sex and chaos.

After his world imploded, Jordan chose to step away from his previous life completely and allowed himself to finally explore the pain he’d repressed his entire life. His new memoir Avoidance, Drugs, Heartbreak & Dogs  unsparingly digs into the fear, tenderness and trauma he carried. And it examines the confusing assumptions and contradictions about what a man should be that Jordan – and increasing numbers of young men today – struggle with. 

Join us live at Union Chapel on August 28 where Jordan will reflect on his own life experiences as he explores how we can encourage men to have a healthier and more loving conception of masculinity. 

Avoidance, Drugs, Heartbreak and Dogs
by Jordan Stephens

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Jordan Stephens

Writer and performer. His new memoir is Avoidance, Drugs, Heartbreak and Dogs


Writer and performer, and one half of the chart- topping duo Rizzle Kicks, who have sold over 600,000 records in the UK. Having been publicly open with his own struggles surrounding mental health, Jordan has been active in creating awareness around the stigma. His mental health campaign #IAMWHOLE reached over 120 million people online and was mentioned in the Houses of Parliament. His children’s book The Missing Piece was shortlisted for the 2023 Waterstones Children’s Book Prize.
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