Tagged with feminism

Reflecting on the ‘Hear Me Roar’ Feminist Arts Festival Lancaster March 2016

I am writing this post on ‘Hear Me Roar: Ages, Stages, Phases’ from a double perspective. Through one lens I see it as someone who was part of the team involved in organising this feminist arts festival (with most of the hard work being undertaken by unflagging, (very) creative producer, Leo Burtin.) Through the other … Continue reading

Waking the Feminists .

On Wednesday 28 October, the Abbey Theatre, Ireland’s National Theatre, launched its programme to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising – an event that ultimately led to the founding of the Irish State. The Abbey Theatre and its members were actively involved in both the Rising itself and the debates around the founding of … Continue reading

Theatre as Voice (a guest blog by Emily Jones)

This is a guest post by Emily Jones, a third year Theatre student at Lancaster. Emily originally wrote this for a half-day Gender and Women’s Studies seminar which I co- organised with a colleague Anne Cronin (from Sociology) entitled ‘Is the Personal Still Political?: Young Women and Sexualisation’. The impetus for this seminar was our … Continue reading

Scott and Bailey

 Originally one of the reasons for starting this blog was that Elaine and I wanted an outlet to express our enthusiasm for the TV police drama Scott and Bailey. Based on an idea by performers Suranne Jones who plays Rachel Bailey and Sally Lindsay and written by Sally Wainwright who also wrote Last Tango in … Continue reading