Tuesday, 30 July 2013

One artist, one writer, one musician

Here's an update on the achievements of some of the women who took part in our March celebrations.

Emily Cole:

Emily’s work was shown in our drawing exhibition in The Forum Atrium, and we’ve just heard that she’s won  the 2013 Holt Festival Art Prize for her painting Drifter. Read about her success here.

Clare Jarrett, a Words And Women regular, was shortlisted for the prize too.

Eleanor Wasserberg:

Eleanor Wasserberg, who read an extract from her novel Foxlowe at our Fusion event , recently gave a workshop at The Fly Festival Of Literature For Young People held at UEA in July. Click here for an enthusiastic review of Eleanor’s ‘Creating Characters’ workshop.

Anna Mudeka:

The wonderful Anna, who's performed at every Words & Women event to date, is a finalist for The Most Influential Woman In Business And Government In Africa Awards. Click here for a review of The Southburgh Festival Of World Music which took place last weekend and which Anna organises.

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Words And Women on youtube

Here's a short film of our International Women’s Day celebration this year. With many thanks to Culture works for filming the event and Jean Hogg for her brilliant editing.

In addition to those we’ve named in the credits, we’d also like to thank The  Norfolk And Norwich Millennium Library and The Forum Trust for all their assistance and support, and to Sarah Passingham and her team for running the bar in the Fusion Digital Gallery.

Not forgetting too Norfolk County Council for supporting us through the Arts Project Fund.

A couple of amendments to the credits:

‘Songteller’ should read ‘Storyteller’ – sorry Kelly!

And Antonia Smith and Helen Holderness are the wonderful Girl Debois.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Gender Matters

Last week the feminist publishing house Virago celebrated its fortieth anniversary. Sarah Dunant wonders whether much has changed for women in the arts, media and politics since then. Listen to her Point Of View podcast here . First broadcast on BBC Radio4 05/07/13.