Festival of Women Programme of Events Celebrating Women Across Tyneside - March - June 2019 - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums

Festival of Women Programme of Events Celebrating Women Across Tyneside - March - June 2019 - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
of Women
Programme of Events Celebrating Women
Across Tyneside - March - June 2019
Festival of Women Programme of Events Celebrating Women Across Tyneside - March - June 2019 - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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                                                                                                                                                      Barby Asante: Declaration            This Girl Can Walk, Jog, Run
                                                                                                                                                      of Independence                      7 March, 5.30pm
                                                                                                                                                      Exhibition on until 5 May            Free

   orking with local    omen                                                                                                                          Open 10am-6pm daily
                                                                                                                                                      Free                                 Exhibition Park, Newcastle

to identify and explore                                                                                                                               BALTIC Centre for
                                                                                                                                                      Contemporary Art,
                                                                                                                                                                                           On the third year of the
                                                                                                                                                                                           This Girl Can International
                                                                                                                                                                                           Women’s Day event, help us
contemporary social issues
                                                                                                                                                                                           celebrate women in Newcastle
                                                                                                                                                      Barby Asante’s work creates          getting active and meet local

relating to   omen and gender
                                                                                                                                                      situations and spaces for            women and girls who have
                                                                                                                                                      conversation, collective thinking,   started feeling that ‘they can’.
                                                                                                                                                      ritual and re-enactment.

through museum collections.                                                                                                                           Her projects consider
                                                                                                                                                      contemporary geographies,
                                                                                                                                                                                           This is an event to celebrate
                                                                                                                                                                                           women of all abilities, but all
                                                                                                                                                                                           genders are welcome. Children
                                                                                                                                                      race, gender and social justice      are also welcome providing they
                                                                                                                                                      and critically reflect on the        can walk the 1 mile or 5k. The
                                                                                                                                                      legacies of slavery and              route is suitable for pushchairs
                                                                                                                                                      colonialism.                         and wheelchair users.

                                                                                                                                                      baltic.art                           To book your place visit
                                                                                                                                                                                           eventbrite.co.uk and search
                                                                                                                                                                                           ‘This Girl Can walk, jog, run’
                                                                                                                 Spin for
                                                                                                                 Smart Works
Women of Tyneside is a two year community         The Festival of Women is a celebration of                      1–8 March                                                                 Capturing a Star: Dame Flora
project, funded by Esmee Fairbairn Collections    women and girls all across Tyneside. We                        £10 entry fee (£5 early bird)                                             Robson and other works by
Fund, at Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums           know there is so much brilliant activity that                                                                                            Dame Ethel Walker
(TWAM), ending July 2019.                         takes place across Tyneside celebrating this                   This week-long campaign                                                   Exhibition on until 27 April
                                                  already, so we thought why not bring it all                    encourages you to get on your
We have been exploring the collections across     together into one big festival for the first time?             bike and pedal for a purpose.                                             South Shields Museum and
our museums and galleries to highlight and                                                                                                                                                 Art Gallery, Ocean Road,
discuss important issues and topics for women     The Women of Tyneside specific events                          Find five team members and                                                South Shields
and girls today and to give new meanings to       (highlighted within the brochure) wouldn’t have                get on your road, gym or spin
our museum objects. These narratives, alongside   been possible without our project participants                 bike to reach a 500 mile target,                                          Featuring works on loan from
new contemporary items, now form TWAM’s           as their interests, comments and discussions                   whilst fundraising for the Smart                                          the Royal Academy of Arts
first Women’s Collection.                         have allowed us to co-produce the Festival                     Works Newcastle centre which                                              collection as part of their
                                                  with them.                                                     supports women-in-need with                                               250th anniversary celebrations,
We have uncovered some incredible stories                                                                        a service of pre-interview                                                this exhibition spotlights the
of women, past and present, across the region     With love and solidarity,                                      clothing and coaching.                                                    work of artist Ethel Walker. An
and shone a light on women’s experiences                                                                                                                                                   exhibition highlight is a portrait
that would have otherwise remained invisible      Women of Tyneside                                              smartworks.org.uk/get-                                                    of Dame Flora Robson, a feted
in the museum.                                    Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums                                 involved                                                                  actor of both stage and
                                                                                                                                                                                           screen, born in South Shields.


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Festival of Women Programme of Events Celebrating Women Across Tyneside - March - June 2019 - Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums
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The Eye of the Beholder:              Women’s House: Workshop            Women In Newcastle:                         Share a Story                                                  Balance for Better –
Photography, Gender and               8 March, 10.30am-1pm               Period Poverty Event                        at Seven Stories!                                              Shared Interest Offers
Emotion in Campaigns                                                     8 March, 11.30am                            8 March 10am, 1pm, 3.30pm                                      a Global Insight
About Mining                          Makaan Art Studio, 126                                                         For Children                                                   8 March, 1.30pm
7 March, 5.30-7pm                     Talbot Road, South Shields,        Grey’s Monument, Newcastle                  Free
                                      NE34 0RG                                                                                                                                      Northern Design Centre,
Newcastle City Library                                                   Flashmob choir and direct                   Seven Stories, Lime Street, Ouseburn Valley, NE1 2PQ           Baltic Business Quarter,
                                      Set in the context of the          action event to decorate Grey’s                                                                            Gateshead, NE8 3DF
In this talk, Jean Spence             centenary of the suffrage          Monument, calling attention to              Celebrate strong and empowering women with Seven Stories
(activist and former Durham           movement and the #MeToo            period poverty. Rehearsals for              this International Women’s Day. Their team of Story Catchers   To celebrate International
University lecturer), Carol           campaign, Women’s House            the flashmob choir will take                will be sharing awesome stories about inspirational super-     Women’s Day, colleagues from
Stephenson (Northumbria               investigates female identity,      place in Bewick Hall in the City            women and they’d love to hear your favourites too - so take    Peru, Ghana and Kenya share
University) and Katy Jenkins          domesticity and art through        Library 10-11.30am.                         your book along to share at Story Time. Fancy dress is         stories about the challenges
(Northumbria University)              BAMER and LGBTQ                                                                encouraged so go along dressed as your favourite female        facing women in Africa and
explore images to highlight           perspectives.                                                                  book character or historical figure.                           Latin America as they work
how photography has been                                                                                                                                                            to better their lives and
used by women activists in            Join the workshop to explore                                                   sevenstories.org.uk                                            communities.
Canada and Peru.                      equality, feminism and black
                                      feminism; learn new skills and                                                                                                                shared-interest.com
                                      create your story through
                                      creative expression.
                                                                                                                                                                                    The Courageous Countess
                                      Email projectsangini@gmail.com                                                                                                                8 March, 7–9pm
                                      to take part; open to all women,                                                                                                              £10, incl. glass of prosecco
                                      especially from BAMER and                                                                                                                     and nibbles.
                                      LGBTQ backgrounds.
                                                                                                                                                                                    Café Shrub, Land of Oak
The Breast Book: A Puberty                                                                                                                                                          & Iron Heritage Centre,
Guide with a Difference                                                                                                                                                             Winlaton Mill, NE21 6RU
7 March 6.30-8.30pm
£3.50 per person                                                                                                                                                                    Mary Eleanor Bowes, sole heir
                                                                                                                                                                                    of Newcastle coal czar George
Thought Foundation,                                                                                                                                                                 Bowes, achieved notoriety in
Birtley, DH3 2TB                                                                                                                                                                    the Georgian era, but her true
                                                                                                                                                                                    legacy is often overlooked.
Book launch and talk by former                                                                                                                                                      This illustrated talk by author
Deputy Headteacher and                                                                                                                                                              Val Scully presents a new
breastfeeding counsellor and                                                                                                                                                        interpretation of her dramatic
lactation consultant, Emma Pickett,                                                                                                                                                 and significant life, transforming
for The Breast Book. This essential                                                                                                                                                 this resilient and courageous
book for girls aged 9-14 years is                                                                                                                                                   woman from victim to
a refreshing companion to educate                                                                                                                                                   feminist icon.
and reassure them about their                                                                                                                                                       Age recommendation: 16+
changing bodies during puberty.
thoughtfoundation.co.uk                                                                                                                                                             whats-on/

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The Kindergarten Teacher                                                    International                               StrongWomen Science                  F**kUp Night Newcastle            SHE Choir Newcastle:
Screening from 8 March                                                      Women’s Day – Joint Event                   10 March, 11.30am & 2.30pm           12 March, 7.30-10pm               Special Taster Session
£10.75/£9.75/£7.25                                                          9 March, 10.30am-3pm                        £5/£4                                Age: 18+                          13 March, 6.15-8pm
                                                                                                                                                                                               £0-3 (PAYF)
Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle                                       WHIST, Salus House, 33 Mile                            Discovery Museum,                    Ampersand Inventions CIC,
                                                                 End Road, South Shields,                               Newcastle                            4th Floor Commercial Union        Robert Stewart Memorial
Maggie Gyllenhaal delivers the performance of her career in this NE33 1TA                                                                                    House, Pilgrim Street,            Hall, 89 Wingrove Rd,
dark and witty drama about a frustrated teacher who discovers                                                           This brand new family-fun            Newcastle                         NE4 9BU
one of her pupils is a poetry prodigy. Sara Colangelo’s unsettling          Collaborative event with                    show starring female scientists
film offers the kind of multi-layered anti-heroine we don’t see             The Angelou Centre, Apna                    turned circus performers,            F**kUp Night Newcastle’s first    SHE Choir Newcastle is
enough of in cinema – complicated, enigmatic, not necessarily               Ghar, Bright Futures, CREST,                Aoife and Maria, reveals the         all female line-up of speakers.   a vibrant, collaborative choir
likable but always interesting.                                             Hindu Nari Sangh, Sangini,                  scientific secrets behind their      The event is part of a global     open to anyone identifying as
                                                                            Women’s Health in South                     astounding tricks. In a fun,         movement that encourages          a woman. Singing makes us
tynesidecinema.co.uk/film-and-events                                        Tyneside and Workie Ticket                  lively and fast-paced circus         people to share stories of        feel good! This special taster
                                                                            Theatre Company, bringing                   performance, find out how            professional failure. Hear        session will be packed with
                                                                            together women from diverse                 jugglers, acrobats and               from some brilliant women         some beautiful feminist songs,
Can She Bait A Line?                                                        backgrounds.                                hula-hoop artists use science        as they share their stories       protest songs and an uplifting
9 March, 11am­–12pm                                                                                                     to create their amazing acts.        of it all going wrong.            classic or two. No prior musical
£3, no advance booking required                                             Creative workshops for women                Because when science meets                                             experience required (at all).
                                                                            and children, featuring drama,              circus, anything’s possible.
Old Low Light Heritage Centre, North Shields                                spoken word, dance and art.                                                                                        shechoir.com/newcastle
                                                                                                                        Visit discoverymuseum.org.uk/
Local writer and poet, Katrina Porteous, explores unsung                    Contact info@whist.org.uk                   whats-on to book tickets.
heroines of the North East fishing communities. She explores                for more information.                                                                                              Feminist Film Club:
how fisherwomen sustained their local communities and                                                                                                                                          Losing Ground +
considers what we can learn from their lives regarding                      whist.org.uk                                                                                                       Introduction
human relationships to nature and place.                                                                                                                                                       13 March, 6.30pm
                                                                            Sister Shack Celebrates
                                                                            International Women’s Day                                                                                          Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
                                                                            9 March, 12pm till late
                                                                                                                                                                                               Kathleen Collins’ recently
                                                                            Tyne Bank Brewery,                                                                                                 rediscovered relationship
                                                                            375 Walker Road, Newcastle,                                                                                        drama is a lost gem of feminist
                                                                            NE6 2AB                                                                                                            cinema. A sensuous, smart
                                                                                                                           Women of Tyneside: Communities and Collections                      take on love and desire with
                                                                            Showcasing stalls from                         12 March, 5.30-7pm                                                  a compelling heroine at its
                                                                            local women with creative,                                                                                         heart, it places a refreshing
                                                                            entrepreneurial, and artistic                  Newcastle City Library                                              focus on the black intellectual
                                                                            backgrounds.                                                                                                       middle classes.
                                                                                                                           Women of Tyneside Project Co-ordinators, Clara Shield
                                                                            The event focuses on the                       and Gemma Ashby, explore the journey of the project and             Watch out for future monthly
                                                                            wellbeing of women in the way                  the impact upon the museum collections so far. They also            Feminist Film Club screenings
                                                                            of specialist stalls, speakers                 share their experiences of how museum and community                 at Tyneside Cinema.
                                                                            and performers. Open to all,                   development practice can work together to encourage
                                                                            including dogs.                                communities to access and influence their heritage                  tynesidecinema.co.uk/
                                             Image credit: Tony Griffiths
                                                                                                                           collections.                                                        film-and-events

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What is Your Super Power?          Girl-Kind North East: Valuing Young                                           A Brief History of                   Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening
Film Project Launch                Women as Experts in their Own Lives                                           Feminist Posters                     28 March, 8pm
16 March, 11am-4pm                 21 March, 5.30-7pm                                                            26 March, 6-7pm                      £20.70
For girls and young women
aged 12+                           Newcastle City Library                                                        Northumbria University               Sage Gateshead
                                                                                                                 Library foyer
Good Space, Second Floor,          Girl-Kind co-founders, Dr Sarah Ralph (Northumbria University),                                                    Kathryn Tickell & The Darkening invoke the dark, powerful
Commercial Union House,            Dr Sarah Winkler-Reid (Newcastle University) and Dr Mel                       Local feminist activist, Penny       sounds of Ancient Northumbria.
Pilgrim Street                     Gibson (Northumbria University), share their experience of                    Remfry, gives a guided tour of
                                   working with schools across the region and showcase girl-made                 a selection of feminist posters      The foremost exponent of the Northumbrian pipes, Kathryn
Join the Young Women’s Film        artefacts from the project to discuss what it means to be a girl              from the 1970s, sharing insight      Tickell was awarded The Queen’s Medal in 2009 for her
Academy as they begin to           in the North East.                                                            from her involvement in              outstanding contribution to British music and the OBE in 2015.
explore their new film project                                                                                   numerous local campaigns,
through workshops and                                                                                            initiatives and organisations.       sagegateshead.com
discussion with female artists     Martha Hill + Talk Like Tigers                                                The tour is followed by a
and film makers. This event is     + Zak Younger Banks                                                           discussion, with refreshments
open to new members of the         22 March, 8pm                                                                 available.
film academy who would like        £7.10
to get involved and no previous                                                                                  The poster exhibition is on
experience in film making is       Sage Gateshead                                                                display at Northumbria
necessary.                                                                                                       University Library
                                   Martha Hill’s hard-hitting alt pop with a social conscience                   11-29 March.
youngwomensfilmacademy.co.uk       has taken her from busking on Northumberland Street to
                                   selling out shows. Her latest single covers themes of mental
                                   health and displacement.
(small but) FIERCE magazine
presents - Rebel Pages             sagegateshead.com
16 March, 2-4pm
Ages: 5-15

Thought Foundation,
Birtley, DH3 2TB                                                                                                   Women of Tyneside:
                                                                                                                   Alternative Careers Day
Create ‘rebel pages’ for books                                                                                     27 March, 9.30am-2.30pm
or magazines. Maybe they
have too many words and not                                                                                        Discovery Museum                   Holly Argent: Interleaving
enough pictures. Maybe there’s                                                                                                                        the archive (Group Action with KK)
too many men mentioned and                                                                                         Inspiring careers talks            28 March, 8.30pm
not enough women. Or that                                                                                          exclusively for young              £6/£4
the pages are lacking diversity.                                                                                   women, from some of the
                                                                                                                   region’s most inspiring            Tyneside Cinema, Newcastle
smallbutfierce.org                                                                                                 women in industry.
                                                                                                                                                      A performative lecture around the archive of Polish artists
                                                                                                                   Contact                            duo Przemyslaw Kwiek and Zofia Kulik (KwieKulik or ‘KK’), who
                                                                                                                   womenoftyneside@                   challenged their situation as artists working under communist rule
                                                                                                                   twmuseums.org.uk for               in Warsaw in the People’s Republic of Poland between 1971-87.
                                                                                                                   more information

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                                        Explore                           Women’s House:
                                        7 April, 11am–2pm                 Sharing Event
                                        £15                               12 April, 10.30am-2pm

                                        Dance City                        National Glass Centre,
                                        Sunderland,                       Sunderland,
                                        SR1 3EX                           SR6 0GL

                                        A 3 hour workshop run by          Set in the context of the
                                        aerial theatre company,           centenary of the suffrage
                                        Uncaged.                          movement and the #MeToo
                                                                          campaign, Women’s House
                                        This fun and informal             investigates female identity,
                                        exploration of movement,          domesticity and art through
                                        aerial and writing is all about   BAMER and LGBTQ
                                        expression, feeling good and      perspectives.
                                        working together.
                                                                          This event provides
                                        To book your place email:         opportunities for women and
                                        uncagedaerial@gmail.com           artists from diverse community
                                                                          groups to share their
                                                                          experiences and for guest
Mini Yoga and Wellbeing                 Hijab:                            artists to present their artwork.
Retreat (Half Day)                      Hi I’m Just
6 April, 9.30am-1pm                     Another Being                     Email projectsangini@gmail.
£35 per person                          9 April, 5.30-7pm                 com to book your place.

Old Low Light Heritage                  Newcastle City Library
Centre, North Shields                                                                                                 Locker Room Talk                                    The Campaign in the
                                        Taj Khan, from Hijab Sisters,                                                 17 & 18 April, 7.30pm                               NE for Votes for Women
We spend so much time                   shares how visual imagery is                                                  £6-8                                                23 April, 5.30pm
rushing forward in this life that       both part of the problem and                                                                                                      Free, donations welcome
we often forget to ‘hit pause’          solution for the politics of                                                  Live Theatre, Broad Chare, Newcastle,               No booking required
and take time to look after our         the hijab.                                                                    NE1 3DQ
self. This half day retreat includes                                                                                                                                      Ernest café bar,
simple yoga sequences (suitable         Taj will discuss the                                                          Locker Room Talk is an urgent response to           1 Boyd Street, Ouseburn
for any level), a self-care workshop,   contemporary political context                                                everyday misogyny. In 2017, Gary McNair
and yoga nidra (also known as           for Muslim women in the UK,                                                   interviewed hundreds of men across the UK and       The North East was a hub of activity seeking
yogic sleep). Leave feeling calm        the broader context of media                                                  asked them to talk about women.                     to gain the vote for women. This talk explores
and rejuvenated.                        and growth of Islamophobia,                                                                                                       how local women, and national figures such
                                        as well as women’s reasons for                                                He has distilled these conversations into a         as Emmeline Pankhurst, campaigned in
Age recommendation: 16+                 wearing the hijab.                                                            verbatim play in which the men’s words are given    the region.
                                                                                                                      to an all-female cast to perform. Written by Gary
theyogatribene.co.uk                                                                                                  McNair and directed by Anna Ryder.                  Methods ranged from peaceful petitions,
                                                                                                                                                                          marches and talks, to militant acts such
theyogatribe@gmail.com                                                                                                Age recommendation: 16+                             as window smashing and arson.

                                                                                                                      live.org.uk/whats-on                                ouseburntrust.org.uk

                                                                           For more info visit: womenoftyneside.org   Share your story: @WomenOfTyneside
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Northern Sustainable Fashion Fest                    Company of Others:
24 April, 6–9pm: Preview                             Crackle. Dust.
25–26 April, 11am–4.30pm: Fashion Fest               27 April, 7.30pm
Ampersand Inventions, Fourth Floor,                  £9.50/£8
Commercial Union House, Pilgrim Street,
Newcastle                                            Dance City Newcastle,
                                                     NE1 4BR
27 April, 11am–4.30pm: Fashion Fest
B&D Studios, Third Floor, Commercial Union           Made in collaboration with women from the
House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle                     North, the work shares their experiences of
                                                     endings that have had a life changing impact                                                                   Women of Tyneside: Café Encounter
28 April, 12–2pm: Fashion Fest Finale                through movement, live sound and spoken                                                                        24 April, 10am–12pm
Stack, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle                     word. Performed by an exquisitely diverse
                                                     ensemble of female performers ‘Crackle. Dust.’                                                                 The Nest, 417-19 Durham Road,
Hosted by Melanie Kyles and Uncaptive                witnesses and celebrates the silence breakers,                                                                 Low Fell, NE9 5AN
as part of Fashion Revolution Week, this             survivors and the hopeful in our region.
fashion festival with a twist combines ethics,                                                                                                                      Come and join Women of Tyneside for a
craftsmanship, education and sustainability.         Age recommendation: 16+                                                                                        relaxed discussion exploring the theme of
Shining a light on fashion industry practices,                                                                                                                      periods and fertility facilitated by women
it celebrates a diverse range of forward-            dancecity.co.uk/performances                                                                                   in the community. Gateshead Red Box
thinking women (and men) on Tyneside                 companyofothers.org.uk                                                                                         appeal will be present at this event to
working in fashion and garment industries.                                                                                                                          collect donations of sanitary products to
                                                                                                                                                                    be distributed to schools and colleges in
                                                     Women in Nature                                                                                                the Gateshead area. No booking required.
Turn Up The Quiet:                                   28 April, 10am–12pm
Young Women’s Music-Making                           £8 per person - £15 for two booking together                     Women of Tyneside
25 April – 23 May 2019                                                                                                & (small but) Fierce Magazine Presents        Women of Tyneside:
(5 weeks) 5-7pm Thursdays                            Project Dirt, Bilton Hall Community Trust,                       – Why was this not collected?                 Female Relationships
An Introduction to Songwriting                       Taunton Avenue, NE32 3RT                                         13 April, 2–4pm                               in Unexpected Spaces

Sage Gateshead                                       Women are invited to join in a morning of                        Thought Foundation, Birtley, DH3 2TB          Women’s Health in South Tyneside
                                                     nature exploration, art and crafting. There                                                                    (WHIST), Salus House, South Shields,
CoMusica presents a new series of free               will be lots of opportunities for people to work                 Small but Fierce magazine is working with     NE33 1TA
workshops designed for young women who               together, share skills and learn new ones while                  Women of Tyneside for this family friendly
would like to learn new musical styles and           making friends in a relaxed and friendly                         event exploring objects in the museum         Using photographs from Tyne & Wear
develop ideas. The workshop is open to singers       environment. Includes a campfire and snacks.                     collections and considering ones that         Archives & Museums’ collections, women
and players of all musical styles and instruments.                                                                    could be…                                     explore the uniqueness of the relationships
Beginners are welcome. For young women               Suitable for adults and older children                                                                         women share with other women. Working
aged 13-18.                                          (children must be accompanied by an adult).                      We will create objects that you believe       with Workie Ticket Theatre Company, this
                                                                                                                      could be in the museum by exploring           opportunity is open to all women who
comusica@sagegateshead.com                           To book contact danielle@willibyrocs.co.uk                       inspirational stories of local politicians,   would like to participate in drama
                                                     or phone 07975501069                                             forgotten sports stars, suffragettes          workshops, culminating in a performance
sagegateshead.com                                                                                                     and artists.                                  in June.
                                                                                                                      For girls and boys, ages 8-15                 Sessions begin in April.
                                                                                                                                                                    Visit womenoftyneside.org
                                                                                                                      smallbutfierce.org                            for more information.

                                                                         For more info visit: womenoftyneside.org   Share your story: @WomenOfTyneside
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                                  Women’s House:                                                                 The Female Gaze - Informal Sharing                 Women in Wartime (The Late Shows)
                                  Project Exhibition                                                             10 May, 4pm                                        17 May, 6pm–9pm
                                  3–31 May                                                                       Pay What You Can donation                          30 minute slots

                                  Makaan Art Studio,                                                             Dance City Newcastle, NE1 4BR                      Victoria Tunnel Entrance, Ouse Street,
                                  126 Talbot Road,                                                                                                                  Ouseburn, NE1 2PF
                                  South Shields, NE34 0RG                                                        The Female Gaze is a new play being
                                                                                                                 developed by disabled feminist playwright,         Explore the roles of women on Tyneside during
                                  Set in the context of the centenary of the suffrage movement                   Sarah Gonnet.                                      WW2 and the valuable contributions and
                                  and the #MeToo campaign, Women’s House investigates female                                                                        sacrifices they made.
                                  identity, domesticity and art through BAMER and LGBTQ                          A funny and playful take on the role women
                                  perspectives. See the final project exhibition, where two artists,             play in the film industry, from the first female   Free, bookable via ouseburntrust.org.uk
                                  using mixed media, print making, drawing and painting, convert                 director Alice Guy Blanche, to the recent          from 17 April
                                  a terraced house into a site-specific art installation.                        #MeToo campaign.

                                  Email projectsangini@gmail.com for more information.                           A short section of the play will be shared
                                                                                                                 as a work-in-progress.

Feminist Activism
1 May

Lipman Building, City Campus,
Northumbria University

This afternoon symposium
examines how feminist activism
has been represented and                                                                                                                                            Girl-Kind North-East Screen Takeover
remembered, and how that                                                                                           Worth It                                         21 May
activism continues to inform                                                                                       Preview: 15 May 5–8pm
political movements in the 21st                                                                                    Exhibition: 16- 25 May                           Workshop: 12.30-3pm, Tyneside Pop-up
century. Exploring movements                                                                                       [Gallery opening hours: Wed-Sat 12-5pm]          Cinema, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle.
such as the 2018 centenary of                                                                                      The Late Shows – 18 May 6-11pm                   For Girl-Kind school groups only.
suffrage for some women,           Women of Tyneside: In the Steps of Kathleen Brown
#TimesUp and #MeToo,this           5 May, 10.30am                                                                  Vane Art Gallery, Commercial Union               Film Screening: 3pm, Tyneside Cinema,
event also considers those                                                                                         House, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle                 Pilgrim Street, Newcastle. Tickets free for
which are frequently neglected     Meet at Central Station                                                                                                          Girl-Kind workshop participants, with the
such as Black and Minority                                                                                         Created by a diverse group of women              remainder going on general sale
Ethnic women’s campaigns           A short walk (approximately an hour) looking at sites where                     exploring and expressing their experiences       to the public.
against oppressive migration       the Newcastle suffragette Kathleen Brown was active in                          of being a woman on Tyneside today. A
policies.                          Newcastle. Starts at Central Station and covers Pink Lane,                      series of workshops delivered by the Women       A one-off workshop for Girl-Kinders,
                                   Assembly Rooms, Bigg Market, Pilgrim Street, Northumberland                     of Tyneside project and Melanie Kyles, led by    culminating in a Tyneside Cinema screening
Contact Rosemary.white@            Street, Blackett Street and ends on Grey Street at the site                     the participants, has resulted in the creation   of a girl-centric movie. Girl-Kind runs
northumbria.ac.uk for              of the Blue Plaque to suffragettes.                                             of a collective textile piece and exhibition     workshops with girls from schools across the
more information                                                                                                   exploring image and identity.                    region, helping them to turn their experiences,
                                   Book tickets online during the Festival                                                                                          thoughts and ideas into creative interventions.
                                   of Women at womenoftyneside.org                                                 vane.org.uk
                                                                                                                                                                    Age recommendation: girls aged 12-16

                                                                      For more info visit: womenoftyneside.org   Share your story: @WomenOfTyneside
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Deeds Not Words                                                                                             Ifeoma U. Anyaeji
21 May, 7.45pm                                                                                              24 May-1 September
Tickets from £10                                                                                            Open 10am-6pm daily
Northern Stage,
Barras Bridge,                                                                                              BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art,
Newcastle upon Tyne,                                                                                        Gateshead
                                                                                                            Ifeoma U. Anyaeji makes sculptures and
A moving and energetic piece of dance theatre                                                               installations from discarded bottles and non-
highlighting and commemorating women’s                                                                      biodegradable plastic bags. Using a method
suffrage in the UK.                                                                                         which she terms ‘Plasto-art’, Anyaeji creates
                                                                                                            intricately woven structures and reliefs with a
This beautiful dance piece brings to light the                                                              traditional Nigerian hair-plaiting technique called
harrowing treatment of women within the fight                                                               ‘threading’.
for gender equality.                                                                                                                                              Women of Tyneside:
                                                                                                            For her first solo presentation in the UK, Anyaeji    Café Encounter
northernstage.co.uk/Event/deeds-not-words                                                                   presents new and recent work in BALTIC’s              21 May, 10am–12pm
                                                                                                            level 2 gallery.
(0191) 230 5151                                                                                                                                                   Thornton Street Café, 61-2 Thornton
                                                                                                            baltic.art                                            Street, Newcastle, NE1 4AW

                                                                                                                                                                  Come and join Women of Tyneside for
                                                                                                                                                                  a relaxed discussion exploring the theme
                                                                                                                                                                  of pleasure, facilitated by women in the

                                                 Women of Tyneside:                                                                                               No booking required
                                                 Celebrating Women
                                                 in Music with Kissed
                                                 24 May, 7pm
                                                                                                            A Thousand Splendid Suns
                                                 The Cluny,                                                 30 May-15 June, various times
                                                 Lime Street,                                               Tickets from £10
                                                                                                            Northern Stage, Barras Bridge,
                                                 Join Women of Tyneside as we celebrate                     Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RH
                                                 local female singer/songwriters performing
                                                 an evening of uplifting material. Following                The UK stage premiere of Khaled Hosseini’s (The
                                                 workshops with singer-songwriter Nicky                     Kite Runner) best-selling novel. In an Afghanistan
                                                 Rushton, exploring the theme of women’s                    ravaged by war, three generations of women
                                                 taboo health issues, a selection of songs                  discover strength in unity and find hope in the
                                                 written as a response to the museum                        unlikeliest of places. Age recommendation: 15+
                                                 collections will also be performed for
                                                 the first time.                                            northernstage.co.uk/
                                                 Book tickets at thecluny.com
                                                                                                            (0191) 230 5151

                                                                 For more info visit: womenoftyneside.org   Share your story: @WomenOfTyneside
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                                                                                                                Lizzie’s Life and Death
                                                                                                                in the Lead Works
                                                                                                                11 June, 7pm
                                                                                                                £4, places bookable on the
                                                                                                                Ouseburn Trust website

                                   Women of Tyneside:                                                           Meet at the Ouseburn Trust            Women of Tyneside:
                                   Café Encounter                    Women of Tyneside:                         Office 53-55 Lime Street,             Legacy!
                                   4 June, 10am-12pm                 The Female of the Species                  Ouseburn                              14 June, 9am-4pm
                                                                     (Great North Nights)                                                             £25
                                   Cup of Joy Cafe, 20 Park          7 June, 6-8pm                              As part of the Ouseburn
                                   Avenue, Whitley Bay,                                                         Trust’s Summer Walks                  Great Hall, Discovery               Women of Tyneside:
                                   NE26 1DG                          Great North Museum:                        programme, this early evening         Museum, Newcastle                   Deeds Not Words Walk
                                                                     Hancock, Newcastle                         walk in the Ouseburn Valley                                               30 June, 10.30am
                                   Join Women of Tyneside                                                       explore the life and death of         To celebrate and
                                   for a relaxed discussion          Visit the Great North                      Lizzie Dawson. Through the            commemorate the Festival            Meet at The Junction,
                                   exploring the theme of            Museum: Hancock after                      life of local resident Lizzie,        of Women, we are hosting a          Haymarket
                                   menopause, facilitated by         hours to explore the                       the walk will highlight the often     day of inspiring presentations
                                   women in the community.           representation of women                    dangerous working conditions          from some of the region’s           Approximately 90 minutes
                                                                     and female species within                  for women in the 19th century.        most talented and influential       walk, beginning at
                                   No booking required               the museum collections.                                                          women. Join Baroness                Haymarket and ending at
                                                                     This event will also be an                 ouseburntrust.org.uk                  Joyce Quin, chair of Tyne &         Central Station. Visiting
                                                                     opportunity to see Dippy                                                         Wear Archives & Museums             sites linked to the suffrage
                                                                     the dinosaur whilst it is on                                                     as she presents this not-to-        movement in Newcastle,
Dear Christine                     Turn Up The Quiet: Young          display in Newcastle.                      Where Now for Women’s                 be-missed event.                    including the events of 9
1–29 June                          Women’s Music-Making                                                         Rights and the Gender                                                     October 1909, known as
[Gallery opening hours:            6 June–11 July (6 weeks)                                                     Recognition Act?                      Details of speakers and             the Battle of Newcastle.
Wed-Sat 12-5pm]                    5-7pm Thursdays |                 Women of Tyneside:                         13 June, 7pm                          how to book your place will
                                   An Introduction to Music          What If Girls Ruled                        £5 (bursaries available)              be announced during the             Book tickets online during
Vane Art Gallery,                  Technology and Production         the World?                                                                       Festival of Women at                the Festival of Women at
Commercial Union House,                                              8 June, 10am-12pm                          Tyneside Irish Centre, 43             womenoftyneside.org                 womenoftyneside.org
Pilgrim Street, Newcastle          Sage Gateshead                                                               Gallowgate Street, Newcastle,
                                                                     Play + Invent space,                       NE1 4SG
Curated by South Shields born      CoMusica presents a new           Discovery Museum
artist Fionn Wilson, this group    series of FREE workshops                                                     Defend Womens Rights! North          Hollie McNish
exhibition examines themes         designed for young women          Join artist Richard Bliss as               East hosts a public meeting          19 June, 7pm
represented by the story of        who would like to learn new       he works with boys to create               to consider the report of the
Christine Keeler, a woman          musical styles and develop        an artistic response to the                Government’s Consultation of         Cluny 2, The Cluny, 36 Lime Street, Ouseburn, NE1 2PQ
castigated for her role in the     ideas. The workshop is open       question, ‘What if girls ruled             the Gender Recognition Act.
1960s’ Profumo affair: media       to singers and players of all     the world?’ This workshop is               The event will include guest         Discussing fruit and flesh, guilt, sex, politics, death, breasts,
exploitation of women, society’s   musical styles and instruments.   for boys and their male                    speakers and speeches by             transformers and more, Hollie McNish chats honestly and
attitudes to women’s sexuality,    Beginners are welcome. For        parents or guardians. Age                  members of the local group.          openly and reads from her latest poetry collections. Based
public shaming and the power       young women aged 13-18.           recommendation: 8-13                                                            between Cambridge and Glasgow, Hollie loves writing poetry
dynamics of class and sex.                                           years old.                                 Contact                              and has published three collections, Papers, Cherry Pie
                                   comusica@sagegateshead.com                                                   defendwomensrightsne@                and Plum and Nobody Told Me, for which she won the
vane.org.uk                        sagegateshead.com                 Book at                                    gmail.com for more information       Ted Hughes award.
                                                                                                                                                     Book tickets at thecluny.com

                                                                     For more info visit: womenoftyneside.org   Share your story: @WomenOfTyneside
“Courage calls to
  courage everywhere”
Millicent Fawcett (suffragist)

We want to say an enormous thank you             Thank you also to every single
to every single woman and girl that we           incredibly talented female artist
have worked with. We are honoured to              and practitioner we have worked
have worked with so many formidable,             with, who has contributed to and
inspiring and courageous women and               aided the development of our project
girls from Tyneside who have been so             and worked with so many of our
generous and open with their                     participants.
experiences and insights, and made
our project what it is. We have learnt so        Thank you to all groups, venues
much from them and we are happy to               and organisations who contributed
know that their legacy will live on in the       to the Festival of Women and Women
words, ideas and opinions they have              of Tyneside project.
left behind in our museum collections.

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project, collections or working more closely with Tyne & Wear Archives
& Museums, we would love to hear from you.

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