Thursday, October 30, 2014

Women's Voices @HomotopiaFest

Homotopia Festival are holding a plethora of cultural events across the city throughout November that will both entertain and offer opportunity for debate.  The festival organisers are keen to hi-light key events that may be of particular interest to local women, with great discounts available. These interesting events providing a platform for women giving their voice to key issues include:

Diva Debate: You Gotta Have Faith 12th Nov Unity Theatre
Join Diva editor Jane Czyselska and veteran human rights campaigner Peter Tatchell to discuss faith with Christian commentator and musician Vicky Beeching, Rose Neelam, a Muslim and Project Director of Safra, and lesbian Rabbi Ariel Friedlander. Half price tickets available for Mojisola Abebayo if you also book for this event. 

Mojisola Adebayo 15th Nov at Unity Theatre
Performer and playwright Mojisola presents excerpts from her work including a monologue from the powerful ‘I Stand Corrected’ which was created with support of the British Council South Africa as a response to so-called ‘corrective’ rape of lesbians and takes place at a wedding between two women.  She will also perform readings from two previous works, ‘Moj of the Antarctic’ and ‘Muhammad Ali and Me’. Her plays address black history, trans history, equal marriage, climate change and boxing!  Come and meet Moj and take part in the questions and answers after the performances and find out how she creates theatre for social change. Half price ticket available for this event when you also book a ticket for Diva Debate. Just mention when booking at Unity box office
Hi Anxiety by Debs Gatenby 20th Nov at Lantern Theatre
Hi, Anxiety explores one person’s (actually, two people’s…) experience of mental illness. With one in four of us estimated to experience mental illness, Debs Gatenby’s one woman show is a laugh out loud funny yet wistful look at how mental illness affected her. And her mum. As Deb says: “It’s two breakdowns for the price of one, an emotional meal deal.” Quote The Women's Org when booking for concessionary tickets. 

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