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Celebrate International Women’s Day with Brighton Dome

Brighton Dome will mark International Women’s Day 2017 with a specially selected series of performances and events, including a talk on ecofeminism by Germaine Greer, stand-up comedian Bridget Christie’s take on Brexit, a live recording of The Guilty Feminist podcast, and a day-long marketplace of performance, art and debate in collaboration with Brighton Women’s Centre and Brighton Museum.

In the wake of last year’s referendum result, comedian Bridget Christie (4 March) ditched the show she was preparing to take to Edinburgh Fringe and wrote a whole new one about Brexit, Because You Demanded It. The award-winning comic, newspaper columnist and writer, brings her new show to Brighton Dome following a sell-out run at Edinburgh Fringe. It has been expanded and updated to include developments such as the growth of the “alt-right” and the election of Donald Trump.

Bridget Christie

Australian-born writer and major voice of the second-wave feminist movement Germaine Greer (4 March) discusses ecofeminism in a special event for International Women’s Day, Women for Life on Earth: The Inevitability of Ecofeminism. She takes the view that feminists can be found wherever the planet and its inhabitants are in trouble, and if the planet is to survive and human beings continue to inhabit it, this female energy must be unleashed. When Welsh women turned up to protest at the RAF base at Greenham Common in 1981, they were carrying a banner that read ‘Women for Life on Earth’.

A live recording of Deborah Frances White’s hit comedy podcast The Guilty Feminist (4 March) will take place at the Old Courtroom, co-hosted by Margaret Cabourn-Smith with special guest Jen Brister. Deborah and her guests discuss topics ‘all 21st century feminists agree on’ while confessing the insecurities, hypocrisies and fears that underlie their lofty principles. Margaret Cabourn-Smith is a comedy writer and performer who has appeared on the likes of Fresh Meat and The IT Crowd, while Jen Brister is a stand-up comedian from South London.

Taking place in Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum, and joining forces with Brighton Museum and Brighton Women’s Centre, we have our annual celebration of International Women’s Day, with a programme of inspiring speakers and a marketplace of ideas, workshops and activities for all ages (4 March).

Award winning artist, Emma Frankland is looking for people to take part in development workshops for her new project Hearty. The workshops will facilitate conversations and unity over shared experiences between women undergoing hormone replacement therapy (HRT) for gender transition, or as part of menopause. Emma’s work focuses on issues around gender and identity (relating to her own transition as a trans woman) with a playfully destructive DIY aesthetic. Email artisticplanning@brightondome.org.

 

LISTINGS INFORMATION 

International Women’s Day Celebration

Sat 4 Mar, 10am – 5pm

Brighton Dome and Brighton Museum

FREE

Germaine Greer

Germaine Greer – Women for Life on Earth: The Inevitability of Ecofeminism

Sat 4 Mar, 12pm

Brighton Dome Concert Hall

£10, £8.50 concessions

 

The Guilty Feminist Podcast

Sat 4 Mar, 5pm

Old Courtroom

£7

 

Bridget Christie: Because You Demanded It

Sat 4 Mar, 8pm

Brighton Dome Concert Hall

£17

 

Emma Frankland: Hearty

Please contact artisticplanning@brightondome.org

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