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Female Voices

Female Voices was an event series which ran from 2012-2016 to create opportunities for women from different backgrounds to share experiences and ideas while enjoying art, comedy, food, music and performances.

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Female Voices

Female Voices was an event series which ran from 2012-2016 to create opportunities for women from different backgrounds to share experiences and ideas while enjoying art, comedy, food, music and performances. We worked with a variety of partner organisations to create inviting arts spaces for diverse groups of women to make connections and engage in dialogue.

Female Voices Events

WHAT WOMEN BELIEVE
March 2016: An art installation, created by artists Tessa Brown, Ruth Corney and OOMK, celebrating the lives and often untold stories of influential women from different communities.
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FEMALE VOICES FEAST AT JW3
15 January 2015: An incredible feast of music, story-telling, cooking and eating featuring chef Fabienne Viner-Luzzato and Sophie Herzheimer.
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FEMALE VOICES AT RUMI’S CAVE
27 November 2014: An evening of music, poetry and storytelling featuring the Cave Collective, Pearls of Islam and Special Guests.
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FEMALE VOICES EVENING AT NAVIGATIONS
11 September 2014: Panel discussion hosted by Jumoké Fashola on the theme of: Shutting up, putting up, speaking out: How are UK women challenging convention? The panel featured female artists, campaigners and activists including, Onjali Rauf (Making Her – story Founder & Director), Delaine Le Bas (English Romany, Artist and Activist), Bumi Thomas (Singer Songwriter and Campaigner), Dina Brawer (Jewish Orthodox Feminist Alliance Ambassador) and Melt – em Avcil (Former child detainee and Campaigner).
Discussion followed by a rich line up of performances including award winning kora player Sona Jobarteh, singer and spoken word artist FLOetic Lara and singer-songwriter, and fusing jazz, blues, folk and reggae, Bumi Thomas.
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FEMALE VOICES AT URBAN DIALOGUES 2013
October 2013: A panel discussion – Feminist Action – On the right track? – chaired by BBC correspondent Razia Iqbal, and featured Laura Bates (Everyday Sexism Project), Julie Siddiqi (Islamic Society of Britain), Jacqueline Nicholls (Artist) and Dr. Althea Legal-Miller (King’s College London). Discussion followed by a rich line up of performances including The Venus Bushfires (pictured) and Eliza Shaddad, as well as spoken word poetry from Rachel Rose Reid, Zena Edwards and Sabrina Mahfouz.
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FEMALE VOICES AT URBAN DIALOGUES 2012
November 2012: An evening featuring a panel discussion on “Women as Agents of Change”; performance by Rachel Rose-Reid, Rachel Mars and Sukinah Islam; food by Mazi Mas ; and music from Pearls of Islam.

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