Wonder Women festival: 5 top events
Manchester's feminist festival Wonder Women returns to celebrate International Women's Day with over a week of events that pay homage to the city's rich legacy of radical feminism.
Returning this March for its fourth edition,
Spanning art, music, film, theatre and discussion, the festival takes place across many of
Making The Strange Familiar with Instigate Arts
Launching the festival, Instigate Arts take over
Queer Story Showcase
As part of People’s
[Sophie Willan. Photo: Steve Ullathorne]
Sophie Willan: On Record
Comedian Sophie Willan’s On Record is an uncompromising, moving and personal account of her own unconventional childhood and adolescence, told through the real records that were handed over to her unexpectedly by the State when she was 23. There’ll also be a post-show discussion with poet and performance-maker Fergus Evans, who’ll reflect on the impact of Sophie’s childhood experiences.
Women in Media Conference
The student-led Women in Media conference will celebrate women in the industry and, by sharing their stories, inspire others to follow in their footsteps. Along with keynote speakers and panel discussions, the weekend will also feature workshops from prominent women in the media, with the line-up including journalist and broadcaster Harriet Minter, award-winning radio producer Kate Cocker and blogger and YouTuber Grace Victory. Check out who else you can expect to hear from here.
Synthesis: All Female Techno DJs
Curated especially for Wonder Women, Manchester-based techno label and audiovisual events group Traffic showcase the best of leftfield techno from some of their favourite female DJs, with an aim to promote new and unheard talent. On the bill you’ll find Oriel (who’s mixed sets for the likes of Tresor and Meat Free) and Eastern Bloc stalwart Kerrie. There'll also be a daytime pre-event, also at Texture, from 2pm, jam-packed with talks from local charities and campaign groups, feminist film screenings, panel discussions, zine stalls and art displays.
4 Mar, Texture, £6 (+ donation of sanitary products for Shelter)
Wonder Women 2017
Various venues, Manchester