Performed by Stand-up Poet Kate Fox; a comic and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women – the sung and the unsung!
This funny, gently subversive performance/lecture uncovers the hidden history of the writers, scientists, sportswomen, politicians, protestors, musicians, innovators, activists and other heroines who represent the grit, determination and spirit of the North’s women.
Women you might have heard of include Britain’s first astronaut Helen Sharman, the first female speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroydand music hall star the inimitable Hylda Baker. Women you may not have heard of include Liverpool’s Hilda James who introduced the front crawl to the UK, Lilian Bader, one of the first black women in the RAF and “Red Ellen” Wilkinson the MP who led the Jarrow March!
In this hilarious and thought provoking show, stand up poet and Radio 4 regular Kate Fox asks who gets remembered and why (and why not)!
Kate will also be hosting a 90 minute writing workshop during the day, before the evening performance, (2:00pm – 3:30pm) which will include the opportunity to read your poem – or have it read by Kate – during the evening performance.”
Tickets are £17 for the workshop and performance
£12 for evening performance only.
Supported by The Otley Town Council and Otley Women Together
To book tickets call our box office on 01943 467466 or go online at otleycourthouse.org.uk