Truth to Power – the mother of reinvention

Last night at Theatre in the Mill, Bradford University, I presented this at the “Truth to Power Cafe”, a fascinating platform presented by Jeremy Goldstein of London Artists Projects. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy not on fighting, but on building the new” – Socrates.  I haven’t checked the reference… […]

Truth To Power – time to build a culture of consent

This week I accepted an invitation.  Jeremy Goldstein, Founder and Creative Director of London Artists Projects  was putting on an event called ‘The Truth to Power Cafe’ and inviting volunteer participants to make 5 minute speeches in response to the question ‘Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’ before […]

An Other Thing

If we’re going to challenge the patriarchy we’re going to rock the whole world.

This is about hope and unity. This is about love. This is about having ‘more in common’. This is about removing blame and always being kind. This is about building communities where no-one is the ‘other’.

Echoes of Oz – 75 Dorothys – first steps on the yellow brick road

I’m really thrilled we’ve got Arts Council England’s support to realise ’75 Dorothys’. I’ve been thinking and dreaming up adventurous plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the MGM classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’ for over a year, now, and this is a chance to make our first significant steps to achieving […]

On being an artist and my first IETM

I’m just back from Montpellier, France, and my first (hopefully not last) IETM. IETM originally stood for Informal European Theatre Meeting. – it is now the ‘international network for contemporary performing arts’, which better reflects its membership and purpose. I’d heard of IETM over the years – it was a place that artists went and […]

Images

http://irregulararts.tumblr.com/ I’ve started this tumblr blog to record some images for An Odd Occasion. Some are photos I’ve snapped when I’ve noticed gendered behaviours or things eg the different ways things are sold to male/female consumers. Some are screenshots from my Facebook stream – this is the marketing & messages I’m bombarded with daily.