Wendy Thomson - Editor's blog

Thoughts on Reading as a River City and parenting

amy sharrocks, rivercity, reading on thames festival

Yesterday I went to a talk about a new festival that has started in Reading that celebrates our waterways, history, cultural heritage and the arts.

This is Feminism

What is 'too feminist' for music fans?

Why going to the Women of the World festival isn't enough anymore.

It is a month before the festival starts and already every ticket – all the day passes and all the weekend passes have sold out. It seems Trump and the Women’s March has kickstarted a new feminist consciousness. Which is great. But feminism is more than going to London for one day as a protest, or attending a weekend of lectures.

Feminist thoughts on humans, animals and the environment

Since becoming a feminist I'm more inclined to question. Where does the food come from that goes into my mouth? who made the clothes on my back and the technology in my hands? I don't have all the answers but I have an increased capacity to challenge and research.

The more I think about the nature of business and consumerism the more I realise that food, clothes and technology that are cheap and ever-changing are a result of human, animal and environmental exploitation. (click to read more)

#Shakespeare400 - let's have less #Shakespeare

I think the best way to commemorate William Shakespeare the playwright, is for the nation to collectively agree to produce, perform, watch and teach LESS Shakespeare plays.

Female Arts meet Minister for Culture Ed Vaizey and Alok Sharma MP

Female Arts Editor In Chief Wendy Thomson meets Minister for Culture Ed Vaize

Female Arts produce the inaugural showcase of the Red Women Theatre Awards

Female Arts produce the inaugural showcase of the Red Women Theatre Awards, a new award for emerging female playwrights. Held at Greenwich Theatre, London.

Female Arts meet Charlotte Church at the Women of the World festival

Editor In Chief Wendy Thomson meets the inspiring Charlotte Church at the Women of the World festival, Southbank Centre

Female Arts friend scheme explained to Anne Diamond

On International Women's Day, Editor-In-Chief of Female Arts Wendy Thomson visited BBC radio Berkshire's studio to meet with Anne Diamond, former TV-AM breakfast TV presenter and host of BBC Berkshire's morning radio show.

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