Female Arts Highlights of 2015

image L-R some of the Female Arts team Hannah Roe (former Features Editor), Wendy Thomson (Editor-in-Chief), Amie Taylor (Interviews Editor).

This is a belated post to reflect on a busy and fantastic 2015 and to look forward to an even more packed 2016 in which we'll be celebrating our 5th birthday in May and co-producing RED Women's Theatre Awards in London (Greenwich Theatre), The Thames Valley, Wales and Scotland! www.redwomenstheatreawards.com

What did Female Arts do in 2015?

We reviewed hundreds of female led / feminist / gender equal productions including at the Vault Festival, Edinburgh Fringe, Camden Fringe, Reading Fringe, Calm Down Dear festivals and EverHopeful Rep season.

We reported on female led / feminist literary events at the Hay Festival,Henley literary festival and Cheltenham literary festival.

See our photos from Edfringe, Reading Fringe ,Henley Literary Festival, Hay Festival, Feminism in London conference and at WOW London charities and communities day.

We reviewed female led films, music festivals and albums, and visual art exhibitions.

We attended events including the Women of the World festival, Feminism in London conference, Sphinx Women Centre Stage, Women of the Future Awards and together with Thames Valley Arts and Business Collision we conducted a survey about female entrepreneurs in the arts.

We interviewed leading women in the performing arts - including actors Denise Gough, Justine Mitchell, Erin Layton, Artistic Directors Sue Parrish (Sphinx Theatre), Rachel O'Riordan (Sherman Cymru Theatre) and Sarah Berger (director and founder So and So Arts Club).

And we did all this as passionate volunteers - the Female Arts team - who want to see gender equality in the arts. Thank you so much to everyone who participates in Female Arts! (here's some of our team photos) We ask for your continued support to help us meet our running costs. Thanks for reading Female Arts magazine in 2015 and please spread the word about our work for much more in 2016!

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