Wendy Thomson - Editor's blog

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.

Happy International Women's Day #PledgeforParity

FEMALE ARTS launches a Friend Scheme as a #PledgeForParity on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2016. www.femalearts.com/friend

A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing - Reaction

'A Girl is a Half-formed Thing' plays at The Young Vic (17 Feb - 26 March 2016). Tonight I attended their press night. (SPOILERS)...

Feminist Criticism discussion at Devoted and Disgruntled, Birmingham Rep Theatre

Editor Wendy Thomson chaired a discussion on feminist criticism at Devoted and Disgruntled, Birmingham Rep Theatre (read more)...

My Rhodia stationery

Notepads are essential for reviewing shows and exhibitions. For a little while I tried to write notes on my smartphone but the screen glare can be distracting and the battery inevitably runs down. It's still quicker to write longhand than to fiddle around with an onscreen keyboard. Imagine my delight (squeee!) when the lovely folk at bureau direct got in contact to tell me about My Rhodia. It's a premium French brand of notepads, notebooks and other stationery items like pencils and desktop accessories. (read on)...

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