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.
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)...
This picture of Emma Watson shows a quote from her about feminism and the #HeforShe campaign. I got upset that whoever designed this image placed it on a pink background. Why? it's just a colour surely. What does it matter? (read on)...
Female-led new writing nights are becoming a less of an uncommon event on London's fringe theatre scene. However, the one thing that they have in common is the submissions are often from women from many different backgrounds, who don't necessarily know each other at all. LEMAD (an acronym of Liz Mead, Elizabeth Rutherford-Johnson, Mari Lloyd, Mary Ann Pashigian and Daphne Peña) are alumni of the John Burgess playwriting course and between them have clocked up a considerable amount of writing experience over the years. Love Lies – an evening of short plays of their own devising – covers a broad range of topics, often staying well clear of the tropes we usually find in plays about relationships.
Playwright and actress Nichola McAuliffe has worked extensively on both stage and screen. Here she talks to Kate Saffin about her approach to writing and the choice to send the writer Nihcola McAuliffe to the Canary Islands to misbehave in a bar so that the actor Nichola McAuliffe can focus on realising the character on stage.
Female Arts in association with South Street Arts Centre present ‘Rebellious Acts’ an evening of incendiary new writing on Saturday 14th May at South Street Arts Centre in Reading as part of Female Arts magazine 5th birthday celebrations. Complimented by free workshops in review writing and short-play wrighting. Funded by Reading Borough Council as part of Reading Year of Culture 2016.
The Network of Independent Critics has selected 21 experienced performance critics including our own Michael Davis - Female Arts London Editor, from an international applicant pool to come to Edinburgh Festival Fringe for a one week stay in subsidized housing. The campaign to cover their accommodation costs has been launched via IndieGoGo https://igg.me/at/NICritics.