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.
We talked about toddler tantrums, the first all female theatre company in the UK - Sphinx Theatre Company, Gillian Anderson receiving less than half the pay of her co-star David Duchovny in the new X-Files and therefore why UK legislation the Equal Pay Act 1970 doesn't result in Equal Pay by gender in 2016 and what the Female Arts friends scheme is. Listen from 1 hour 9 mins http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03jy9gj
Wendy also appeared on Community Matters radio show hosted by Eddie Winship on Blast 1386 (listen here from 5 mins https://www.mixcloud.com/Communitymatters/cm026-08-mar-iwd-2/) and Frost Magazine have published an article on our new Friend scheme. http://www.frostmagazine.com/2016/03/on-international-womens-day-female-...
International Women's Day campaign #PledgeforParity asks for everyone to make a pledge for what action they will take for gender parity.
Female Arts is asking our readers and supporters to become our Friend from £30 a year as your pledge. In return:
* We will list all our friends on Female Arts: your website and social media links - or you can be anonymous if you prefer.
* You'll gain membership of the closed facebook group for femalearts friends where you can network and interact with the femalearts team.
* A profile on the Female Arts website, for self promotion and (to come - the ability to comment on our articles and write in our forums).
* The feel good factor of knowing that you are supporting women and marginalised voices in the arts.
Become our Friend: www.femalearts.com/friend
BBC Berkshire Radio show from 8 March 2016 - catch up and listen from 1 hour, 9 mins http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p03jy9gj
Female Arts friend scheme in Frost Magazine: http://www.frostmagazine.com/2016/03/on-international-womens-day-female-...
Female Arts on Community Matters radio show hosted by Eddie Winship on Blast 1386 https://www.mixcloud.com/Communitymatters/
Gillian Anderson unequal pay http://www.independent.co.uk/news/people/gillian-anderson-was-offered-ha...