International Women’s Day

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Wild Woman: A Review

A play like no other, Wild Woman was an experience. 

Handed a treasure map on arrival, I began to question what this ‘play’ would entail. In fact, it wasn’t a play at all, more like…immersive entertainment.

On the map, there were 10 different destinations that I, and the rest of the audience, travelled to in the course of the evening. First ‘camp’, then on to the ‘whirlwind’, then into the ‘deep’, and so the trip continued. Met at each point with individual performances- ranging from a sentimental soliloquy from a young explorer to KPop- the journey was action-packed.

Amongst the stop-offs, a few were particularly special. An expressive dance by Simone Thompson, of Nycha Dance, kept the audience captivated as she contorted into postures that would impress the best yoga teachers. Alice Boulton-Breeze and Florence Simms’s hilariously ironic feminist performance had the crowd in fits of giggles, as well as cast clouds of thought. And, the weird yet wonderful sketch from Emily Thew and Grace Darbs introduced us to eccentric characters, which seemed ever so familiar to a lot of us.

The performance gave a refreshing perspective of feminism in an unexpected, yet interesting, style.



Thursday 8 March is International Women’s Day and Sheffield will be celebrating the event with a six day festival: SheFestSheff.

From 5-11 March the city will host a number of events as a local tribute to the global celebration of women. This year’s festival is especially significant, as 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act- granting some women the right to vote.

Curated by a small team of volunteers, this not-for-profit festival will see a range of events take place across the city. From a women’s history walking tour to a ‘black glamour’ art exhibition, the festival hopes to engage more people in the public conversation about women’s rights that remains as important as it was a century ago.

For a full brochure of the events click here.