Have you booked your tickets for the Audacious Women Festival yet? Several events are already sold out, so don’t wait too long. For a quick look at everything on offer, you can download a pdf of the programme. Please do share this as widely as possible. Meanwhile, here’s details of just a few of our fantastic events.
What a Performance
There’s a musical treat in store. Blending soul, folk, blues, jazz, pop and spoken word Chrysalis presents a musical journey charting the lives of women through songs from Billie Holliday and Carole King to Joni Mitchell and Alicia Keyes. Musicians Kathy Dyson and Cindy Douglas breathe fresh life into familiar and not so familiar songs, intertwining them with their own compositions.
We’re excited to have Kath Burlinson’s excellent sell-out play InVisible Lines: a mid-life mystery cycle. Kath has filmed her own body over the years. Now, in an intimate, daring odyssey she audaciously offers her naked form as a canvas to explore ageing, loss, life-cycles, seasonality, death and defiance. Get your tickets while you can!
And Now For Something Completely Different
We have two totally new types of event this year – each one more difficult to describe than the other, but both promise to be brilliant experiences.
For the first time we have an event specially for older women and their carers. Love to Move offers physical, emotional and cognitive benefits for older people especially those living with dementia, Parkinson’s and other cognitive impairment. Described by one participant as “An hour of wonderfulness”, Love to Move uses games to help improve cognitive function, coordination and the ability to carry out daily living activities. Tell the older women in your life about this fun, free event.
It’s even more difficult to explain Playback Theatre to someone who’s never seen it. But those of us who have were astounded by its impact. The players invite members of the audience to share their stories – funny, sad, mundane, joyful, upsetting or perplexing. Respecting and honouring the teller, the players re-enact the essential elements. Come and share your story, or just watch this unique interactive theatre.
Be A Sport
Are you new to cycling – or maybe trying to get back to it after a break of a few years? Do you worry about riding in these dark nights? Come to our Twilight Cycle Ride with Rajni Punn. Get tips for cycling safety at night and have a fun ride out from Victoria Park to Cramond and back – stopping for a wee winter warmer on route of course.
Who’d have thought that women are very underrepresented in tennis? The Abercorn Sports Club is offering a free tennis taster session for women and girls of all ages, with professional coaches from She Rallies and the Judy Murray Foundation. There’ll be a chance to play with and chat to some of the women club members as well. What’s not to like?