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Glasgow Feminist Arts Festival
So it is Better to Speak

Fri 16 November 2018

An evening of music, song, spoken word and performance from Scotland-based artists. The event, inspired by the words of Audre Lorde - 'so it is better to speak' - explores women's multiple and fluid identities through sound, voice and the body, and emphasises the importance of shared knowledges and experiences that emerge when women speak up and out.

The night features traditional Scottish folk with a feminist twist by Burd Ellen; contemporary flute from Diljeet Bhachu; a musical Balancing Act from composer and musician Amble Skuse; poetic reflections on the body and self from Juana Adcock; storytelling by Mara Menzies; and a queer sermon by performance maker Nelly Kelly.

Performances will be followed by a roundtable discussion about feminist and intersectional approaches to practice, and the challenges and usefulness of feminism in the creative industries.

The event features some visual material but is largely reliant on audio (music and voice). A hearing loop is available and the theatre is wheelchair accessible. There will be one 10 minute break scheduled between performances.

GFAF is a non-profit event and 10% of all ticket sales will be donated to Glasgow & Clyde Rape Crisis. To find out more about the service or to make an additional donation, please click the following link