Kate Fox: Where There's Muck There's Bras
Performed by Stand-up Poet Kate Fox; a comic and thought-provoking show about the real Northern Powerhouse, Northern Women – the sung and the unsung!
This funny, gently subversive performance/lecture uncovers the hidden history of the writers, scientists, sportswomen, politicians, protestors, musicians, innovators, activists and other heroines who represent the grit, determination and spirit of the North’s women.
Women you might have heard of include Britain’s first astronaut Helen Sharman, the first female speaker of the House of Commons, Betty Boothroydand music hall star the inimitable Hylda Baker. Women you may not have heard of include Liverpool’s Hilda James who introduced the front crawl to the UK, Lilian Bader, one of the first black women in the RAF and “Red Ellen” Wilkinson the MP who led the Jarrow March!
In this hilarious and thought provoking show, stand up poet and Radio 4 regular Kate Fox asks who gets remembered and why (and why not)!
There will also be a 90 minute writing workshop which will happen in the afternoon, before the performance (2:00pm - 3:30pm) which will include the opportunity to read & work on your poem with Kate- or even have it read by Kate - during the evening performance."
Tickets are available for the workshop & performance as one combined ticket, or the evening performance only.
This performance has been supported by Otley Town Council and Otley Women Together.