Punk Suffrage

14th Dec 2018, 5:00pm - 6:00pm

Edge Hill University

‘Punk Suffrage’: musical director Clare Chandler and choreographer Deborah Norris in conversation with Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards.

To mark the one hundredth anniversary of the day that women voted for the first time in a UK General Election, GenSex invites ‘Angry Birds, the musical’ director Clare Chandler and choreographer Deborah Norris to discuss the interchange between punk, suffrage and musical theatre and the challenges of staging a piece of work which combines all three.

This Q and A will culminate in a trip the same evening  to EHU’s Arts Centre at 7.30pm to see ‘Angry Birds’ (discounted £5 tickets for all GenSex attendees are available from the Arts Centre Box Office on 01695 584480).  This event is free for EHU Students but booking is essential.

‘Angry Birds’ is by Dougal Irvine: A new punk musical for the politically cynical. In a failing school a class learn about a group of ‘posh birds’ who won the vote for women 100 years ago. As they grasp the story they realise that the battle is still raging and they are on the front line. Suffragette? It’s not over yet…

This event is hosted by GenSex in collaboration with The Pankhurst Centre and the Wonder Woman Campaign.

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This event is part of the GenSex Annual Programme of Events

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Chair: Dr Mari Hughes-Edwards

Co-Chairs: Dr Emma Deeks, Jess Tillings.