This week I accepted an invitation. Jeremy Goldstein, Founder and Creative Director of London Artists Projects was putting on an event called ‘The Truth to Power Cafe’ and inviting volunteer participants to make 5 minute speeches in response to the question ‘Who has power over you and what do you want to say to them?’ […]
Echoes of Oz – 75 Dorothys – first steps on the yellow brick road
I’m really thrilled we’ve got Arts Council England’s support to realise ’75 Dorothys’. I’ve been thinking and dreaming up adventurous plans to celebrate the 75th anniversary of the opening of the MGM classic ‘The Wizard of Oz’ for over a year, now, and this is a chance to make our first significant steps to achieving […]
Preview for An Odd Occasion: Shanaz Gulzar’s pictures from Transform
We created a performance installation at West Yorkshire Playhouse’s Transform event a few weeks ago, as part of our work towards An Odd Occasion. These pictures give you some sense of what we did…
On being an artist and my first IETM
I’m just back from Montpellier, France, and my first (hopefully not last) IETM. IETM originally stood for Informal European Theatre Meeting. – it is now the ‘international network for contemporary performing arts’, which better reflects its membership and purpose. I’d heard of IETM over the years – it was a place that artists went and […]
What do you call her?… at Transform – Live Art Bistro 29/3/14
Come along and meet ‘Jenn De Fuch’ and friends in the foyer of West Yorkshire Playhouse, Leeds at the late night live art bistro, after the cabaret show by Scottee and friends, 10.30pm onwards on Sat 29th March. We’ve got badges. We’ll also be popping up at Chol Theatre’s Coffee House Nights at Queenies, next […]
http://irregulararts.tumblr.com/ I’ve started this tumblr blog to record some images for An Odd Occasion. Some are photos I’ve snapped when I’ve noticed gendered behaviours or things eg the different ways things are sold to male/female consumers. Some are screenshots from my Facebook stream – this is the marketing & messages I’m bombarded with daily.
Words for Women
There are so many words and phrases used to describe women (and girls). Some of them are intended to be positive, flattering and complementary. Some of them are not. Some have the intention of insult. And some of those are really quite ugly. Some of them are funny – and some of them might have […]
The conversation begins – and it’s over to you… What are you wearing?
An Odd Occasion is about the ordinary and the everyday. We want to find out a bit more about you – about what you wear, how you look, and what you think and feel about that. We’ve written a survey to find out about that and we’d love you to take part in it here. […]