Save the Senate Festival began with Resistance Revival Chorus, a collective of women and non-binary singers who take the Toi Derricotte quote “joy is an act of resistance” to heart. They open with ‘Ella’s Song’, a beautifully simple chant laid over photographs and videos of Black Lives Matter protests and actions. “We who believe in... Continue Reading →
Chiara Viale caught up with award winning Director and Actor Maureen O’Connell, creator of the upcoming Dublin International Comedy Film Festival, the first of its kind in the Republic of Ireland. They discuss what brought her to comedy, her career in filmmaking and what it means to be a woman in the Irish Film industry.... Continue Reading →
Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Megan Goldie stepped out of her comfort zone of story-based spoken word into fully-fledged stand up. Her set had the audience in fits of laughter as she detailed the sexual encounter that had finally made her realise she was a lesbian, meeting a deaf woman who ‘loved the gays’, accidentally setting up two... Continue Reading →
Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Former Texan (now Londoner) Kemah Bob brings a mix of deadpan humour and socio-political comedy to her show Kemah Bob: Bob and Buds. Special guest Sameena Zehra is funny and engaging, talking about her relationship to her step-children, her parents, and how she plans her husband’s funeral whenever she’s angry with him. She... Continue Reading →
Stars: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Opening strongly with ‘Bloody Mother Fucking Asshole’ by Martha Wainwright, Frieda Loves Ya! is pretty amazing, but sadly falls apart in the second half. To begin with Frieda, presumably, appears, dancing with a heart-shaped sculpture on her head on a stage decorated with balloons and a big pink sheet with ‘Frieda [kissy... Continue Reading →
It may have been hard, it may have taken ten times longer than I thought it would, but I have read through the entire programme several times and these are THE feminist shows I’ll be trying to see during the first week of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. So, well, here’s my Definitive Guide To The (Feminist) Fringe 2018!
Chella Quint, the zinester behind Adventures in Menstruating and the comedian behind Comedy in Space! will be visiting Manchester this month. Ana Hine caught up with her over Facebook. Ana: So you’re appearing at the Manchester Science Festival, but also showing your face at the Women in Comedy Festival. How did this come about? Chella:... Continue Reading →