Arts & Culture
Women & Power Festival: the tension between sexual desire, power and religion
31 January 2022
Online | £3.50
In this moment of rising populism and Brexit, Women’s rights are under threat, but Women are rising. The #MeToo, #SayHerName and Time’s Up campaigns testify to this fact. But there is much more work to do.
The Women & Power festival at Shakespeare’s Globe will ask some of the most important questions of our moment. Join the conversation to discover the role that theatre, music, art and poetry can play in exploring the intersections of gender, race and class that are at the centre of social change today.
How does the work of Shakespeare speak to this moment of gender revolution?
How can we use Shakespearean performance to tell our own stories of oppression and assault?
This discussion will explore the tension between sexual desire, power and religion.
How might these questions still be urgent for us now in a world of incel violence and fundamentalist regimes that oppress Women and girls?
Guest speakers include Mariah Gale, Gina Martin and Emma Whipday, with the Globe’s Teaching and Research Fellow, Hanh Bui, as Moderator.
This festival includes performances, panel events, a scholarly symposium and workshops that will spotlight and prioritise the work and the voices of Women of all backgrounds.
Tickets cost £3.50. Book here
This event is streamed online from the Sam Wanamaker Playhouse
How to watch:
- Be sure to purchase your tickets in advance! Sales will end one hour before the stream is due to begin
- You will receive an email the day before the live stream date with a link to access the film
- You will also be able to access this link via the digital events page once you log in to your account.
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