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2B HUMAN EXHIBITION : WOMEN OF WORDS – Exhibition and Online Film Performance

June 26

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until July 4, 2021

Two women under a trees under a red light

What narratives are told when women are the storytellers?

In this pre-recorded online performance and accompanying exhibition, Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre will share new writing created by local women who have experienced male violence against women. These Women of Words speak  to female narratives from Dorset’s past and present.  

The group’s evocative writing amplifies unique voices, such as Bournemouth’s Lady Annie Russell-Cotes, a well-travelled philanthropist, to the silenced voices of patients at the local asylum, Herrison Hospital. The project explores sound and  silence, privilege, pain and pleasure across time, creating new narratives that  women want to tell.  

The film is available to watch below (16+) and the public exhibition will be on display in the windows of Boscombe Library, both during the course of the festival. The exhibition has been created in collaboration with local illustrator Corrianna Clarke.  

Valise Noire Storytelling Theatre is Michele O’Brien and Alice Flynn. ‘Women of Words, Dorset’ has been made possible by the National Lottery  Heritage Fund, funded by National Lottery players. It has been created in partnership with BEAF, charitable housing association BCHA, the Dorset History Centre and The Russell-Cotes Museum. 

[Photo Credit: Richard Budd (c) 2021]

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Boscombe Library
32 Hawkwood Rd
Bournemouth, BH5 1BY United Kingdom
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