Occupy the Airwaves on International Women’s Day, 8 March

Occupy the Airwaves on International Women’s Day, 8 March

Occupy the Airwaves on International Women’s Day, 8 March

Dreadnought South West is hosting an event to celebrate International Women’s Day on Exeter’s Community Radio station, Phonic FM.

Individuals and groups of women and girls, from Exeter and the surrounding area, will create, programme and produce exciting radio programmes which will be transmitted across a 16-hour period on International Women’s Day, 8 March 2017.

We intend to facilitate skills learning for these women and girls by employing experienced tutors, and by leading workshops on creative writing and storytelling. All the participating individuals/groups will have the opportunity to take part in the final event and day of celebration, either in the studio or in our exhibition/meeting space at Exeter Phoenix.


Schedule

08:00–09:00
Inspiring Women’s Day
Hosted by Natalie McGrath & Josie Sutcliffe

9:00–10:00
Female Friendship
Hosted by Kerrie Seymour

10:00–11:00
Motherhood
Hosted by Katie Villa

11:00–12:00
Speaking Out
Hosted by Cathy Towers

12:00–13:00
Women In the Arts
Hosted by Josie Sutcliffe

13:00–14:00
Women and Activism
Hosted by Josie Sutcliffe

14:00–15:00
On the Front Line: Women in Tech & Science
Hosted by Helen Connole

15:00–16:30
Gender, Identity, Sexuality, in Museums & Heritage
Hosted by Natalie McGrath

16:30–18:00
It’s A Girl Thing
Hosted by Kerrie Seymour

18:00–19:00
Advocacy
Hosted by Sharifa

19:00–20:00
Cultural Identity
Hosted by Sharifa

20:00–21:00
Where is Home?
Hosted by Emily Souter-Johnson

21:00–22:00
The Two Yonis (the comedy hour)
Hosted by Nicky Glassbrook & Michelle Ridings

22:00–23:30
Women Are the New Punk Rock
Hosted by Lande Hekt

23.30–00:00
The Party’s (Not) Over
Hosted by Josie Sutcliffe & Natalie McGrath


This will be an opportunity for a diverse range of women and girls to share their stories, music, histories and hopes for the future, in a protected space. We are seeking to broaden the range of producers and audience for local radio and in particular for programmes created & made by women.

Documenting the programmes will be part of Dreadnought’s project and an archive of stories will emerge to mark the diversity of Exeter’s women and girls in the twenty-first century. Various community groups and partners have been identified so far: Devon United Women, Exeter Mosque women’s group, Global Women’s Network (Exeter), Fawcett Devon, Devon Rape & Sexual Abuse Services, Phonic FM & Exeter College.

If you’d like to get involved, please contact Charlie Parker: charlie.dreadnoughtsw@gmail.com.

We look forward to you joining us as we Occupy the Airwaves on 8 March!