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Occupy the Airwaves – International Women’s Day 2019

Occupy the Airwaves – International Women’s Day 2019

Occupy the Airwaves – International Women’s Day 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March 2019 we will be running a special schedule from 8am–midnight, with 16 hours of music and chat, recorded interviews and lots of guests in the studio throughout the day. The theme for the day is women making noise.

For the fourth year, Phonic FM is partnering with Dreadnought South West, an Exeter-based charity which aims ‘‘to advance the education of the public, and in particular but not exclusively women and girls, in the role of women in society from both an historical and modern day perspective, in particular by using the medium of the arts”.

Many of our past collaborators will return (including Cathy Towers, Helen Connole, Sharifa, Chee, Kerrie Seymour, Michelle Ridings, Josie Sutcliffe and Natalie McGrath), along with many new women presenters/producers.

The schedule for the day looks like this:

  • 08:00–09:00
    Waking up to International Women’s Day with Kerrie Seymour
  • 09:00–10:00
    Wonderful Women Sing! with Cathy Towers
  • 10:00–11:00
    Women of The World with Eleanor-Viola
  • 11:00–12:00
    Mothers Who Make with Lizzie Humber
  • 12:00–13:00
    Women Making Noise for the Future with Mary Lidgate
  • 13:00–14:30
    Access to the Arts with Gillian Taylor and Amerie Rose
  • 14:30–15:30
    Growers, Makers, Brewers with Michelle Ridings
  • 15:30–17:00
    Rebellious Sounds Archive: Women and Activism
  • 17:00–18:00
    Reclaim The Night with Mandy Barnes and Nicola Jeffreys
  • 18:00–20:00
    Young Women Making Noise/Extinction Rebellion with Kerrie Seymour
  • 20:00–21:00
    The Power of Sharing with Sharifa
  • 21:00–22:00
    The Menopause Collective
  • 22:00–23:00
    Ditch Chickens with Eleanor-Viola
  • 23:00–00:00
    The Late Show

Alongside the broadcasts, in Exeter Phoenix’s Workshop and Walkway Gallery we will be making, sharing and exhibiting work throughout the day.  See for details of the activities.

Come and join us, have a cuppa, and perhaps some food (generously donated by some of Exeter’s finest businesses) – we’d love to see you!

Occupy the Airwaves 2019 is produced by Dreadnought South West, funded by Exeter City Council’s Small Arts Grants fund and various Devon County Council community funds, and supported by Phonic FM and Exeter Phoenix.

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